Allow Additional licenses to be purchased at the current discount level.
We've been buying Red-Gate tools for way over 10 years, and have found them invaluable in our SQL development .
Up until a few years ago, when we purchased additional licenses. The Discount applied was for the total number of seats already owned.
ie If we had 10 users, and wanted an additional user. The new users license was priced at the 10 user discount level.
Now when we purchase a new license, we receive no recognition of our loyalty to Redgate. We would expect for 25 seats, there would be some recognition in terms of discount.
I've discussed this with my account manager, and we have managed to negotiate a discount on only the renewals next year, but its taken far to much of my time. Company policy before was to issue, all staff a license. Now we are looking for alternatives.
Can the licensing be changed to allow licenses, to charged at what ever discount level we have reached. And maybe even a 25+ discount level as well would be gratefully received.
Considering Redgate increase the prices by 10% (or 20% for perpetual) it doesn't seem like a big ask.
The other issue, is that I would prefer to have one license, I hold off buying new seats, until the renewal so I can just have one license to manage. If I could 'buy in' additional seats during the year, it would make administration a whole lot easier.
If someone from Reg-gate would care to comment, I would be interested to hear...
Legacy User commented
Red-gate have reached out to me, and they are understand and are looking at the issue.