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Buy Software Licences At A Fraction Of The Price

Posted by Discount Licensing on Nov 5, 2019 11:00:45 AM


The second-hand software market is booming as more and more businesses come to understand what an effective way it is to save money. Very few businesses don’t require some software to operate effectively while most are always looking for ways to save money without affecting operational performance. That’s what secondary software offers, effective software for a lot less money!

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Topics: Second-Hand Software

What You Need To Know When Selling Your Software

Posted by Discount Licensing on Oct 9, 2019 12:13:00 PM

 



If you have redundant Microsoft software licences that are sitting around doing nothing for your business, one of the best options available to you is to sell them. Doing so allows you to release your invested capital back into your business, presenting you with the opportunity to reinvest that money where it is really needed. Many Discount Licensing clients redirect the funds raised from selling Microsoft software licences into other IT projects.

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Topics: Second-Hand Software

Is Pre-Owned Software "As Good As New"?

Posted by Discount Licensing on Aug 28, 2019 11:46:26 AM

Many people liken pre-owned software to second-hand objects, assuming that there will be signs of usage - but this isn’t true. Pre-owned software is as good as new with every fresh install. There are no mechanical aspects and there are no moving parts, so there is no way to “wear out” a piece of software. As long as software is installed on the appropriate hardware, it will be as responsive, usable, and suitable for your business as ever – even if it has been used before.

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Topics: Second-Hand Software

Second-hand Software: Legalities & Business Models

Posted by Discount Licensing on Jun 5, 2019 5:32:01 PM

This article was written by Rich Gibbons of ITAM Review and Noel Unwin of Discount Licensing.

In July 2012, the second-hand software market received a definitive answer from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) when it ruled that reselling intangible software was legal. The rights of the software vendor to control the resale of the software copy is ‘exhausted’ after the first sale of the copy (Exhaustion Principle). This precedent is encapsulated within the European Software Directive 2009.

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Topics: Second-Hand Software

Discount-Licensing To Attend Wisdom 2019

Posted by Discount Licensing on Jun 3, 2019 2:31:14 PM

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Discount-Licensing will be attending Wisdom 2019: The ITAM Review at Twickenham Stadium on the 5th and 6th June 2019.

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Will My Used Software Licence Expire Or Need Renewing?

Posted by Discount Licensing on May 6, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Short answer: no. Buying and selling used software is now legally protected in Europe following the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling back in 2012 which enabled businesses to legally sell their disused software licence assets. The most important factor to bear in mind when purchasing used software licences is to use a reputable secondary reseller that can provide your business with the unique perpetual software licence agreement number (identifying the original Microsoft customer) and ownership documents. Perpetual used software does not expire or need renewing and will continue to be supported by the vendor in exactly the same way as new software licence customer enjoy. Unlike with the Cloud, used software businesses do not have to renew/install the latest software version when launched – used software clients can maintain a previous version of the software on its network.

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Topics: Second-Hand Software

Will Buying Pre-owned Software Limit What Functions I Have Available?

Posted by Discount Licensing on May 3, 2019 10:17:57 AM

If you're buying new equipment or software for your business, you may have considered pre-owned software as an alternative to buying a brand new software at the full price. After all, that reduction in cost can make expensive Microsoft software more affordable to any business that wants to stretch its IT budget. But when you choose to buy pre-owned software, will your business be limited to what it can do in comparison to buying new? Read on to find out more…

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Topics: Second-Hand Software

Should You Buy A New Microsoft Licence Or Get Used Software?

Posted by Discount Licensing on Apr 19, 2019 10:00:00 AM

When setting out to acquire new software solutions for your business, it can be tempting to save money by opting for used software. You could purchase a fresh licence directly from Microsoft, or you could purchase a second-hand licence from a reseller - perhaps even from eBay! There are advantages and disadvantages to each option, so it is important to be aware of all the facts before making a decision about which way to go. Here we compare the option of buying new against buying second hand - which is right for you?

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Topics: Second-Hand Software

Here's How Easy It Is To Buy Used Microsoft Software

Posted by Discount Licensing on Apr 18, 2019 4:00:44 PM

With Discount-Licensing, you have a simple and effective way to buy Microsoft software. We sell licences for second-hand software, which means our customers get their own, fully-functional software without having to splash out on a more expensive software product. In terms of installation and usage, there is no disadvantage to buying used software as opposed to the brand new software alternative, except for the risk of being sold fake activation codes from rogue resellers. We offer a marketplace for legitimate, trustworthy licences that are completely legal and above board.

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Topics: Second-Hand Software

How Does A Microsoft Office Software Licence Work?

Posted by Discount Licensing on Sep 27, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Microsoft office is one of the most frequently used software packages used around the world. The complete package allows you to do almost everything that is needed for a business to function, from writing documents in Word to managing financial records in Excel and even creating visual presentations in PowerPoint. Almost every company uses at least one of these programs on a regular basis.

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Topics: Recycling Software License Assets, Office 365

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