Software licencing policy

Software Licence Agreements are a critical safeguard in protecting software providers and customers who utilise software personally and for their business.

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What is included and why?

Standard Site Licence

A standard site licence is an installation of our software on a computer running a set of data (PS Cashbook etc.) for a farm business. However, it is often the case that a client wants to run the same data set on more than one computer (office in town, laptop in the yards etc.). The standard site licence can be used on up to three computers via the Backup and Restore system to transfer the data from one computer to the other. The thing to remember with this option is to be aware that every time you restore the data to a computer, the existing data already on that computer is overwritten.

A standard site operates with a single Client ID number, and each computer that has the program registered on it will require a separate unlock code.

Multiple Site Licence
A multiple-site licence is purchased by a Company or Corporate organisation that wishes to install a software program at more than one property or location. Each installation will run a set of data for that location, requiring a separate Client Id number and unlock code. As with the standard site licence above, a site in a multiple-site licence situation may have the program installed on multiple computers. The same caution concerning backing up and restoring data applies.

To facilitate the transfer of animals from property to property in a multiple-site installation of PS Stockbook, there is a capability within the program to backup and restore subsets of animals and their history.

A substantial discount may apply for a Multiple Site Licence depending on the number of installations purchased. Please contact Practical Systems for further details.

Network Installations

There are unique network versions of the PS Stockbook and PS Cashbook Plus! Programs for a site where operating on a Local Area Network is desirable. Please get in touch with Practical Systems for further information and a complete set of instructions for installing a network version.

Network versions do not incur any additional charges over standard programs.

Classroom Control System

The Practical Systems Classroom Control System (CCS) has been designed to give Instructors and Teachers control over the operation of our programs in a networked classroom environment. The system is designed to be flexible and will operate in any college computer classroom where computers are networked to a Windows-server.

CCS has many benefits for both instructor and student alike:

  • Single instructor installation for setting up and controlling student access via a Teacher CCS screen.
  • All student data is on the network server for data safety and easy restoration to the classroom computers.
  • All student data is relocated to the network server for data safety and easy backup after each session.
  • Classroom computers have password protection to control student access to data.
  • Students can use any computer and any combination of programs through a simple-to-use Student CCS screen.

A detailed set of instructions is available to install and operate a Classroom Control System. Also, the Classroom Control System, and the installation licences required to set up computers in a teaching laboratory, do incur charges in addition to the site licence for the program. Please refer to Practical Systems for details.

Definition of a Site Licence

To be considered a site licence, the installation must use the same data setrate on a single Client ID number and the trading name must be the same as the initial registration.

An installation that does not fit this Site Licence definition will be deemed a new installation, and the purchase of a full copy of the program will apply.