FAQ About Licensing of List & Label
Questions concerning our licensing? Below you will find our answers to frequently asked questions. Additionally, we recommend that you read the License Agreement. Should the FAQs contradict the License Agreement, and in the case of misunderstandings, the License Agreement takes precedence.
Editions and Subscription
How much does List & Label cost me?
The license costs depend on the total number of developers involved in your software application. Our editions differ in terms of technical features and services. You can find a comparison here: Edition overview List & Label
There are no additional license fees for distribution of e.g. the Designer within your application for most applications. Your costs are therefore clearly calculable. You can find our price list here: Pricelist List & Label (PDF)
Is the Standard Edition sufficient for my requirements?
The Standard Edition is our most affordable edition, because it contains no free support and only a minimum of maintenance, i. e. 12 months. Some technical features are also not included (2D barcodes, DOM,…). The Standard Edition is available in a German or English version. Other languages are optionally available. You can find a comparison here: Edition overview List & Label
A discounted update to the current Standard Edition is available on the basis of the last two previous versions. This is a license exchange, you waive the right to use the previous version by using the update.
If it turns out after the purchase that you want to use the features of Professional or Enterprise, a change is possible at any time. Your purchase price for the Standard Edition will be credited pro rata to the new price of Professional or Enterprise Edition – up to 12 months after purchase of the Standard Edition.
When do I choose the Professional Edition?
With the golden mean, you make only a few technical compromises. In addition, with the subscription included, you also opt for an edition that includes maintenance and a 12-month support flat rate. You’ll always be up to date, not only with service packs, but also feature updates and new major releases.
This does not automatically include the use in the area of server/webserver applications and localization in other languages. Designer and Manuals in English and German are included (version 25 and higher), but if you need additional languages, the Enterprise Edition might be the better option. With an active subscription, you can switch to the Enterprise Edition at any time. You can find a comparison here: Edition overview List & Label
What is a language kit?
The List & Label Designer is available in English/German and other languages. If you plan to support a language, it can be easily switched in the application. Each additional kit with a different language is called language kit.
Designer and Manuals in English and German are included within Professional and Enterprise edition (version 25 and higher). With Standard Edition you choose between a German or English version. Other languages are optionally available.
Language kits are version dependent and you need a language kit for every List & Label developer license you have and for each major version you would like to localize. The Enterprise Edition automatically includes all available language kits. .
When do I need to purchase server/webserver licenses?
When do I need the Enterprise Edition?
All-round carefree, especially in the web area. This is what the Enterprise Edition stands for. This includes an unlimited server/webserver license, i. e. an unlimited number of servers and end users. Also included: all available designer languages, special long term support, .NET source code as reference. And as a big plus: the combit Report Server.
What is the combit Report Server and what do I have to pay for it?
The combit Report Server can also be used without a List & Label enterprise application. In this case, each customer simply needs at least one individual List & Label Enterprise Edition.
What does the combit Report Server do for me?
Thanks to the flexible connection to all important data sources, you can quickly bring existing reports “into the cloud” with the combit Report Server.
As a web application, combit Report Server works in any modern browser on all devices. In this way, you receive a cross-platform reporting solution and are therefore much faster on the market.
Your customer would like to assess other data sources? A very simple Ad-hoc Designer? Time-controlled reports that are also sent immediately? If you pass on the Report Server with your application, you do not need to implement these functions yourself.
Even if your own programming effort is considerably reduced: this does not mean that the Report Server is an island. You can access it via API and use existing List & Label projects with the same database as the basis for your new Report Server templates.
Can I really redistribute the Report Server for free?
The Report Server is one of the “redistributable components”. However, this also means that you can only redistribute it to customers who use your application with List & Label integration. Further distribution, e. g. by your customers, is not permitted.
Can our project group use one Enterprise or Professional and several Standard Editions?
How long is the subscription period?
Why should I keep my subscription active after the first year?
If you decide to cancel your subscription, you will no longer be entitled to support or maintenance for your license. After the subscription has expired, we provide support on the basis of an expense-based billing. Of course, you may continue to use your licenses actively and the termination has no influence on the transferability within your applications.
A later re-entry or an update of your Professional or Enterprise Edition to a new major version is only possible at the original price when your subscription expires. A subsequent year, on the other hand, costs only half of the initial year and always includes all current major versions and feature updates.
About Licensing in General
Which license terms apply?
Where can I find the combit license agreement?
Within the product itself: when installing the software, you are prompted to read and agree to the terms of the combit license agreement.
In the product box if you purchased List & Label on DVD or CD.
What is included in the List & Label license?
With List & Label you choose a developer component. According to the documentation, you may integrate the defined, redistributable components into your own software applications and pass them on to third parties. Further distribution by your customers is not permitted. You may distribute or sell the List & Label runtime modules only together and as part of the software program. Always assuming you have a sufficient number of List & Label licenses.
How many licenses do I need?
Can more than one developer use List & Label, as long as no two people use it at the same time?
Can I install my List & Label license on my notebook?
Can I use my List & Label license additionally on a network?
How can I avoid receiving warnings?
As a license protection measure, an internal message is distributed to other stations in the network from each List & Label license used for development.
There are ten developers in our team, but I am the only one working on the logic for printing with List & Label. How many licenses do we need?
We plan to implement things like reporting, labelling, printing or export area of our solution as a separate module and offer this as an option. What do I have to consider?
We would like to develop a printing solution based on List & Label. Is that possible?
Examples of such printing solutions are labels or labeling software, reporting solutions, analysis tools, barcode solutions, applications for invoice or catalogue printing and much more.
Can I use List & Label to develop a software development tool or component?
Can I encapsulate List & Label functionality and pass it on to other developers?
If you have included server/webserver licenses in your Enterprise Edition or have explicitly obtained them with your Professional or Standard Edition, you may develop a server/web server print/output module, provided that this is only one module within your product. Even with server/webserver licenses, you may not develop a separate or standalone product in accordance with 2.5.3 of the license agreement.
We would like to use List & Label for an application, which has been commissioned by, or will be redistributed by another organisation. Who needs to be licensed?
You as the developer, as well as all other developers who are participating in the overall project and/or product, are in need of licenses. If your client receives the source code of our application, or if this application is held and/or redistributed under your client’s legal name, then your client will require at least one license. In general, everybody who theoretically might have access to the source code, is in need of an own license. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us, we will work out the perfect constellation for your project.
We'd like to employ another company with the development of an application for our organisation. Who requires a license?
Especially if your project is associated with custom development, outsourcing of development or other development services provided by another organisation, it´s crucial to not only equip the developer team with the right number of licences. It is also important to make sure you have the necessary development and distribution rights. The range of individual case scenarios is very wide – we are happy to discuss your requirements with you, please just get in touch with us.
My customers have questions about the integrated designer. Who can they turn to for help?
Please understand that we are unable to provide end customer support in general. Support services for your program including List & Label functionality must be provided by you as the manufacturer.
What do I need to include in my application once I have integrated List & Label?
Serial Number and Registration
Why should I register my List & Label version with combit?
Where do I register my List & Label license?
Who should be registered on a List & Label license?
Can I transfer my license?
For the security of our corporate customers, it is not easy to transfer a license to an outsider. License transfers are normally only permitted within the same organization.
Where can I find the license information for my List & Label license?
List & Label license information always consists of a combination of serial number and product key.
If you receive List & Label on a medium, you will find the license certificate with both information in the product packaging. In case of a download you will find the license information in your personal user account in our online shop.
The serial number can also be found directly in the program. Start a sample application on the developer PC and go to the Designer. There press [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [F12]. In the following dialog your serial number will be displayed.
I have an active subscription. Where can I find my main version update?
As soon as we release a new main version of List & Label, we will make it available to all customers with an active subscription as a download. The prerequisite is that your current license has been registered online.
Afterwards, you don’t have to worry about anything. We provide you with the license information as well as the new setup automatically in your personal user account in our online shop.
All you need to do is register the very first license you received at the beginning of your subscription. The following major version updates are already registered.