Licensing FAQ

Ultimate Suite for Microsoft Excel

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What is the difference between the Personal, Business, and For Terminal Server users editions?

All editions of Ultimate Suite for Excel include the same set of add-ins, so functionally they are identical. For all editions we offer a lifetime license, meaning you pay once and can use the purchased version of the product as long as you like.

The differences between the editions are the following:

Personal edition Business edition For Terminal Server users edition
The number of machines 2 (two) computers for a single user 5 (five) computers for a single user 1 (one) terminal server, terminal servers farm, or virtual/remote desktop server
Corporate deployment via GPO or SCCM via GPO or SCCM
Features and hotfixes on request Included Included

Corporate deployment

The Business edition and For Terminal Server users edition can be deployed for a group of users:
Corporate deployment via Group Policy Object (GPO)
Corporate deployment via System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)

Features and hotfixes

The Business edition and For Terminal Server users edition include features and hotfixes on request. It means that we will do everything in our power to create additional features and fix the found bugs as soon as possible.

Can I use the Business edition if I bought Personal and the other way around?

No. Your license key is valid only for the edition that you purchased, so you cannot activate the Business edition with a key for the Personal one or vice versa. Please be sure to double-check which edition you are buying. If you mistakenly bought a wrong edition, please contact us to get the right one.

Can I use the Personal edition at work and home?

Sure! We've made the Personal edition suitable for two computers so you could enjoy Ultimate Suite for Excel both in the office and at home.

On how many computers can I activate one license?

Ablebits license is user-based. If the product is going to be used by different individuals, you need to get a license for each user. A single user is allowed to install the product on up to 5 computers, depending on the edition. For more information, please see the table above.

Note. Please be informed, that if you exceed the activation limit, your key will be temporarily blocked by our registration server.

Can I transfer my license to another machine?

Sure! You can transfer a license from one computer to another. Simply uninstall the product from an old machine (if possible), then download the product on a new machine, install and activate it using your current license key.

How long can I use my license?

The license is lifetime, meaning you pay once and can use the purchased version of the product as long as you like.

Are there any recurring fees?

There are no annual or any other recurring fees.

What is the upgrade policy for Ultimate Suite for Excel?

During 2 years after the purchase you get all updates for free.

How often are major versions published?

It depends. Microsoft might release an Office version or an update that will require great efforts to support it. In this case, we will have to develop and publish the next major version of our products as well.

Is there a loyalty program for Ultimate Suite for Excel?

As our customer, you can upgrade your licenses for the next 2 years at a 50% discount.