Licenses Explained

Which license?

Puzzled by which license to choose?

This page will help you decide which of the available license type suits your case. In case you’re not a big fan of reading, skip directly to the comparison table below, or contact us.

Single website license

If you have a public website (no signup is necessary), or you’re a web developer who is developing a website for a client and want to add charting or mapping capabilities to it, Single website license will do. It covers sub-domains, mirror or translation websites, development and testing servers.

You can buy several of those, with a significant volume discount.


SaaS / Application license

This dual license type is good for either one SaaS (Software as a Service) website OR a re-distributable software product.

Some examples of SaaS websites: online accounting service (i.e. FreshBooks), CRM service (i.e. SalesForce), webmail service (i.e. GMail), online stock trading platform, etc.

Examples of re-distributable software applications: a CMS system, a desktop application, a mobile app. Please note that a single SaaS / Application license covers application clones across all platforms. So if you have the same mobile application available for, say, iOS, Android and Windows Phone, you just need one license.

This license type does not limit physical servers, used to run it.

You can buy several of those, with a significant volume discount.


OEM license

The ultimate one. In addition to allowing you to freely use the library in any number of websites and applications that are owned or developed by you, it is also the only  type that includes full source code for the product it was purchased for, thus allowing you to modify the core functionality.


Extended OEM license

Think of it as a less restrictive OEM license. Besides what OEM license does it also allows three additional things:

  1. Use amCharts in tools that produce other software, such as compilers and frameworks.
  2. Use by subsidiaries of the licensee, e.g. company HQ purchases the license, and all local subsidiaries can use amCharts.
  3. Use in software produced for 3rd parties as an OEM deal, e.g. you produce a software for someone else to sell as their own.

Free license Single website license Single App or SaaS website license OEM license Extended OEM license
Use anywhere you want as long as you don't mind a small amCharts attribution on charts Use on one public or private website if charts/maps shown are the same for all users Use on one mobile or re-distributable desktop app or one SaaS website Use in any number of mobile or desktop apps, public or SaaS websites. Modify the source code. Extend your OEM license to affiliates and 3rd party OEM products.
Usage limits
Users

Unlimited

Single website license

Unlimited

Single App or SaaS website license

Unlimited

OEM license

Unlimited

Unlimited

Pages / Instances

Unlimited

Single website license

Unlimited

Single App or SaaS website license

Unlimited

OEM license

Unlimited

Unlimited

Public or private non-SaaS websites
(Websites that display the same charts for all users)

Unlimited

Single website license

1

Single App or SaaS website license

1

OEM license

Unlimited

Unlimited

Redistributable Mobile, Desktop, or Web applications
(SaaS - Software as a Service)

Unlimited

Single website license

-

Single App or SaaS website license

1

OEM license

Unlimited

Unlimited

Physical servers

Unlimited

Single website license

Unlimited

Single App or SaaS website license

Unlimited

OEM license

Unlimited

Unlimited

Development, testing or staging servers / environments

Unlimited

Single website license

Unlimited

Single App or SaaS website license

Unlimited

OEM license

Unlimited

Unlimited

Subdomains

Unlimited

Single website license

Unlimited

Single App or SaaS website license

Unlimited

OEM license

Unlimited

Unlimited

Individual developers working with the library

Unlimited

Single website license

Unlimited

Single App or SaaS website license

Unlimited

OEM license

Unlimited

Unlimited

Support & Upgrades
Months of amPlus subscription included with purchase

-

Single website license

12

Single App or SaaS website license

12

OEM license

12

12

Access to amCharts support staff

No

Single website license

Yes

Single App or SaaS website license

Yes

OEM license

Yes

Yes

Free minor version upgrades
(e.g.: V3.1 > V3.2 and V4.1 > V4.2)

Yes

Single website license

Yes

Single App or SaaS website license

Yes

OEM license

Yes

Yes

Includes legacy V3 version

Yes

Single website license

Yes

Single App or SaaS website license

Yes

OEM license

Yes

Yes

Other
Removable amCharts branding

No

Single website license

Yes

Single App or SaaS website license

Yes

OEM license

Yes

Yes

Includes source code

Yes

Single website license

Yes

Single App or SaaS website license

Yes

OEM license

Yes

Yes

Upgradable to other license type
(by paying the difference in retail price)

Yes

Single website license

Yes

Single App or SaaS website license

Yes

OEM license

Yes

Yes

Extended Usage
Use in software development tools

No

Single website license

No

Single App or SaaS website license

No

OEM license

No

Yes

Can be used by purchaser and its affiliates

No

Single website license

No

Single App or SaaS website license

No

OEM license

No

Yes

Use in 3rd party rebranded software

No

Single website license

No

Single App or SaaS website license

No

OEM license

No

Yes

Still not sure about which one to go with? Contact us.