Starting from January 2022, ByteScout SDK renewal is required if you need to compile, debug, build your projects using the SDK.
Meanwhile, yearly renewal prices were decreased to just 30% of the full new license price and to 22% if you purchase a renewal for 2+ years.
Already compiled/built applications will run forever. Renewals are required only if you need to use SDK in R&D / building/compilation processes.
Let’s look into the renewal price in detail:
For example, the renewal price for some OEM Developer License for SDK is $1,200 per year per developer. OEM Developer License typically covers 1 single developer and one single production server.
This price may look like a lot think of it as the following:
1) It is equal to $50 per month per developer + $50 per server
Even $100 / month is much less than 1 hour of professional software development from pdf or barcodes experts
3) Updates and tech support subscription provides you with access to our engineering team of PDF and barcoding experts as well as continuous access to the latest updates (and weekly builds) for both SDKs.
4) There is no obligation to renew if you don’t need to maintain your project anymore. Your already compiled apps will just run forever. Even if you don’t renew, you can always just repurchase a new license if you need to use SDK again in the R&D processes.
5) Finally, having an active maintenance contract can be valuable because you can focus on developing your product and serving your customers and clients instead of digging into the technical side of handling various PDFs and barcodes.
Still, if your budget is limited and you only need to process a small number of documents, try our PDF.co API platform. You can pay as you go with this Web API and pay just a few cents per page or go with a subscription plan that starts at just $9.99/month. If you are an existing SDK customer then please contact us to get free credits for your PDF.co account!