SURFER LICENSING OPTIONS
Select the Licensing Option that Best Fits Your Needs
UNIVERSITY & STUDENT
Purchase an unlimited network license for use in your educational institution. Install the software in labs and classrooms, and on both personal and professional devices for faculty, staff, educators, researchers, and students. Review all the details on our Educational Site License page.
Two easy steps to get a Surfer student license:
- Email us from your university issued email account.
- Include documentation that proves your current enrollment. Must include your name and date range.
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We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, PayPal, check, wire transfer, or purchase orders.
The quickest way to place your order is online with a credit/debit card or with PayPal. Contact our Sales Department for the other payment options.
All payments are to be made in US Dollars.
A single-user license grants one user the right to use the software license. For each single user license you purchase, you will receive a unique product key. This license may not be used by multiple people.
A concurrent-use license, also called a “network” or “floating” license, is tied to a network. The License Manager or License Administrator software is installed on a license server on the company network. The product can be installed on as many client machines as desired. The product usage is controlled by the license server and is limited to the number of concurrent seats that were purchased.
If the single user or concurrent-use licenses do not fit your business model, contact us and we would be glad to create a solution that will fit your needs.
You will receive an email containing access to the software program and a PDF Quick Start Guide immediately after purchase. You also receive annual maintenance which entitles you to free upgrades to new versions throughout the entire maintenance period. Learn about the other maintenance benefits on our Software Maintenance page. Additionally, you are entitled to free technical support, access to the many online resources, and product updates.
Updates - bug fixes, minor improvements (e.g. version 16.0 to 16.1)
Minor updates are available for free by clicking the File | Online | Check for Update command within Surfer. Version information can be found on the Version History page.
Upgrades - new features and improvements (e.g. version 14 to version 16)
Active Maintenance: Users with active maintenance receive the new features as part of their maintenance benefits. To upgrade to the latest version, please review this article, How do I upgrade to the latest version if my maintenance is active?
Expired Maintenance: If your maintenance has expired, please follow these instructions to activate your maintenance, How do I renew my software maintenance if it has expired? Once your maintenance is active, follow these instructions to download the latest version. How do I upgrade to the latest version if my maintenance is active?
Older Versions: If you are upgrading from a version prior to version 14, major upgrades (e.g. version 13 to version 16) can be purchased for $279USD through your Golden Software account. Please review this article, How do I purchase an upgrade? First year maintenance is included in the upgrade purchase.
For troubleshooting assistance, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Any eligible serial number for a previous version can be upgraded to the current version at the discounted upgrade price.
To be eligible, the serial number must be registered to the purchaser and cannot be previously upgraded. When you register your product, it should appear in My Account if it's eligible for upgrade. If you’re unsure if your serial number qualifies for upgrade pricing, contact us.
To add a seat to an existing concurrent-use license, please contact us to process the order. We will need this information:
- Number of seats to add
- Product key of the existing concurrent-use license
If you purchase another concurrent-use license through our online shopping cart, you will be issued a new concurrent-use license instead of having a seat added to your existing license.
All of the content found in the User’s Guide PDF is available within the program’s help. It is not necessary to purchase the User’s Guide. However we compile the content in an easy-to-read document format for users who prefer to print the help or read the help in book format.
Anyone with active maintenance gets the User's Guide for free.
If you are a tax exempt entity conducting business within the State of Colorado, Washington, or California, contact us to provide your tax exempt number so we do not apply state sales tax on your order.
Optionally, tax exempt entities outside of the states listed above may contact us with their tax exempt numbers should sales tax rules change in the future.
View pricing for all Golden Software products on the pricing page.
The full Golden Software End User License Agreement (EULA) is available for review: goldensoftware.com/terms-of-use.