LabVIEW

cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

NI's move to subscription software

partner licensing is different than non-partners... so the move to subscription is not really a problem to most parties

CY
0 Kudos
Message 51 of 58
(790 Views)

@cy... wrote:

partner licensing is different than non-partners... so the move to subscription is not really a problem to most parties


It's really that simple, right?

Bill
CLD
(Mid-Level minion.)
My support system ensures that I don't look totally incompetent.
Proud to say that I've progressed beyond knowing just enough to be dangerous. I now know enough to know that I have no clue about anything at all.
Humble author of the CLAD Nugget.
0 Kudos
Message 52 of 58
(782 Views)

It appears so... to some at least...

CY
0 Kudos
Message 53 of 58
(775 Views)

@cy... wrote:

It appears so... to some at least...


I'm guessing that the vast majority of LabVIEW licenses belong to companies with absolutely no interest in selling their services; therefore, becoming an NI Partner does not interest them.

Bill
CLD
(Mid-Level minion.)
My support system ensures that I don't look totally incompetent.
Proud to say that I've progressed beyond knowing just enough to be dangerous. I now know enough to know that I have no clue about anything at all.
Humble author of the CLAD Nugget.
0 Kudos
Message 54 of 58
(763 Views)

I am leaning more towards the idea that the subscription model is to "encourage" more users to join/become Partners

CY
0 Kudos
Message 55 of 58
(750 Views)

@cy... wrote:

I am leaning more towards the idea that the subscription model is to "encourage" more users to join/become Partners


Interesting take on the reasoning.  It could be a valid reason that would fall into the #2 reason in the original post, but I believe that would be a risky gamble.  I still feel like this is a fleecing of their loyal customers.

Bill
CLD
(Mid-Level minion.)
My support system ensures that I don't look totally incompetent.
Proud to say that I've progressed beyond knowing just enough to be dangerous. I now know enough to know that I have no clue about anything at all.
Humble author of the CLAD Nugget.
0 Kudos
Message 56 of 58
(690 Views)

If this is the strategy.. it would for sure not grow the user base...

 

There is a **small gap** between using LV for the first time and becoming a partner...

 

Myself, I am only using it for 25 years.. still far away from becoming a partner in my case.

---

25+ years long fan of LabVIEW. Be aware that NI changed their business model with great impact .
0 Kudos
Message 57 of 58
(684 Views)

@Bill, by #2, do you mean this?

They create an ongoing dialog and relationship between a company and its users. This allows the company to better understand how its products deliver long-term recurring value to its users. When our products are built better, it enables you to do your job better, and you, your company, and your customers all benefit.


no... I don't mean that at all... although the users in that reason seemed to referring to partners only

 

actually, my hot take on this is more like "more partners to promote 'other' products". partners have obligations, whereas the non-s are free to work with any vendors. hence, more partners can "leverage" LV to its full potential.

 

2cents, perhaps should invest more time to find out why the non-s are not using the 'other' product, or at least "listen" when the reasons are given, sometimes it could be easy to fix since it is "software-defined" anyways... rather than switching to the subscription model to raise the barrier for the non-s

CY
0 Kudos
Message 58 of 58
(633 Views)