Licensing and Pricing of Knowledge Base Software

KnowledgeBase Manager Pro licensing based on number of staff and client user accounts and doesn’t limit the number of readers who can access and use your public knowledge base.

90 day, no-questions-asked refund guarantee

Purchasing a license for Knowledgebase Manager Pro allows you to install a single production copy of the product on a single web server. An unlimited number of readers can browse your knowledge base, however only the number of user accounts you purchase can login to the user area and see restricted content. Each license supports certain number of staff accounts. Some licenses also support client accounts.

Staff users (one may also call them Editors, Authors, or Admins) are able to login to front-end and back-end. Their ability to access, create, and edit certain articles, categories, and use KB functions depends on their access permissions.

Client users are read-only users who can login to the front-end only. They cannot create or edit content. They can access certain restricted and public content if permitted.

Unlimited publications of knowledge base allowed on unlimited web servers owned by licensee. Product purchase includes 6-months free support and free updates period. You can purchase an extension of support and updates period for additional fee.

All purchases include a 90 day, no-questions-asked refund guarantee.

Knowledge Base software licensing and services fall into a number of broad categories:

Our software purchasing FAQ contains the most frequently asked questions relating to our licensing and pricing. Of course, if you would like to talk to us directly, please contact us.

All prices are in United States Dollars (USD).

New licenses (on-premise)

We believe the KnowledgeBase Manager Pro licensing scheme is simple, upfront and equitable. Our software licenses entitle you to perpetual use, and include 6 months maintenance (updates/support) commencing from the date of purchase. Renewing maintenance is completely optional.

KnowledgeBase Manager Pro License
 
Commercial License
Academic License
(25% discount)
1 Staff AccountOne-Time Fee$196$147
5 Staff AccountsOne-Time Fee$396$297
10 Staff & 100 Client AccountsOne-Time Fee$800$600
25 Staff & 500 Client AccountsOne-Time Fee$1,500$1,125
50 Staff & 1,000 Client AccountsOne-Time Fee$2,000$1,500
100 Staff & 5,000 Client AccountsOne-Time Fee$3,000$2,250
250 Staff & 10,000 Client AccountsOne-Time Fee$5,000$3,750
500 Staff & 100,000 Client Accounts One-Time Fee$7,500$5,625
Unlimited Staff & Client AccountsOne-Time Fee$10,000$7,500
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Note: Your Knowledge Base is visible and accessible at all times for public web visitors (no client-login required), unless you decide to restrict access to the whole Knowledge Base or its part for registered users only.

Hosted Version

With hosted knowledge base you don’t need to worry about any technical stuff – you can just do your work. We take care about installation, updates, backups, security, and everything needed to help you stay focused on your business.

Packages and pricing for hosted knowledge base. Learn more about Hosted Knowledge Base.

Knowledge Base Plan
Hosted (monthly)
Hosted (annual)
5 Staff Accounts$50$500
10 Staff & 100 Client Accounts$100$1,000
25 Staff & 500 Client Accounts$150$1,500
50 Staff & 1,000 Client Accounts$225$2,250
100 Staff & 5,000 Client Accounts$300$3,000
250 Staff & 10,000 Client Accounts$500$5,000
500 Staff & 100,000 Client Accounts$700$7,000
1,000 Staff & Unlimited Client Accounts$1,000$10,000
2,500 Staff & Unlimited Client Accounts$1,200$12,000
5,000 Staff & Unlimited Client Accounts$1,500$15,000
10,000 Staff & Unlimited Client Accounts$2,000$20,000
Unlimited Accountsneed more? – contact us for custom terms
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Note: Your Knowledge Base is visible and accessible at all times for public web visitors (no client-login required), unless you decide to restrict access to the whole Knowledge Base or its part for registered users only.

Disk space and bandwidth of your hosted knowledge base are not limited.

License upgrades

You will be pleased to know that you can upgrade KnowledgeBase Manager Pro license at any time. The upgrade process is very simple, and all your data is preserved. Upgrades include 1 months of software maintenance.

If your organization has started with the license for the smaller amount of staff users of KnowledgeBase Manager Pro, perhaps you might want to upgrade as your needs grow.

As your business or needs grow, you might need to upgrade your license type. You pay the price difference between the advanced license type you need and the license you currently own plus 10 USD.

License Upgrade is available for purchase in your Members Area account.

License Upgrade
5 S
10 S &
100 C
25 S &
500 C
50 S &
1k C
100 S &
5k C
250 S &
10k C
500 S &
100k C
Unlimited
S & C

1 S* to

$210

$614

$1,314

$1,814

$2,814

$4,814

$7,314

$9,814

5 S to

 

$414

$1,114

$1,614

$2,614

$4,614

$7,114

$9,614

10 S & 100 C** to

 

 

$710

$1,210

$2,210

$4,210

$6,710

$9,210

25 S & 500 C to

 

 

 

$510

$1,510

$3,510

$6,010

$8,510

50 S & 1k C to

 

 

 

 

$1,010

$3,010

$5,510

$8,010

100 S & 5k C to

 

 

 

 

 

$2,010

$4,510

$7,010

250 S & 10k C to

 

 

 

 

 

 

$2,510

$5,010

500 S & 100k C to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$2,510

* S = Staff Accounts
** C = Client Accounts

There are no license upgrade costs for hosted version.

Software maintenance (support & updates)

All licenses include 6 months of software maintenance (support and product updates). Beyond this initial 6 month period, you may renew your software maintenance for another 12 or 24 months at our discounted renewal prices.

Please note that software maintenance subscription is applied only to software packages that are installed on your server. If you’re using a hosted version, software maintenance is already included to the subscription.

 
12 months
24 months

1 Staff Account

$98

$196

5 Staff Accounts

$198

$396

10 Staff & 100 Client Accounts

$400

$800

25 Staff & 500 Client Accounts

$750

$1,500

50 Staff & 1,000 Client Accounts

$1,000

$2,000

100 Staff & 5,000 Client Accounts

$1,500

$3,000

250 Staff & 10,000 Client Accounts

$2,500

$5,000

500 Staff & 100,000 Client Accounts

$3,750

$7,500

Unlimited Staff & Client Accounts

$5,000

$10,000

Why renew KnowledgeBase Manager Pro software maintenance?

Although software maintenance is not mandatory, you greatly benefit from active support and maintenance. Support & Maintenance subscription includes:

  • Minor and Major software updates
  • Support by Phone, Email, Ticket System, Chat & Instant Messengers (Skype, ICQ etc.)
  • Troubleshooting of any issue until it is resolved in full
  • Installation and configuration assistance

Maintenance renewal commence from the expiration of the prior Software Maintenance, or from the subsequent Renewal Period purchase if prior Software Maintenance period is expired at the moment of subsequent Renewal Period purchase.

Training Courses

Training courses are delivered as a 3 hour interactive WebEx webinar with a teleconference facility. All sessions are led by one of our expert training instructors.

 
Individual
Organisation
Max attendees 1Unlimited
Price$450$2,000
ScheduleFixedFlexible
WebEx SessionPublicPrivate
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All prices indicated are in US dollars.

Individual level training allows one attendee to participate in an instructor lead session with attendees from other organizations. Individual sessions are pre-scheduled once per month, and the schedule will be provided after purchase.

Purchasing training at the Organization level gives you the freedom to schedule a private session that fits in with your schedule, and allows you to invite an unlimited number of attendees from your organization.

Learn more about training courses

Academic license

Web-Site-Scripts.com issues 25% discounted Academic Licenses for non-commercial use.

The following organizations are eligible for a KnowledgeBase Manager Pro Academic License:

  • Educational institutions: Public or private K-12, vocational schools, correspondence schools, junior colleges, colleges, universities, or scientific or technical schools that are accredited by a national accrediting agency.
  • Administrative offices & boards of education: Provincial, district, regional, national and state administrative offices and authorities of the Educational Institutions defined above.
  • Public libraries
  • Public museums
  • Home-school programs
  • Research institutes that are affiliated with an accredited university.
  • Teaching hospitals that are affiliated with an accredited university.
  • Training and teaching organizations that are accredited by a statutory government qualifications body.

Proof of accreditation or affiliation may be required when ordering a KnowledgeBase Manager Pro Academic License.

Apply for an Academic License discount

Community & Open Source licenses

Community

KnowledgeBase Manager Pro is provided with 50% discount for use by official non-profit organisations and charities (proof of non-profit status is required). There are certain organisations whose purpose is to make the world a better place, and we believe in helping them achieve that. We also issue free licenses for non-profit organizations from time to time.

Community licenses are designed for organisations which are:

  • non-profit,
  • non-government,
  • non-academic,
  • non-commercial,
  • non-political and
  • secular

in nature, that would not otherwise be able to afford Knowledgebase Manager Pro. If your organisation is philanthropic in nature then you probably qualify.

Apply for a Community License

Open Source

Web-Site-Scripts supports and believes in the Open Source community.

To give back to the open source community (and hopefully improve the quality of those projects!), KnowledgeBase Manager Pro is free for any Open Source project to use.

There are a few requirements for an Open Source license, the main ones being:

  • Established code base
  • Publicly available project website
  • Using an approved open source license
  • Your KnowledgeBase Manager Pro instance will be publicly accessible

Apply for an Open Source Project License

Licensing terms

A KnowledgeBase Manger Pro commercial/academic license entitles you to:

  • Deploy a single instance of KnowledgeBase Manger Pro in a production environment on 1 server
  • Unlimited content, articles, categories, comments and public users
  • Perpetual KnowledgeBase Manager Pro use
  • Software maintenance for 6 months – including all updates and online support

License name defines the maximum number of user accounts that can be created to login and edit your knowledge base. However, there is no limit on the number of people who can view or browse your knowledge base.

Please read the End User License Agreement (EULA) for more details.

Still got questions? Please consult our purchasing FAQ or contact us.

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