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LicenseToSolve-cut.pngWe are pleased to announce that we are deploying a new licensing system with the launch of Alteryx 11.8, beginning January 19th. Alteryx 11.8 is essentially our current feature set in 11.7, plus our new licensing system, and is intended for new Alteryx customers and trial users. If you’re new to Alteryx, you probably won't notice that we have a new licensing system. But if you’re an existing user, you might have heard about the licensing changes and you probably want to know what it is and what it means to you. I’ll outline what the new licensing system means and when you can try it out – but don’t worry, you’ll have the chance to upgrade with version 2018.1 (aka 12.0) coming in early March.

 

So, what’s with the new licensing system? Well, beginning January 19th, we will be rolling out an all new licensing system for our new customers, partnering with the leading licensing software provider, Flexera Software. Our goal at Alteryx is to thrill our customers from the time they first install a trial of our Alteryx Analytics Platform to the moment they click that little green button and run a workflow. And how we license our software and your experience as an end-user or license administrator is a critical part of that process. Whether you manage a single license, or manage ten thousand, we want to make it as seamless and easy for you as possible.

 

To improve the experience, we’ve overhauled the licensing process and made it easy to activate, regardless if you’re online or not, and simplified the license management. This includes the introduction of a new downloads and license portal to view, activate, deactivate and transfer licenses easily, as well as new features to simplify distributing license keys and overall management.

 

You’re probably thinking this sounds pretty good, but what’s the impact to your team, right? Well, the answer is that if you’re on Alteryx Designer 11.7 or older and don’t plan to upgrade, then nothing is changing – this isn’t a forced upgrade. This new license system is only available when you upgrade to version 2018.1 (v.12) or higher, which is currently scheduled for March 6th, 2018. So, if you’re on 11.7 or older and with no plans to upgrade, then continue to use the legacy licensing system and keys. However, if you have users that want to upgrade to the latest version of Alteryx 2018.1, then they will need to use the new Flexera licensing system. But we’ve made it easy to upgrade by providing an automated update to Flexera when you download the latest version and will automatically convert your existing license key to the new one with online activations. We will also send out an email with your license keys to the new system should you need them.

 

Again, no immediate action is required at this time, but we do recommend you start planning for the 2018.1 release and decide if issuing new license keys to your users at that time makes sense for your organization.

 

And as a reminder, here are those key dates again:

  • New Users – January 19, 2018 – Any new Alteryx customer will automatically use the new licensing system.
  • Existing Customers –March 6, 2018 – Existing customers can upgrade to the new 2018.1 (v. 12) version that includes all new features and the new licensing system.

Thanks again and we look forward to your feedback on the licensing system. For additional questions, please refer to our online FAQ.

Josh Howard
Sr. Director, Product Management

Josh Howard is a technology product veteran covering trends in information management and based in the Denver/Boulder, CO area. He has more than 20 years of experience in developing product and go-to-market strategies across a wide variety of data technologies including business intelligence, analytics, data integration, and database development. He is currently the Sr. Director of Product Management at Alteryx. You can follow Josh on Twitter at @Joshoward

Josh Howard is a technology product veteran covering trends in information management and based in the Denver/Boulder, CO area. He has more than 20 years of experience in developing product and go-to-market strategies across a wide variety of data technologies including business intelligence, analytics, data integration, and database development. He is currently the Sr. Director of Product Management at Alteryx. You can follow Josh on Twitter at @Joshoward

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Thank you for providing this update @JoshH

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can some one let me know if we have a payment gateway where we can pay and purchase a licence, no one really responds when we call for sales for some reason.  

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Alteryx

Hi @codegear , Thank you for reaching out! Please check your private message inbox for a message so we can best assist you. 

 

Thanks! 

 

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