CA Software Licensing

Computer Associates, CA Licensing

Computer Associates has two main licensing programs:

CA Open License Program

Smart Purchasing Made Easy

The CA Open License Program (OLP) is an easy-to-use, cost-effective purchasing program designed to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes. OLP reduces costs and streamlines the acquisition, implementation, deployment, and maintenance of CA software and services. And now it's even easier for you to qualify for these discounts, and easier for you to install and to register your new software.

OLP Member Benefits

  • Single License Key for multiple installations
  • Streamlined Media Pack
  • Simplified product registration
  • Easy-to-understand pricing structure
  • Academic pricing
  • Quick quotes
  • Worldwide availability
  • Easy product reorder

Step-by-Step Savings

With OLP, it is even easier than ever to benefit from licensing. You can buy a broad range of CA Solutions without the product pool restrictions often associated with licensing.

Step 1: You make a purchase from our solution area -- no minimum point purchase is required.

Step 2: You purchase Maintenance, education, etc.

Step 3: You reorder additional CA solutions and benefit from your program discount for two years.

CA Government License Program

CA's Government License Program (GLP) is a premiere, world-class licensing program that offers government agencies, academic institutions and non-profit organizations substantial discounts, without the obligation of making volume purchases. GLP's streamlined process offers the quickest, easiest way to purchase licensing for large environments by reducing the paperwork and administrative headaches associated with traditional contract licensing programs! Furthermore, with no minimum purchase requirements, cost of software ownership is reduced and redundancy is avoided.

GLP Benefits

  • No minimum purchase requirement
  • Simplified program with a single discount level
  • Easier administration with fewer SKUs
  • Streamlined deployment -- single license key for multiple installations
  • No-hassle product registration -- GLP purchases are automatically registered to CA
  • MLF option availability

Simple Ordering with No Minimum Requirements!

Through GLP, government agencies, academic institutions and non-profit organizations are able to purchase designated BrightStor Storage solutions, CA Security Solutions, AllFusion Data Modeling Solutions, and select Unicenter products, all at substantial discounts.

Step 1: Make a purchase from our solutions area -- no minimum points purchase is required

Step 2: Purchase your choice of program options which include Maintenance and Educational software training.

Step 3: Continue to purchase additional CA solutions at the GLP discount for 2 years.

Additional Information

Minimum Program Requirements

OLP - No minimum points

GLP - Must be Government Agency, Non-Profit, or Academic Institution

Media Packs

Media is shipped with new license purchases for free. It can be purchased separately (the Solutions Kit). The Solutions Kit is a CD-Rom portfolio containing all products available through each program. Customers activate the specific application(s) they purchased via a key code provided with the license certificate. Live trial versions of other products are also available with the Kit.

Purchase Levels

OLP - no minimum points

GLP - must be Government Agency or Academic Institution to qualify

Reorder Policy (if applicable)

Allowed: yes

How long: 1 or 3 years

Minimum licenses require to re-order: 1

Pricing rule: purchase level established by initial order

Upgrade Protection

Available: yes

Marketing name: Upgrade Protection

Term: 1 or 3 years

Can shrink-wrap licenses or OEM licenses to be enrolled: no

Tech Support

available: yes

Marketing Names: Standard included with each order for 90 days

Enterprise Maintenance - 24x7 support