License Policy

Regarding Use of the Product

Customers may use software product (hereinafter referred to as the “Product”) of SAISON INFORMATION SYSTEMS CO., LTD. (hereinafter referred to as the “Saison Information Systems”) by agreeing to and complying with all of the terms and conditions in the License Agreement. Please confirm the terms and conditions before purchasing the Product.

Type of Use

The customer who is the licensee (one company or one equivalent organization) may use the Product in one of the following ways: (1) internal use, (2) use for group companies, or (3) service use.

However, (2) use for group companies and (3) service use are limited to customers who have obtained approval from Saison Information Systems in accordance with the procedures prescribed by Saison Information Systems.

(1) Internal Use
  • The customer may use the Product solely for in-house business purposes.
  • The customer may on its sole responsibility allow a third party, to whom the customer entrusts its in-house business, to use the Product to the extent necessary to perform such business.
  • The customer may not use the Product for the convenience of a third party (for development, operation of a business system of a third party etc.).
  • The Product may not be jointly used by multiple companies or organizations.
(2) Use for Group Companies
  • The customer may use the Product for purposes of performing in-house business of the customer's group company categorized as either (1) or (2) below (hereinafter referred to as the “Customer’s Group Company”), pursuant to a specific agreement executed between the customer and the Customer’s Group Company.
    • (1) Consolidated subsidiary of the customer
    • (2) Parent company of the customer wherein the customer is a consolidated subsidiary or other consolidated subsidiary of such parent company
  • The customer may on its sole responsibility allow Customer’s Group Company, to use the Product to the extent necessary to perform in-house business of the Customer's Group Company.
  • The customer may on its sole responsibility, have the customer itself or the Customer's Group Company allow an external contractor to use the Product within the scope necessary to perform the contracted work which may be all or part of the in-house business of the Customer’s Group Company.
  • When the agreement executed between the customer and the Customer’s Group Company regarding the performance of in-house business of the Customer’s Group Company is terminated, the right for the customer and Customer’s Group Company to use the Product terminates simultaneously and the Product may not be used thereafter.
  • (Fee change is scheduled to be on or after April 1, 2021) When multiple Customer’s Group Companies jointly use the Product, the license fee of the Product will become 1.5 times or more of the standard price (For DataSpider Servista, please inquire.)

|Scope of Customer’s Group Companies

(3) Service Use
  • The customer may use the Product for the purpose of providing the services (including but not limited to outsourcing, hosting, cloud service, ASP, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS etc., regardless of whether or not compensation is received, hereinafter referred to as “Services”) to customer’s clients (hereinafter referred to as “Service Users”) through networks such as infostructure managed and operated by the customer through the internet.
  • The customer may on its sole responsibility allow Service Users to use the Product to the extent necessary to use the Services.
  • The customer may on its sole responsibility, have the customer itself or the Service Users allow an external contractor to use the Product within the scope necessary to perform the contracted work which may be all or part of the business for providing or using the Services.
  • When the agreement executed between the customer and the Service Users regarding the provisions of Services is terminated, the right for the customer and Service Users to use the Product terminates simultaneously and the Product may not be used thereafter.
  • (Fee change is scheduled to be on or after April 1, 2021) When multiple Service Users jointly use the Product, the license fee of the Product will become double or more of the standard price (For DataSpider Servista, the fee will become triple or more.)
  • When the customer’s client provides the Services, the above five clauses shall be read by replacing “customer” with “customer and customer’s client”.

Guidelines for Type of Use of Products

This is the Guidelines for Type of Use of Products. Please refer to this when determining the above type of use.

Guidelines for Type of Use of Products

Price for Use for Group Companies and Service Use (scheduled to become effective on or after April 1, 2021)

In case of the following type of use described in the License Policy Guide, the price may change depending on the number of joint-use companies.

  • (2) Use for Group Companies (joint-use)
  • (4) Service Use (joint-use) with fee
  • (5) Service Use (joint-use) without fee

The price for each type of use will be the price reached by multiplying the following ratio to the standard price.

Number of
joint-use
companies
MFT DI
Use for Group
Companies
Service Use Service Use
2 to 5 1.5 times 2 times 3 times
6 to 10 2.5 times 3 times 4 times
11 to 15 3.5 times 4 times 5 times
  • * If the number of joint-use companies is more than 16, please inquire.
  • * For Products under MFT and DI, please confirm the License Policy Guide.

How to Apply

The customer shall apply to Saison Information Systems under the following procedures for Use for Group Companies and Service Use. The Product may be used only when approval is obtained from Saison Information Systems.

(1) Applying for Use for Group Companies
  • The customer needs to fill in the official name of the Customer’s Group Companies and other items specified by Saison Information Systems on the Application for Use for Group Companies and Service Use. Please submit the application to the distributor along with the order sheet and license application. To learn how to purchase, please click here.
  • If Saison Information Systems approves, a notice regarding the approval of Use for Group Companies will be sent to the customer.
(2) Applying for Service Use
  • The customer needs to fill in the Service name, summary of the Service, the official name of the Service User and other items specified by Saison Information Systems on the Application for Use for Group Companies and Service Use. Please submit the application to the distributor along with the order sheet and license application. To learn how to purchase, please click here.
  • If Saison Information Systems approves, a notice regarding the approval of Service Use will be sent to the customer.

Notice / Change of Licensee

The customer who becomes a licensee is requested to provide customer information in writing when it purchases the Product. The customer may not assign or loan the license to a third party.

When the licensee changes due to reasons such as company merger or split, necessary information must be filled out in the following Application for Change of Licensee and be submitted to the distributor along with a written explanation of such reason.

  • * For change of licensee due to transfer of business, a memorandum regarding succession of position must be separately concluded.