one from my customers asked me about using Bentley Map Mobile. I can help him with technical issues, but I am not quite sure licensing and cost.
I know Bentley Map Mobile is licensed through CONNECTIONS Passport, so it's bound to named users. In a licenses list he see "unlimited" at all lines (a company has Open Access contract) and he is not sure whether it means "unlimited free for any user" or "unlimited, will be charged based on real usage". His department has fixed budget and the mandatory requirement is that mobile viewer cannot end with any extra expenses.
It means unlimited in the sense that any additional passports used in excess of what is owned will be charged later. A Bentley sales representative can provide further cost details if needed for budgeting.
thanks for your reaction, but I don't treat it as an answer, because in fact you anly transfer it into another issue.
jeremyhoesly said:in excess of what is owned
How a user can obtain an information how many CONNECTIONS Passports are owned by him? I spent quite long time to find such answer on web or using SELECTserver and OpenAccess web pages, but I failed.
I remember in old SELECT, for every MicroStation covered by SELECT, there was ProjectWise Passport available. I was not able to find any information whether this option still exists in OpenAccess and when yes, whether it applies to MicroStation only or any desktop product (like Bentley Map, PowerCivil etc). Why it's always so complicated to find any information related to licensing (I was not able to find any usefull page about CONNECTIONS Passport)?
jeremyhoesly said:A Bentley sales representative can provide further cost details if needed for budgeting.
I clearly wrote the budget is fixed at this case, so I don't see any option for budgeting discussion. I will forward the contact form to this customer to be informed about this option, but he is not English speaking guy (Czech only), so I am not sure whether the communication will be possible.
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Jan Šlegr said:How a user can obtain an information how many CONNECTIONS Passports are owned by him? I spent quite long time to find such answer on web or using SELECTserver and OpenAccess web pages, but I failed.
After consulting internally, I learned I was mistaken about the passports. Passports are not owned as I originally thought. My apologies for the confusion! Instead, passports are always utilized and billed later. This was the case even with ProjectWise Passports in the past. MicroStation licenses included passport licenses to provide access, but they were billed later when used.
To determine the number of passports currently utilized in a specified time period, a user with access to the SELECTserver administration site can generate a Passport Cumulative Usage report. This is done by selecting from the Reports drop-down menu:Passport Usage Reports -> Cumulative Usage Report
The user's fulfillment document provided at contract renewal will show the number of passports billed for the previous year. To maintain the budgeted amount, use this number of passports or less.
Has the been any progress by Bentley in closing this vulnerability to unexpected passport usage by adding approvals for permission or denying permission to use passports?