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Software license purchase system on Web

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015889D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Oct-10
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This is the disclosure for the intermediator to purchase the software license from SW developers and sell them to customers with the minimum risk. Normally, the SW business has high risk since there exist uncertainty for the initial estimation for software revenue. This e-commerce system alleviate the business risk by sharing among initial purchasers, developers ,and distributors by setting the initial price relatively high to avoid the risk. In this case the initial purchasers will assess the software and take the risk ,which will be shared

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Software license purchase system on Web

    This is the disclosure for the intermediator to purchase the software license from SW developers and sell them to customers with the minimum risk.

Normally, the SW business has high risk since there exist uncertainty for the initial estimation for software revenue.

This e-commerce system alleviate the business risk by sharing among initial purchasers, developers ,and distributors by setting the

initial price relatively high to avoid the risk. In this case the initial purchasers will assess the software and take the risk ,which will be shared

among initial purchasers, and they have the opportunity to get the benefits from the next purchasers group.

The condition to calculate the next payback will be announced on the web and the sample SW can be downloaded for evaluation.

On the web the intermediator will advertize and collect the stakeholders to purchase licenses.

The following formulae show the payback per license to the initial purchaser who has the right to obtain profit if the additional purchase happens

with reasonable price. The condition should be published on the web.

Example:

Formula·0:·Initial Price setting for initial group of purchasers.

P0(Initial Price)=M0/N0

M0: Development cost+manufacturing Cost+Profit+Distribution cost+etc.

N0: initial assumption of number of sales license.

P0: Initial price for license

Formula·1: The formula for the payback amount per license ( published on Web )

If additional licenses...