THE NUMEROUS ADVANTAGES OF USED SOFTWARE LICENCES
GET MORE OUT OF YOUR IT BUDGET –
WITH USED SOFTWARE!
HOW YOU CAN BENEFIT FROM
USED ORIGINAL SOFTWARE
Trusted market researchers estimate that there are unused commercial software licences worth several billion euros in Germany and the rest of Europe alone. This includes software licences that become available when companies are liquidated, as well as licences that are no longer needed after mergers, restructuring measures, or switching to other systems – and there are more every day!
THE DEMAND FOR USED SOFTWARE IS CONTINUOUSLY RISING
Thanks to a ruling by the European Court of Justice in July 2012, buying and selling used software is legal. Until then, many major software vendors were trying their best to prevent a market for used software being established. And with good reason: They saw a threat to their core business – after all, used software works just as well. Since the ruling was confirmed by the German Federal Court of Justice in July 2013, the demand used software has been increasing, as shown in the Forrester Research Report from October 3rd, 2013. More and more mid-size companies and major corporations are reaping the benefits of buying and selling used software licences. And these benefits are numerous:
The benefits of used software
Buying used software licences saves you 50 to 70 percent compared to the price of new software licences.
New programs are hitting the market almost every day. But mature software with a service pack or two tends to be much more reliable than brand new versions.
Used software that is no longer needed is worth real money: Return a part of the investment you made when you bought brand new licences to your company. It’s an easy way to improve liquidity, increase your net profit, or invest in new projects.
Volume licences can be resold individually.
As the owner of a used software licence, you have the same right to updates as an original buyer.
Used software offers exactly the same quality as new software. After all, software is a product that does not wear and tear, unlike most other supplies.
The introduction of new software versions or products typically requires both hardware and software investments, as new software tends to have higher system requirements regarding your hardware.
The benefits of working with software broker
We have many years of experience in the used software market. Our founder, Stephan Schäpers, has been working in this field for more than 20 years, and knows the ins and outs of trading in software.
We place great value in customer satisfaction and make sure that every software transfer is trustworthy, transparent, professional, and legally sound
We are ready to help whenever and wherever our customers need our support or advice
Our processes are auditable and fully digital
We guarantee our customers complete confidentiality, including exclusion of competition
We view our customers as equals – this holds true for initial contact, general conduct, and order processing
If you like, we can bring in a business lawyer or auditor to accompany you through the entire process of software transfer
At Software Broker you benefit from innovative and flexible contracts which allow you to sell used software and retun its value to your company in multiple ways.
You can have the price transferred to your business account.
You can receive partner credit that you can use with a partner of your choosing to acquire goods or services.
Get in touch with us
We would be happy to prepare a quote for you or schedule a free meeting to discuss options.