12 Apr Service Evaluation Agreement
The agreement you choose really depends on your specific situation. If you know that it will be difficult to “get in the door” with the potential client and that you are sure of the results, it is best to use the short evaluation agreement so that the agreement does not end with the legal department of the potential client (which could ultimately lead to the testing phase never taking place). If you are dealing with a potential client who is more flexible (or that their lawyers are easier to leave – I know, it`s hard to believe?), then it is advisable to use the long-term evaluation agreement and make the negotiations as part of a round of negotiations. In my opinion, if you believe in your service/product, then another great advantage is to use a short valuation agreement (which has no sales contract) that if the valuation is successful, then you will have the upper hand in negotiating to see how the potential customer will be much more interested in your product/software – it`s more of a business aspect, but it also concerns the right one. CoreOS, Inc. (“CoreOS,” “we” or “we”) software products were designed to provide a cluster distribution infrastructure, while focusing on automation, ease of application, security, reliability and scalability. Before downloading and/or using our software for evaluation, you must accept a set of specific conditions. Welcome to the evaluation license agreement (this agreement). 2. License grant. Subject to compliance with the terms of this Agreement, we herebly grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable and revocable license for the installation, execution and use of the Software during the evaluation period, in accordance with the documentation, only for the purpose of assessing whether you are purchasing a paid license for the software (or, if applicable, a paid subscription to the PML service).
You can only create a copy of the software for backup purposes, provided you reproduce all the copyright mentions and other property mentions that are on the original copy of the software. There is no charge for this assessment license. If you decide to use the software for production purposes, you will need to purchase a paid license (and accept a new agreement to do so). Both of these agreements have advantages and disadvantages. The short evaluation agreement saves a lot of time and money (mainly from a legal point of view), as it covers fewer aspects and therefore requires less negotiation time. This is important if (1) one or both parties pay a high legal fee, (2) each page is pressed to get started, or (3) the potential client (the company that wants to try your software) doesn`t have much “patience” to negotiate back and forth with you and risk (the startup) losing the deal. The downside of a short evaluation agreement is that if successful, you must now start negotiating the software sales contract – which takes time and money anyway. The advantage of the long evaluation is that you save time and money to renegotiate the sales contract after completing the evaluation.