LinkEase Price List

The sole-user version of LinkEase exclusively locks DataEase databases making them inaccessible to other users. The multi-user version of LinkEase is required if DataEase databases are to be shared with other users (including DataEase itself).

Each concurrent open connection to a DataEase database requires one seat. Some front-end applications, such as Microsoft Access, release connections very slowly. Other applications, such as DataEase Plus and NetPlus, never release connections unless the application is closed and may require a licence for several seats to satisfy all the desired database connections.

The following price list is effective from the 1st May 2011:

Sole-User (Workstation):

  1 Seat, Read-Only                             240


  1 Seat, Read-Write                            480


Multi-User (Server):


  2 Seat, Read-Only                             360


  5 Seat, Read-Only                             720


10 Seat, Read-Only                           1080


20 Seat, Read-Only                           1620


50 Seat, Read-Only                           3240


  2 Seat, Read-Write                            720


  5 Seat, Read-Write                          1440


10 Seat, Read-Write                          2160


20 Seat, Read-Write                          3240


50 Seat, Read-Write                          6480


The following price list is effective from the 1st October 2016:

Sole-User (Workstation):

  1 Seat, Read-Only                             280


  1 Seat, Read-Write                            560


Multi-User (Server):


  2 Seat, Read-Only                             420


  5 Seat, Read-Only                             840


10 Seat, Read-Only                           1260


20 Seat, Read-Only                           1890


50 Seat, Read-Only                           3780


  2 Seat, Read-Write                            840


  5 Seat, Read-Write                          1680


10 Seat, Read-Write                          2520


20 Seat, Read-Write                          3780


50 Seat, Read-Write                          7560



Prices are subject to change without notice.

Value Added Tax of 20% should be added to all payments from countries within the E.E.C.  For Licence Payment details, please refer to the Hill Croft Information Technologies home page.

Special discounts for DataEase consultants are available. Substantial discounts are available to agents who are able to market LinkEase in their territories.

All versions of LinkEase can connect with DataEase databases that are located on network servers.

Licences are not transferable and are provided for use on a specified network server or workstation. A re-licence fee is chargeable if server sitecode details change and necessitate a new licence. Sitecode details may change if a server hard disk is re-formatted, or the network management software is updated.  Sole-User (Workstation) licences cannot be re-issued and are provided for short-term data transfer only.

If it is likely that licences will be required on several workstations, it is recommended that a multi-user (Server) licences is purchased.

The limited number of legacy DataEase DOS users has resulted in a fall in the number of LinkEase licences being sold and those sales no longer cover the costs of supporting existing LinkEase users.  ‘Free’ support will now only be available for a year after a licence is issued – and thereafter a charge will be made.