Bespoke Escrow Agreements
Service Levels tailored To Your Business
At SES we have broken our core Software Escrow services into three distinct levels to make it easier for our customers to choose the right protection for their business. All of our Escrow agreements can be used to protect both on-premise and hosted software applications, are secured to ISO: 27001 standards and include the highest liability indemnity insurance available (£5 million).
Already have an Escrow Agreement in place with another supplier? Our Free Transfer Offer enables you to transfer your existing Escrow portfolio to SES at no additional cost. There are no setup fees and SES will manage the entire process on your behalf.
Level 1 – Basic
Level 2 – Advanced
Level 3 – Complete
Bespoke Escrow Agreements to fulfil unique requirements
For clients who require more tailored protection, SES can create bespoke Escrow agreements to meet all parties’ requirements. We understand that there are many different ways of licensing Software to end-users through certified software distributors or reseller channels, these circumstances can reflect who provides support and maintenance, who owns the intellectual property rights (IPR), who is responsible for depositing the source code etc. SES provides comprehensive advice as an independent third party on the most suitable Escrow agreement for all parties involved.
A sample of the bespoke Escrow Agreements we've created for clients
Escrow Agreement For GitHub Code
Information Escrow Agreement
Master Framework Escrow Agreement
Software Escrow Continuity Agreement
Source Code Transfer Escrow
Product Escrow Agreement
Our expertise. Your questions answered
Why do I need a Software Escrow Agreement?
For End Users of business-critical applications, a Software Escrow Agreement protects you against the developer of your business-critical applications no longer being able to support their applications.
For Software Developers, an Escrow Agreement helps build credibility and trust that you have your clients interests at heart.
How does a Software Escrow Agreement work?
In its simplest form, an Escrow Agreement is a tri-party agreement between an End User, a Software Developer and a third party Software Escrow Agent. The Developer licenses the application to the End User as usual but also deposits a copy of the source code for the application and any other material required to accurately redeploy the application into Escrow which can then be released to the End User if a release event contained within the Escrow Agreement is triggered.
How much does a Software Escrow Agreement cost?
The answer to this is entirely dependent on the level of protection you need. SES offers a range of Software Escrow Agreements depending on how many clients will be added to the agreement (for Software Developers), how many business-critical applications the agreement will be used to cover (for End Users) and whether the application/s in question is installed on-premise or delivered through a SaaS model.