Template Software Escrow Agreements
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Speak to our specialists about protecting your business critical applications with Software Escrow. SES provides a full suite of Software Escrow agreements certified to UKAS ISO: 27001 and ISO: 9001 standards.
Standard Software Escrow Agreements for every scenario
A Software Escrow Agreement is a tri-party agreement between the software supplier (Licensor), end-user (Licensee) and SES to protect software that has been developed specifically to meet an end-users particular requirement.
Under the terms of the Software Escrow Agreement, the software supplier will deposit the source code version of the licensed application along with any supporting materials (including application data for hosted/ SaaS applications) to SES. In the event of supplier failure, the end-user can retrieve the source code from SES to redeploy their application without interruption and with minimal downtime to their business.
Standard Software Escrow Agreement templates
As standard, SES offers a range of template agreements designed to protect end-users in a variety of circumstances and simplify the process of offering Software Escrow protection for software suppliers.
On-Premise Software Escrow
Master Multi Licensee
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Software Escrow tailored to your business
At SES we have broken our core Software Escrow services into four distinct service 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 a Software Escrow Agreement in place with another supplier? Our Free Transfer offer enables you to transfer your existing Software 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
Includes contract fees and two deposits of code annually with Basic Deposit Reporting on each deposit.
Level 2 - Code Validation
An annual, consultant-led validation process to ensure the application can be rebuilt from the source material held in Escrow.
Level 3 - Code & Deployment Validation
Level 4 - Continuity 365
Complete and rapid accessibility to hosted applications in the event that the supplier is no longer available.
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.