ABBYY offers two subscription programs for developers: Annual Software Maintenance (ASM) and Upgrade Assurance (UA).
ABBYY offers the ability to receive all new versions of ABBYY SDKs on conditions of ASM. ASM includes technical support, upgrades of the Developer License and may include upgrades of Runtime Licenses of your clients upon your request.
ASM allows you and your clients to plan annual budget for support and maintenance.
ASM may include one SDK or several SDKs.
You may purchase UA, to insure against the risk that new versions of ABBYY SDKs may be released later than you have estimated. UA is valid from the date of purchase of a Developer License till the date of the official release of a new version of an ABBYY SDK plus 6 months. UA may be more advantageous than ASM.
UA includes technical support, upgrades of the Developer License and may include upgrades of Runtime Licenses of your clients upon your request.
The list of available subscriptions programs may vary from region to region. To receive information about regional ABBYY policies, please contact the ABBYY office in your region.