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Which software license to buy

Which software license to buy

What is the difference between Upgrade Subscription or Perpetual  licences?  Which software licence is right for me?
Reckon offers three types of software licences for you to choose from.»


I want to purchase my software outright, with a bonus 12 months free technical support and upgrades. Perpetual Licence

Perpetual licences’ are great for people who want to purchase their software outright and receive a bonus 12 months free:

  • Unlimited technical phone support;
  • Updates and upgrades; and
  • Installation phone support.

These benefits are available with our Reckon Advantage program, free for QuickBooks*, Quicken and Reckon range products*.

After the 12 month period, you can continue to use your perpetual software indefinitely, but there are no further upgrades provided. 

If you need the latest tax tables or service packs, you can renew your Reckon Advantage membership to continue receiving these benefits.

*  Reckon Advantage membership is available for free on perpetual licences of QuickBooks Accounting, Plus, Pro and Premier, and Quicken Home & Business.
I want to ensure my existing software is tax compliant and I want the security of unlimited technical support. Upgrade Licence

Upgrade licences provide great value to existing customers who need to ensure they have the latest enhancements and updates so their software is tax compliant. 

It’s also great for existing customers who still need technical support as it includes 12 months free Reckon Advantage membership.

I need to ensure my software is always up to date and tax compliant, but I don’t need technical support. Subscription Licence

Subscription licences are a cost effective way to keep up to date and to run your business or personal finances, at a lower cost of buying it outright and upgrading each year.

Subscription licences allow you to stay up to date with the latest updates and upgrades to your software. As part of your 12 months subscription, you will receive upgrades when they are released, and any product updates – including tax tables. Technical support is not included, but is available at $4.90 (incl. GST) per minute.

To continue accessing your software after 12 months, simply renew your subscription licence.

Why not explore the tax benefits of subscription licence software– consult your tax advisor for more details.