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Helix 6 Pricing
Pricing Effective 6 January 2014
All prices subject to change without notice. Page Updated 30 September 2014
Deciding Which Version You Need

Two versions of Helix are currently available for new and upgrade sales. Here’s how to decide which version you need:

RADE Users

If your machine is running OS X 10.5 or later, you need version 6.2. (Your Mac must also be Intel-native.)

If your machine is running OS 9.x or is running ‘Classic’ in OS X, you need version 6.1. (Helix RADE 6.1 is a Classic-only application.)

Engine Users

If your machine is running OS X 10.7 or later, you need version 6.2.

If your machine is running OS X 10.5–10.6, you can use version 6.2 or 6.1.

If your machine is running OS X 10.4 or earlier, you need version 6.1.

Client/Server Users

If your Server is running OS X 10.7 or later, you need version 6.2.

If your Server is running OS X 10.5–10.6, you can use version 6.2 or 6.1.

If your Server is running OS X 10.4, you need version 6.1.††

If any of your Clients are running OS X 10.9 or later, you need version 6.2.

If any of your Clients are running Mac OS 9.x, you need version 6.1.

If all of your Clients are running assorted versions of OS X from 10.4 through 10.8, you can use version 6.2 or 6.1, but 6.2 represents a substantially improved user experience and is highly recommended.

†Although Helix Engine & Server 6.1 are compatible with OS X 10.7–10.8, Helix Utility & Update Collection for version 6.1 are not. Click here to see the complete compatibility chart.

††To run Helix Server on a Mac running OS X 10.3 or earlier, you must use version 6.0 or earlier.

Client/Server
New License or Add’l CA* Price Upgrade from 6.0 or earlier Upgrade from 6.1
Helix Server 6.2
Personal Server 149.00 n/a 59.00
Workgroup Server (per CA) 219.00 199.00 99.00
Maximum 2,799.00 2,799.00 2,799.00
 
New License or Add’l CA* Price Upgrade from 5.3.x or earlier Upgrade from 6.x for PowerPC
Helix Server 6.1
1 User (Personal Edition) 149.00 n/a n/a
Workgroup Server (per CA) 300.00 200.00 125.00
Maximum 4,200.00 2,800.00 1,750.00
 
*Server Pricing Notes:
  • Each Helix Server 6.2 license also includes Helix Utility 6.2, an Intel-only application which is used as part of proper data maintenance for a Helix collection. Structural integrity is automatically checked by Helix Server 6.2.
  • Each Helix Server 6.1 license also includes PowerPC-only versions Helix Utility and Update Collection.
  • Helix Client/Server licenses are priced by concurrent access. If you have 100 users accessing your database but never more than 25 at a time, your license should be for 25 CA (or more).
  • Concurrent Apple event access is limited to the number of CAs licensed.
  • When adding Clients to a license you already own, the price is calculated using the ‘New CA’ price.
  • See this page for more on the official pricing policy.
Client/Server User Support:

All new or upgraded Helix Server license purchases come with four (4) User Support Units (USUs). No USUs are credited for adding CAs to an existing license, or for free upgrades. Additional support may be purchased as needed; see prices below.

Single User
New License or Add’l CA* Price Upgrade from 5.3.x or earlier Upgrade from 6.0 or 6.1
Helix RADE 6.2 399.00 349.00 299.00
Additional CAs 199.00 179.00 149.00
Helix Engine 6.2 149.00 129.00 49.00
Additional CAs 74.00 64.00 24.00
 
New License or Add’l CA* Price Upgrade from 5.3.x or earlier Upgrade from 6.x for PowerPC
Helix RADE Classic 6.1 250.00 225.00 50.00
Additional CAs 125.00 100.00 25.00
Helix Engine 6.1 150.00 130.00 50.00
Additional CAs 75.00 65.00 25.00
Notes:
  • Each Helix RADE and Engine 6.2 license also includes Helix Utility 6.2, an Intel-only application which is used as part of proper data maintenance for a Helix collection. Structural integrity is automatically checked by Helix 6.2.
  • Each Helix RADE and Engine 6.1 license also includes PowerPC-only versions Helix Utility and Update Collection.
  • Helix RADE and Engine licenses are priced by concurrent access. If you have 10 users simultaneously accessing stand-alone collections through a single Helix RADE or Engine license, that license should be for 10 CA (or more).
  • Concurrent Apple event access is limited to the number of CAs licensed.
  • Any Helix collection updated to version 6.0 can be used with any Helix 6.x application. Collections may be edited with both Helix RADE 6.2 and earlier 6.x versions with the following caveat: RADE 6.2 offers additional features that may cause difficulty editing in RADE 6.0–6.1.
Single User Support:

All new or upgraded Helix RADE and Engine license purchases come with two (2) User Support Units (USUs). No USUs are credited for adding CAs to an existing license, or for free upgrades. Additional support may be purchased as needed; see prices below.

Support
User Support Units (USUs) Each USU is equal to one 15 minute block of time.
Pay as you go 30.00 per USU  
$200 Advance Purchase 20.00 per USU 10 USUs: a $300 value  
$350 Advance Purchase 17.50 per USU 20 USUs: a $600 value  
$600 Advance Purchase 15.00 per USU 40 USUs: a $1200 value  
User Support Notes:

More information on User Support Units can be found on the main support page.

Designer Toolkit
Helix Designer Toolkit 6.2 600.00 600.00 0.00
Designer Toolkit includes:
  • Helix RADE license upgrade (2 CAs)
  • Helix Engine with unlimited right to distribute along with your Helix collections.
Notes:
  • Each Toolkit purchase includes free maintenance updates ("x.x.x" releases) for that revision.
  • Each Toolkit purchase includes one free update to the next minor revision ("x.x" releases), should there be one.
  • Upgrade pricing is available for minor revisions ("x.x" releases), beyond your one free update, within that major release, should there be any.
  • There is no upgrade pricing for major releases ("x.0" releases).
  • Designer’s Toolkit can only be purchased only by calling our sales office. It is not available via the web store.
  • Helix Designer’s Toolkit components do not expire.
Designer Toolkit User Support:

Each Designer Toolkit purchase comes with 7 User Support Units (USUs). Additional USUs are not earned for the RADE & Engine licenses included in the purchase. Additional support may be purchased as needed; see prices below.

Helix Education
Helix Advanced Techniques on DVD
Chuck Hinkle’s complete advanced techniques course for Classic RADE on three DVDs plus a CD-ROM of examples and techniques.
DVD $200.00 +shipping/handling
Helix Installer Media
All of the installers for Helix & Helix Maintenance Manager on CD or flash drive (4GB or 8GB)
CD CD-R:
4GB Flash Drive:
8GB Flash Drive:
$12.00 +shipping/handling
$12.00 +shipping/handling
$16.00 +shipping/handling