Are SmartPLS licenses subscription based?

The SmartPLS licenses are not a subscription and you are not forced into an ongoing contract.

You need to purchase a SmartPLS license key for a certain usage period (e.g., 1 year). After each purchase we send you a license key that you can use to activate the SmartPLS software.

The usage period starts when you use your license key for the first time.

When your license key is expired you may purchase a new license but there is no automatism.