Altair Units

To be “all-in” means spending more than three decades pioneering solutions that transform the world. When we developed our patented licensing system, we aimed to put the power of innovation into anyone’s hands, in line with our commitment to democratizing software accessibility. It was revolutionary then, and it’s still revolutionary today. Altair Units have been, and will remain, all-in and always-on – and that’s something nobody else can say.

What do we mean when we say Altair Units are all-in and always-on? It’s simple – users get full access to our software tools whenever they need them, and they can determine when, where, and how they want to use different tools without needing to worry if they’re eligible for access.

Units give users the flexibility to run software anywhere, the freedom to choose what software tools they need when they need them, and unparalleled value that maximizes use and minimizes cost.


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Flexibility to Run Anywhere

Customers have full, instant access to our software – including more than 180 Altair and partner products – and can run these applications on-demand locally, in the cloud, or in a hybrid setup.


Freedom to Choose

Users can leverage the same licenses for many different applications in one environment. Consolidation also contains management costs and eliminates restrictions floating within a zone.


Value-Based Licensing

Users can leverage a variety of software applications simultaneously on a machine, only drawing units for the most valuable product. With Units, users can explore more options with licensing designed for all-hands collaboration.

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Units-Based Subscription Model

Altair Units is a patented, units-based subscription licensing model for software that has transformed the way our customers operate. With Units, customers have full access to every Altair and Altair Partner product, plus the power to solve on any scale. Packaged as a comprehensive set of applications, our units-based structure is scalable, shareable, and more cost effective than obtaining individual licenses.

Licensing is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Customers purchase a pool of sharable Altair Units
  2. Users draw Units from the pool to access multiple products from any location
  3. Units return to the pool after use and again become available to all users

Giving Your Team the Tools to Succeed

We've organized our product portfolio into suites of tools that align with organizations’ core roles. From designers and engineers to data analysts and enterprise users, our solutions give teams the tools and scope they need to be successful under a single, value-based license. Users receive:

  • Access to a rich portfolio of technologies at affordable price points with tailored bundles of products that target specific users
  • Scalability that maximizes the power of existing investment into high-performance computing (HPC) resources in-house, in the cloud, on-demand, and in hybrid approaches
  • Portability to execute simulations anywhere (on-premises or cloud) without business restrictions
  • Simplicity of a single Altair One experience to manage software and HPC hardware assets and its usage
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Altair One Cloud-Based License Management

Altair One connects you to your work, your team, your data, and your computing resources. Explore further with scalable, collaborative access to simulation, artificial intelligence (AI), HPC, and data analytics resources – all in one place. With Altair One, users can:

  • Mobilize resources instantly to meet real-time demand
  • Slash time-to-market
  • Scale easily and pay only for what’s needed
  • Access managed data that’s always a click away
  • Leave the integrations to us so users don’t need to be a cloud expert on every platform
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