Options : the Annual Licence Fee

The Options Annual Licence

Options has an Annual Licence Fee.
Payment of the Annual Fee licenses your school or institution to use the Options software for another year, on any number of computers, at school and at home, providing it is for the sole purpose of your school or college.  It also gives you access to comprehensive HelpLine Support for that year, via the Support Centre … and includes an Upgrade to the new version of Options and all updates during the year.   So everything you need to create a successful options pattern with Options.

The licence fee details were agreed when you first installed Options. To see an example of the agreement, click here.

The fee is payable annually, usually before the end of December each year.  December is when the new Upgrade to Options is released.
To continue using Options beyond December, you will need to pay your next year’s Licence Fee, and at the same time you will receive the Upgrade to the very latest version of Options.

Year 1: The first year’s Licence is included in the initial price; you don’t pay the Licence Fee until Year 2.

Annual Upgrades:

The major annual Upgrades are based on suggestions & requests added to the WishList by our Users / Schools.
You can see full details of the latest Options Upgrades by clicking here.

Any further / smaller Upgrades that arise from Users’ comments or suggestions during the course of the year are also included in the annual fee.

For an Upgrade Order Form for the new version of Options, please click here.

Checking your licence:

For information on when your licence next expires, please go to “HelpMenu -> About Options…“.

Once your Licence gets near to its expiry date, you will receive messages on-screen, explaining what you need to do.
For an Order Form to Upgrade and renew your licence, please click here.


There are two exceptions to the above:
— if you are on a 3-year deal and paid your 3 years’ Licence Fees in advance, you will not need to renew until the 3 years have passed, regardless of what it says at “Help -> About Options”.  Contact us for a free renewal if necessary.  Similarly if you are on a 4-year or 5-year deal, etc.
— if you purchased Options (the full version, new, not an Upgrade) in the five months before the end of December, then you receive a free renewal until the next December.


If you have any questions regarding the Annual Licence Fee, at any time, please email opt-licence@timetabler.com

Other software:

For similar information about the TimeTabler software, click here.

For similar information about the StaffCover software, click here.