Every DASH installation starts with the Core Licence, which comprises
all data collection and reporting functions for interviewer-mediated
surveys. The Web Licence and Telephony Licence are optional but
permanent add-ons, and the Tablet Licence is a flexible option
assessed only for periods in which it is used.
Core, Web and Telephony Licences Are Purchased
DASH licences are available to companies for installation on their own
server(s). No hosted option is available.
DASH licences are available only for purchase except for the tablet app, which is licenced on a usage
All licences are costed and invoiced in Canadian dollars.
Licences are User-Based
Each person accessing DASH for any purpose is a "user". This
includes data entry clerks, CATI interviewers, supervisors,
programmers, and client service staff.
Each DASH licence stipulates the maximum number of users that may
access DASH at any time.
Each type of licence has a minimum number of users; for the Core
Licence, this minimum is 1, for the Web Licence it is
250, for the Telephony Licence it is 10, and for the Tablet Licence it is 1.
Any number of users may be added above each minimum licence in any increments; there are no fixed levels or ranges for expansion.
Multi-User Licences are "Floating"
The DASH Core Licence and Telephony Licence are not tied to
specific stations or locations. Access is granted dynamically to
users at any station/location.
Users may be local and/or remote in any combination.
Licences are Company-Wide
All users in a company are covered by a single licence.
The single licence covers centralized and decentralized
operations, single-server and multiple-server installations, and
also single and multiple sites.
Wholly-owned subsidiaries are eligible to be included in the same
licence but not outsourcing partners.
Licence Ownership has Rules
When a company with a DASH licence is totally acquired by another
company, licence ownership passes to the acquiring company.
No company may sell or otherwise transfer its DASH licence to
DASH is copyrighted. Each licence-holder is responsible for
ensuring that this copyright is respected and and that no illegal
copies are made.