Catalyst Manufacturing® can be purchased by submitting a completed Order Form.
The pricing for Catalyst Manufacturing® is based on the number of concurrent client seats on a licensed server. To calculate the total purchase cost, add the base price to the cost per client seat multiplied by the desired number of seats. Add $500 to include the QuickBooks Link - an optional accounting interface to QuickBooks®.
For a comparison of the product features included in each edition, please refer to the Product Feature Comparison. The prices below reflect a one-time up-front fee - there are no recurring monthly subscription fees. A renewal fee of the annual maintenance plan applies to continue to receive product updates and support. The prices below apply to non-localized versions of the product only. Prices are stated in U.S. dollars and are subject to change.
Included Software: The editions of the software that include SQL Server® database files do not include the SQL Server® software or license. The SQL Server Express® Edition is available for free and is sufficient for most applications. In addition, the software includes Microsoft Access® database files, but not the Microsoft Access® or Office® application or license. In lieu of the Access® license, the Access® Runtime is available for free download. A licensed copy of Access®, however, is required to make any database modifications in Catalyst.
Maintenance and Support: Free product updates, email support, and discounted service rates are included in the purchase price for the first year. Thereafter, you may extend the support plan by purchasing an annual maintenance plan from Manufacturing Advisors.
Product Upgrades: Companies may upgrade from the Basic Edition to the Full Edition or from the Microsoft Access back-end database to the SQL Server back-end database at any time after the original purchase by paying the incremental price difference between the two systems. Additional client seats can be purchased at the applicable client seat rate.
INSTALLATION TERMS: Catalyst Manufacturing® is licensed to a business entity by physical site location on a server basis. Please read the Software License Agreement for a complete reference to the terms and conditions. An activation code is issued to a company based on their product registration for the server on which the back-end database resides. A replacement activation code is necessary if the back-end database is placed on a different server. Additional fees apply for activation codes needed to operate on more than one server at the same time. In addition, a new license is required to operate separate back-end databases independently at more than one site location. The client seats are based on the number of concurrent users i.e. the maximum number of users that can be logged into the system at the same time.