Our software escrow services minimise risk, they provide insurance and peace of mind to both software developers and software users.
As software becomes more complex, businesses are increasingly reliant on third-party software developers to build, test, deploy and manage their software.
Placing such an important business resource in the hands of a single supplier carries some risk, even if both parties enjoy an excellent working relationship. Software developers need to protect their intellectual property, but end users need to ensure business continuity.
Our software becomes the core operational platform for our clients conducting their international trade or export business around the globe. We are, however, just a UK based SME company; Intellect’s Escrow Service provides our prospective clients with the additional confidence to commit to our software for the long term, despite our size.”
Alistair Hardie, Managing Director, ManSys Limited – March 2012
The source code of a piece of software reveals exactly how the software works - and can include trade secrets. In normal circumstances, software developers are unwilling to provide the source code of software they have developed. Software escrow is insurance which provides access to the source code in clearly defined circumstances. It allows the end user to carry on using and maintaining the software without interruptions if things go wrong.
Software escrow reduces risk for software developers and users alike.
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For software developers: