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Changes in Aspire Licensing

We would like to announce that Aspire Community has been deprecated and is no longer available to the public. Since Accenture acquired Search Technologies, the pricing structure and licensing system have been updated. Therefore, moving to newer Aspire versions (learn more about our latest Aspire 3.2 release) or using new components will require an engagement with our Sales Team

This change does not impact existing customers, who may continue to use their current environments to which they have been accustomed. Existing users of Aspire Community can continue to use the software on their current version with no restrictions. However, access to the Search Technologies’ Maven repository will be removed so these customers will be unable to upgrade their software (or download new copies from Maven) unless they purchase Aspire Basic. Exceptions may be made for past or existing customers on a case-by-case basis.

The new versions of Aspire will include: 

  • Aspire Basic: a paid version that will contain all of our former “free” Community and Enterprise connectors: File System, RDBMS, Aspire Web Crawler, FTP, and RSS. It will also contain all of our publishers. Users of Aspire Basic are restricted (via licensing) to systems that contain less than 1 million documents.
  • Aspire Enterprise: a paid version that has all the connectors included the Basic version, but can scale for extremely large amounts of content (unlimited number of documents).

As before, premium connectors like, Salesforce, Confluence, SharePoint, etc. are available for either version of Aspire for an additional charge. Also, the CIFS connector has been added to the premium connectors list for future new users. Current users of the CIFS connector are not affected (although current users will no longer have access to the Maven repository to download updates unless they purchase Aspire Basic or are granted an exception).

If you have any questions, please contact us.

The Aspire Team