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ABP Commercial is a set of premium modules, tools, themes and services built on top of the open source ABP framework. ABP Commercial is being developed and supported by the same team behind the ABP framework.
ABP framework is a modular, themeable, micro-service compatible application development framework for ASP.NET Core. It provides a complete architecture and a strong infrastructure to make you focusing on your own business code rather than repeating yourself for every new project. It is based on software development best practices and popular tools you already know.
ABP framework is completely free, open source and community-driven. It also provides a free theme and some pre-built modules (e.g. identity management and tenant management).
ABP Commercial adds the following benefits on top of the ABP framework;
Visit the following link, for more information https://docs.abp.io/en/commercial/latest/abp-framework-vs-abp-commercial
Once you purchase an ABP Commercial license, you will be able to create unlimited solutions like described in the Getting Started document.
When you create a new application, you get a Visual Studio solution (a startup template) based on your preferences. The downloaded solution has commercial modules and themes already installed and configured for you. You can remove a pre-installed module or add another module if you like. All modules and themes are used a NuGet/NPM packages by default.
The downloaded solution is well architected and documented. You can start to develop your own business code based on it following the tutorials
You can try the demo to see a sample application created using the ABP Commercial startup template.
There is no limit to create an ABP project. You can create as many project as you want, develop and upload them to different servers.
ABP Commercial licenses are per developer. Different license types have different developer limits. However, you can add more developers to any license type whenever you need. See the prices page for license types, developer limits and additional developer costs.
You can always add new developers in your same license type. See also "How many developers can work on the ABP Commercial?". You can also upgrade to a higher license by paying the calculated price difference. When you upgrade to a higher license plan, you get the benefits of the new plan, but the license upgrade does not change the license expiry date.
Extending: By extending/renewing your license, you will continue to get premium support and get major updates for the modules and themes. Besides, you will be able to continue creating new projects. And you will still be able to use ABP Suite which speeds up your development.
The renewal (extend) rate of all ABP Commercial perpetual licenses is 80% of the license list price. The renewal price of the standard Team License is $1,599, standard Business License is $3,999 and standard Enterprise License is $5,599. If you are already a customer, log into your account to review the available renewal pricing.
You can renew your license by navigating to the organization management page. In order to take advantage of our discounted Early Renewal rates, make sure you renew before your license expires. Don't worry about not knowing when your Early Renewal opportunity closes, however. You'll receive 2 reminder e-mails before your subscription expires. We'll send them at 30 days, 7 days before expiration.
Depends on the license type you've purchased:
Including the source code of a module to your solution gives you the maximum freedom to customize that module. However, then it will not be possible to automatically upgrade the module when a new version is released.
None of the licenses include the ABP Suite source code, which is an external tool that generates code for you and assist to your development.
See the pricing page for other differences between the license types.
In addition to add new developers to your license, you can also change the existing developers (you can remove a developer and add a new one to the same seat) without any additional cost.
ABP Commercial license type is perpetual license. After your license expires, you can continue developing your project. And you are not obliged to renew your license. Your license comes with a one-year Updates and Support plan out of the box. To continue to receive new features, performance enhancements, bug fixes, support and continue to use ABP Suite, make sure to renew your plan each year. When your license expires, you will not be able to get more of the following benefits;
You can renew your subscription if you want to continue to get these benefits. There is a 20% discount when you renew your subscription.
For now, ABP Commercial doesn't have a trial plan. For the Team licenses we provide 30 days money back guarantee. You can just request a refund in the first 30 days. For the Business and Enterprise licenses, we provide 60% refund in 30 days. This is because Business and Enterprise licenses include the full source code of all the modules and the themes.
When you create a new application using ABP Commercial, all the modules and the theme are used as NuGet and NPM packages. So, you can easily upgrade the packages when a new version is available.
In addition to the standard NuGet/NPM upgrades, ABP CLI provides an update command that automatically finds and upgrades all ABP related packages in your solution.
ABP Framework itself is database agnostic and can work with any database provider by its nature. See the data access document for a list of currently implemented providers.
ABP Framework itself is UI framework agnostic and can work with any UI framework. However, startup templates, module UIs and themes were not implemented for all UI frameworks. See the getting started document for the up-to-date list of UI options.
One of the major goals of the ABP framework is to provide a convenient infrastructure to create micro-service solutions. See the micro-service architecture document to understand how it helps to create micro-service systems.
All the ABP Commercial modules are designed to support micro-service deployment scenarios (with its own API and database) by following the module development best practices document.
We provide a sample micro-service demo solutionthat demonstrates a micro-service architecture implementation to help you to create your own solution.
So, the short answer is "yes, it supports micro-service architecture".
However, a micro-service system is a solution and every solution will have different requirements, network topology, communication scenarios, authentication possibilities, database separation/sharing decisions, runtime configurations, 3rd party system integrations and many more.
The ABP Framework and the ABP Commercial provides infrastructure for micro-service scenarios, micro-service compatible modules, samples and documentation to help you to build your own solution. But don't expect to directly download your dream solution pre-built for you. You will need to understand it and bring some parts together based on your requirements.
You can download the source code of all ABP modules, Angular packages and themes via ABP Suite or ABP CLI. See How to download source-code?
We specifically permit 2 computers per individual/licensed developer. Whenever there is a need for a developer to develop ABP Commercial products on a third machine, an e-mail should be sent to [email protected] explaining the situation and we will then make the appropriate allocation in our system.
You can request a refund within 30 days of your license purchase. The Business and Enterprise license types have source-code download option, therefore refunds are not available for the Business and Enterprise (and any licenses that include a right to receive source-code). In addition, no refunds are made for renewals and second license purchases.
If you made the payment using 2Checkout, you can refund VAT via your 2Checkout account:
There are 2 payment gateways for purchasing a license: PayU and 2Checkout. If you purchase your license through 2Checkout gateway, it sends the PDF invoice to your email address, see 2Checkout invoicing. If you purchase through the PayU gateway or via bank wire transfer, we will prepare and send your invoice. You can request your invoice from the organization management page.