Purchase

Free Trial Before Purchase

If you are investigating the purchase of PF Chrom for the first time, we would strongly encourage you to download the free 30-day trial license before buying the product. The trial furnishes you a full version of PF Chrom for this one-month period.

Purchase Recommendations

For most users, an annual personal subscription is probably the best value since it requires the least initial cost, and offers unlimited updates, including any major new release, during the term of the subscription. It also offers the cloud-based licensing allowing you to install and run the program on your all of your own machines.

Group (site) licenses are only offered by subscription.

Perpetual licenses are also available for individual users, and these never expire, but these have a higher initial cost, and require separate paid updates for major version upgrades.

Personal Subscription

A personal subscription furnishes YOU, AS a single user, a license for installing PF Chrom on one or more of your personal and/or business machines. A single user subscription includes:
  • 64-bit Windows version of PF Chrom v5
  • Free upgrades, updates and fixes during the term of your subscription, including upgrades to any major new release
  • Restricted to a single user, but you may install and run the software on multiple personal computers using optional cloud-based licensing*
  • Automatic renewal without need for re-installation or re-activation
  • Free email-based technical support

*Cloud Licensing for Personal Subscriptions

Personal subscription users have the option of enabling cloud-based licensing. If this option is enabled, your single user license is “checked-out” when the program is started, and “checked-in” when the program is closed. This allows you to run PF Chrom on different work, laptop, and home machines, although only you are licensed to use the software, and only one machine may run the program at any given time. To use this feature, all of your machines must have active internet connections in order to check the license in and out of the cloud.

PF Chrom Requirements

Windows 10 or Windows Server 2016 or higher (64-bit only)
English language
HD graphics (1920×1080) or higher
Internet connection for online help and license validation
8 Gb memory or higher recommended
CPU 4-core or higher recommended
4K and/or multiple HD monitors supported

One Subscription : $449 ($499/subscription)
Two Subscriptions : $699 ($349.50/subscription)
Three Subscriptions : $999 ($333.00/subscription)
Four Subscriptions : $1299 ($324.75/subscription)
Five Subscriptions : $1599 ($319.80/subscription)

The volume discounts above only apply when multiple subscriptions are ordered as a single cart item. If you order three subscriptions, you will receive three separate personal subscription activation codes.

Group Subscription

A group subscription furnishes multiple users a license for installing PF Chrom on an unlimited number of a corporate or academic computers and as many of these machines can concurrently run the software as specified by the simultaneous user count specification for the license. A group subscription includes:
  • 64-bit Windows version of PF Chrom v5 which can be installed on as many machines as you wish
  • Simultaneously running the software on multiple machines up to the the count of machines specified in the license
  • Free upgrades, updates and fixes during the term of your subscription, including upgrades to any major new release
  • Cloud based licensing*
  • Automatic renewal without need for re-installation or re-activation
  • Free email based technical support

*Cloud Licensing for Group Subscriptions

The users in a group subscription use cloud-based licensing by default. One of the seats in the license is “checked-out” when the program is started on any given machine, assuming the maximum count of simultaneous users is not present. The program is “checked-in” when the program is closed, allowing another user to access the available seat. For critical use scenarios, a user can disable cloud-based licensing reserving that license seat exclusively for a specific machine until such time the user reenables cloud licensing on that machine. Except for this instance where a license is locked to a specific machine by disabling the cloud licensing, all machines must have active internet connections in order to check the licenses in and out of the cloud. Note also that while you can install a group subscription on as many machines as you wish, you will need to have an open activation slot available at the time you first install the product on a given machine in order for the activation code to be accepted and stored on that machine.

PF Chrom Requirements

Windows 10 or Windows Server 2016 or higher (64-bit only)
English language
HD graphics (1920×1080) or higher
Internet connection
8 Gb memory or higher recommended
CPU 4-core or higher recommended
4K and/or multiple HD monitors supported

Two Simultaneous Users : $699 ($349.50/seat)
Three Simultaneous Users : $999 ($333.00/seat)
Four Simultaneous Users : $1299 ($324.75/seat)
Five Simultaneous Users : $1599 ($319.80/seat)
Ten Simultaneous Users : $2499 ($249.90/seat)
Fifteen Simultaneous Users : $3498 ($233.20/seat)
Twenty Simultaneous Users : $4499 ($224.95/seat)

If you order a group subscription, you will receive one multiple user license activation code.

Perpetual Personal License

A perpetual license furnishes a single user a license for installing PF Chrom on one personal machine. The license does not expire, but free upgrades will be limited to PF Chrom major version 5. An update will have to be purchased for version 6 and above.

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  • 64-bit Windows version of PF Chrom v5
  • Free upgrades, updates and fixes during the term of v5.x releases; higher version major new releases are not included
  • Restricted to a single user, but you may install and run the software on multiple personal computers using optional cloud-based licensing*
  • Free email-based technical support for period where version 5.x releases are being sold

*Cloud Licensing for Perpetual Personal Licenses

Perpetual personal license users have the option of enabling cloud-based licensing. If this option is enabled, your single user license is “checked-out” when the program is started, and “checked-in” when the program is closed. This allows you to run PF Chrom on different work, laptop, and home machines, although only you are licensed to use the software, and only one machine may run the program at any given time. To use this feature, all of your machines must have active internet connections in order to check the license in and out of the cloud.

PF Chrom Requirements

Windows 10 or Windows Server 2016 or higher (64-bit only)
English language
HD graphics (1920×1080) or higher
Internet connection for online help and license validation
8 Gb memory or higher recommended
CPU 4-core or higher recommended
4K and/or multiple HD monitors supported

One Perpetual License : $1299 ($1299/license)
Two Perpetual Licenses : $1998 ($999/license)
Three Perpetual Licenses : $2697 ($899/license)
Four Perpetual Licenses : $3196 ($799/license)
Five Perpetual Licenses : $3495 ($699/license)

The volume discounts above only apply when multiple perpetual licenses are ordered as a single cart item. If you order three perpetual licenses, you will receive three separate perpetual activation codes.

Academic Institutions

At present, PF Chrom offers no specific academic pricing, but if you are a professor or graduate student, please read on.

University Classes in Chromatography

If you are teaching a course in Chromatography that includes chromatographic analysis with nonlinear peak fitting, please send an email to ron@aistsw.com with the specifics of your class. It should be possible to arrange a free permanent license for you as the professor of such a class, and a free subscription license for your students which covers the term of your course.

University Research in Chromatography

If you are a professor, post-doc, or grad student, and you wish to incorporate chromatographic peak modeling in your publication-level research, please send a email to ron@aistsw.com with the specifics of your research. It should be possible to arrange a free license for the term of your research.