Software Escrow Specialists Since 1974

Software Escrow Specialists Since 1974

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What is a software escrow?

A software escrow is a contract that requires an escrow agent to keep physical possession of source code for a software product and release it to a licensed user, reseller or investor under specific circumstances specified in the escrow agreement.

Who needs a software escrow?

If you are a licensed user of a software product that requires maintenance, ongoing development, or customization, then keeping the product’s source code in escrow can protect you and the ability to perform any required maintenance.

Escrow for Developers and Investors

Software developers can require a source code escrow when working on software owned by someone else to assure continued access to the product’s source code. Financers of software products can use a software escrow to improve the quality of their collateral security.

Escrow Plans

Single User Plan

Ideal for:

Licensed users of highly customized software.

Signed by:

The licensor, licensed user and escrow agent.

How it works:

A copy of source code is held exclusively for that particular user.

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Multi User Plan

Ideal for:

Developers and distributors of packaged software.

Signed by:

The licensor and escrow agent only.

How it works:

The licensor designates users, and each of them enrolls under the agreement.

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Multi Supplier Plan

Ideal for:

Businesses with licenses from multiple software suppliers.

Signed by:

The licensed user and escrow agent.

How it works:

Each supplier adopts the master terms when they deliver the product.

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Investor Security Plan

Ideal for:

Investors who are funding new software development.

Signed by:

The investor, developer and escrow agent.

How it works:

It gives investors collateral security in case of a default under the lending agreement.

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Lincoln-Parry SoftEscrow is a world leading software escrow provider.

A World Leading Software Escrow

Lincoln-Parry SoftEscrow has over 40 years of experience protecting software products and source code for thousands of customers around the world. We take a neutral, professional position and are committed to providing secure storage of physical software materials on behalf of developers, investors, licensors, and licensed end users. Get started today by contacting our escrow specialists or requesting a sample agreement.