Microsoft rent software over time also known as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).
SolarWinds Mail Assure software, for example, aligns cost to use based on accesses, speed, capacity or data.
Microsoft link cost to the number of users or devices connected to the software.
Microsoft link cost to the size of the server enabling smaller companies to pay less when they start out with rising costs as the business grows.
Floating User Model
Companies pay for the number of users accessing at any one time, for example, engineering software like CAD could have two licenses that can be shared between staff. However, only two users may access the software at any
Similarly to the infrastructure model, Zoom costs are linked to company size or revenue, again enabling smaller companies to pay less now and scale up later.