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(or Organization)

FME Form Fixed License

The license is fixed to a single machine and cannot be accessed by multiple users

This setup is perfect if you work in isolation, or are a small business with dedicated staff using FME Software

FME Form Floating License

Accessible via a license server on your network. The floating license server has a number of ’seats’ available, which people in your organisation occupy when they have FME Form open. When FME isn’t in use, the seat is returned to the pool so that other staff can access the software

Licenses can be shared among as many different users as needed. Add licenses to the pool by purchasing additional seats at any time making the solution very scalable

FME Flow

FME Flow is hosted on your own network infrastructure giving you complete control over its architecture and security. Licensed 3rd party extensions are possible and FME Flow includes a number of Windows-only file formats (if installed on Windows)

Perfect if you’re dealing with large datasets, FME Flow is ideally located near to the data you’ll be reading and writing

FME Flow vs. FME Flow Hosted Feature Comparison

FME Flow Hosted

FME Flow Hosted is the hosted deployment option for FME Flow.

Ideal for small organisations with little data on premise that want to leverage the power of FME Flow without complicating their IT infrastructure, nor have the resources or hardware to support the setup

With FME Flow Hosted you only manage the processes you have setup yourself. Easily scalable up or down, you pay for capacity only (not number of engines)

FME Flow vs. FME Flow Hosted Feature Comparison


How many engines do I need?

Locus recommends two-engines as a minimum however engine quantity is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Chat with our data specialists to ensure you are equipped with the exact number of engines for your data requirements.

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The number of engines you require will be dictated by the number of tasks that need to run simultaneously. Many users run large ETL tasks which occupy an engine and take hours to run. If you intend to use FME to run smaller, more ‘real-time’ tasks, you will need more engines to ensure that a user isn’t left waiting for their small task to process because a larger job is holding up the queue.

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