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ENG Softcrow2018-09-07T13:00:58+00:00

Why Escrow by Softcrow?

This is how we distinguish ourselves from other escrow providers

Security in the Cloud: CloudSecure

Because in business-critical Cloud applications an Escrow arrangement is not always enough

Softcrow Secure Dashboard

Your personal dashboard with which you can monitor what we do for you.

Available from Q4 2018

Our clients are satisfied

But don’t believe us, read it yourself:

“Our customers (insurers and pension funds) are in the financial sector and this sector has strict supervision. Ensuring continuity is one of the aspects that must be well organized. Even if something unexpected should happen to us. Keylane also considers safety and continuity a priority and we have therefore opted for Softcrow. The storage of our source code is protected with measures such as Encryption, VPN and SFTP. Softcrow has shown that they respond alertly and adequately and are willing to think along with us and our customer group.

Paul Weghorst, Keylane

“When we, as MainPlus, went to market with our Cloud solution, we knew that our customers (red: Housing Associations, Pension Funds, Insurers) would require us to demonstrate that we have ensured the continuity of our Cloud service. An ordinary Escrow arrangement would not have been an adequate answer in our case. Softcrow has shown that the CloudSecure solution not only guarantees the continuity of our services to our customers, but that we also see our company assets protected. “CloudSecure is a new and unique service in that respect. Even when we switched to a new platform, Softcrow adjusted their services accordingly. We are very satisfied.

Michel Amptmeijer, MainPlus

“Softcrow made us think about a” real “continuity solution in the Cloud, which we have now arranged well for our company and for our customers. Being in the healthcare business Safety and Security are of vital importance. A regular escrow arrangement as a placebo for a SaaS solution, is not what you want. We have arranged well for both our customers and our company. We did not know that this type of arrangement existed, but it fits exactly the needs of both our customers and our own.

Han Laarhuis, InfinitCare

“Our SaaS solution supports mission-critical processes for our customers. Our customers are “high-end logistics companies. You have to think of companies such as Schiphol and the Port of Rotterdam Authority. In these types of organizations, a day without access to your IT systems can have devastating consequences. With Softcrow we have developed a scheme that fits exactly with the demands of our customers and connects to the quality that we want to convey as an organization: Continuity, whatever happens! ”

Marco Huijsman, Cofano

Clear rates

An optimal choice for everyone

PHYISCAL ESCROW

€ 1250,-

Annual costs
Setup costs € 950,-

Included:
SourceCode Deposit
4 Deposits
Storage in S120-DIS Vault

Optional:
Extra deposit: € 65,-
Verification: € 2600,-
Escrow Assured 

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ONLINE ESCROW

€ 1250,-

Annual costs.
Setup costs € 950,-

Included:
SourceCode Deposit
Unlimited number of deposits*
Storage in SecureStorage
Automated tools for Linux/Unix
Setup Support

Optional:
€98 per year for each block:
Storage 25GB and/or
Traffic 100GB  p/month
Verification: € 2600,-
Escrow Assured

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SAAS ESCROW

€ 1960,-

Annual costs.
Setup costs € 950,-

Included:
Deposits of:
SourceCode, Data and
Description of SaaS Infrastructure
Unlimited number of deposits*
Storage in SecureStorage
Automated tools for Linux/Unix
Setup Support

Optional:
€98 per year for each block:
Storage 25GB and/or
Traffic 100GB  p/month
Verification: € 2600,-
Escrow Assured

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F.A.Q.

about Escrow by Softcrow

The definition in the Oxford Dictionary is as follows: A bond, deed, or other document kept in the custody of a third party and taking effect only when a specified condition has been fulfilled.

This is also applicable for Source Code Escrow. We keep the Source Code (or other materials that are relevant) in custody, until conditions as specified in the escrow agreement (such as bankruptcy of the software supplier) have been fulfilled.

The purpose of the Escrow Agreement is to guarantee the future use of the software for the Licensee (hereinafter: User). Under certain conditions, the source code of the software is made available to the User, so that he can maintain it for his own use.

Software is generally not sold to the User, but he receives a license. However, this license relates to the use of the runtime (machine version) of the software. To adapt or expand the software, the so-called Source Code is required. This is the code, written in a programming language, which is readable and maintainable for the programmer.

Because the Source Code is often the Intellectual Property of the Software Supplier (and thus represents its future income), a Software Supplier is usually unwilling to give the source code to the User. As a rule, however, the Supplier is prepared to deposit the Source code with an independent third party (Softcrow). By signing the Escrow Agreement, the supplier grants the User a right to use the source code if Softcrow makes it available under the conditions of the Escrow Agreement. The Intellectual Property Rights on the software remain with the Supplier at all times.

An Escrow arrangement from Softcrow ensures that you can continue your automated business operations if your supplier can no longer meet his obligations. When it comes to the use of Cloud Software (SaaS), we also have arrangements that ensure that the Cloud service remains available undisturbed.

As a supplier of software, you know that your customers often demand security and continuity. Sometimes this need is motivated by a risk analysis, sometimes the need arises from a standard approach of Purchasing and sometimes it is a requirement of Supervisors. With an Escrow agreement from Softcrow you eliminate the most important risks for your (potential) and you have a direct and concrete answer to their demands.

For business-critical Cloud software, an ordinary Escrow arrangement is not sufficient. What use is there in having a copy of the Source code of the Cloud solution when your data is no longer available, and if you have no idea what the Cloud Infrastructure looks like that is needed to make the Cloud solution operational?

Softcrow therefore offers other solutions for Cloud software, which offer more security. Even undisturbed continuity of the Cloud service is possible.

No. We do not believe in that.
Although the existence of “standard” Escrow agreements suggests otherwise, there is seldom a “standard” situation. Think of questions such as: Under what circumstances does a supplier want the source code to be issued? What is the continuity requirement of the software user? Is it Cloud software or on-premise software? Is the software standard or customized software? What measures (backups, mirrors) are already in place which can influence an Escrow arrangement? Does the software supplier also wants to protect his business assets (such as Intellectual Property?) In short: every supplier and user deserves our personal attention. All interests need to be listed and weighed in order to arrive at a solution that is meaningful for all parties. That is why we would rather help you personally.

The cost allocation is determined between the parties in consultation. Any distribution is possible. The following distributions are the most common: the supplier pays all costs / the licensee pays all costs / the supplier pays the initial costs and the licensee the annual costs / or each pays half of the costs. We welcome any other distribution that fits your company needs.

Softcrow has tailored agreements for the following situations:

  • (on-premise) software;
  • ASP/SaaS/Cloud software;
  • embedded software;
  • hardware/electronics.

The starting point is that the source code that we have in store corresponds to the version that is in use by the user(s) of the software. It is therefore sensible to change the depot with every (material) change in the software. With our online Escrow schemes, a depot can be uploaded 24/7 with any desired frequency and multiple versions can be saved.

Our clients

A small selection of our world wide clients

Our agreements

Are you curious about our agreements? You can download it below.

ESCROW 3 PARTY

Escrow agreement for software under Dutch law

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COLLECTIVE ESCROW

Collective Escrow agreement for software under Dutch law

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SAAS ESCROW 3 PARTY

SaaS Escrow agreement for software under Dutch law

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COLLECTIVE SAAS ESCROW

Collective SaaS Escrow agreement for software under Dutch law

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