Application-oriented licensing

Today’s automation solutions must overcome a vast range of challenges. That calls for high-performance software – as efficient, flexible and reliable as possible, both now and in the future. Choosing the right license for your own application will keep your software cost-effectively up to date.

The constant development of SIMATIC software makes sure that all automation components are integrated at the latest levels.
Get yourself informed about topics like Software Update Service, types of licenses, Online Software Delivery and the administration of your licenses by using the  Automation License Manager.

The STEP 7 Professional V15.1 licenses at a glance

  • The Engineering Software is delivered with a floating license which allows you to install the software on as many computers as you like. For each license, one user can use the software no matter what computer they’re on, or where they’re working. The number of licenses determines the number of computers the software can be used on at one time.

  • Configurations with STEP 7 Professional V11-14 can be updated to V15.1 by purchasing an Upgrade Package

  • Owners of a V15 license can update their program version to V15.1 free of charge

  • To upgrade a STEP 7 Basic V15.1 license to STEP 7 Professional V15.1 you need a powerpack

  • When upgrading from STEP7 V5.x  you receive a Combo license. Combo Licenses allow engineering on both platforms STEP 7 V 5.x and STEP 7 V15.1


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SIMATIC STEP 7 Professional V15.1

SIMATIC STEP 7 Professional V15.1 Upgrades


Transition packages with special conditions

Software Update Service contracts (SUS)

Any questions?

Visit the FAQ section inside the Online Support to get more information about STEP 7 Professional  licenses