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About Altair and HyperWorks

Altair empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of information. Privately held with more than 1,400 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 20-year-plus track record of profitable growth and innovation, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries.

HyperWorks is an on-demand software platform that includes statistical, database, visualization and simulation software to help companies make better business decisions. HyperWorks uses a patented licensing technology allowing customers to transparently share licenses globally across a broad suite of applications. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.

What is the Altair Partner Alliance?

Altair’s HyperWorks platform has been opened to third-party applications, all of which are available to customers under one license using the revolutionary on-demand software licensing system. 36 leading partner companies have already joined the Altair Partner Alliance. Altair is effectively extending the HyperWorks Platform from 28 internally developed solutions to over 60 applications with the addition of new partner applications. Customers can invoke these third party applications at absolutely no incremental cost utilizing their existing HyperWorks licenses.

Altair plans to continue to add valuable third party software solutions to the HyperWorks platform that will empower innovation with comprehensive enterprise analytic tools.

The Altair Partner Alliance is unique, because it:

  • Allows customers access to third party applications which they can utilize without additional cost.
  • Provides customers an opportunity to reduce infrastructure and administrative costs
  • Gives customers the ability to evaluate and deploy innovative new software quickly without risk or incremental cost.
  • Provides partners who participate with a new channel for software distribution with shorter sales cycles due to established relationships and infrastructures.
  • Incorporates a new paradigm, where Altair shares software royalties with its partners based on actual customer usage reports

Altair continues to be a catalyst in the industry; providing the most flexible and innovative partner program.

What are the requirements to join the Altair Partner Alliance?

Altair HyperWorks customers holding a commercial lease license are eligible to use Altair Partner Alliance software provided they have…

  1. Signed the HyperWorks End User License Agreement
  2. HyperWorks version 10.0 or higher
  3. Installed the usage reporting tool
To inquire about your eligibility and gain access to the software downloads, please register on our application page. Click here to apply now!
Which ISV applications are included in the Altair Partner Alliance?

A growing list of independent software vendors (ISVs) have already joined the Altair Partner Alliance, visit our Partner Solution Page for the complete list of applications available through the APA.

Are the partner products identical to the standard versions from the partner company?

In general, the partner products included in the Altair Partner Alliance have the same functionality and features sets as their corresponding standard versions. The only significant difference is associated with enabling the partner products to operate under Altair’s licensing system.

Are partner products integrated with HyperWorks applications?

Many partner products are already integrated with HyperWorks applications. Altair encourages ISV partners to integrate closely with HyperWorks applications, but we do not require ISV partners to do extensive integrations as a prerequisite for joining this program.

How do I receive training and support for a partner solution?

Customers will receive technical product training and support from our Altair Partner Alliance partners. The partner is notified when a customer begins using their product through the APA. Training & support can be requested directly thought our website, www.altairalliance.com, email or by telephone.

Customers will also have access to all maintenance releases and major version upgrades to the enabled partner products.

How exactly does the Altair licensing system work?

Altair customers purchase an annual subscription license for pool of HyperWorks Units (HWUs). These units are like currency - each HyperWorks application draws a specific quantity of HWUs when a user invokes the HyperWorks product, and returns the HWUs back to the pool when the HyperWorks application is closed. Customers can concurrently use as many products from the HyperWorks suite as they desire, until the total quantity of units in the pool are exceeded.

Under the Altair Partner Alliance, Altair is now expanding the HyperWorks suite by including third-party products. The customers who participate in the program can use their existing pool of HWUs for both HyperWorks and participating partner products.

How can a software company join this program?

Organizations who develop and market commercial software applications may apply to become a partner in the APA by filling out a form: www.altairalliance.com/OpportunitiesForm

Altair envisions having an very open partner network which will include ISV companies who have products which are competitive to the products Altair develops internally.

Still have more Questions?

If you have additional questions, please contact apasupport@altair.com and someone from our Global Partner Team will get back with you promptly.

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