Perpetual licensing

The industry is moving away from perpetual licensing, since software can quickly become obsolete as technology changes. We are nonetheless pleased to still offer our customers the option for GWB12.

Please note that subsequent to GWB12, releases will be upgraded continuously rather than biannually and hence not available for perpetual licensing.


GWB12 perpetual

You may purchase a perpetual license for the Professional, Standard, or Essentials version.

A perpetual license:

  • Costs more up front
  • Will become obsolete and require upgrading
  • Can complicate budgeting
  • May not meet changing needs
GWB Professional $8399
GWB Standard $4199
GWB Essentials $2099

Before selecting a perpetual license, we encourage you to consider whether a multi-year pre-paid subscription might better meet your needs.


Upgrade to a GWB12 perpetual license

If you have a perpetual license to GWB11 or earlier, you can still upgrade to a GWB12 perpetual license.


  From GWB11 From GWB10 GWB9 or earlier*
GWB12 Professional $2519 $5039 $7559
GWB12 Standard $1259 $2519 $3779
GWB12 Essentials $629 $1259 $1889

*GWB9 and earlier are no longer supported.


Please note that you can upgrade a perpetual license to a GWB subscription. Not only will you never pay for an upgrade again, but you will receive a kick-off period of up to two years for free!


Ordering and distribution

When you're ready to order, you may purchase online or contact our sales staff directly. We are pleased to accept your purchase order. Request a quote to lock in pricing for 45 days.

The Geochemist's Workbench® Release 12 is distributed by electronic download and installs on computers running Microsoft Windows 10, 8.1 & 8, and 7 (tips for Mac users).

The GWB User's Guides are supplied in pdf format with each order. You may order convenient hardcopy documentation sets for a small fee.