How do I license Viewpoint?
I’m a company administrator for my company, how do I add / delete a user?
Important updates about Inform and Viewpoint licenses
Inform will be retired the weekend of March 20, 2021. Since the release of Viewpoint in November 2020, all registered Inform users have had access to Viewpoint at no additional cost. Upon retirement of Inform, Viewpoint will become our single site for all of the content you've come to expect from PwC Inform, in an intuitive and dynamic new platform.
The license model and fee structure for Viewpoint differs from that of Inform. These changes will take effect at your next normal Inform renewal date. For example, if your normal Inform renewal date was January 2021, you will continue paying Inform rates until your next renewal date of January 2022, after which the Viewpoint fee structure and rates will apply.
Prior to your next renewal date, you will need to choose which users want to continue their Viewpoint license. PwC clients should communicate this information to their PwC engagement partner. Others should use the “Submission Form” tab of the attached “Viewpoint License Submission Form” excel spreadsheet to submit the list of users to transition. If you have already submitted this information, those requests will be applied at your next renewal. If any changes are necessary to your original submission, please contact the US Licensing Team.
Disclosure Checklist users
Existing links to Inform content will be redirected to Viewpoint upon retirement. If you hold a license to Disclosure Checklist, you will still be able to access the links to technical content in Viewpoint until your next Inform renewal date. Thereafter, you must have a Viewpoint license to access technical content. Disclosure Checklist users that do not have a license to Viewpoint will still be able to use Disclosure Checklist, but they will not be able to access the links to technical content in Viewpoint.
How do I activate my Viewpoint license?
Upon release the weekend of November 23, 2020, registered Inform users received an email notification to activate their Viewpoint license from firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line was "It's time to activate your account on PwC's Viewpoint." If you did not activate Viewpoint then, you can access Viewpoint now using the link at the bottom of the activation email. Click on “request new activation link” to have a new license activation email sent to you. If you did not receive or cannot locate the activation email, please reach out to the US Licensing Team.
Pricing changes: Inform to Viewpoint
While most of our PwC-authored content will be available at no cost, registration will be required to access some content. In addition, users desiring access to 3rd party content (e.g., FASB, AICPA, IASB) are required by the regulators/providers to have a license for that content. See the “Free vs. Paid for Content” tab
under the “Viewpoint License Submission Form
” excel spreadsheet for details on the content types that are free and those that will require a paid license.
Inform paid licenses are based upon a “concurrent user” model. A concurrent user model is when multiple users can be registered to the same license; however, only one user can access the platform at a time.
Viewpoint uses an individual "banded" licensed model to allow for a personalized experience. In other words, only one user will be permitted to register per license. Current pricing is as follows:
Incremental price for content license per user
US GASB Only
UK GAAP Only
Subject to change. Pricing based on current exchange rates where applicable. *Includes IFRS and International Auditing Standards **Content incorporates relevant IFRS materials. Subscribers to this content must also license the Global/International territory site (please note that we will no longer be offering Australia and Netherlands content on Viewpoint).
Total license fees can be significantly impacted by the number and type of global licenses so you should carefully assess your license needs. Remember that you can still access all PwC content (excluding the SEC volume) without paying for a license by just registering as a user. To help you calculate the Viewpoint fees, see the “Viewpoint Fee Calculator” tab
of the “Viewpoint License Submission Form
” excel spreadsheet.