Summary: “… One of our key contacts recommended RLM since they were using it already. We have been very happy with our experience to-date, and would highly recommend RLM to any small start-up such as ours that wants to focus on what makes you great and leave license management to the pros.”
Cardiovascular Simulation, Inc.
The mission of Cardiovascular Simulation, Inc. (CSI) is to be the world-leader in software for cardiovascular applications including medical device design, biomedical research, and virtual surgical planning tools for therapeutic interventions. The company is a very small startup located in Mountain View, California, working in facilities provided by the Fogarty Institute of Innovation.
Cardiovascular Simulation, Inc.’s flagship software solution cvSimTM is a software application for patient-specific cardiovascular modeling and simulation. Based on technology originally developed at Stanford University, it enables users to create cardiovascular models from medical imaging data for quantification and blood flow simulation. Please visit our website (www.cvsim.com) for more information.
The selection of RLM was based on both philosophical and practical considerations. From a philosophical standpoint, the value-add of the CSI team is our extensive knowledge of cardiovascular modeling and simulation methodology. Therefore, whenever possible, we rely on cost-effective commercial libraries and open-source software for non-core technology such as license management.
From a practical standpoint, we needed a license management solution that was easy to implement, cross-platform (Windows & Linux), and cost-effective for a bootstrapping small start-up. Another particularly important consideration for us was that our software embeds several other commercial kernels that require a per-seat royalty fee so robust license management was critically important. We discovered Reprise by tapping into our network. One of our key contacts recommended RLM since they were using it already. We have been very happy with our experience to-date, and would highly recommend RLM to any small start-up such as ours that wants to focus on what makes you great and leave license management to the pros.