Home Brew replaced by RLM at Live2D.
As a small developer of graphics software, we were looking for a way to securely distribute our software globally. Our first option in 2013 was to develop our own “home brew” license management system.
We wanted to protect our product in a way that was robust yet fair to our customers. However, developing such a protection system could drain too many resources that could have been used to improve our product. Even if we managed to develop a decent license management system, it would have required further development effort. We would still have to handle maintenance, patching holes, and developing a user interface that could be used across our organization.
We started looking for a turnkey software licensing solution from an experienced company. After speaking with multiple potential vendors, RLM stood out for many reasons. The professional support and advice we received from Reprise addressing both technical and commercial issues was Reprise’s most notable advantage. For example, Reprise asked us which parts of our product we truly wanted to protect. We then realized that we were trying to address every possible scenario, however unlikely. This question led us to focus on what was really important to our business and to avoid pitfalls.
After four years, RLM has become an integral part of our business and will continue to be in the future.