From Customer Stories

Announcements of RLM customers.

HighQSoft Moves to RLM

HighQSoft Moves to RLM and Introduces Licensing.

Previously, at HighQSoft, (server-side) software solutions were either distributed without Highqsoft Moves to RLMlicensing for trusted customers or with hard-coded user limits. Although this resulted in wide utilization of the software, it also risked a potential loss of revenue. While upgrading the products to include new and market relevant features, the decision was also made to introduce licensing.

Protecting the products and thereby increasing sales were only part of the idea. HighQSoft’s OEM customers demanded a transparent licensing process for them to adhere to internal purchase and compliance requirements. “Introducing a transparent license management solution was not only a benefit to us as a company but was also welcomed by our clients,” according to Dr. Ralf Nörenberg, HighQSoft’s Assistant Director.  As another benefit, the confidence to introduce the products to emerging markets , e.g. Asia was strengthened.

Introducing RLM licensing into HighQSoft’s products was quite seamless but also had its challenges due to server-side aspects and target environments of customers usually being cut off from their intranet. Licensing has improved the relationship with customers as well as increased their general satisfaction. The utilization of RLM through Activation Pro works well and is frequently updated by Reprise.

About HighQSoft

For over 25 years, HighQSoft GmbH is an independent and premium partner for the development of measurement data management systems. For our clients, who mostly are from the automotive industries and adjacent branches, we develop complex infrastructure solutions to manage generated test data from engine test stands, wind tunnels, crash test and even self-driving vehicles.

Our leading products are utilized world-wide to be the backbone of quality assurance to have vehicle innovations become high quality series products. We are specialized in the development of software server applications to preprocess, store and manage, access and analyze measurement or test data. Next to distributing our software products, we offer a variety of IT consultancy to our customers in the main markets of Germany, USA and Japan.

Our customers value our consequent focus on the domain of Technical Computing (CAD).

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Engineering Technology Associates (ETA) Upgrades to the Reprise License Manager (RLM)

ETA switches to RLM

ETA switches to RLM

ETA had used an in-house proprietary license solution for many years. With a growing customer base and increasing complexity of its product portfolio, there is new demand for a more flexible and more reliable license system.

After evaluating several licensing products, ETA found that RLM met all of its requirements:

  • Cross platform (Windows, LINUX/UNIX and Mac OS)
  • Advanced network license server (failover, roaming and token)
  • Convenient tool for users to manage the license server
  • Flexible license policy to fit various users

The integration of RLM into ETA’s software products went smoothly. With an extensive API and a very responsive support team, ETA streamlined its licensing system with RLM quickly and easily. Several helpful new licensing features were added to ETA’s newest releases using RLM’s enriched functions.

About ETA

Advanced product development engineers working as structural analysts for the world’s largest automotive manufacturers established Engineering Technology Associates, Inc. (ETA) in 1983. ETA’s expertise in the areas of vehicle durability, NVH, metal forming, crashworthiness, occupant safety and product design have provided an intimate knowledge of the challenges and needs of the product development engineer. Proactive in the creation and implementation of new analysis methods and solutions, ETA is also the developer of the Inventium Suite, PreSys, VPG and DYNAFORM software solutions.

Help for RLM license administration

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TraceTronic Upgrades to The Reprise License Manager (RLM)

TraceTronic Upgrades to The Reprise License ManagerAfter years of using a proprietary, dongle-based in-house solution, there was demand for a more professional solution at TraceTronic.  The existing solution provided insufficient scalability because of an expanding customer base and an increasing license count.  A reliable solution was needed to support floating license scenarios also.

After evaluating various software licensing products, TraceTronic opted for the Reprise License Manager (RLM), which satisfies these requirements and provides an extensive API. Now TraceTronic applications can be extended to support even complex license configurations while offering improved usage feedback and control for users.

TraceTronic connected RLM through Python using C and developed a graphical license management utility on top of it. With the utility, users can dynamically switch between roaming, floating and host-based license modes. Additionally, the utility can display details about license availability, expiry date and much more.

The integration worked seamlessly, especially the mapping from product options to customer-specific license options. The installation of the license server was achieved to our full satisfaction at our most demanding customer sites.

About TraceTronic

TraceTronic makes your ECU work smart and save. As a professional and experienced provider of complete solutions for development and validation of ECUs, we consider the big picture as a perfect interplay of highly specialized solutions with attention to detail. At TraceTronic, therefore domain experts interact with each other, bringing together function development and calibration of ECU software, development of test systems, test and validation of ECU software and software development. With the test automation software ECU-TEST and the analysis software TRACE-CHECK, we offer our customers powerful, high-quality software for the specification, implementation, execution and documentation of test cases as well as for the automated evaluation and validation of recorded measured data. Further information is available at

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Intergraph SG&I Switches to RLM for Flexible License Management

INGR_Color_CMYK_Logo_480pxAfter years of license management issues with another technology provider, Intergraph Security Government & Infrastructure (SG&I) decided to evaluate a new solution that was easy to use, flexible enough to fit our evolving licensing models, and capable of supporting our clients’ diverse licensing needs. With these criteria in mind, Intergraph SG&I has made the switch to Reprise Software’s RLM.

In early 2014, Intergraph SG&I approached Reprise Software to evaluate RLM. During our evaluation period, we found RLM to be everything that we needed in an enterprise-class license management technology. With an elegant graphical user interface, RLM delivers an intuitive user experience for our team. RLM has the flexibility to fit our changing licensing models and business needs. Reprise also has a customer support team that is eager to meet our requirements, friendly to work with and experts on the technology’s capabilities. With RLM, we hope to achieve:

  • Better security for us and our clients
  • Easier license management across our portfolio of products
  • Easier license authentication process for our clients
  • Shorter custom development cycles
  • Lower licensing management and operation costs
  • Easier product and customer transitions

Over 2015, Intergraph SG&I will begin migrating its product portfolio and customers to RLM. Based on the success of its initial RLM implementation and migration, Intergraph SG&I plans to transition its entire product portfolio leveraging RLM over the next few years. The first products using RLM will be released in late 2015.

About Intergraph

Intergraph helps the world work smarter. The company’s software and solutions improve the lives of millions of people through better facilities, safer communities and more reliable operations.

Intergraph Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) is the world’s leading provider of enterprise engineering software enabling smarter design and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I) is the leader in smart solutions for emergency response, utilities, transportation and other global challenges. For more information, visit

Intergraph is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B;, a leading global provider of design, measurement, and visualization technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.

© 2015 Intergraph Corporation. All rights reserved. Intergraph is part of Hexagon. Intergraph and the Intergraph logo, are registered trademarks of Intergraph Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. Other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

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Tetcos Selects RLM and Activation Pro

Tectos selects RLM and Activation Pro

Tetcos Selects RLM and Activation Pro to Streamline Licensing Operations

We at TETCOS, a niche simulation software firm, have been developing NetSim since 2004 and PhySim since 2009.

In our initial years we used an in-house dongle based license management system. This solution was highly inflexible (for example, there was no possibility of having internet based activation) and prone to communication problems between clients and the license server.

In 2007, we approached Reprise Software, and they responded immediately with a free 30 day RLM evaluation. The RLM product was easy to use with a detailed product manual and their support very fast. In addition, their pricing was affordable, so we shifted to RLM.

Over the last several years, Reprise has continuously added features to RLM which has helped us improved our product offering. Here are a few examples that have helped us meet our customer needs better:

  • The internet activation feature for providing easy evaluations to our customers. Rather than physically ship we just send an FTP download along with an activation key.
  • License options such as License Roaming, Dongle based licensing, Minimum license checkout time, license sharing within a machine, etc.
  • A diagnostic module that logs useful information at both the client and server enabled us to quickly resolve license related issues.

Most importantly, we have not faced any license related issue in the field and Reprise has kept the price affordable. RLM, and timely support from the Reprise team, has played an important role in our success.

About Tetcos:

Tetcos develops network simulation software, NetSim, and communication simulation software, PhySim and has an extensive and growing set of customers in over 15 countries. Visit:

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GNS Science adopts Reprise License Manager

GNS Science reaps business benefits from Reprise License Manager (RLM)




GNS Science had reached a point with our GLOBE Claritas product where our in-house software licensing system was starting to act as a barrier to business.  We needed the flexibility of being able to license per user, or per core, as well as offering modular licensing for some key components. We also needed those licenses to be robust, and server based.

With the Reprise License Manager (RLM), we got all of this, and more. We were able to extend our product lines to include high and low capacity solutions at attractive price points, as well as deliver a scalable cloud-based licensing solution. By using Reprise we have been able to unlock whole market segments that we were priced out of with our in-house solution. RLM gives us the flexibility of being able to license per user, or per core, as well as offering modular licensing for some key components, while at the same time providing robust, server based licenses.

The support from Reprise has been excellent, and their pace of development means that we can continue to offer our clients new functionality, such as “roaming licenses” for remote or in-field use.

I would not hesitate to recommend Reprise RLM as an excellent solution for a business-to-business product suite allowing tailored solutions with minimal overhead.


About GNS Science

The GLOBE Claritas seismic processing software is produced by geophysicists who work within the Business Development Group of GNS Science. GNS Science is New Zealand’s leading supplier of earth and isotope scientific research and consultancy services.


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GiGa Infosystems Selects RLM

GiGa Infosystems selects RLM to Simplify Licensing


Without much experience in the field of software licensing, ISV GiGa infosystems evaluated several commercial license server suppliers in 2012. The main goal was, and still is, to issue licenses easily and also be able to create licenses for evaluation purposes to our customers.

The ease of implementation and flexibility of the RLM solution compared to the competitors made the decision easy for the staff.

RLM allows us to issue licenses, as we need them within seconds: limited in time (e.g. evaluation), limited seats (floating licenses) or a combination of both.

Our customers who are using RLM are pleased by the simple steps, which are required to install RLM within their infrastructure. All issued licenses are transparent to the end user.

GiGa infosystems is start-up from Germany providing a database solution for 3D geology. This innovative software solutions brings several benefits to its users: possibility of format conversion, coordinate transformation, simultaneous multi-user access, management of large scale 3D models as well as versioning of the data. Furthermore the stored data can be viewed within a web browser front-end making it possible to communicate the results.

Help for RLM license administration

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Drillscan uses RLM to Increase Efficiency

Drillscan uses RLM to Increase Efficiency and Overcome the Limitations of Dongles


DrillScan was using an in-house software licensing library since 2004 based upon a commercial hardware dongle solution.

Although functional, this solution lacked flexibility due to limited storage space on the dongle. In addition, special knowledge was required to prepare dongles to send to customers. It was especially cumbersome for trial versions that required sending physical packages all over the world.

After testing various commercial software-based licensing solutions in 2012, we chose the Reprise License Manager for its performance, feature set, price and extensive API, allowing us to tailor it to our needs.

Using the generic RLM license server alone saved us months of development time and testing on multiple platforms. We were able to quickly implement RLM within our software while maintaining the degree of flexibility we were hoping for.

Through a custom web interface, creating an RLM license is quick and easy, and costs for license renewal and sending trial versions are reduced to almost nothing.

Nearly all of our customers now use the new RLM software licensing scheme and the feedback was very positive both in terms of ease to set up and the flexibility to create licenses tailored to customers needs.

About DrillScan
DrillScan is a French company founded in 2001 with the goal of providing expert services and innovative software to the drilling industry. Our expertise is based on the results of 25 years of research carried out with French Institutions, and extensive laboratory and field validations in collaboration with operators. DrillScan provides solutions in the fields of directional drilling, torque & drag & buckling, and drill string mechanics.

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LMS International selects RLM

After an extensive comparison with other commercial license manager solutions on the market, LMS opted for RLM from Reprise. Following a successful trial period, which allowed LMS to also validate the technical support of Reprise, the vast majority of the LMS customer base has already migrated to RLM. Customer feedback is very positive.

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Reprise Licenses 300th RLM Customer

This month Reprise Software licensed our 300th RLM customer.

We wanted to take a moment to thank all our customers for making Reprise successful, and thought this would be a good time to take a look back at the history of RLM and FLEXlm.

Back in the FLEXlm days, we had about 300 customers in 1993/1994, when GLOBEtrotter took over the FLEXlm product from Highland Software.  That was 6 years into the life of the product.  We ultimately got to about 2000 customers by 1999.   So we added about 300 customers/yr (on average) for those last 6 years.  Or 25/month.

It has taken Reprise 5 years to get to 300 customers.   Last quarter (Q1/2011) we added 24 new customers which was the largest number for any quarter in our history.

The other comparison is that in the FLEXlm days, nearly all of our customers were new to license management,  since license management was a new technology at the time. At Reprise, about 65% of our customers are new to license management, and the other 35% are switching from another technology.  We are pleased that companies both new and old to license management are selecting RLM as their licensing solution.

So, once again, thanks to everyone for another great milestone in Reprise Software’s history.

Help for RLM license administration

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