license manager options-the hidden costs of rolling your own

License Manager Options – Part 2

If this title intrigued you at all, chances are you work for a company that sells software it creates, what many call an Independent Software Vendor (ISV). Most ISVs are pretty good at writing software, so when the time comes to consider adding a license manager to their software some ISVs feel it best that they just write the license manager part themselves and be done with it. Here are six things to consider before you build your own license manager.

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Getting Started with Software Licensing-Part 1

In this article we attempt to provide a framework for how well-behaved applications use software licensing. Adherence to these guidelines will be greatly appreciated by your end-users who will see more consistent implementations. It is important to consider your end user and long-term support implications when designing your licensing implementation.

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101 License Models – Metered License Models

A while ago, we wrote a blog post entitled 101 license models.  Since that time we followed up with posts on unrestricted license models, nodelocked license models, floating license models, and token-based license models.  In this post, we explore the fifth set of license models described in that post – the Metered License Models.    Metered License Models To review, …

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RLMCloud – Licensing-as-a-Service

Reprise Software offers licensing solutions for both node-locked and concurrent (floating) licenses. As you have read elsewhere on this blog, virtually every type of license is supported. This article presents a overview of RLMCloud, our Licensing-as-a-Service offering. If you support concurrent (floating) licensing, Reprise offers both traditional on-premise license servers that your customers set up on …

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101 License Models – Token-Based License Models

A while ago, we wrote a blog post entitled 101 license models.  Since that time we followed up with posts on unrestricted license models, nodelocked license models, and floating license models.  In this post, we explore the fourth set of license models described in that post – the Token-Based License Models.    Token-Based License Models To review, token-based licenses are …

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Implement a Recurring Revenue License Model

For more predictable revenues, consider a Recurring Revenue License Model. Software vendors increasingly rely on a recurring revenue license model and other pricing strategies to create steadier revenue streams. These strategies result in smoother and more predictable revenue growth which makes financial planning easier and increases business efficiency, maximizing value to shareholders. A license manager such …

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