101 License Models

101 License Models – a license model for everyone. License Managers are known for providing flexibility in how you price and license your software.  This blog post discusses 101 license models available to you with the Reprise License Manager.   These models fall into 5 main categories – Unrestricted, Nodelocked, Floating, Token-Based and Metered License Models.  We have discussed …

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Shared Floating License

Count unique users of your application with the Shared Floating License. We’ve discussed the floating license in a previous blog post.  A floating license allows a specified number of independent instances of your application to run anywhere on your customer’s network so long as that number does not exceed the predefined limit specified in the license.  But what if you want …

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Named User Licenses

Named User Licenses – Let your License Manager build user lists dynamically Floating licenses are the most versatile of the license types. When available, anyone on the network with access to the license server can get a license to run. This is tremendously powerful for the software user, but there are times when software publishers want to …

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Best Practices for License Management

Best Practices for License Management Time spent paying attention to best practices for license management will pay dividends down the road in customer satisfaction. Following a few basic guidelines will be greatly appreciated by your end-users who will see more consistent implementations from ISV to ISV. Let’s dive right in: The Product name you use to check …

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Client-Side Caching Improves Licensing Performance

Cloud Computing Highlights the Need for Client-Side Caching An increasing number of software vendors are hosting license servers in the Cloud for their end customers. The longer physical distance between client and the license server introduces more network latency.  License checkout times may be slower over these longer distances compared with those over a local area network. Applications …

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Token-Based Licenses, part 2

Advanced Use of Token-Based Licenses Last time, we discussed how to license all your products as a function of a single base license, by using a Token-Based License.  Today, we will talk about the other 2 uses of token-based licenses: create product bundles or packages (much like Package licenses), or let a user consume a more-expensive alternative license …

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Token-Based Licenses

Using Token-Based Licenses to Increase Licensing Flexibility Once you have mastered the basic license models that all license managers provide, it might be time to take a look at some of the more advanced models.  Token-Based Licenses provide advanced license options that aren’t available any other way. In prior lives, we invented “Package” licenses, but …

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The Floating License

The Floating License – The most common license model Last time we discussed the nodelocked and nodelocked counted licenses, which are license grants that allows your software to be used on a particular computer, and on that computer only.  A far more common license is the floating license.  The floating license is what made license managers famous, and it is supported by all …

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