Maintenance-Thru-Date Licenses

Creating Maintenance-Thru-Date Licenses Many software publishers wish to issue a license to their customers which allows the customer to run (forever) any version of the software which is released before a particular date.  We call this a “maintenance-thru-date” license.  A typical example is that the customer is allowed to run any software released up to 12 months after …

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TraceTronic Upgrades to The Reprise License Manager (RLM)

After 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 …

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Software License Management and The Dongle

Software License Management and The Dongle. Dongles have had a long and checkered past when used for Software Copy Protection and Software License Management. In the 1980’s and 1990’s ISVs selling high-value desktop and/or workstation class software to scientific and engineering customers needed to “lock” their software so that it can’t be shared with others.  If even …

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Intergraph SG&I Switches to RLM for Flexible License Management

After 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 …

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8 Software Licensing Ideas that Improve Revenues in a Slow-growth Economy

As the economy slows down, software vendors must re-think business as usual.  This post contains Software Licensing ideas that improve revenues when the economy slows down. Every software vendor eventually encounters a slowdown at some point. When overall capital expenditures are declining it’s almost inevitable that software vendors will feel the pinch too. In addition …

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