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64 Posts for SaaS Licensing

Jul 10
2012 

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes SafeNet as the Clear SLM Market Leader

Earlier today, SafeNet announced that the leading analyst firm Frost & Sullivan has recognized the company for their leadership and dominance in the global software license management market.

Featuring a comprehensive software monetization product strategy that extends beyond software licensing and into product catalog management and back-office administration, SafeNet provides industry-leading software license management solutions that fully support software publishers and intelligent device manufacturers.

In addition, Frost & Sullivan’s Senior Industry Analyst Avni Rambhia commented that a large part of this continued market leadership is due to SafeNet’s focus on customer-centric innovation, particularly focusing on the ability of SafeNet to enable ISV’s to maximize their monetization potential by expanding their software offering into the cloud.

For the full press release from SafeNet, click SafeNet Recognized as the Clear Market Leader in Global Software License Management by Frost & Sullivan.

Jun 28
2012 

The 4 Attributes of Successful Hybrid Licensing

As ISVs plan to expand their existing on-premise offering and evolving into additional cloud-service offerings, a very important consideration is often overlooked. Is it possible to effectively license the same application as both an on-premise solution and as a cloud-based service?

When looking for the right technology to monetize their offering from on-premise and into the cloud, an ISV must take into consideration these 4 critical aspects of licensing technology:

Jun 27
2012 

Turning Cloud Hype into Reality in Mexico City

You ever have those moments when it hits you that sometimes hype becomes reality?  After the mind-numbing amount of times that “cloud” has been used in almost every business meeting, marketing message, and corporate strategy document has been published over the past 18 months, I was starting to wonder why so few of the companies I speak to had actually starting to offer their software as a service.  There were hints of it being adopted here and there, and sure, some companies were reporting their wins in the space, but the mainstream didn’t seem like it had  really “gone cloud”.

May 18
2012 

A Successful SaaS Market Strategy Starts with Customer Insights

Forrester’s Holger Kisker recently wrote a great blog post addressing the topic of how SaaS vendors must collect customer insights for innovation and compliance.

Gaining visibility to customer behavior and usage metrics, SaaS vendors can make informed decisions about their business.  Holger mentions that this is best managed by an automated system that provides benefits to developers and customers alike.   SafeNet’s Sentinel Cloud solution, which provides SaaS management and licensing solutions for cloud and hybrid environments, provides these benefits, such as service usage tracking and automated provisioning, and much more.

To read more of Holger’s article, please visit: Looking Through The Cloud on Holger Kisker’s blog.

May 10
2012 

There’s No Debate: ISVs Need to Consider Pricing, Virtualization Options

If you live in US or follow the news about US, you know that we are in middle of a political election season. You can’t go a week without watching the back and forth between Presidential candidates over topics that range from relevant to mundane, game-changing to ridiculous. One of the more serious topics (and probably at the top of the voters’ mind) is job creation, or the lack thereof. The US economy is growing but job growth is not keeping pace. At the heart of the issue is productivity: when the chips were down during the peak of recession, most companies learned to be very efficient. That is, they learned how to get more out of the resources they have. One of those efficiencies is increasing use of IT to improve productivity of employees. You could say job growth has given way to use of more software systems and tools.

May 9
2012 

SafeNet Delivers Industry’s First Licensing and Monetization Solution for Hybrid On-Premise and Cloud-based Software Portfolios

Earlier today, SafeNet issued the following press release:

Sentinel® Products and Services Provide Developers with an Easy, Flexible Migration Path for Transitioning from On-Premise-Only to Hybrid or SaaS-Only Delivery Models

News Summary:

  • SafeNet’s® technology delivers the industry’s only licensing and software monetization solutions with a single, common operational platform for on-premise ISVs (independent software vendors), software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors, and developers with hybrid portfolios.
  • SafeNet’s Sentinel® technology provides a dynamic “live” licensing back-end entitlement management system that accurately maintains and reports licensing states, empowering ISVs to maintain better control over usage and deliver richer customer experiences.
May 8
2012 

Chris Fedde: SIIA’s Vision from the Top – Hybrid Cloud Strategies

This week, ISVs from around the world are attending the SIIA’s All About The Cloud event in San Francisco to hear the latest industry trends in the SaaS community.

Chris Fedde, SafeNet’s CEO, talks about how a hybrid cloud strategy is not as uncommon as you’d think, and what the future of the hybrid cloud looks like for IT departments.  Fedde says that the future of the hybrid cloud takes place in the public cloud and provides much more visibility for compliance and reduced management costs.

SafeNet is a platinum sponsor of SIIA’s All About The Cloud event being held this week in San Francisco.  SafeNet’s Shlomo Weiss will be presenting Cloud Monetization: A Step-by-Step Guide to Optimizing Your SaaS Business Model on Wednesday at 12:50PM.  AATC attendees can stop by SafeNet’s booth #13 to ask a SaaS expert or to learn more about SaaS licensing with Sentinel CloudRequest a meeting in advance with a SafeNet SaaS expert, and follow us during the event on Twitter @licensinglive #aatc.

For the complete SIIA article, please visit: What is the future for hybrid cloud strategies and the role of the IT department?

What do you think about the future of the hybrid cloud and the direction its heading? Share how your company is functioning in the hybrid cloud.

Apr 26
2012 

LicensingLive London 2012: From On-Premise into the Cloud

Why choose either cloud-based OR on-premise delivery for your software, when you can do both?
by Ariella Shoham, EMEA SRM FIeld Marketing Manager

Last month, we got together again for LicensingLive London, our annual “cloud gathering” at the Royal Institute of Great Britain in London. The surroundings – the RIGB Library, surrounded by hundreds (if not thousands) of scientific publications and books was the ideal setting for discussing some of the hottest topics in the world of Software as a Service.

Apr 20
2012 

SafeNet Launches SaaS Licensing Channel on TMCNet

Software-as-a-service, or SaaS, has become a critical delivery model for ISV’s who are looking to remain competitive.  To help the software community stay ahead of this trend, SafeNet has launched the SaaS Licensing channel on TMCNet focusing on trends and best practices for licensing in the SaaS industry.

As traditional software developers transition from on-premise to hybrid and cloud-based offerings, it becomes increasingly critical for leadership and information as this can be a complex and difficult process.  “The SaaS licensing channel will help drive awareness for this important topic,” says SafeNet’s Michelle Nerlinger, “and give the industry a much-needed credible source of information as it looks to explore the difficulties associated with cloud service packaging, user authorization, and usage measurement and reporting.

To view SafeNet’s SaaS Licensing channel, visit http://saas-licensing.tmcnet.com.