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133 Posts for Software Licensing

Apr 1
2010 

You’ve got better things to do than manage licenses

A great software licensing system combines automation of enforcement in the product with integration in to back office CRM, ERP, marketing and fulfillment operations.

Sentinel EMS from SafeNet provides the operational interface for licensing, and while it comes with a great web based user interface, it also comes with a whole host of web-services built in.  The best way to automate the process from sale through the license lifecycle of the customer is to “wire” in the EMS system in to the different applications that run your business.

Mar 28
2010 

Perfect Harmony

Some high profile software companies are insanely profitable. Most software companies, though, have a tougher time – offering more niche products and (relatively) high prices in specialized fields and with limited resources. In these cases, software licensing is at the heart of the relationship between their company and their customer.For these companies, software licensing defines every dimension of every interaction:
Mar 24
2010 

IT Expects Virtualization to Save Money for Licensing

Recently, we ran a survey in Europe and in North America and asked IT directors and other technology decision makers some questions about virtualization. One was “Virtual Machines – do you have it or plan to get/use it soon?” The reply was overwhelmingly (80%) yes.

Another question (to the 80%) was “What is your #1 driver for Virtual Machines?” Nearly 50% of the responses were in the category of “reducing licensing expense”. This perception is evident because the types of license agreements companies are dealing with simply do not reflect the modern age.   Licenses describe installations per site/server/location, and when in a high speed networked and virtualized environment, these are increasingly meaningless concepts.