Peregrine developed a small toolset for tracking usage internally, but they needed help from a third-party solution so they could concentrate on building better products instead of trying to maintain licensing.
A drug development company, Lixoft, uses RLM Cloud for annual license renewals.
RLM effortlessly allows software vendors and customers to change licensing models by simply changing the content of the license file itself. This allows software vendors to focus on usability and supporting the customer in configuring the floating license server itself.
RLM stood out as a hassle-free and flexible solution for node-locked and floating licenses. When U-RENDER started evaluating different solutions for their own software product, RLM was already at the top of the list.
Using RLM, StrataData migrated to a more flexible licensing model which seamlessly integrated their existing dongles for those that wanted to retain them, as well as provide all the benefits of floating, server-based licensing.
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Zeenyx Software Relies on Reprise
We’ve been using RLM to license AscentialTest since 2009 when we first released our product. We’re happy that we made the right choice right from the start. Our customers consistently find that RLM is both easy to deploy and administer. They appreciate the web-based License Sever Administrator to manage their license usage. It is intuitive and easy to use.
How we use RLM
Almost all of our installations use the physical license-server model with a few exceptions where customers have chosen to use a hardware key so that they can deploy their license server on a virtual machine. We also use node-lock, time-based licenses to support our free trial offer.
We appreciate the flexibility of deployment choices with RLM. We are happy to see that Reprise continues to keep up with changing requirements in offering their RLM Cloud solution, which we plan to provide as an option for our customers in the future.
What’s best about Reprise is their responsiveness. Whenever questions arise, we’re confident in their timely responses in support of our efforts to provide the very best customer service to our clients.
About Zeenyx Software
Zeenyx® Software, Inc. provides an enterprise level Test Management System that encompasses test planning, development, data management, and execution. Founded in 2006, Zeenyx created AscentialTest™, a “next generation” testing solution that eliminates the need for programming skills, allowing users to build robust, highly maintainable, and reusable tests. AscentialTest is helping Fortune 500 companies reduce the cost of testing by making testers more productive.
Home Brew replaced by RLM at Live2D.
As a small developer of graphics software, we were looking for a way to securely distribute our software globally. Our first option in 2013 was to develop our own “home brew” license management system.
We wanted to protect our product in a way that was robust yet fair to our customers. However, developing such a protection system could drain too many resources that could have been used to improve our product. Even if we managed to develop a decent license management system, it would have required further development effort. We would still have to handle maintenance, patching holes, and developing a user interface that could be used across our organization.
We started looking for a turnkey software licensing solution from an experienced company. After speaking with multiple potential vendors, RLM stood out for many reasons. The professional support and advice we received from Reprise addressing both technical and commercial issues was Reprise’s most notable advantage. For example, Reprise asked us which parts of our product we truly wanted to protect. We then realized that we were trying to address every possible scenario, however unlikely. This question led us to focus on what was really important to our business and to avoid pitfalls.
After four years, RLM has become an integral part of our business and will continue to be in the future.
Mootzoid switched to RLM from “home-made licensing”
In 2008 Mootzoid started developing and selling plugins. At that time, no software license manager was used because the number of customers and users was just too small to justify investing time or money into a software licensing system.
As the user and customer base grew, the need for a software licensing system became evident. Mootzoid developed a very simple in-house software licensing solution in 2010.
It worked well at the beginning. However, problems became apparent after only a few months. Too much time was required to maintain and support this very limited proprietary software licensing system. Furthermore, larger studios and potential customers expressed their doubts about the ‘amateur’ licensing system.
Switched to RLM
In 2011 Mootzoid decided it was time to dump its in-house licensing and switch to a more robust system. Mootzoid wanted a system that was used by other software development companies. They also wanted a system that was familiar to systems administrators of larger studios. At that point, Mootzoid switched to RLM.
Adding RLM licensing to the Mootzoid plugins was done in one afternoon. Acceptance by the customers was good. Studios expressed their satisfaction that the Mootzoid tools were now using something that fit better into their existing licensing process pipeline.
Since 2011 all Mootzoid plugins running under Window, Linux and OS X are using RLM. The decision to make the switch has never been regretted.
Around 2008 Mr. Eric Mootz decided to stop freelancing and to instead develop and sell plugins for 3D applications under the name “Mootzoid”.
The first two plugins were a fluid solver and a particle mesher, both available for the Softimage platform only. In the years that followed, the plugins were continuously enhanced, were ported to other 3D applications and were used by increasing numbers of freelancers and studios around the world. During that time new tools were developed as well, including flocking solvers, particle renderers and versatile meshing plugins.
All tools have been used in many film productions such as TV commercials and movie projects. Several schools of 3D and universities in Europe, Australia and the USA take advantage of the Mootzoid free educational license model, using the plugins exclusively for teaching and research purposes.
In early 2015 MecSoft Corporation started looking for a solution that would allow it to transition away from a hardware key (dongle) based licensing to automated software licensing for its popular line of CAD/CAM products. They needed to make the shift due to the expense and delay programming and shipping individual dongles.
The resulting lack of automation in the license fulfillment process also hurt their ability to provide customers with immediate access to its software applications. They also realized that they needed a software based licensing system that:
- Could protect products and proprietary information.
- Could be effectively integrated with their existing sales platform.
- Was scalable to both current and future offerings and increasing sales volume
MecSoft looked at many different systems before finally settling on the Reprise License Manager (RLM). They decided to work with Reprise Software because Reprise offered a solution that:
- Was mature and sophisticated which met not only our needs but also those of our customers.
- Handled licensing scenarios that satisfied the existing demands of their product offerings, while also providing a viable platform for their future needs.
- Provided excellent documentation and tech support that allowed them to get started quickly and adapt to the initial integration process.
MecSoft released its products using RLM technology in 2015. According to Mr. Joe Anand, MecSoft’s President, “The systems are functioning as expected and, I am happy to say that, with the help of RLM, we have successfully met all the goals that we set for ourselves when we started this transition process. ”
Our Future with Reprise
Mr. Anand continued, “We have also talked with Reprise about their newest internet-based network licensing system, RLMCloud, and are planning to incorporate this system into the next release of products. We are thrilled that Reprise has been able to provide us with their cutting edge of licensing technology which has allowed us to focus on our core competency while taking advantage of theirs. “
MecSoft Corporation is a developer of standalone, as well as integrated CAD/CAM software solutions for both the subtractive (CNC machining) and additive (3D printing) manufacturing industries. With a focus on developing easy, powerful, and affordable CAD/CAM software solutions, its goal is to continue to provide manufacturing professionals with the best price-to-performance CNC and 3D printing software.