Deciding how to price your software products is a challenge that does not a have “one-size-fits-all” solution. A software license manager, such as the Reprise License Manager (RLM), is an indispensable tool that can help you to design and enforce pricing models that are right for today’s customers, while giving you the flexibility to quickly adapt to new opportunities as they emerge.
Reprise Software now offers two licensing toolkit editions addressing the software licensing needs of cost-conscious ISVs. This article compares the two editions to help you decide which one suits your needs the best.
Software pricing and licensing experts agree that optimal pricing strategies are rooted in value pricing. Pricing is easy for standard packaged products, but sublicensed SDKs pose pricing challenges. Here are some ways to create your ideal model.
Many independent software vendors (ISVs) who sell their products as complete applications also sell them as re-linkable libraries. Licensing the applications is pretty straightforward, but what about the libraries? How do ISVs tackle licensing of libraries?
How do you set a price for a single floating license that is low enough for small sites to afford while at the same time scaling your pricing so that larger sites that use more of your software pay you more for that use?
RLMCloud is an easy-to-use solution for hosting your product licenses on standard RLM license servers in the Cloud. It is a turnkey solution, 100% hosted by Reprise Software, Inc. and administered through your browser.
Independent software companies increasingly rely on innovative software licensing and pricing strategies to create steadier revenue streams. They look for smoother and more predictable revenue growth to make financial planning easier, increase business efficiency, and maximize value to shareholders.
With public key encryption, software vendors can create digitally signed licenses with a private key that can be verified by anyone who has access to the vendor’s public key.
With RLM Internet Activation™ you have two choices: Modify your app to automatically prompt the user for the activation key at install time or
rely on the supplied RLM GUI to provide license fulfillment service access. Learn more about using RLM™ internet activation for evaluations.
In an attempt to clear up some confusion and to provide a little education on the not-quite-fascinating subject of license servers, we’ll review various licensing scenarios and what is involved on the server side.