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Stay informed about our products including Reprise License Manager (RLM), RLM Cloud, and Activation Pro. 

 

Learn from our customer success stories, understand the intricacies of different licensing models, and keep up with our ongoing service upgrades.

Drug Development Company, Lixoft, Uses RLM

Supporting Annual License Renewals with RLMCloud

Lixoft develops modeling and simulation software for advanced model-based drug development. Its products offer powerful and easy-to-use solutions for population analysis in pre-clinical, clinical trials, and in treatment individualization. The software is used by pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals, and academic institutions around the word. In addition, it is used on a large variety of platforms (individual machine, server, and cluster) and several operating systems.

 

The company’s business model is to sell licenses for its products which are renewed annually. Lixoft needed a flexible and easy-to-use license management system for its products. Two elements were crucially important. It had to offer a very straightforward service for license delivery and management for its customers with a simple API integrated into its software. In addition, it had to be flexible in terms of options, e.g. from a license to a specific machine and/or user to a floating license, and in terms of which platform they run on. RLM was an excellent choice and Lixoft is very happy with it, i.e. they never experienced a licensing issue with a user.

 

The cloud-based license server is another efficient solution that Lixoft uses more and more. With RLMCloud, Lixoft’s customers never have to install a license server at their own site which simplifies the solution deployment on the Cloud platform; it also helps customers with users in many different sites. It provides additional flexibility to Lixoft’s software without any code change on their side.

 

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RLM and RLM
Activation Pro

What’s the difference?

Reprise License Manager (RLM)

Software License Manager

RLM provides runtime checking that verifies that your application is licensed to run and that the current usage of your application is within the limits you have ser every time your application runs.

As a Software publisher, you integrate RLM into your product, and RLM keeps track at runtime of who is using the licenses of your software.

RLM can do this entirely within the client library (linked into your application), or, more commonly, your application makes a request of the RLM Lincese Server to check out a license.

The lincese server runs either on your customers network, or in the cloud if you are using our RLMCloud™ service.

RLM provides runtime checking that verifies that your application is licensed to run and that the current usage of your application is within the limits you have ser every time your application runs.

RLM Activation Pro

Software Activation Manager

Activation Pro is
used once when your customer purchases your software in order to retrieve the license which is specific to that customer.

Software Activation’s purpose in life is to get the licenses for your product to your customers with a minimum of fuss.

Activation Pro also has a server component wich we call the activation server.

Your application contacts the activation server and supplies a short text activation key, and in exchange, the activation server returns the license which enables your product.

Generally, this is done once, right after your customer purchases your software, not every time your software is invoked.