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Reprise Software Acquired by FOG Software Group

January 14, 2022 – FOG Software Group (“FOG”), an operating group of Vela Software, and Constellation Software Inc. [TSX:CSU], is pleased to announce the acquisition of Reprise Software, developers of the Reprise License Management (“RLM”) product.


RLM is a fully featured suite of tools that enables independent software vendors (ISVs) to secure and monetize their products, whether they be desktop, network or cloud based. Utilizing a single API for all licensing types, clients can easily create and deploy keys for a variety of environments, reducing development effort and cutting down time required to manage licenses. Additionally, clients can choose to host their own license servers or utilize RLM through a hosted service to make license deployment trivial for customers. Boasting a history that goes back to the early days of license management, RLM remains a trusted and vital partner for top companies.


Tom Chan, CEO of the FOG Software Group STEM Portfolio, expressed his excitement of the opportunity to acquire Reprise, saying “We have used RLM in our products for more than a decade and have always found the software and service to be top notch and an excellent value. We are thrilled to be able to carry the Reprise legacy forward – always providing best in class service and ensuring that RLM continues to meet our customers’ varied needs during a dynamic period in software entitlement.”


If you have any questions about this acquisition, or the capabilities of RLM, please contact Reprise Software at


About FOG Software Group

FOG Software Group ( is an operating group of Vela Software ( and Constellation Software, Inc. [TSX:CSU] which is a US$3.5 billion consolidated revenue software conglomerate headquartered in Toronto, Canada. The operating group acquires, manages, and builds software companies in a variety of vertical markets. By helping their acquired companies improve operations, grow through organic initiatives, and seek additional acquisitions that can strengthen their market position, their portfolio companies become clear leaders in their industries.


About Reprise Software

Based in California, Reprise Software is a leading provider of license management tools for software ISVs in many verticals including engineering, CAD/CAM, heavy industry and scientific applications. Known for providing excellent service and an easy to integrate API, RLM is used by hundreds of clients, worldwide.

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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.