About Dr. Ilias Michalarias

Ilias is a licensing and data analytics enthusiast, spending most of his time between powerpoint slides and real code.
29 04, 2021

License Migration is easier than you think

By |April 29th, 2021|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , |

CHALLENGE   One of the greatest obstacles preventing software vendors from using a professional, modern software licensing solution is license migration, namely the conversion of existing/legacy licenses, typically offline based into online licenses. The introduction overhead of a new system affects not only the software vendor himself, but also (and more importantly) the existing customer [...]

14 04, 2021

On Software License Audits

By |April 14th, 2021|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , |

The licensing policy of the majority of (B2B) software and device vendors falls in one of the following  categories: Technical (proactive) In-house licensing solution External/professional software licensing API License Audits (reactive): no technical licensing, terms regulated on paper Hybrid - combination of technical licensing and audits The challenge for every vendor is to find the [...]

11 02, 2021

Announcing SLASCONE 4.3

By |February 11th, 2021|Categories: Releases|

Our development team did it again: we are pleased to announce the general availability of SLASCONE 4.3, highlighting the following features: csv Import You can now directly upload a csv file containing customers or licenses in the SLASCONE UI. The included csv template files accelerate the first load. Until now, this function had been [...]

10 11, 2020

Announcing SLASCONE 4.2

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: Releases|Tags: |

New goodies from our development team: we are pleased to announce the general availability of SLASCONE 4.2, highlighting the following features: Tags You can now define and assign tags to customers and licenses. Although, classifying customers and licenses has already been possible through the built-in customer type and license type filter, the tagging functionality [...]

6 09, 2020

The Case of in-house Licensing Solutions

By |September 6th, 2020|Categories: General|Tags: , , |

A surprisingly big number of software vendors rely on software audits instead of a real licensing solution in order to prevent over-usage. We call this the reactive approach. The majority does opt for a proactive approach. Nevertheless, instead of integrating a professional solution, it chooses to develop an in-house solution (let's call this solution EasyLic). [...]

19 07, 2020

Announcing SLASCONE 4.1

By |July 19th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Only 2 months after the release of SLASCONE 4.0, we are pleased to announce the general availability of SLASCONE 4.1. We felt that the following features should be available as fast as possible.   SSO - Azure Active Directory SLASCONE uses Azure AD B2C as its main identity provider. However, you can now integrate [...]

17 05, 2020

Announcing SLASCONE 4.0

By |May 17th, 2020|Categories: General|Tags: , , |

7 months after the release of SLASCONE 3.1, we proudly announce the general availability of SLASCONE 4.0. This release's focus has been the enhancement of  our analytics engine, enabling you to get even more granular insights about the usage of your software.   Usage Analytics Usage Modules: Modules introduce an additional usage analysis dimension. [...]

8 01, 2020

On License Compliance

By |January 8th, 2020|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , |

Revenue leakage resulting from non-compliant behavior is a vendor's nightmare. However, in most cases this is not due to evil customers (licensees), but due to process intransparency: The vendor's licensing policy changed, while the customer is not aware/informed. The number of users/devices increased, but the licensing data has not been updated (deliberately or not). The [...]

13 10, 2019

Announcing SLASCONE 3.1

By |October 13th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: |

Our development team did it again! We proudly announce the general availability of SLASCONE 3.1, with the following highlights: Warnings Logbook - Failed Activations The API provides an extensive error handling framework. An activation or a heartbeat might fail for several reasons, such as expired license, no available tokens etc. These events can be helpful [...]

23 06, 2019

Announcing SLASCONE 3.0

By |June 23rd, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: |

We proudly announce the general availability of SLASCONE 3.0, with the following highlights: Master Templates A real game-changer feature, that influences the entire license lifecycle. Master templates provide enormous flexibility in terms of license creation. This is based on the notion of adjustable properties, which controls if a feature value can be overridden during license [...]

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