30 06, 2021

Floating Licensing – Why it is still relevant

By |June 30th, 2021|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , |

Floating licensing or concurrent licensing is a software licensing model in which an amount of licenses are shared among a larger number of authorized users or installations. Contrary to the named software licensing model, in which a named user or installation has guaranteed access to the software application, floating relies on a central license server [...]

18 06, 2021

Licensing as a Service – How did we get here?

By |June 18th, 2021|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , |

Just as with almost every software sector, software licensing has fundamentally evolved during the last decades. What used to be a necessary non-functional component that engineering departments had to implement or integrate at some point, is now commonly accepted as an indispensable cross-departmental tool.   TRADITIONAL OR LEGACY LICENSING   Early licensing mechanisms were obviously [...]

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 [...]

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). [...]

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. [...]

7 03, 2020

Our Power Automate (Flow) connector is now certified!

By |March 7th, 2020|Categories: General|Tags: , , |

Our connector is now officially certified and available as a premium Power Automate connector. Microsoft's Power Automate (previously Flow) is a fundamental part for SLASCONE since it enables a very easy and flexible integration with 3rd party systems such as Microsoft Dynamics 365 or Salesforce. Find out more information about our 3rd party connectivity here. [...]

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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