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 [...]

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). [...]

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 [...]

3 01, 2018

Activation using QR Codes

By |January 3rd, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , |

QR codes is a well-established means to enabling payments, website discovery and more. SLASCONE enables devices equipped with a camera or a scanner to use QR codes for their activation. Similarly to traditional alphanumeric license keys, QR license codes can be sent via email to the authorized persons. Alternatively, the authorized persons can log in [...]

2 01, 2017

Enpowering your Resellers

By |January 2nd, 2017|Categories: General|Tags: , , , |

A fundamental objective of most software vendors is to find partners/resellers that will help them scale their business. Resellers can be particularly beneficial, in many case the only way, for expansion and international growth. Nevertheless, establishing successful channels is particularly challenging for software vendors: Enablement/Attractiveness: providing resellers with the necessary support (training, material, marketing) for [...]

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