DrillScan was using an in-house software licensing library since 2004 based upon a commercial hardware dongle solution.
Although functional, this solution lacked flexibility due to limited storage space on the dongle. In addition, special knowledge was required to prepare dongles to send to customers. It was especially cumbersome for trial versions that required sending physical packages all over the world.
After testing various commercial software-based licensing solutions in 2012, we chose the Reprise License Manager for its performance, feature set, price and extensive API, allowing us to tailor it to our needs.
Using the generic RLM license server alone saved us months of development time and testing on multiple platforms. We were able to quickly implement RLM within our software while maintaining the degree of flexibility we were hoping for.
Through a custom web interface, creating an RLM license is quick and easy, and costs for license renewal and sending trial versions are reduced to almost nothing.
Nearly all of our customers now use the new RLM software licensing scheme and the feedback was very positive both in terms of ease to set up and the flexibility to create licenses tailored to customers needs.