License Statistics v5.5 now available for download – know more, save more

Dear Customers,

We’re excited to announce that we have just released a major upgrade of License Statistics. This release brings a number of improvements to parsing quality of real time license servers and to respond to customer feedback.

License Statistics v5.5

Here are some major highlights of this release:

  1. Upgrading GNS license server support
  2. Enhancing support IBM License Use Management
  3. Enhancing support for Mathematica Licence Server
  4. Allowing License Statistics installer to use symbolic links

Be sure to read a full list of release notes to stay on top of all changes introduced with this release.

Haven’t tried License Statistics yet? See the online demo or download a free trial to find out how to reduce business risks, cut software costs by up to 30% and better plan your future licensing needs.

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Public holiday notice

Dear Customers,

We wish to advise that our office in Krakow will be closed on Friday, January 6th, due to a public holiday.

Our sales staff will be unavailable on this day, including both phone and email, so responses to your queries may be delayed.

Thank you for your understanding,

X-Formation Team

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License Statistics v5.4 now available for download – know more, save more

Dear Customers,

We’re excited to announce that we have just released a major upgrade of License Statistics. This release brings a number of improvements that make interpretation of your usage data more precise and reliable than ever before.

License Statistics v5.4

With this release we are extending support for custom license servers by changing specifications required for generating the XML file – enabling Feature Versioning, adding support for monitoring denials, borrowed, and reserved licenses.

We’re also introducing support for Altair License Manager (ALM) and we’re beginning to support License Reservations for LM-X License Manager.

Here are some more highlights of this release:

  • Introducing the ability to add license servers with the same hostname, port, and other settings multiple times, which may come in handy when you want to experiment with using different features like Realtime Denials, Feature Versioning, etc.
  • Upgrading Apache to version 2.2.31 in order to remove security vulnerabilities.
  • Improved parsing for Sentinel RMS License Server, Reprise License Manager, LICMAN License Manager and LS-DYNA License Manager.
  • Eliminating issues reported by our Customers.

Be sure to read a full list of release notes to stay on top of all changes introduced with this release.

Haven’t tried License Statistics yet? See the online demo or download a free trial to find out how to reduce business risks, cut software costs by up to 30% and better plan your future licensing needs.

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Public holiday notice

Dear Customers,

We wish to advise that our office in Krakow will be closed on Friday, November 11th, due to a public holiday.

Our sales staff will be unavailable on this day, including both phone and email, so responses to your queries may be delayed.

Thank you for your understanding,

X-Formation Team

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Radbound Medical Center chooses LM-X and dongles for maximum security and flexibility

About Radbound University Medical Center

Radboud University Medical Center is at the forefront of developing software for the analysis of medical images. Their activities are aimed at improving healthcare and, consequently, the health of individual patients.
Driven by high standards of quality, they deliver operational excellence by investing time and effort in proper research, education, and patient care.

The business challenge and the solution

Radboud University Medical Center needed to find a way of protecting their applications against misuse and feature-rich LM-X License Manager together with dongles supplied by X-Formation proved to create a powerful solution that fits these requirements for software security very well: LM-X by providing protection of the licensed software and dongles by offering additional protection and flexibility as driverless, portable devices.
The company had not been using any solution for protecting software against piracy before and decided to use LM-X with dongles because their fellow company had been already using these solutions for some time and recommended them as highly reliable ones.
The dongles helped them securely deliver their software for use and turned out to provide hassle-free configuration that makes license deployment and management easier than ever before both for them, and for their end users. With maximum security and flexibility provided by the two solutions, they could easily protect each copy of their software.

Summary

Overall, they are very satisfied with the solution delivered by X-Formation: choosing LM-X and dongles turned out to be an easy and practical way of protecting software from unauthorized use, helped them maintain highest level of security and met all their needs for superior software protection.
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Case Study: Impararia appreciates LM-X’s unique approach to software protection and superior level of support provided by X-Formation

About Impararia

Impararia remains at the forefront of BIM & PLM industries as a key PLM system integrator active in a variety of industries, including aerospace and construction. They deliver innovative software that integrates CAD and PLM to help companies release their products faster and leverage costs.

The Business Challenge and the LM-X Solution

Before using LM-X License Manager, they hadn’t been using any license management solution. They chose X-Formation’s software license manager after benchmarking it against other tools available on the market and immediately paid attention to the superior level of technical support they received from X-Formation as well as the cost of the LM-X solution.
The biggest challenge Impararia was facing was trying to find a way of protecting their software before selling it. LM-X License Manager helped them secure their software thanks to its robust features that ensure uninterrupted access to the software for end users even when one of the license servers goes down or when a connection to the network is not possible.

Summary

LM-X’s full features and flexibility are an effective combination that assured satisfaction for both Impararia and their end users.
For Impararia, LM-X License Manager proved to be a great license management solution, with better flexibility, features, price and support.
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Manage your licenses in a smarter way: License Statistics v5.2 now available for download!

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for us as we’ve been working on further refining License Statistics to make management of your usage data smarter and faster but today we’re delighted to announce that we have just released License Statistics v5.2.
Highlights:
  • Making considerable enhancements to the Feature Usage History report, which include:
    – Introducing the ability to add the grid to the Dashboard,
    – Replacing the Advanced Filtering panel with the Settings panel,
    – Enhancing the chart with the option to control the status for which you want to view data in the legend at the top of the chart,
    – Making improvements regarding  grouping options
  • Adding support for TASKING License Manager (TLM)
  • Making enhancements to the preferences of the Realtime Users Count report
  • Making improvements to the Host Groups grid in the Host Groups tab
  • A couple of bug fixes requested by our customers
Don’t miss out on the new version of License Statistics and read a complete list of release notes.
Please continue sharing your comments to help us make License Statistics even better for you in the future.
We have some more features coming up, so stay tuned!
Haven’t try License Statistics yet? Try out the online demo or download a free trial to find out how easily you can reduce business risks, cut software costs by up to 30% and much more.
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Public holiday notice

Dear Customers,
We wish to advise that our office in Krakow will be closed on Thursday, May 26th, due to a public holiday.
Our sales staff will be unavailable on this day, including both phone and email, so responses to your queries may be delayed.
Thank you for your understanding,
X-Formation Team
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Case Study: LM-X License Manager meets Balfour Beatty’s need for a stable API, security, and ease of use

About Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group operating in the area of construction services, support services, and infrastructure investments, to name but a few.
Their fields of expertise range from civil and ground engineering, to highway services and asset management, to project finance. The division that purchased LM-X License Manager specializes in Railway Engineering Solutions, and provides Software, Technology, and Consultancy.

The Business Challenge

Before discovering LM-X License Manager, Balfour Beatty was using a hardware-based solution supplied by SafeNet/Gemalto (HASP), in addition to some legacy in-house systems.
Driven by a need for a more stable API than their previous license management solution, they decided to choose X-Formation’s LM-X License Manager, which turned out to be less intrusive to install on client systems and covered all of their immediate functional needs for license control. On top of that, LM-X provided more straightforward integration into their products and internal management systems than many other solutions available on the market.
Some of the business challenges they were facing were deployment of feature/module based applications across a disparate range of customers. They needed to respond more dynamically to changing customer requirements with the issue of updated licenses to add newly purchased features. They also wanted to move away from reliance on hardware keys that could easily be lost or damaged.

The LM-X Solution

For the users with network licensing requirements (as opposed to single users), they switched to deploying LM-X License Manager servers. License updates could be provided with minimal downtime, and the server supplied by email/download.
It turned out that LM-X License Manager operates efficiently and is more responsive to license requests with more stability and a straightforward end-user installation process. Balfour Beatty is able to gain small savings from the use of simpler dongles to lock the system to (previously, they had used network dongles which were more costly).

Summary

The license manager product that they use is stable, and its API is straightforward. Host ID locking seems effective and allows a  very secure supply system to their customers. Installation on customer sites is generally easy. They also find support provided by X-Formation friendly and quick. They’re looking to leverage their investment in the technology and continue to offer it. They’re also attempting to use it in a hosted form in the near future.
Interested in evaluating the latest version of LM-X License Manager? Submit your request for evaluation today. Already using LM-X? Download the latest version of the vendor LM-X SDK and see what’s new.
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Office closed for public holiday

Dear Customers,
Our office in Krakow will be closed on Tuesday, May 3rd, due to a public holiday.
Our sales staff will be unavailable on this day, including both phone and email, so responses to your queries may be delayed.
Thank you for your understanding,
X-Formation Team
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