License Statistics v5.13.x

Dear Customers,

We’re excited to announce that we have just released a major upgrade of License Statistics.

License Statistics version 5.13.x includes the following new enhancements:

  • Upgraded libraries:
    Java JRE (1.8.0-181)
    Apache (2.4.35)
    PHP (5.6.38)
    OpenSSL (1.0.2p)
  • Added ability to remove historical License Server data.
    Added ability to add Usage History Comparison graph to Dashboard.
    Added Time Used column to User History report.
    Improved consistency of error messages.
  • Fixed an issue with service hanging on Windows in case of error occurred during API startup.
    Fixed crash that occurred while merging real-time and denial data of redundant license servers.
    Fixed an issue with hidden columns remaining visible in exported Usage Per User report.
    Fixed an issue with temporary Dassault files not being removed from “Temp” directory.
    Fixed an issue with non-administrative user being logged out when mousing over the “Server is Down” indicator on License Server Uptime chart.
    Fixed an issue with duplicated rows in exported reports.
  • Upgraded Java JRE to version 1.8.0-172.
    Upgraded Go to version 1.10.
    Improved installer instructions for selecting the type of database.
    Updated documentation for Flash Issues.
  • Improved documentation in terms of the visibility of license servers and features.
    Updated documentation in the section describing system requirements.
    Improved documentation in the section describing the procedure of reporting a bug.

Read a full list of release notes to stay on top of all changes introduced with each release.

Public holiday notice for 2018

Dear Customers,

We wish to advise that our office in Krakow will be closed on the following days during 2018:

January 1 (Monday)
April 2 (Monday)
May 1 (Tuesday)
May 3 (Thursday)
May 31 (Thursday)
August 15 (Wednesday)
November 1 (Thursday)
November 12 (Monday)
December 25 (Tuesday)
December 26 (Wednesday)

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

We’re happy to announce a new website!

New, even more user-friendly layout!

In order to make your time on our website more enjoyable we cut out the unnecessary sections. We didn’t change any urls or the navigation logic. Everything is there in the same place you left it but now it’s better looking!

We also revamped the content!

No one likes to read long descriptions. That’s why we also streamlined our content. It now flows seamlessly with the layout. We used more bullet points so it’s much easier to follow and compare different products. You can even read all about what we have to offer on a single page and then navigate from there to learn more details!

If you haven’t tried License Statistics or our other products yet, it’s a perfect time to do so! Head on to our new License Statistics page.

License Statistics v5.12

Dear Customers,

We’re excited to announce that we have just released a major upgrade of License Statistics.

License Statistics version 5.12 includes the following new enhancements:

  • Added ability to add imported license servers using the Imported License Servers grid.
  • Renamed “Current Usage Above 24 Hours” report to “Current Usage By Time Range.
  • Added support of token licensing for MSC MSCONE feature for FlexNet license server.
  • Upgraded Apache to version 2.4.29 together with related libraries (PHP to 5.6.34, OpenSSL to 1.0.2n).
  • Upgraded JRE to version 1.8.162.
  • Upgraded LM-X to version 4.9.2.
  • Embedded Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Package (x64) into the License Statistics installer.

In addition to these enhancements, this version includes several fixes to existing features, giving you an even more stable version of License Statistics.

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

License Statistics v5.11

Dear Customers,

We’re excited to announce that we have just released a major upgrade of License Statistics.

License Statistics version 5.11 includes the following new enhancements:

  • Added new Settings form on License Server Uptime report that allows more control over report contents.
  • Added ability to export data series to different formats, including CSV, XLSX, and PDF, on Usage History Comparison chart.
  • Added LDAP User details to Usage Per User report when user list is displayed in single row.
  • Created new descriptions on grid backgrounds for instances when no data is displayed.
  • Improved consistency of default data ordering on grids.

In addition to these enhancements, this version includes several fixes to existing features, giving you an even more stable version of License Statistics.

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

LM-X License Manager v4.9

Dear Customers,

We’re excited to announce that we have just released a major upgrade of LM-X License Manager.

LM-X License Manager version 4.9 includes the following new enhancements:

  • Added new HostID for Microsoft Azure.
  • Added new HostID for GCE (Google Compute Engine).
  • Improved performance and fixed several bugs for LM-X Java Client.

In addition to these enhancements, this version includes several fixes to existing features, giving you an even more stable version of LM-X License Manager.

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

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.

License Statistics helps MA Hospitals better forecast their future licensing needs and plan purchasing accordingly

The Business Challenge and the License Statistics solution

The Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA) is a large not-for-profit health organization comprised of hospitals and health systems, as well as related organizations.

Before using License Statistics , MA Hospitals did not use any license management solution. The vendor from whom they purchase software uses LM-X License Manager to protect and license his software applications and this vendor recommended that they try out License Statistics and see how it can help them gain full control over their company’s license usage.

Buying X-Formation’s license tracking solution enabled them to see which licenses were in use, identify licenses that were overused or nearing overuse, and, based on the collected license usage data, establish whether there is a need to add base or functional modules.

Overall, License Statistics proves to be a valuable tool that lets MA Hospitals collect and present data necessary to make smart, intelligent decisions for software budgeting by letting them:

  • Monitor how many licenses are available
  • See how often users were denied licenses and when these denials occurred
  • Check which applications are being used most

The above information allows MA Hospitals to make a solid justification for the need to purchase more licenses and avoid overspending on purchases and software renewals.

Summary

Although they’re still in the beginning stages of data collection, they already define their experience with License Statistics as very positive and say License Statistics is a valuable software license management solution that helps them:

  • Gain control over their IT assets
  • Improve the company’s business operations and profitability
  • Better plan future licensing needs

If you haven’t tried License Statistics yet, try out our online demo or download a free trial to find out how easily you can gain control of your IT assets and avoid the costs and risks of getting it wrong.

License Statistics helps BRVZ reduce the number of support cases caused by using up all available licenses

About BRVZ Bau-Rechnen- und Verwaltungszentrum GmbH

BRVZ is an internal IT service provider for all companies of STRABAG SE, a Europe-based technology group for construction services.

The company provides a wide spectrum of services for the construction industry that cover the industry’s entire value chain: building construction & civil engineering, transportation infrastructures, and many more.

The Business Challenge and the License Statistics Solution

Before using License Statistics , they did not use any software license management solution. The main reasons why they chose X-Formation’s License Statistics included:

  • Its competitive price

BRVZ wanted to avoid losing money from both under and over-licensing of software. They also wanted to view usage reports and found them necessary to calculate prices that their IT center charges from other business units based on the number of end users, as well as extrapolate such numbers for the future.

License Statistics provided all the functionalities that they needed, i.e.

  • Email alerts informing about license servers going down, feature utilization exceeding a specific percentage, as well as feature expiration.
  • Visually rich charts and graphs that give a quick, clear picture of license usage and help avoid over-licensing.

The ability to subscribe to receive email alerts enabled BRVZ to manage their licenses in a proactive manner and helped them reduce support cases caused by using 100% of available licenses from the license pool, saving their time, money, and resources.

Summary

License Statistics proved to be easy to handle and provided the functionality they were looking for, i.e. support for all types of license servers. They valued very good, quick support and said that response time to emails was very quick.

In addition, they said that both product documentation as well as knowledge base addressed the issues they were looking for.

If you haven’t tried License Statistics yet, try out our online demo or download a free trial to find out how easily you can gain control of your IT assets and avoid the costs and risks of getting it wrong.

Case Study: City Computer appreciates the ease of use of License Statistics and high level of X-Formation’s technical support

About City Computer

Founded more than 10 years ago, City Computer L.L.C. is an industry-leading engineering company which supplies all kinds of IT hardware and software solutions together with annual support and maintenance.

As system integrators providing high-level products and services, the company builds successful partnerships based on trust and commitment characterised by exceptional honesty, care and integrity; therefore, they’re able to constantly expand their customer base and continue on an upward trajectory.

The Business Challenge and the License Statistics solution

Before using License Statistics , the company had not used any software license management solutions. They found License Statistics easy to use because there was no need to install all modules like clients’ PCs and information could be easily accessed, whereas other management software solutions were much more time-consuming and less intuitive. The company was facing business challenges such as client dependency, money management issues, as well as problems related to quality and growth.

Compared with other license management software, License Statistics enabled City Computer to save lots of time, have up-to-date information at any point of time, as well as access numerous applications.

Summary

Most important performance improvements that were possible thanks to License Statistics were related to time and money, i.e. key areas all companies need to stay on top of. City Computer is very satisfied with X-Formation’s product, as well as superior.