10 years later

Today is X-Formation’s 10th anniversary in business.

It has been a challenging and very enjoyable journey so far, and we’re glad to be part of it. Some of our Customers have been on that journey for a long time; others are just starting out. Over all this time we’ve been committed to helping our Customers meet their diverse license management needs, because it’s always been invaluable for us to be able to see that the solutions and products we continuously deliver have a positive impact on the productivity of their business operations.

Our 10th anniversary indicates the transition from a youthful start-up to a proven company with an established track record. This event is a big success

given the fact that vast majority of technology start-ups struggling to bring new ideas to market fail within the first few years.

Constantly growing since 2004, we have expanded from our headquarters in Arhus, Denmark to establishing our fast-paced (and fun!) R&D center in 2008 in Eastern Europe’s Silicon Valley, Krakow, Poland, where we work with talented, dedicated specialists to develop the solutions you need. Today, we’re honored that more than 500 customers are taking advantage of our products and our commitment to make things better. Our customer base has grown so significantly, because dozens of professionals around the world are turning to our licensing solutions when looking for simple and flexible licensing solutions.

X-Formation’s products are used by small to large businesses around the world, including Fortune 500 companies and other billion-dollar corporations such as Siemens, Nokia, NASA, Honda, to name just a few. Our customers represent virtually every industry, from computer graphics, movie production, automotive, aircraft, aerospace, military, bio-informatics, to education, and more.

We appreciate the confidence you have placed in us and we’re grateful we can be a part of your success. We promise to make the most of our time, serving you the best we can.

Thank you for the opportunity to build these licensing tools for you.

Thank you for these 10 years.

In the center of Europe’s Silicon Valley

Recently I was doing a little research on the growing tech scene in Krakow and came across an interesting PPT presentation showing some of the key IT companies in the city. The presentation gives a little background on Krakow, some IT figures, trends, success stories, and why companies like Google, IBM, and Motorola have established themselves in this city. But more importantly, what caught my eye is our company, X-Formation, listed as an international startup with back-office R&D (note this presentation is from 2010). And I thought to myself that it’s pretty nice to have been recognized by Ramon Tancinco, Cisco’s Head of Strategy for Central and Eastern Europe (author of this presentation) as an important company in Krakow’s scene.

Seeing that I figured it would be good to stop for a moment and take the time to reflect a little on our journey…

It was in 2008 that we decided to move our R&D center to Krakow (for many of the same reasons Google and others have migrated here), and looking back now, it was definitely a key decision in our company’s history. Since then we’ve been growing steadily and have gone from a team of about 5 to now over 30 people. Naturally, this has resulted in significantly advancing development of our two core products, LM-X License Manager and License Statistics , which, mind you, have now become forces to be reckoned with in the software licensing and license management world. But additionally, in 2011 we launched a completely new product, License Activation Center which has filled a large gap in the market for online license activation and distribution solutions. All that to say, it has truly been great experience (and one we are thankful for) working with some incredible talent from this city and also establishing ourselves, without a doubt for the long term , in this beautiful city also now known as Europe’s Silicon Valley.