LM-X License Manager – Customer Case Study: EDALab

Client: EDALab s.r.l.
Problem: Different licenses types for one product
Solution: LM-X License Manager


EDALab s.r.l., located in Verona, Italy, originated in 2007 as a spin-off of the Department of Computer Science of the University of Verona. EDALab addresses issues of technological innovation in the field of networked embedded systems, with activities ranging from analysis and feasibility studies to full project management. They provide services such as Embedded Software Development, modeling and conversion of hardware description languages, OS customization, and more.

EDALab built the HIFSuite tool (http://hifsuite.edalab.it/index.php) over several years. Without other comparable tools on the market, HIFSuite was used for many projects, mainly for research purposes. When the product matured and was ready for release on the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) market, EDALab was faced with the need to distribute the software under a variety of licensing policies to suit their customers (time-limited, functionality limited, and other policies).

How EDALab Approached the Problem

EDALab evaluated LM-X License Manager along with other top license managers, including FlexNet, Easy Licenser and Reprise License Manager.

The combination of LM-X License Manager’s competitive pricing and excellent customer support put LM-X ahead of the competition. EDALab’s Cofounder, Senior System Administrator/Architect and Purchase Manager, Stefano Cailotto, praised, “During the evaluation phase, the support team was very kind and responsive, which helped us to decide on using X-Formation to provide our license management solution.”

What It’s Like Now

LM-X satisfied EDALab’s requirements for both ease of use and customized licensing configurations. LM-X proved easy to integrate with the HIFSuite tool, with no need to issue new requests as other licensing products required. Thanks to its extensive customizability, LM-X gave EDALab the power to improve their licensing by letting them write their own custom hostid check function, which they based on both the host uuid and the Mac address.

EDALab is one of the many success stories that highlights LM-X’s flexibility and X-Formation’s dedicated partnership with our customers that helps them succeed with implementing the license management solutions they need.