LM-X License Manager Case Study - SimVis GmbH

LM-X License Manager – Customer Case Study: SimVis

Client: SimVis GmbH
Problem: Limited licensing solutions
Solution: LM-X License Manager

Problem

SimVis GmbH, founded in 2008 and located in Vienna, Austria, is one of the first spin-offs of VRVis. A stand-alone desktop application, SimVis has been used extensively to facilitate the analysis of automotive flow simulation data, and is also used to evaluate medical, meteorological, climatic, and oil industry data.

SimVis started out licensing their stand-alone desktop application, using their own in-house solution. As their customer base grew, they quickly found that their in-house solution was not going to be adequate for many of its customers.

Mr. Wolfgang Freiler of SimVis explained, “At SimVis, we were facing the limits of our existing in-house licensing solution, since customers were increasingly asking for more flexible licensing models, such as floating licenses.”

How SimVis Approached the Problem

SimVis set out on a quest to find a solution that would work for their team and their customers’ growing needs. After comparing various solutions, LM-X License Manager came out on top.

“We conducted an evaluation of the existing license management solutions on the market and finally decided to switch to X-Formation’s LM-X License Manager,” described Freiler.

One of their highest points of praise for LM-X was its straightforward implementation. “During the evaluation period, we were surprised at how easy it was to integrate LM-X License Manager into our software,” Mr. Freiler said.

Not only was LM-X easy to work with, but they were impressed with the helpfulness, expertise, and response time of X-Formation’s support team. “When we were stuck, the helpful support team provided us with a solution very quickly,” praised Freiler.

What It’s Like Now

SimVis was able to get up and running quickly with new licensing options that not only better met their existing customers’ needs, but opened up new opportunities for sales to customers who demand more flexible license models. With LM-X, SimVis got a license management solution with extensive features, flexibility, and ease of use that they had been searching for.

For SimVis and so many other successful customers, LM-X has proven to be an optimal licensing solution for cross-platform software products. The positive feedback we get from both new and long-time users consistently reinforces that even the most demanding of our customers are happy with the solution LM-X provides.

LM-X Licence Manager Case Study - TLP Innovations

LM-X License Manager – Customer Case Study: TPL Innovations

Client: TLP Innovations
Problem: How to support geographically dispersed customers
Solution: LM-X License Manager

Problem

TLP Innovations produces Train Load Predictor, a feature-rich software product that has been used extensively to analyze the Australian rail networks of Brisbane and Melbourne, as well as Sydney and Adelaide.

As they began marketing Train Load Predictor across the world, TLP Innovations realized they would need a licensing solution that could support geographically dispersed customers while minimizing their own manual overhead. They also needed a licensing solution that was appropriate for their current level of development, but would be capable of evolving with them as they began adding new features to Train Load Predictor and their company and client base grew.

How TLP Innovations Approached the Problem

Impressed by how capably LM-X License Manager could meet both their current needs as well as their anticipated future needs, TLP Innovations chose LM-X as their license management solution.

Matt Pattison, Consultant, Systemwide, said, “In addition to meeting our needs for today, LM-X meets our needs for tomorrow. It’s a stable platform, it’s very secure and we can steadily automate the license management process to a great extent, making our software as convenient as possible for the most important people, our users.”

Pattison praised the ease of working with LM-X, saying that the software “works without hassles, it’s well documented, and the support site is excellent.”

TLP Innovations appreciated that LM-X was capable of offering different solutions for different customers’ needs, while keeping license management simple.

“One feature we’ve found particularly useful is the ability to provide multiple license levels that unlock different software features, so we can support multiple editions of our software from one installer/source tree,” said Pattison.

TLP Innovations even found that LM-X was an affordable choice. “We took advantage of the Small Business Subscription offer, which made the price very competitive.” Pattison explained.

What It’s Like Now

TLP Innovations got everything they were looking for with LM-X License Manager’s advanced capabilities, and were impressed with X-Formation’s professional support and services as well. “We’ve been very happy with X-Formation and LM-X,” said Pattison. “The software is well documented, works as advertised, is regularly updated with new features, and the staff is friendly and helpful.”

With flexible options for geographically dispersed licensing, ease-of-use, and the ability to keep up with TLP Innovation’s rapid growth, along with outstanding customer care, LM-X was exactly the licensing solution that TLP Innovations and their customers needed.

LM-X License Manager Case Study - Schindler GmbH

LM-X License Manager – Customer Case Study: Schindler GmbH

Client: Schindler GmbH
Problem: Lack of flexibility of licensing schemes
Solution: LM-X License Manager

Problem

A software vendor based out of Germany, Schindler GmbH is the developer of S-Anywhere, a highly regarded software platform that includes modules for maintenance and repair management, facility management, tool management and inventory recording, as well as RFID technology for planning, recording and evaluating inspection rounds.

Like many software providers, Schindler GmbH needed a flexible licensing solution that could support many different licensing models, particularly network and node-locked licensing.

Schindler GmbH tried using HASP HL dongles from Thales, but this solution fell short of serving their customers’ needs. As Markus Schindler, IT Engineer, explained, “IT guidelines of our customers often prohibit the use of hardware dongles,” because many of their customers use outsourced or virtual servers.

How Schindler GmbH Approached the Problem

Schindler GmbH realized that they needed a different licensing solution that was able to accommodate their customers’ needs. “We searched for an alternative, and X-Formation’s LM-X License Manager offered the flexibility we were looking for,” said Schindler. LM-X provided Schindler GmbH with the licensing solution that not only had all the features they needed to achieve their desired results, but made software license management easy.

What It’s Like Now

Not only is LM-X a superior licensing solution with robust, bundled features that solve nearly any licensing needs—X-Formation provides exemplary customer service as well.

Schindler praised, ”Documentation and support was very good, and X-Formation pays attention to customers’ needs.” Schindler concluded,“LM-X is flexible and offers all the license types we need. Furthermore, if we have any questions, the X-Formation support team helps quickly.”

With quality software and fast, professional support in addition to providing flexible options for dongle-free licensing, LM-X was exactly the licensing solution that Schindler GmbH and their customers needed.

LM-X License Manager Case Study - Enventive Engineering Inc

Customer Case Study: Enventive Engineering, Inc.

Enventive Engineering, Inc. finds the full-featured, low-cost license management software its customers need with LM-X License Manager.

Client: Enventive Engineering, Inc.
Problem: Lack of critical features in its existing license management software.
Solution: LM-X License Manager

Problem

Enventive Engineering, Inc., helps mechanical product industries benefit from the most recent advances in variational computation by making complex tech simple to use. Companies use Enventive tolerance analysis software to accelerate and simplify their product development process workflow to foster innovations and build the mechanical products of the dynamic data and AI century.

At first, Enventive used an economical license manager for its software products, which worked well enough until customers insisted they needed floating licenses to best support their team-based approach to using the software. The old license manager could not support floating licenses, nor could it support the need for annual licenses with a customizable renewal date. Enventive’s customers wanted the ability to purchase new licenses on different dates while maintaining a single renewal date for all licenses.

Enventive realized that it needed a truly full-featured and flexible license management system. However, the license solution it was considering was not only expensive, but the product vendor was well known for devoting little time and attention to the needs of small businesses. It was crucial that Enventive provide its customers with the licensing options they needed. It also wanted a flexible solution that would grow with it, and a vendor that would be responsive to its needs.

How Enventive Approached It

After extensive research, Enventive found one licensing product that outshone the others: X-Formation’s LM-X License Manager. LM-X offered the features the company needed, with greater flexibility and a lower cost than comparable products.

Enventive was delighted with the results of its evaluation. Ralph Gifford, President and CEO of Enventive Engineering, said, “With LM-X, not only did we get all the features we needed, we got a responsiveness to requests for other features that was unbelievable. All we needed to do was mention that we’d like to see a particular feature, and the next thing we knew, X-Formation was handing us a new version of LM-X with the very features we’d asked for.”

While LM-X provided customizable renewal dates and a choice of node-locked and floating licenses, Enventive was particularly impressed with two other key features: Borrowed Licenses and Grace Licenses (both used to make licenses available when users are disconnected from the network). “It’s of the utmost importance that your licensing solution works for your customers,” Mr. Gifford explained. “Our customers see that we have the ability to offer these licensing options, and they are really impressed.”

What It’s Like Now

The LM-X License Manager helped Enventive supply its customers with the licensing options they needed at a lower cost than it would have paid for any other comparable solution. For Enventive and its customers, LM-X License Manager proved to be the best license management solution thanks to its extensive feature set, flexibility, pricing, and product support.