Moving to new premises is a big jump in space and luxury, because the new office is almost the double the size of the one where we used to work, has more natural light, different color theme on each floor that matches each floor’s pixel wall art inspired by Mario, Lemmings and Pacman, and new colorful kitchen furniture!
X-Formation moving premises!
We’re excited to inform you that we are in the concluding stage of relocating to the new office, which is more suited to our needs and will let us grow even further in the future.
Due to moving to sparkly new office space, our telephones will be offline on 20 February 2015 until the end of the day. Also, please note that answers to your emails may be delayed on this day.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
License Statistics v4.18 is here!
We’re pleased to announce another release of License Statistics, the industry-leading license monitoring solution. We’ve launched this release as part of our continued commitment to software excellence for all our Customers.
In this major upgrade we’re introducing an opt-in system that lets License Statistics users decide if they want to have anonymous information on how they are using License Statistics collected. The purpose is to analyze visitor traffic and paint a complete picture of License Statistics users to gain better insight into how they are using the product, and what we can do to further improve the user experience. For example, we may see:
most frequently used usage reports
most commonly used License Statistics versions
the number of sessions in which a page was viewed
average session duration
other anonymous metrics
Based on what our Customers tell us they want and need, we have also enhanced settings for selecting LDAP user groups they want to import, making it possible to easily import any of LDAP user groups. This improvement will enable our Customers to quickly exclude even dozens of groups from being imported in situations when they only need to import a few of them.
Furthermore, we have also enhanced License Statistics’ monitoring mechanism, thereby improving the product’s robustness, as well as ensuring even better correctness of the delivered data. The new, enhanced monitoring, which aims to maximally parallelize querying, may impose extra resource requirements for the installations of License Statistics using really slow and resource-hungry query tools.
When upgrading to this release, you must upgrade from v4.10 or later. Because of the high volume of changes introduced in this release, ensure you back up your database before upgrading License Statistics to this version.
Be sure to see the full v4.18 release notes.
In case of any problems or questions about new monitoring, please contact X-Formation support.
We’re happy that we have fulfilled so many customer requests and look forward to hearing your reactions to this newest release of License Statistics.
Try the demo or download a free trial now!
10 Good Reasons to Choose LM-X License Manager
Making your customers happy is a big part of what makes you successful. With LM-X License Manager you can not only satisfy your users by providing them with diverse licensing models, but also give the users a hassle-free access to your software, all at a reasonable price.
We know at least 10 good reasons why LM-X License Manager is a better license management alternative to other solutions that exist today for both small and large companies. The following reasons should get a mention:
1. Simple to use.
LM-X License Manager follows a simple philosophy: The majority of end users don’t care much about licensing; they just want something that works and is easy to set up. LM-X supports these goals by helping vendors solve their licensing needs while helping end users to get their applications up and running as effortlessly as possible. Various features, such as easy-to-use setup tools, automatic license server discovery, and redundant license servers support these objectives.
2. Get the features you want, without extra baggage.
LM-X License Manager is slim: It doesn’t expose the complexity of legacy license management systems that have become so expansive and complex that even experts have problems supporting them and solving problems. LM-X also doesn’t burden you with hundreds of pages of documentation you must pore over to learn and reference how to use the features you’re interested in. Instead, LM-X gives you the essentials without laboring you with a ton of useless features that users rarely, if ever, need.
3. Get superior security for your intellectual property.
LM-X License Manager is more secure than our competitors solutions. We don’t include “back doors” that can override functionality or enable crackers to obtain information.
4. Feel confident that we can handle your needs.
LM-X License Manager is robust and proven in production (see our customer testimonials). LM-X protected software is deployed with Fortune 500 companies and other large billion dollar corporations in the fields of computer graphics and movie production, automotive, aircraft, aerospace, military, bio-informatics, education, and several other industries.
5. Get unbeatable support.
We deliver support within 24 hours and want your feedback for improving LM-X License Manager. Using our issue tracking system, you can be part of the development team — entering and tracking issues, submitting enhancement requests, keeping up with the latest development activity, and more.
6. Get an end-to-end solution for software license management.
X-Formation offers you an end-to-end solution: LM-X includes License Activation Center (LAC) to help you distribute your software, and License Statistics can help your end users monitor and optimize their software license usage.
7. Get all you need for less.
LM-X License Manager is cost-effective. Unlike comparable software license management products, LM-X doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. And what’s more, you can evaluate LM-X for free.
8. Different licensing models.
LM-X offers a large number of license models that let you satisfy every type of customer, including network/floating licenses, single-user/node-locked licenses, time-limited licenses restricting usage periods and allowing subscription-based licensing models, trial licenses, pay per use licenses, and many more.
9. Get up and running quickly.
You can get started with LM-X immediately. LM-X comes with helpful samples and clear, uncomplicated documentation, and it doesn’t require complex training or other ramp-up time.
10. Get support for all major platforms.
LM-X License Manager supports all major platforms and has broad language support including C/C++, Java and .NET.
Ready to try LM-X License Manager? Get your evaluation copy today!
Questions? Doubts? Feel free to get in touch with us with any concerns.
Case Study: REEL opts for License Statistics to optimize the use of its network licenses
REEL’s core business involves developing, manufacturing, installing and maintaining complex handling and lifting equipment systems. REEL also provides specialized services that center around three main activities: maintenance, modifications and improvements, as well as the supply of spare and exchange parts.
With almost 70 years of tradition in the industry, presence on four continents and impressive portfolio of services, REEL has managed to successfully build its position in several key industrial sectors, such as nuclear energy, aluminium production, aeronautics, defense, and offshore.
REEL has established its presence as a provider of handling and lifting equipment systems all around the world and it continues exploring and targeting new customers. Yet entering new markets (and developing existing ones) entails deploying additional CAD software licenses across the company, especially when it is accompanied by high turnover of temporary employees. As a veteran in the industry, REEL remains intimately familiar with the importance of tracking license usage across the organization.
The choice: License Statistics
One of the big reasons REEL decided to start using License Statistics is the software’s unmatched ability to track and report software license usage gathered from a number of supported license servers, let alone the software’s ease of use and support REEL received from X-Formation. License Statistics turned out to be a solution that helped REEL effectively manage and maximize license investment, improve productivity and make informed license management decisions.
Using License Statistics allows for cost reduction through software license optimization. After switching to X-Formation’s solution, REEL is able to more accurately forecast its future licensing needs and cut its operational costs.
Interested in License Statistics? Remember that we’re only a click away if you’d like to discuss this unique license monitoring solution with us more.
Try License Statistics demo and take advantage of the outstanding features it offers.
Christmas public holiday notice
Please be advised that our office in Krakow, Poland, will be closed on the following days:
Christmas Day (Thursday, 25 December)
Boxing Day (Friday, 26 December)
New Year’s Day (Thursday, 1 January)
Epiphany (Tuesday, 6 January)
Also, please note that on Wednesday, 24 December, our office will be open only until 3 pm.
License Statistics v4.17 just released!
WE’re delighted to announce the release of License Statistics version 4.17. This major upgrade brings some appealing new features, performance enhancements, and addresses a few bug fixes found in previous versions. Overall, this adds up to a much more stable and sophisticated product that makes it easier for you to manage and interpret your license usage data.
THIS release has seen considerable improvements to the Current Users report, which now includes two visually rich charts that give you a clear picture of the percentage of users who are currently using at least one license, the percentage of users who are not using any license at all, and information about the users that are using the highest number of licenses.
In this release we also introduced a new Usage History report, which replaced the Usage Per Feature report used for monitoring license usage information for each feature or a selected feature for the current license server. The new, revamped report has been enhanced with some advanced filtering and grouping options.
Here’s a quick recap on what else was done in this release:
we made enhancements to the Feature Usage History grid by adding the Hours Used and Denials columns
we added support for OLicense server realtime monitoring
we added the Merge and Aliases tabs to the Edit License Server dialog in the Realtime License Server grid
we added the ability to hide the display of the Feature Usage History graph, thereby increasing the performance of License Statistics
This release has also seen a number of bug fixes, so be sure to read Release Notes to get all the details.
Our ability to roll out frequent, stable releases that solve real issues for our user community is attributable to our customer-driven development methodology. We add new features or rework old ones, based on what you tell us you want and need. Each release we put out is thoroughly tested and evaluated to make sure our software will work the way it should.
This interactive process is ongoing, so please continue sharing your comments to help us make License Statistics even better for you in the future.
Update: new version of LM-X License Manager out today!
RECENTLY we’ve been working without respite to address some issues as well as bring more enhancements to LM-X, our software license manager. And today we’re glad to announce that we’ve launched LM-X version 4.7.3 as part of our continued commitment to software excellence for our Customers.
Here is a quick recap on what we did in this release:
As of this release, expired licenses are no longer loaded on license servers. We made this improvement, because using expired licenses with duplicate licenses resulted in their inconsistent behavior. Furthermore, in this release we have:
Added versioning for all dll files to enable distinguishing between different components
Improved logging procedure by preventing chcon errors from being displayed in non-SELinux environment
Fixed a couple of issues found in previous versions