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Why Product Activation for Software Is Becoming Widespread
Software vendors have used license management for many years. Older approaches, such as key-file-based licensing or dongles, do have a number of drawbacks for

license dongles  With key-file-based licensing, the license limits and node-locking parameters are encrypted in a file, which is sent to the user and read by the application each time it runs. These approaches have a number of disadvantages. Dongles require the distribution of the hardware, with all that entails in material cost, shipping cost, delivery times and management by the vendor. They are widely disliked by end-users, who don't want to wait for them to arrive, keep track of them, have them stick out of their Read More...
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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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Using Keyboard, Video, and Mouse over IP to Connect Remote Networks
Today’s IT professionals are often challenged by unrelenting changes in the enterprise, increased data growth and compliance regulations, and geographic

license dongles  surrender to expensive software license contracts are now a requirement. Determining the right solution greatly depends on the type of environment, the direction of the IT organization, and the underlying need for flexibility and scalability. For many organizations, a co-existence of high-density and distributed KVM will be the solution where flexibility and scalability are needed to augment existing high-density systems. For the growing trend of distributed computing and organizations with larger remote Read More...
PeopleSoft: No More a Humble Kid From a Rough Neighborhood?
PeopleSoft has been on a quest to dramatically improve its customer service & support by weeding out its 3rd-party consulting partners. PeopleSoft also has a

license dongles  1. Revenues from software license fees for the second quarter of 2000 increased to $109.8 million, a 37% increase from the same quarter last year. PeopleSoft experienced significant growth compared with the same quarter last year in Human Resource Management and Financial applications - up 38%, and Supply Chain Management applications - up 44%. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications emerged as PeopleSoft's largest license revenue product line in the quarter. License revenues increased in all Read More...
PeopleSoft - Again A Force To Be Reckoned With?
PeopleSoft is back with a vengeance! During its users conference, Connect, which took place in Los Angeles on October 22-26, it unveiled a slew of new products

license dongles  million. Revenues from software license fees for Q3 2000 increased to $131.5 million, a 100% increase from the same quarter last year (See Figure 1). In fact, all product lines recorded significant increases compared with the same quarter last year. Financial and Human Resource Management applications were up 120%, Supply Chain Management applications up 68%, whereas Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications were up 57%. eBusiness Analytic applications were up 599%. License revenues increased Read More...
Support and Maintenance: No Longer the Software Industry's
Support and maintenance (S&M) contracts mean very different things to vendors and to users. With user enterprises' growing awareness of how these S&M agreements

license dongles  customers that are purchasing license agreements to purchase software support as well. But, for any customer that is implementing a new software system, software support is similar to an insurance policy. Software support ensures that customers will have access to technical support, regular updates, and new releases of the vendor's purchased applications. In the past, software buyers have been mostly focused on bargaining over the up front, one-time-only license fees, and have not been paying enough Read More...
Enterprise Incentive Management Leader's Challenges and Response
Enterprise incentive management is an emerging field, and a number of players have entered the market. Callidus recently expanded its service offerings by

license dongles  basis, its quarterly product license revenue remains substantially dependent on product sales to new customers. In 2005, BellSouth and Cingular each accounted for more than 10 percent of the company's total revenue, whereas in 2004, IBM alone accounted for the same percentage, including instances where IBM acted as a reseller of Callidus products. US revenue still represents over 90 percent of total revenue, with the remaining amount generated in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Part Three of the Read More...
Spring Brings New Growth To Manhattan Associates
Good execution in the wake of Y2K brings record revenue and earnings for Manhattan Associates in its first quarter.

license dongles  managed to grow both license and services revenues, their percentages remained little changed from 1999 averages of 18% licenses and 65% services. License fees for the first quarter ended March 31, 2000 were $5.0 million, an increase of 17% from license fees of $4.3 million for the fourth quarter of 1999. Services revenue for the first quarter ended March 31, 2000 was $17.5 million, an increase of 20% over services revenue of $14.6 million for the fourth quarter of 1999. Manhattan's profitability streak Read More...
Aspen’s Step Backward in the First Quarter Part of Familiar Dance
First quarter results tend to be Aspen Technologies’ weakest of the year and 1Q 2001 is no exception. There are signs that suggest the process manufacturing

license dongles  the vendor's cyclical business. License revenue decreased 31% to $32.6 million from the previous quarter of $47.3 million. A slight increase in service revenue softened the drop in total revenues, but these nonetheless declined 17% to $69.5 million from $83.4 million in the last quarter. Net earnings sank from a positive $4.6 million in 4Q00 to a negative $3.7 million this quarter. Figure 1. These are gloomy results, but a brighter and more accurate assessment of Aspen's performance emerges from Read More...
Manhattan Associates Completes Second Quarter On Record Pace
Atlanta-based supply chain execution (SCE) software vendor Manhattan Associates announces its second fiscal quarter results.

license dongles  record second quarter with license revenues reaching an all-time high of $5.7 million and services/resale hardware topping $28.9 million. Total revenue of $34.6 million is an increase of 22% from the first quarter of fiscal 2000 and an increase of 75% from the second quarter of fiscal 1999. The company extended its positive bottom line in the second quarter with $4.5 million in net earnings, giving it four consecutive quarters in the black. Figure 1. Manhattan also announced continued progress on its Read More...
Sagent Improves Its Image With SAS Partnership
Sagent has recently announced a strategic agreement with the SAS Institute, a market leader in analytics and CRM software, to integrate and license select SAS

license dongles  Sagent will integrate and license select SAS analytic and customer relationship management (CRM) software within its business intelligence solutions. The target market for these SAS-enhanced offerings from Sagent will be the mid-market (generally defined as companies with revenues up to $750 million). That market will include sectors such as credit unions, community banks, and select property and casualty insurance companies, among others. As a result of this agreement, Sagent will offer SAS' Read More...
A Kinder Unisys Makes Web Users Burn
Unisys has modified its policy on garnering license fees from the use of the .GIF image format.

license dongles  1995 it obtained a license fee arrangement from CompuServe. It has also obtained licensing arrangements with most major commercial vendors of graphics programs. Unisys is now asking Web developers to determine whether the software they are using is properly licensed; if not, Unisys is requesting a $5,000 fee from sites displaying GIF files. Web developers are organizing an event at Unisys' Bluebell, PA, headquarters at which artists and users will burn GIF images in protest. Market Impact Whatever Read More...
Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) Market - Dismal 1999, the New Millennium to bring Relief (for Some)
The worsening plight of most ERP vendors, caused by the market slowdown, which started in the fourth quarter of 1998, continued in full force throughout 1999

license dongles  Particularly affected was the license revenue, which is expected to decline more than 10% in 1999 compared to 1998 (See Table 1). The market was dramatically less profitable than in 1998 (down 27.3%), measured in the total raw $ net income (See Table 1). Table 1 ERP Market Financial Data 1997 1998 1999 (est.) 2000 (est.) Total Revenue 11.0 16.6 18.5-19.5 25.0-27.0 Total revenue growth of the market 43% 40% 12%-16% 30%-38% Average Licenses Revenue/Total Revenue Ratio 56.2% 48.2% 39.0% 35%-40% Total Read More...
The Essential Supply Chain
Supply Chain Management (SCM) once viewed as a way to obtain a competitive advantage, is now perceived as a logical and necessary extension of Enterprise

license dongles  Holdings plc (GEAC) Embedded License Symix Systems 7/99 - Mapics Solutions, Inc. Embedded License Symix Systems 7/98 - Oracle Corporation Embedded License i2 Technologies 11/97 - SAP AG Investment OKEF-techILOGCatalyst International 6/98 7/98 9/99 51% 5% 10% Oracle Corporation JMA Industri-Matematik 1/97 (and informal earlier) - i2 Technologies Interface EXE Technologies 4/99 - Great Plains Software Embedded License Logility 7/00 - Key : Acquisition : One company taking over controlling interest in Read More...
PLM and FOSS, What PLM Seekers Think?
Since Aras decided to stop asking for license fees for Aras Innovator [evaluate the product]by switching to the business model that the vendor calls enterprise

license dongles  to stop asking for license fees for Aras Innovator [ evaluate the product ]by switching to the business model that the vendor calls enterprise open source, , free and open source software (FOSS) product lifecycle management (PLM) as a topic has been talked more frequently than before. On his blog site Daily PLM Think Tank, Oleg Shilovitsky has touched upon open source PLM from different angles in more than 10 blog posts . Comments to these posts are also very interesting to read. To join in the Read More...
Soft Economy Dents SAP’s Armored Shield As Well
Since the license revenue plunge in the US, a likely cascading economic slowdown worldwide, and SAP’s high stakes in struggling Commerce One happened much

license dongles  million a year ago, license revenues were down 7% to EUR 447 million from EUR 480 million. Consulting and training revenues saved the day by rising 30% to EUR 524 million and 19% to EUR 113 million, respectively. Figure 1. In the quarter, revenues in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region increased 32% to EUR 841 million and in the Asia-Pacific region (APA) revenues were down 6% to EUR 195 million. Revenues in the Americas region rose 7% to EUR 613 million. However, at constant currency rates, Read More...

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