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Poetic Software Eases Software License Management

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

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WALTHAM, MA: ModusLink Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of ModusLink Global Solutions a provider of omni-channel technology announces the enhancements to its Entitlement Management Solution backed by enterprise-class Poetic software. The solution aids software publishers, channel providers and end-users a single centralized portal for the control and use of intellectual property. It offers entitlement management functions including perpetual, term and trial licenses, maintenance, support, upgrades, subscriptions and renewals.

Entitlement management solutions help organizations reduce production costs and maximize revenue. It is designed to accommodate multiple, client-specific business rules and system integration requirements.

Key features of the solution include:

License Activation
The solution enables customers to use multiple license key generators, manage simple or highly complex product configurations, support calls to remote or third-party key generators, generate license authenticity codes for partners, achieve batch process activation, re-host, upgrades and returns, manage activation validation rules like required products, quantities or combinations

Upgrades
The solution can simplify upgrades, It provides support for free and paid upgrade programs, support for complex product mapping and changes during the upgrade process, extensive selection criteria to target individual companies or machines for upgrades, the ability to generate and send new keys automatically or invite users to generate them as needed, tools to define rules for upgrades, the capability to push critical patches, the ability to determine number of affected users prior to an upgrade.

Usage Tracking
ModusLink Entitlement Management can collect and report on device usage. As the IoT heats up, the ability to capture and report the data generated by connected devices is going to be critical to companies’ abilities to provide the additional support, billing models and features that the IoT promises.

Reporting
ModusLink Entitlement Management provides detailed business insight on who is activating which products on what platforms, what is purchased versus deployed, how often products are re-hosted or returned, who is requesting temporary licenses and who is eligible for renewals and upgrades.

“Our goal is to empower our customers with a flexible, on-premises or cloud entitlement solution that delivers key business intelligence when and where they need it – whether for their current operations, or to take advantage of innovations like the Internet of Things,” says Murt O’Donnell, director, ESolutions, ModusLink. “Having a scalable, robust entitlement management capability is critical to supporting the regulated and orderly management of intellectual properties.”

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