Who Uses This Software?

Software publishers who sell software and hardware products that need to enforce their licensing policies using a toolkit from a well-respected solution provider.


Average Ratings

40 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Reprise Software
  • www.reprisesoftware.com/
  • Founded 2006
  • United States

About Reprise License Manager

The Reprise License Manager (RLM) is a software licensing system that Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) incorporate into their products to control how their users buy and use their software. RLM controls what features or options can be accessed, which hardware the software can run on and how many concurrent copies of the software can be active at any given time. RLM enforces license expiration dates if needed. RLM ensures that only customers with valid licenses can use licensed products.


Reprise License Manager Features

  • Automatic SKU Recognition
  • Central LM Server
  • Copy Protection
  • History Tracking
  • Node Management
  • Online Activation
  • Portable License
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
  • Timing Rights
  • Trial License

Reprise License Manager Reviews

Excellent license manager that is easy to integrate!

Mar 10, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have been using Reprise License Manager since 2012. We replaced our own internal license manager and love the flexibility and options that RLM provides with easy integration. We are very pleased with the product and support and would recommend for any size company.

Powerfull, easy to use & cost effective

Feb 29, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We are using RLM since 2013 on Linux and Windows and are (our customers included) very happy with it!
It was easy to implement, in replacement of an old license manager.

A pleaseure to work with!

Feb 25, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Great license manager and easy to integrate. And for those few cases where needed, it is backed up by an even better support! This includes integrating non-trivial feature requests and going the extra mile to offer our customers the flexibility they need.

A Welcome Change from Other Licensing Products

Feb 24, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We've switched our license product from FlexNet and are extremely happy with the customer support. While the initial cost is a little painful, it's more manageable over time, and the improvement in support, operation and feature set will be worth the expense. We're also implementing Activation Pro to improve our own customers' experience. It takes a little extra effort to integrate with customer sales and support pipeline, but we believe it will eliminate some headaches for both customer and vendor.

One of best choice of software licensing solution

Feb 22, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We are seeking for software licensing solution in Linux platform and RLM is our choice.
RLM works perfectly and also provide great customer support and document at the same time.

Highly Recommend the Reprise License Manager

Feb 22, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The Reprise License Manager is a flexible licensing system with all the features you will ever need.
It is easy to install and use. Plus Reprise have excellent backup support for both software vendors and end user system administrators.

Powerful, easy-to-use, and well-supported license manager software.

Feb 22, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We switched over to RLM from another license manager vendor about 10 years ago and we have never looked back. We were an early adopter of RLM in the upstream petroleum industry and integrated RLM easily into both Fortran and Java products. We have always had excellent support and our end-customers have had very few problems with license administration of our software.

Cost effective, works great!

Feb 22, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have been using RLM for about 4 years now, and we don't have any complaints about the software. We have used our own license manager software before and the cost of development and support is just not worth it when great products like this already exist.
Highly recommended!

Flexible Licensing Solution

Feb 22, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have been using RLM since 2008 and are very happy with this product and the support from Reprise Software.

Highly recommend solution for license management software

Feb 22, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: - Flexible, Simple, Powerful and Value for Money
- Support team are very responsive and helpful. They're fantastic!

Licensing FluidNexus with RLM

Feb 20, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We are using RLM for licensing our flagship CFD automation product "FluidNexus" for around 3+ years. For a small company like us, it helps a lot due to it's pretty simple integration with the code. Very important is our end users have not submitted any issues with RLM for last 3 years.
Santosh

Very happy with our choice

Feb 20, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Having reviewed several alternatives about four years back, we can now look back and say we are very glad that we chose RLM. We short-listed Reprise and Flex, as our customers and developers were familiar with Flex, and both had the features we were looking for. During the evaluation period, the Reprise people were soooo much easier to work with, and have been great ever since. Our experience was with Flexera in Australia, and Reprise in USA. Our customers are all over the world, and their feedback in implementing RLM in their IT environments has been good.

Powerful licensing software. Could be made a little easier to use

Feb 19, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros- The software is very powerful. Has a lot of features, which covers most licensing cases. Their support is very good. They respond really fast. Included sample programs cover a lot of ground and can be used as a template.

Cons- The documentation is vast. Their quick start guide could be made a lot simpler, especially with regards to the license servers. Some screen shots and diagrams would help. It is also a little outdated. A good help website would go a long way as compared to having to sort through the large PDF manuals.

Reprise offers sophisticated license management for small vendor

Feb 19, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Being a small business that sells software to large customers who use licensed products from a large vendor, we were looking for a license manager that is cost effective and provides capabilities which are competitive with other well know license management software. Our primary use is networked floating licenses.

We have now been using RLM for six years and are very satisfied with the product and the support. There are regular updates to the product. Reprise responds quickly to any problems.

Great product for licensing your software.

Feb 19, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have been using RLM for several years now to license our software products. Documentation is good and made the implementation very easy. Quick responses to all of my questions. I particularly like the way it handles node locked vs. site licenses. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a licensing manager for your software.

Excellent, flexible licensing solution backed by exceptional customer support

Feb 19, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have been a customer of Reprise's for many years and have found their solution to be technically excellent. As a new company, they delivered a robust product from the onset and have incrementally continued to improve.

Some of the pros are:
- supports many licensing models--trials, stand alone, network and mixtures.
- flexible binding to various host/system ids
- a fare pricing model to fit smaller businesses
- very quick to respond to technical support and provide solutions
- easy to use management and troubleshooting tools

Cons are minimal:
- not as plug-and-play as some solutions (e.g., requires compilation and more coding to integrate)
- .NET wrappers are fairly basic and non-object oriented

I would recommend RLM without hesitation.

One of the best licensing software we have ever used!

Feb 19, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: -Easy to build into your service
-Very flexible and manageable
-Never had a problem

Just what I needed

Feb 19, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: RLM licensing system provided just the license management capabilities I need, at a reasonable price. Linking it with my C++ application was easy and did not consume lots of time.

Great company. Great product

Feb 19, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Using Reprise for our licensing solutions has helped us focus on our craft without having to worry about dealing with the pesky details that aren't our specialty (product licensing).

The RLM software suite has provided the functionality we required with a professional and user-friendly interface.

We have a great and long-standing relationship with Reprise. Customer service is timely and professional.

Powerful software licensing solution

Feb 19, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We use RLM in licensing various software products. RLM allows us to provide professional and flexible licensing scenarios for our needs.

Pros: License activation can be done using activation, file-based licensing or network licensing using license server. Activation server can be hosted on own server, which allows tight integration with internal systems, such as CRM.

Cons: When implementing RLM it takes some time and patience to read and understand all documentation. However, once all details are configured correctly, RLM works perfectly.

RLM with Fortran

Feb 19, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I was initially skeptical of RLM because their examples for use with Fortran were described as "unsupported." However, their customer support personnel were very effective in helping me integrate RLM with my company's product, and RLM does exactly what we need a license manager to do.

Flexible Software for Multiple Licensing Needs

Feb 19, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The RLM software can handle numerous licensing needs, including locking a product to a specific machine, limiting the amount of time a product can be used, and if desired setting up a license server.

Keep in mind that this is software intended to be used by other software engineers. So it's not a product like Microsoft Word or Quicken where you just install it and it's ready to be used. It takes a little work, including changing your own code to use it, but once all of that's done, it's pretty robust.

Easy to use license module, fantastic support.

Feb 19, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The team at reprise are very responsive and helpful - their customer service and support are fantastic. We were up and running very quickly with RLM - It just worked as advertised with no fuss. Highly recommend.

Excellent

Feb 19, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We are using RLM for more than 2 years now. We are very happy with the features, ease of use, integration and last but not the least, the support.

RLM is a great software thats flexible, reliable and economical

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: RLM is a great software for ISV like us (www.tetcos.com) who sell high end simulation software with complex configuration options. RLM provides the means to handle all the complexity in terms of versions, libraries, internet activation, time bound licenses, floating, node lock etc.

The price of the software is affordable and we have not faced any major licensing issue for more than 8 years now. Their support team is highly knowledgeable and respond in quick time.

It works well.

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We've been using RLM for the past last 4 years and we haven't had a problem with the system. On a couple of occasions we had to ask customer services for how to accomplish something obscure, and always received excellent and fast responses. It does what it should, allows for lots of additional functionality, and stays current with the changes to operating systems.

Strongly Recommend RLM

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We switch to RLM several years ago and have been quite happy. The evaluation, conversion of our licensing models (to the RLM paradigm) and code was quite straightforward. Representing all licensing policy in the customer's license file is a powerful advantage over other licensing packages We have found the RLM software (both standalone and networked license server) to be very reliable and capable of meeting our needs. Reprise support is a real bonus: very responsive, detailed and professional.

Code level license integration made easy

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: RLM is an effective tool which programmers and sales groups can use to eliminate proprietary product licensing and license management. Building a product is challenging enough without having to factor in the cost of sustaining custom licensing code and license generation software.

RLM does all that and more. Need support for network licensing? RML does it. Need support for licensing renewal and expiration? Look to RLM.

Cons? You have to spend a bit of time understanding licensing to realize the complexity of the task required to turn you own licensing solution. The same is true when you want to integrate RLM. You have to decide what features you need and then later branch out to use many of their more advanced offerings. The learning curve on concepts like license sharing, or detached licenses can be high at first. Once the concepts are understood the value is readily apparent.

Great product, solid well thought offering, responsive support group.

Reprise provides a great toolkit for licensing your software

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We switched over to using Reprise License Manager ~ 4 years ago. The product was easy to use and flexible in meeting our licensing needs. We use it both in a single install type configuration as well as a more complex multi-user network environment. Very few issues so far have been encountered and the few issues we have had are promptly addressed.

Very pleasurable to work with as well.

Reprise License Manager (RLM) combined with Activation Pro is our software license tool of choice.

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We find RLM to be everything that we require in an enterprise-class license management technology. Implementing RLM in our products allows Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure to deliver an intuitive customer experience and the flexibility to fit our changing licensing models and business needs.

Great product

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We use RLM in our desktop products and have been very happy with it. It didn't take us long to get it up and running (though we went a step or two further and built a nice C++ wrapper on it -- you certainly don't need to do that if you don't want to) and whenever we need support, Reprise is quick & prompt with the help (usually situations involving odd customer networking setups when they're trying to use a floating license server).

Perhaps most important, we've found RLM to be of the category of 'fire and forget'. We implemented it in our software, verified it, and have had to do almost nothing since to keep it up & running. Every so often we'll upgrade to a newer version, which means compiling some binaries and putting them in the proper place so our in-house licensing system (which sits on top of RLM) can do its thing, but that's basically a couple of hours of work We upgrade to the latest version every couple of years, so this is pretty minimal.

Robust, easy to use license management software

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Robust, easy to deploy, web-based license management system that provides lots of different licensing modes. Their support team provides great support anytime we had questions throughout our trial and once we deployed.

We are very pleased with RLM providing software protection for our products on Linux64.

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: At Fintronic USA, Inc. we are using RLM for software protection since October 2014, and we are very happy with it.

RLM is product with numerous advanced capabilities and yet easy to use. Customer support is knowledgeable and helpful. A negative aspect could be that Reprise Software is a small company and if it disappears overnight we will have some problems. However, a big positive is that it is a small company and we get knowledgeable customer support and personal interaction at all levels.

Flexible, adaptable and transparent

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We've been using Reprise for our products' licensing for more than 6 years now. Their solution client-side is in the form of a library, and it is very transparent what it does and how it works. It is in a form that is highly flexible, so that when we have requirements or processes that are unique for us, it is possible to adapt. The transparency has also allowed us to develop much of our own back-office processes and automation, from license generation to activation, to salesforce integration, around the Reprise toolset. They have a diverse set of licensing options, only a subset of which we make use of, but we are able to offer our customers floating (site) licenses as well as individual licenses.
I've interacted with Bob many times, from advice on how to approach issues or client-specific problems, to addressing bugs, to implementation problems on my end. He's the expert, and I like being able to get right to the deep technical details immediately.
Because the client-side is essentially a library, much of the onus for the customer experience falls on us -- how our product's UI presents licensing interactions to the user. This is less turn-key than some other options, but as I said, it gives us total flexibility. I often feel that we could do a better job on our end. Where there are areas where ERs on their end can help, I know I have a receptive ear, and have seen several of my requests implemented over the years.

RLM works well in all our current products, and gets few complaints from customers

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have been selling connectivity software since 1989, and were using our own license enforcement until late 2010, when a customer recommended RLM as an improvement over our clumsy ad-hoc system. We sell to all size companies, from 1 user to 1000's of users, and RLM works well for all sizes.

Pros:

RLM is fairly easy to install: Simply download the package, follow the instructions, and link the resulting library into your application.

The license files are text and rather compact, and one format supports both node-locked and license server models.

The API has simple calls, but also more advanced ones. Using the simple calls, you pass the name of your application and its version number, and it returns a yes or no. If no, you can go into a demo or evaluation mode.

Reprise is very good at customer service. They usually answer tech questions the same day.

Cons:

When we first signed up (in 2010), the RLM activation server was primitive and not usable, so we wrote our own. (An activation server distributes an license file with the customers hostid from a sales database when given an activation key.) Since then, they have released "Activation Pro", but we had already written our own, so I can't review that.

We don't use their free product, but their paid product requires an additional annual fee for each architecture, and "Windows 32-bit" is a different architecture from "Windows 64-bit". If your customer runs your application on one architecture and wishes to run their license server on a different architecture, you have to purchase both.

There is not a good API for querying license use, but there is a good web interface to the RLM license server.

The Linux startup script for the license server (/etc/init.d/rlm) did not work well. It can easily shut down the wrong server if it's not configured correctly. We ended up making major changes to the Linux startup script. However, the Windows RLM license server starts up very well.

Advanced features, easy to implement, great customer support!

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We've been using RLM since version 1. Version 12 at the time of this review, Reprise continues to add interesting and useful features, many of which are based directly on customer feedback. It has a simple and straightforward API, but you can add advanced features as you need them with a bit more effort. They also have an Internet activation add-on called Activation Pro that we don't use because we built our own Internet activation on top of RLM. The pricing is is very reasonable and the customer support is stellar.

Excellent

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: RLM is a very flexible and secure product. We were looking to replace our self-developed licensing system without losing any current features. With RLM, we were able to meet all of previous licensing features as well as add new capabilities such as auto-updating that our users very much appreciate. RLM's support is very responsive and was a big help in integrating their licensing system throughout our large product suite.

Flexible Licence Management

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We've been using RLM for around three years and have found it to be a solid performer in securing our products against unauthorised use. We use both node locking and site licences and the ease of switching between the two system is a major benefit.

Reprise have been a great company to deal with.

Reprise License Manager is an excellent product

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We researched several license management products before selecting Reprise as the licensing server for our commercial enterprise software product. Reprise was the clear winner in terms of features and cost. Our developers had no complaints against Reprise while integrating it into our complex code base. We have not run into any limitations with the Reprise software, despite having complex and varied software licensing control requirements . The product is very stable and works well in enterprise multi-data center deployments with high availability or DR requirements.

Truly excellent

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Simple and easy to integrate. Well documented. Trivial to deploy. Best tech support I have come across anywhere, any bugs found were typically fixed and delivered within 24hrs.
No complaints or criticisms whatsoever.