Get More Value From Your Software Investment

Network licensing is new in Measure 2013. We've talked a lot about it and described it in detail. Why is it important? Flexibility and value. Software is an investment. The easier it is to use, and the more flexibly it can be used, the more return you get on your investment. Network licensing is the easiest, most flexible way we can imagine for you to make your Measure subscription licenses available to whomever you want, whenever you want. It is completely under your control.

If you are an existing Measure customer, we are giving you more value. If you are still evaluating whether Measure is the right investment for you, there has never been a better time to move ahead.

Please view these new videos which will quickly explain how network licensing in Measure 2013 adds value for your company.

Revoking Check-outs

This post is part of a series (part 1, 2, 3 and 4) One of the key benefits of network licensing in Measure 2013 is the ability to revoke check-outs.

Suppose a company has two licenses. Alice has one checked-out and is using it. John was using the other on his PC at home. He was in a rush and when he arrives at the office he remembers he left Measure open and running on his PC at home. It's a long drive in heavy traffic to get home and turn it off and he really needs to get a bid completed right away.

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Thanks to Measure 2013, an administrator user in John's company can log into Customer Center and revoke the license John checked out at home.

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When this is done, the license is immediately returned to the pool and available for John to check-out using his office PC. Within a minute or two the copy of Measure running on John's PC at home will recognize that its license is no longer valid and will return to the Login screen.

How Extended Check-outs Work

This post is part of a series (part 1, 2 and 3) When a user with a check-out duration of 2 days or longer logs into Measure they are given an "extended check-out".

An extended check-out behaves just like a regular check-out in that they can continue to run for a time, up to two weeks, even if their connection to the Internet is lost. But, unlike regular check-outs Measure does not automatically log out when closed and can continue working when restarted.

Feature
Standard check-out
Extended check-out
Internet connection required to initially login Yes Yes
License automatically becomes available if Measure stops communicating with server Yes, after 15 minutes to 24 hours - user specific setting Yes, after 2 days to 2 weeks - user specific setting
Measure continues to run if network unavailable Yes, for 15 minutesto 24 hours - user specific setting Yes, for 2 days to 2 weeks - user specific setting
Measure is in constant communication with server when Internet is available Yes Yes, extended check-out does not change this. It only changes how long Measure continues to run if the connection is lost.
Measure logs out when closed Yes No
Internet connection required to start measure Yes No - if already logged in and duration has not been exceeded, user may continue working.
Checkout may be revoked Yes Yes - but caution must be used. Because a revoked license is immediately made available for use by another user, there is the possibility that the original user may still be using Measure simultaneously while disconnected from the Internet. For this reason, revocation of extended check-outs is monitored and RFMS reserves the right to disable this feature if abused.

Our final post in this series will discuss revoking check-outs.