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SOLO Server

The best e-business option for license automation & distribution

The real fun starts when you use SOLO Server in combination with Protection PLUS to automate the operations of an online software business. Making money licensing your products has never been as easy, effective and efficient!

SOLO Server is power packed with features including Electronic License Activation (ELA) which allows your customers to activate their software 24 hours a day while Electronic License Management (ELM) allows you to maintain control over license compliance. You can also utilise SOLO Server's optional e-Commerce features for a one stop solution to automate the sales of licenses to your customers. Alternatively, you can use SOLO Server just as the licensing server and integrate your own e-Commerce solution or not use any e-Commerce solution if your product is not sold online.

  • Automate the license activation and sales process with secure "hands-free" remote activation
  • Capture a valuable database of information on your customers, licenses, and sales
  • Reach new markets
  • Get real-time reports
  • Save time and generate money with your software 24/7…and so much more!

SOLO Server has processed millions of license activations and validations, a few per day for some of our customers and thousands per day for others. It has also processed millions of transactions with our optional e-Commerce engine, which you can start using right away or add later. With SOLO Server, you'll find the flexibility to meet your needs today and what you will want in the future. An on-demand (SaaS) account can be set up in minutes!

Choose the package that works for you

SOLO Server is available in three different packages; you can choose from two managed/hosted services or a turnkey server that you host on your own infrastructure:

  • Instant SOLO Server Shared URL - Managed service gets you running in minutes using a shared URL (secure.softwarekey.com or yourbrand.softwarekey.com). This is our most popular choice.
  • Instant SOLO Server Dedicated URL - Managed service with your own domain. Can be moved to your IT infrastructure.
  • SOLO Server - Run everything on your own in-house server with our flagship turnkey package.

Combine SOLO Server with Protection PLUS

SOLO Server is specifically designed to work with Instant Protection PLUS 3 or Protection PLUS 5 SDK. Together, they create the advanced solution that is the SoftwareKey System.

  • Protection PLUS secures your software locally and expands your distribution choices.
  • SOLO Server automates the activation process via the internet and also allows the license to be easily validated or updated.

You get the most powerful overall solution driven by combined technologies: the speed of traditional software e-commerce, the hands-free automation of Electronic License Activation and Management (ELA/ELM), and centralised controls to manage license enforcement.

 

SOLO Server Features

SOLO Server has a wide range of features, and you can choose which ones will help you better license your software. Many of the features will help automate the licensing process, and others provide more security and flexibility. These features are available across all packages of SOLO Server.

Primary Functions

  • Automate the license activation and validation process
  • Manage licenses, customers, and sales
  • Customer portal for license management, downloads, and sales
  • Optional integrated e-Commerce

What You Can Do

  • Prospective customers can download a trial version of a software application & receive automated marketing emails. A trial conversion report is automatically generated.
  • Integrated recurring billing and payment plan engine.
  • Software upgrade rules engine to determine eligibility to purchase software upgrades at a discount.
  • Maintain subscription expiration date for software maintenance. Notify customers when expiration date is approaching or has passed. Allow customers to renew their subscription.
  • Ability to send product update notifications to software applications to display on screen and even provide automated downloads.

Top Features

The following list shows a progression of features available when using Instant SOLO Server or SOLO Server:

  1. Trial Tracking: Collect data from your potential customers before they have access to the trial version of your software. Send them a marketing email immediately with information about your product and how to download. For those customers who do not purchase, send a follow up marketing email with additional information.
  2. Integrated E-Commerce for selling software: You can designate SOLO Server to handle the entire e-commerce process from the buy now button through to order completion. Traditional shopping cart features are included, such as customisable look and feel, promotional discount codes, advertising cross-sells & up-sells, credit card processing, and sending transaction receipt via email. It also supports automatically recurring billing and a rules engine to determine your customers eligibility to purchase certain upgrades or renewals.
  3. Customer License Portal: Customers can log in to a portal to see their order history, reprint receipts, download software updates, purchase upgrades, renew support contracts, register software, retrieve license keys, and much more.
  4. Customer Relationship Management: Your customers are your most valuable resource and the heart of your business. Your ability to access information about your customers can determine how well you understand and use this resource in your business goals and strategies.
  5. Subscription Management: You have the ability to fully automate and manage a subscription version of your software. You design the parameters of how your subscription service will function, including the length of the subscription, the terms of subscription renewals and cancellations, as well as the assignment of optional grace periods. Software subscriptions can be tied to software activation, or can simply be used as a record of software maintenance expiration information.
  6. Electronic License Activation (ELA): Customers can activate your software 24 hours per day, while you maintain control of the licensing options, providing you greater security. Set rules for activation, re-activation, and license transfer.
  7. Electronic License Management (ELM): Once an application has been activated on your customer's computer, use SOLO Server to continually manage the license with features such as license revocation and tracking application usage.
  8. Electronic Software Delivery (ESD): Distribute your software to customers online and reap the benefits that countless others have come to know. ESD is a must if your software is going to compete in the global marketplace where buyers and sellers are active 24/7/365.
  9. Real time reporting: SOLO Server has over 20 reports showing what is going on with the server in real time. Export customer and license data in Comma Separated Variable and XML formats.
  10. Web service interfaces: For customers who want to integrate SOLO Server with other systems or automate the licensing process, various web services are available to access the SOLO Server database. These can be used to integrate your own e-Commerce solution or CRM with SOLO Server.
  11. Security Velocity Checking: SOLO Server has many velocity checks to block IP addresses of those attempting to guess a license key and an administrator login. There are several other built in features and recommendations for best practices on SQL Server database hardening to minimise risk of server attacks.

 

 


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MicroWay Pty Ltd
PO Box 1733,
Crows Nest, NSW 1585, Australia
Tel: 1300 553 313
Fax: 1300 132 709
email: sales@microway.com.au
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MicroWay Pty Ltd (NZ)
PO Box 912026
Victoria Street West
Auckland 1142, New Zealand
Tel: 0800 450 168
email: sales@microway.co.nz

International: call +61 3 9580 1333, fax +61 3 9580 8995

 
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