Managing Multiple Licenses
Organizations with several Analytica users often find it convenient to manage their licenses using the Reprise License Manager (RLM). When you install Analytica on RLM, end users can check out the license one at a time. Using RLM simplifies license activation, helps you track usage of each type of license, see if you need more or fewer licenses, and simplifies transferring a license from one person to another. It also reduces the risk of inadvertent software piracy.
- Named User licenses, each with a specific user;
- Floating licenses (sometimes known as concurrent licenses) let anyone in your organization use Analytica, but only one person at a time per Floating license;
- Roaming: A user can check out a Floating license for use out of the office and away from the network. On return to the office, the user checks it in so that it is available to others.
When Analytica is installed on a physical (non-virtual) server there is no installation fee. If you wish to install Analytica on a virtual server, there is an installation fee of $250.
How to get started
First, you must decide on the number and types of licenses by edition. If you own individual licenses, you can convert them to use the central license manager at no cost. Named user licenses replace individual licenses one-for-one. A floating license is equivalent to 2.5 individual licenses. Contact us to discuss your needs and trade-ins.
Many organizations already use RLM for other software. But, if your organization doesn't yet use the RLM, it can be easily purchased and installed on a server computer. After installing RLM, you will then upload the license file, configure access, and let all current and potential Analytica users know that Analytica is available to them. For details on how to install the RLM, see Configuring an RLM Server.
How each Analytica user installs the software
After setting up the RLM on a server, the IT admin sends each user the name of the server, the port number (if it doesn't use the default 5053), and which edition of Analytica to use, whether Professional, Enterprise, Optimizer, etc. (Or, the user can choose any edition from those available.) The user then downloads the Analytica installer from the Analytica Download Page. During installation, he or she specifies the server name and selects the Analytica edition. At any time, the user can switch to a different edition from those available via a pull-down menu in the Analytica License dialogue.
For more details on how to install Analytica using the RLM, see How to install Analytica - Centrally Managed License.