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PayPal Subscriptions are now supported by our PayPal Connector.

Use PayPal’s Subscribe and UnSubscribe hosted buttons and our updated PayPal Connector to fully automate the License Fulfillment and lifetime management of the License Activation Code.

Subscription Licensing for desktop/laptop software applications is an evolving trend in the industry and is now supported by many of our eCommerce Connectors.

When a new Subscription is created in PayPal, software_DNA will automatically issue a License Code to your customer.

During the lifetime of the PayPal Subscription, software_DNA will authenticate / validate the License

When a Subscription is cancelled by PayPal (either by the user, or for no payment, ...) , software_DNA will revoke that License Code automatically.

For implementation details, download the new PayPal eCommerce Integration Guide from the "Resources -> Documentation" menu.

We have completely revamped our pricing to simplify it, and introduce a Volume Discount for when your Sales start gaining momentum. 

Key changes include:

    Simple two tier structure with Standard and Enhanced Licenses.

    Fees are no longer based on the Protection Level, so you can choose the most   appropriate Validation / Protection Level for your product for the same fees

    Our fees have been capped by eliminating the % Fee above the $500 Retail price point

    A Volume Discount is introduced, applied monthly based on your Total Activation Fees for the month

New Registrations after November 1, 2016 will automatically use this new pricing grid.

Existing Vendors on November 1, 2016 have the option to remain on the previous pricing grid or move to this new pricing grid at anytime. Just let us know.

For complete information, please review our Pricing Policies in the ONLINE HELP.

software_DNA from softWORKZ, a secure software Licensing solution, now adds even greater flexibility for your software licensing needs with Floating Licenses. 

Floating Licenses allows the installation and execution of your software application on multiple computers but will limit the number of concurrent users to the License "Seat" setting. For example, your application could be installed on 100 enterprise computers, but with a "Seat" setting of 5, only 5 concurrent users will be allowed.

Global Scope

Users can be located anywhere on the Internet, not just in a local LAN sub-network, ensuring that global enterprises, big and small, can use your Floating Licenses across their business.

Hosted solution

With software_DNA, no need to install a "Floating License" server on the Enterprise network with all the subsequent support issues. software_DNA’s Floating License solution is hosted on our Servers and maintained 24/7 by our Tech Team.

License "Lease" approach

The software_DNA Floating License is based on our Multi-User License model combined with a License seat "Lease" approach, where the seat "Lease" automatically expires after a 2 days.

The "Lease" approach provides several benefits to the Users, including:

    If a User forgets to close the application, then the seat Lease will expire and automatically release the seat for other Users

    If a User’s computer crashes before the lease is de-activated (or the computer is lost or stolen), the seat Lease will expire and automatically release the seat for other users.

    During extraordinary events (ex: no internet connectivity to the DNA Servers), the current Users will continue to have access and use of the application for the "Lease" period (i.e. up to 2 days).

Seats can always be released immediately via the myLicense Portal/Manager and via the DNA Control Panel.

Documentation and Code Samples for implementing your Floating License product are available in the DNA Control Panel.

You can now connect software_DNA to the Avangate eCommerce and Payment processor solution, a "best-of-breed" eCommerce platform with extensive support for Subscription Licensing. 

The Avangate Connector supports all our capabilities and licensing options including advanced capabilities such as: 

    Subscription Licenses - managed by Avangate and connected to software_DNA for License Fulfillment, cancellations, renewals, etc...

    Software Maintenance Plans - offer plans that allow Free or discounted upgrades for SMP subscribers

The Avangate Connector Integration Guide is available for download in the Documentation section.

License Manager Emails can now be customized

The following can now be customized via the Product Configuration screen:

    License Code Password change from the License Manager

    License Code ADMIN Password change from the License Manager (for multi-user licenses)

    Resend License Code ADMIN Password

    License Code Email change from the License Manager

    Send License List to Email Address

These custom emails have been pre-filled with our existing standard messages. They can be edited using a full HTML editor to meet your needs.

License Manager for large multi-user licenses

For multi-user licenses with more than 15 seats, the License Manager has been enhanced to:

    show more seats in a scrollable list

    allow sorting by Computer Name or Activation Date, ascending or descending

    search/filter on the Computer Name of the seats.

Quick Access reporting and Codes In Lockout warning

On your DNA Control Panel Home Page, you will now see three(3) new buttons to access:

    Latest Activations - quick look on all the recent Activations for all of your software_DNA Products.

    Latest eCommerce - quick look on all the recent transactions received via the eCommerce Connectors for all your products.

    Codes in Lockout - if any User of your products is in Re-activation Lockout or in IP Lockout, click on this button to see the details and ability to reset the lockouts.

Display of eCommerce transactions

In the Code View screen, we have enhanced the display of the eCommerce transactions associated with the License Code:

    Subscription Licenses - there can be multiple eCommerce transactions associated with Subscription Licenses, such as initial fulfillment, renewals, and cancellations. All will now be displayed to show the history for this license code.

    Local Currency - For certain eCommerce Connectors, pricing information is provided in the Purchaser's local currency. In these cases, the pricing information is converted to USD currency based on the previous day's currency exchange rates. When the local currency is not in USD, the local currency information will be displayed when viewing the License Code information, and will be included in the Invoice Detail Report available for download in the myAccount section of the DNA Control Panel.

    At this time, both Avangate and PayProGlobal Connectors support local currency transactions.

Other DNA Control Panel enhancements

    IP Lockout per Product - The IP Lockout feature protects your software from hackers trying to "roll" License Codes and Passwords to find a valid combination. The IP Lockout is now product-specific, i.e. a User can trigger the IP Lockout for a specific software_DNA Product, but will not be locked out from using other software_DNA Products.

    Fee Calculator - you can now use the Fee Calculator in the Product Configuration screens for Subscription Licenses, and can now specify the Software Retail Price to be used by the calculator.