Managing Multiple Licenses in One Organization
Organizations with several Analytica users often find it convenient to manage their licenses using the Reprise License Manager (RLM). The RLM simplifies license activation for each user. It helps you track usage of each type of license, see if you need more or fewer licenses, and simplifies transfering a license from one person to another. It also reduces the risk of inadvertent software piracy.
In addition to Named User Licenses, each with a specific user, RLM supports Floating Licenses (sometimes known as concurrent licenses): A floating license lets anyone in your organization use Analytica, but only one person at a time per Floating License. It also supports Roaming: A user can check a Floating License out onto their laptop for use out of the office and away from the network. On return to the office, the user checks the license back in again so that it is available for others.
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How to get started
First, you must decide on the number and types of licenses by edition. If you already have individual licenses, you can convert them to use the central license manager at no cost: Named user licenses replace individual licenses one-for-one. Or, you can replace two-and-a-half individual licenses with a floating license (or five individual licenses with two floating licenses). Once you let us know what you want, we'll send you one file containing licenses for all the new and converted licenses.
Many organizations already use RLM for other software. But if your organization doesn't yet use the RLM, it's easy and free to install it on a server computer. Your installer (likely someone in IT) will then upload the license file, configure access, and let all current and potential Analytica users know that Analytica is available. 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 dialog.
For more details on how to install Analytica using the RLM, see How to install Analytica - Centrally Managed License.