Software piracy not only costs software enterprises millions in terms of lost revenues, it undermines the economy by giving companies who use software without paying for it an unfair advantage over those who build the purchase of software into their cost of doing business. Our mission is to help our clients minimize unfair competition — and potentially harmful financial repercussions within their market — by creating an economically sound and competitively fair playing field for the business community.
The most technologically-advanced and globally far-reaching solution available, SmartFlow helps software vendors combat piracy and under compliance. We have developed innovative detection, identification, and analysis software that intuitively generates the facts and provides insight to clients on how non-compliance and piracy are affecting their business, customers, and profits. Our automated tools minimize the resources needed to identify software abuse and efficiently tackle the revenue recovery process.
SmartFlow Enterprise 2017 is a complete solution for larger software companies that require a comprehensive data-driven approach to fighting global commercial software misuse. Enterprise includes all the features in SmartFlow Professional, as well as a unique new configurable data collection functionality that enables customers to comply with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect in 2018. In addition, SmartFlow Enterprise 2017 offers several innovative new features that provide a comprehensive approach to license compliance case management, including SmartFlow Analytics, a best-in-class business intelligence and custom reporting module, an open application programing interface (API) and integration with Salesforce.com. SmartFlow is the only truly open license compliance solution on the market, enabling users to integrate with a wide variety of data sources, including SmartFlow, proprietary, and third-party sources, to drive their compliance program. Customers’ own software activation or registration data can be correlated with usage data from SmartFlow’s software development kit (SDK), or, for example, Microsoft’s Azure Application Insights.
SmartFlow Professional 2017 helps small- to mid-size software companies (SMBs) understand how their licensed applications are being used and verifies if the software is authorized or suspect, or if the licenses are counterfeit. It is the perfect entry-level compliance management system for companies that are developing or expanding their license compliance efforts. It may be used with a simplified version of the SmartFlow Software Development Kit (SDK) or other data telemetry solutions to aggregate data into meaningful cases and opportunities. The SmartFlow Professional SDK can be easily integrated into most software applications running on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X or Linux platforms. SmartFlow Professional can generate significant incremental revenues while protecting valuable software intellectual property (IP) from misuse or outright piracy. It also protects paying customers from unfair competition. SmartFlow Insights, a tool for data enrichment, and Wi-Fi geolocation are standard features within SmartFlow Professional.
Protecting licensed software has always been a challenge, as virtually every license manager on the market has been circumvented. Adding complexity seems to only inhibit and challenge legitimate licensed users. Software vendors are moving towards server-based licensing in recognition that traditional protection methods have failed to be an effective safeguard. The SmartFlow SDK provides an additional layer of protection by monitoring your application and ensuring it is being used in compliance with your licensing terms. Finding new ways to identify and convert unlicensed users into paying clients is the approach more and more companies are taking in lieu of relying solely on traditional license protection systems.
SmartFlow provides comprehensive consulting services to help you build an effective investigation process. We will train your employees in our specialized negotiation skills, combining the latest legal knowledge with sensitivity to cultural differences that can convert deadlocks into mutually beneficial settlements. We have extensive experience in compliance management and will instill best practices within your group such that they can successfully navigate the myriad of challenges that stand in the way of revenue recovery and positive long-term customer relationships.