When you’re selling software, you’re selling the license to use it, and now at long last there’s a unified platform where sales and security work together for customers’ improved peace of mind.
This new solution is provided through the integration of two powerful tools for software developers. SoftwareKey licensing now works with FastSpring ecommerce for a seamless sales process that saves developers time and headaches. Protected by the SoftwareKey System and accessible through FastSpring, software is purchased and delivered with the convenience and automation developers and their customers want.
FastSpring’s incredible e-commerce platform is equal parts power and flexibility. Perfect for businesses of any size, the robust feature choices provide e-commerce resources that include product fulfillment options, subscriptions and recurring billing, one-time purchases and more. The platform features are fully customizable, and can be tailored to your exact needs. Whether you’re selling to customers locally or on the other side of the globe, FastSpring helps you maximize conversions, increase sales, and grow your business.
Top FastSpring Features Include:
The SoftwareKey System, a product from SoftwareKey.com, provides powerful and flexible development tools and services to software companies ranging from solopreneurs all the way to Fortune 500 companies to help with product licensing, activation, copy protection, license management, and license automation. You can quickly implement the most common licensing requirements with ease, and you have the flexibility to customize the implementation to best meet your needs, and make your customers very happy.
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The integration between FastSpring and SoftwareKey System brings together the best technologies of software licensing and eCommerce.
“Thank you for the SOLO Server FastSpring integration! I chose FastSpring because of their “reseller store” and your integration is working perfectly because of the way SOLO Server can respond to the powerful FastSpring fulfillment actions. This is really cool for anyone who sells through resellers or Value Added Resellers. I was able to configure everything by following your configuration manual topic. Great job!”
John Paterson, DingoSoft
There are three compelling ways that SoftwareKey compliments the subscription management features of FastSpring’s industry-leading services:
With an integration of the SoftwareKey System and FastSpring, you can spend more time focusing on improving your software while the licensing and eCommerce combination ensures you can capture more sales. Here are the components of the combined system:
Protection PLUS is the licensing client API inside of the SoftwareKey System. When a software license is activated on the remote computer or device, a cached copy of the encrypted license file is stored locally. The device can run disconnected from any type of license server using the cached copy of the license, which securely stores all of the license parameters granted by the license or subscription. When the local license becomes stale (as defined by the software developer using Protection PLUS) it can be refreshed with SOLO Server, the licensing server of the SoftwareKey System. FastSpring updates the license status in SOLO Server whenever a change occurs.
Protection PLUS licensing APIs are available with many features and for a wide range of programming languages and environments, including:
Implementation of the Protection PLUS APIs inside of the protected software application ensures:
For instructions on how to configure the integration between FastSpring and SOLO Server, refer to the Configuring FastSpring manual topic.
Mike Wozniak is one of the co-founders of SoftwareKey.com and responsible for marketing, content and product strategy. When he isn’t plotting new ways to help customers solve licensing and business automation challenges, he likes to travel and entertain guests who come to visit the Orlando area. He also writes most of the licensing tips here.
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