SoftwareKey System Purchasing Options

The SoftwareKey System is comprised of:

  • Protection (licensing client) - This component is included in your software, which is distributed to customers.   It controls access to your software.
  • Automation (licensing server/service) - The protection component connects to a central licensing server on the web to automatically activate and validate licenses throughout the lifetime of the license.

New customers can choose between Protection Only or our most popular combination of Protection + Automation. Existing Protection customers can add Automation at any time.

Most customers use the Protection + Automation bundle below using our shared server infrastructure.   Enterprise customers wanting information on our Dedicated and Self-Hosted options can contact us.

Protection Only

Manual licensing and activation (offline)

  • Licensing and copy protection
  • Software updates and online support included for one year (20% of license cost to renew per year)
  • Offline activations must be processed manually
  • Manual customer and license management

(starting at) $399

one time fee

Protection + Automation

The complete SoftwareKey System!

Fully automated solution to
increase revenue and save time.

  • ​​Licensing and copy protection
  • Software updates and online support
  • Automated online activation
  • Secure license transfers / deactivations / revocations
  • Optional integrated e-commerce and portal
  • Customer registration and management
  • Web services for integration and automation
  • Hosted license server

(starting at) $499

setup fee + $30/month (minimum)

+ Automation

For existing customers who currently have Protection Only

  • Add license automation to your existing protected applications
  • Add online activation options
  • Add integrated e-commerce to sell licenses online
  • Not for new customers
  • Additional cost when purchased separately

$99

setup fee + $30/month (minimum)

We Made the Correct Choice with SoftwareKey

We have been impressed with both products and services by SoftwareKey. First and foremost, it works and when we need help we get it. Dependability is second to none - of any product I have used in the last 3 decades. They are receptive to constructive criticism, and are always honest in their approach.

SoftwareKey created a custom report for us, which allows us to view our licensing base - and what version they are on - in the blink of an eye, helping us support our customers better.

We made the correct choice when we made the decision to use their technology.

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Chuck Vigeant M.Ed. Managing Partner, CLEARIFY®

SoftwareKey Was a Good Decision for Us

SoftwareKey was able to help us address a business need in a quick and professional manner. They have consistently shown us how flexible and helpful their staff is. We took the selection of a vendor very seriously and the decision has proven to be a good one.

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Dave Poulin Senior Business Development Manager, Panasonic Computer Solutions Company

The SoftwareKey System Makes Our Life Easy and Helps Keep Costs Low

Our company develops software for risk management and quantitative risk analysis.

We're very impressed with the electronic license management and license activation features of the SoftwareKey System. This makes our life easy as we can keep the licensing for all of our products including web applications in one place. We are also amazed by the network floating licensing feature, which is quick and easy to implement!

We've been able to keep our administration costs low by applying a similar approach to licensing of various software applications and a new employee could pick up the license management job in no time.

I don't think there's anything one could want in terms of license management on top of what SoftwareKey is offering. Implementation is intuitive and well explained in the manual and samples.

We are very happy with the SoftwareKey System's set of tools - we have relied on them for more than 10 years now and they have never failed us. Their client support is also brilliant - always helpful and timely.

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Timour Koupeev Vose Software, Head of Development

100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

We stand behind our products and services. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase and we are unable to remedy the situation, simply contact us within 30 days of receipt and we will gladly provide a refund. Some exclusions apply.