Analyst Reports

The latest analyst insights on Installation and Software Monetization

Software Monetization

Frost Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, Market Share Leadership Award

There is a high rate of stickiness for license management solutions among customers, because they are integrated at many levels into (independent software vendors) businesses and their applications. Winning market share against dominant competitors is challenging because of this factor. It is further challenged by the dominance of hardware dongles in the License Management market. While software-enforced license management offers clear advantages in terms of flexibility and lower cost, it is perceived to be more vulnerable to hacking.

IDC

IDC, Amy Konary, How Software Licensing Helps Manufacturers Generate Value from Embedded Software

There is a high rate of stickiness for license management solutions among customers, because they are integrated at many levels into (independent software vendors) businesses and their applications. Winning market share against dominant competitors is challenging because of this factor. It is further challenged by the dominance of hardware dongles in the License Management market. While software-enforced license management offers clear advantages in terms of flexibility and lower cost, it is perceived to be more vulnerable to hacking.

Gartner

Gartner, Matthew Davis, Embedded Software Is an Enabler of DemandDriven Supply Chain Orchestration

The proliferation of embedded firmware, software and applications in devices and equipment enhances product functionality, process flexibility and customer satisfaction, resulting in higher levels of demand-driven maturity. Designing an end-to-end value chain strategy for embedded software is typically not well-integrated across functions, nor do companies always maximize the opportunities that are possible. Gartner provides an overview of embedded software (ES) capabilities, business case considerations, organizational requirements and trends by industry.