Make it easy for users to buy your software
Don't give your users the excuse that it's too much trouble, too expensive
or too slow to register your software. OSoLiS has developed a system that permits
users to buy your software on-line and obtain a license within
minutes. We also accept payment by fax and post. We offer
our registration system in three languages: English, Spanish and
German; in due course we will be adding French, Japanese, Russian
Use affiliates to recruit more customers
Recently launched is OSoLiS's Affiliate Management
System, which allows you to offer a financial incentive to your
existing users, or in fact to anyone, to recruit new purchasers
for your software.
What happens when a customer loses their registration?
What happens now when
a user loses his registration code, changes his hard drive, reinstalls
your software or reinstalls the operating system? Do you have to
verify identities, check records, and then manually regenerate
a registration code?
OSoLiS maintains a password-protected account for each of your
registered users. This permits users to obtain a new copy of their
registration code (actually a 'Personal License Register') at any
time without your assistance.
Make life difficult for pirates & crackers
Don't make it easy for
software pirates to distribute anonymous 'cracked' versions of your
software. OSoLiS has developed the System for Issuing and Verifying
Licenses (SIVL) to help ensure that users
must obtain a valid license to use your software. All licenses are
personalized with contact details obtained and verified at the time of
registration, including a valid e-mail address and mailing address.
You can read more about SIVL later.
Look after your customers
Your most promising future customers are your existing
customers: they're a captive market for upgrades and related products.
And customers like to feel looked after: they like to hear when you
release bug fixes, updates and upgrades. So OSoLiS maintains mailing
lists of registered users of each of your programs, which you can use
whenever you wish.
Give yourself a break
OSoLiS handles all
aspects of the registration process. You don't need to do anything: no
generating registration codes, no updating your database of users, no
processing payments, no dealing with users confused about how to
register, no dealing with users who've lost their registration.
Watch your sales
Sales reports are an
essential part of business planning and marketing: How were sales
affected by the price promotion / price increase / press release /
spotlight in ZDNet? OSoLiS maintains monthly sales reports right up to
the minute, which you can check whenever you wish. You can also check
how much you are owed in the next check run.
Maintain your own program details
Planning a price
promotion in the run-up to New Year followed by a price increase?
Released an update? Web site moving? OSoLiS gives you direct access to
update your program details at any time. The price-setting facility is
probably the most sophisticated you'll find.
Set up income distributions to third parties
If income from a program needs to be apportioned
to third parties, such as co-developers, licensors,
or resellers, OSoLiS permits you to set up income distributions so that third parties'
accounts are automatically credited each time a sale is made.