For software publishers, distributing the right licenses to their users is one of the most important steps in the
entire sales process. The procedure needs to be simple, secure and transparent. No more than a few clicks should
be required for the user to have the license on his or her system. At the same time, the independent software
vendor (ISV) wants to immediately see how many licenses have been sold and how many are active on the user’s
side. This needs a perfect integration between the back-office systems used by the ISV and CodeMeter ® License
Central, the comprehensive license management solution for all the software vendor’s needs.
The market for CRM (Customer Relationship
Management) and ERP systems (Enterprise
Resource Planning) is an embarrassment of
riches with the many different solutions offered
by SAP, Oracle, Sage, Microsoft, and other
providers. Many ISVs also rely on their own,
home-grown applications for the purpose.
Among cloud-based CRM applications,
Salesforce has long been one of the market
leaders – which is why we’ll take a closer look
at how CodeMeter License Central (Internet
Edition) can be made to work with Salesforce
in just a handful of clicks. License Central gives
ISVs the full versatility of the licensing solutions
made by Wibu-Systems right in Salesforce and
combines the advantages of both systems in a
perfectly designed Web service.
For this purpose, CodeMeter License Central
is automatically integrated to create license
requests for the customer’s data, which is
kept on Salesforce via a dedicated SOAP
interface. These requests include one or more
licenses for the customer and are identified
by unique ticket IDs. For each request, the
ticket is sent back to Salesforce, before it is
delivered to the customer by email or a delivery
slip. The user retrieves his or her licenses for
this ticket via the ISV’s web portal (License
Central WebDepot) or directly from within
Which edition of
In order to integrate with CodeMeter
License Central, the ISV needs to use either
the Enterprise or Performance Edition of
These two editions include integration
capabilities via the Webservice API, which
is needed for the automatic integration of
CodeMeter License Central via the SOAP
interface (see P1).
Which changes need to be made
in CodeMeter License Central?
For CodeMeter License Central to create new
requests and generate licenses, it only needs
the addition of the required item.
The item is identified securely via a defined
Item Id, which Salesforce must know, and
which is transmitted as a parameter when
the web service is accessed for the automatic
creation of a new request (see P2).