SmartFlow Compliance Solutions (SCS), a leading software anti-piracy and cyber security company, announces the availability of SmartFlow Professional 2016, the latest release of its entry-level, cloud-based anti-piracy solution for small and medium-sized (SMBs) software companies. The software is ideal for SMBs that are developing or expanding their compliance management efforts and don’t have the resources for a dedicated in-house compliance program.
SmartFlow Professional helps these businesses combat the global issue of unlicensed software usage by identifying unlicensed versions of software and tracking usage data that can be leveraged to take necessary action against intellectual property (IP) theft and copyright infringement.
SmartFlow Professional is complementary to the company’s SmartFlow Enterprise 2016, its flagship product for large companies that want to start or already have an in-house compliance program. SmartFlow Enterprise is a comprehensive approach to fighting global unpaid commercial software use with Google Maps support within the case management system, state-of-the-art matching algorithms and comprehensive business intelligence and reporting capabilities.
The new release of SmartFlow Professional is subscription-based software as a service (SaaS) hosted online by SCS through the secure Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. It includes the SmartFlow Software Development Kit, a tamper-detection technology that monitors software applications and ensures they are being used in compliance with licensing terms. Proprietary algorithms deliver extremely accurate results that maximize actionable data gathering while safeguarding personally identifiable information (PII).
The solution also includes the SmartFlow Finance Module to aid with recovering revenue from companies who are using unlicensed software. The module includes email integration, automatic infringement data processing, document management system, customizable reports and standard dashboards, standard work flows, account and contact management, opportunity tracking, case scoring and task tracking, all in a new streamlined user interface.
Key new SmartFlow Professional features include:
• Enhanced automated algorithms that increase the accuracy of identifying infringers
• A clean, intuitive user interface for a productive case management environment
• SmartFlowCQ: demand for restitution templates and letters that incorporate cultural intelligence (CQ) expertise in global and regional intellectual property and compliance laws
• Enhanced tamper detection kit that utilizes multiple client and server-based checks to detect binary tampering, counterfeit keys, spoofing and geographical license violations
“SmartFlow Professional 2016 provides a complete entry-level solution that enables small and medium-sized software companies to begin or expand an effective license compliance solution,” said Ted Miracco, CEO of SCS. “Armed with SmartFlow, our clients can understand their situation by identifying the use of unlicensed versions of their software and compiling the case data to take necessary action against IP theft and copyright infringement. Our clients are seeing a significant new source of revenue, while protecting their paying customers, employees and shareholders from unfair competition.”
Since its launch in January 2014, SmartFlow’s technology has been protecting over $10 billion in licensed software applications worldwide. SmartFlow has shipped in over 500 software products, empowering licensors to identify IP theft and establish effective in-house compliance programs to recover lost revenue.