Here's What You Need to Consider Between
Maintaining Your Own And Buying Off-the-shelf
Read on to dive deeper into the pros and cons of having your own licensing system
vs. buying it off the shelf from a specialist like 10Duke.
It Takes Time to Develop (and maintain!)
a Licensing System
Developing and maintaining a proper licensing system in-house slows you down considerably and most likely leads to delays because you're not keeping your engineers focused on your core product.
Especially if you are in pre-launch stage, developing in-house will probably push your timeline later than you’d otherwise have to. This is time that you'd rather spend perfecting your product and bringing in revenue.
With a specialist like 10Duke, you save a ton of time by working with a team whose job is to make integration with your product a snap. Depending on your requirements, you could be up and running in a matter of weeks.
Maintaining and In-house Licensing System
Takes a Lot of Engineering Resources
To build and maintain a secure, reliable and scalable licensing system that is also flexible is not a walk in the park.
You may have certain requirements when you begin, but as you grow, the requirements also evolve, meaning you'll have to keep on developing the system further and adding features and capabilities.
It becomes a challenge to maintain an in-house solution, support key integrations to other business systems and keep it secure over time.
With 10Duke, you get to use a product that is designed
from the ground up to be easy to integrate.
Our licensing engine is battle-tested and scales up with
the fastest-growing software businesses of today.
Costs Can Easily Get Out of Hand
We don't need to tell you how costly it is to hire developers to build you something. And while owning your internal system might sound like a great idea in the beginning, the truth is often less rosy.
When your business grows, so do the requirements of the licensing engine you're running on. What often happens is a lot of manual work is needed to support the shortcomings of the licensing system.
This means maintaining and developing the system further in the months and years ahead is necessary. Over time the costs will add up.
Using 10Duke as your licensing engine costs money of course, but with us you’re working with a team that specializes in solving the licensing problem.
With 10Duke, there are no surprises with costs – we grow with you.
More pricing info here.
A Licensing System Has to Work With
Other Business Systems
To add even more headaches into the development of your own licensing system, you need to consider other business systems as well.
In today's hyper-connected digital world online customers expect a smooth experience at every touchpoint with your business. The only way you can deliver this to customers effectively is to use a combination of CRM and Ecommerce systems.
This is why seamless integration with your licensing system is a must.
If you're looking to create a customer-driven, self-service purchase experience, 10Duke can be easily integrated to ecommerce engines like FastSpring and CRMs like Salesforce or HubSpot to create an automated, end-to-end ecommerce experience.
Learn From Our Customers
Switching from in-house licensing to 10Duke
Learn why Foundry, a provider of Academy Award winning visual effects software, switched from in-house licensing to 10Duke.
Before partnering with 10Duke, Foundry had built their own licensing system, but as the company grew, this in-house system wasn’t scaling or delivering in line with customer expectations and required turnaround times, which led Foundry to seek out a software licensing partner to deal with those issues to enable continuous growth.
"Now that we’re using the 10Duke solution, we don’t have to worry about reliability anymore. We can also leverage their existing APIs – we don’t have to think about building something, we can just use it.
With 10Duke, you’re going to gain access to a mature and reliable system and also a fantastic team at 10Duke who really are an extension of your own team and they’re going to help you deliver your vision."
10Duke Enterprise is
the Go-to Licensing Solution
Reduce the engineering cost and time spent on developing and maintaining your in-house system.
Get access to best practices by using a solution built by experts and designed to scale.
Integrate with the CRM & ecommerce systems you already use to make licensing work seamlessly as part of your overall business ecosystem.
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What to expect in our no-obligation product demo
- We will learn about your requirements, pain points and key business challenges
- You will receive a product walkthrough, as we will explain our key concepts and show our online admin tools
- We will provide you live examples of 10Duke in action
- You will learn the basics of how you will work with 10Duke
- You can ask us any questions you may have!
Benefits you'll get from outsourcing licensing to 10Duke
Cloud-based & Automated Licensing
Plug & Play Integrations
Single Sign-On for End Users
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