Excel Software (http://www.excelsoftware.com) has announced Safe Activation Service 3 for software activation and licensing.  

The Safe Activation service launched in 2007 was later expanded with advanced license release, restore, suspend, reset and subscriptions features in 2009.  Safe Activation Service 3 adds integrated order processing, event driven actions, daily account backups, additional licensing, vendor branding and customization features.  The online service is used by software publishers to automate software protection, activation and license management.

Service 3 adds a modular order processing system to existing license management capabilities. A configurable order completion process can be integrated with any shopping cart or payment processing system. Serial numbers can be automatically assigned to purchased products and presented immediately to a customer by web page or customized email message.  endors configure orderable items, associated serial numbers, allowed activations and customize the user experience.

Service 3 adds a basic built-in, configurable shopping cart that requires no programming. There’s an integration process for software publishers with a PayPal or Authorize.net merchant account. Any third-party payment processor or shopping cart can be integrated with Safe Activation.

Service 3 allows vendors to enable a customer log-in from their web site to check license status and order detail screens of purchased software. A sales representative login to a vendor account provides access to licensing data while restricting access to configuration changes.

Service 3 adds event driven customer emails, notifications and feature changes.  This allows the software publisher to automatically notify customers with customized email or notification dialogs when subscription services or maintenance contacts are about to expire, have expired or have been renewed.

Safe Activation is a monthly service starting at US$20 with no set-up, cancellation or upgrade fees. It works with an integrated family of Mac and Windows software protection and licensing tools that includes QuickLicense, AppProtect, DocProtect, QuickLicense Server, WebActivation, LicenseSupport, AirLicense, OfficeProtect and ClickInstall.