Licence Protector offers the option to send usage metrics like number of trial installations or information about the computer hardware to the activation server. The feature is by default turned of and you have to enable it if you want to use it. Activation Server 6 version 5 or higher is required.
A pre-configured data set of hardware information is sent when you enable the metrics usage.
•User language of the operating system
•Top locations (countries)
This information is sent only once per computer even if multiple events (like install demo version) are recorded.
The data is sent on selected events like first time installation or product activation or even during each program start.
There are a couple of pre-defined events
•First installation of an application
•First time a demo version is installed
•First product activation of the main module. The main module is defined in the project template
•First activation of any module. This allows to track the product activation of any module in the license file
•Any start of the application will track how often the application was started
In addition to that you can record any custom program events, e.g. every time a user selects a menu item or processes a functionality you want to record.
The data can be sent anonymous (recommended) or linked to a specific Serial Number. Linking the data to a serial number allows to get more insight how a specific customer is using your application.
Each event counts as a transaction. It is recorded with the transaction type: Metric Data
The implementation of the default metrics using EasyGo is quite simple
•Select the events you want to record in the TAB Activation Server / Metrics
If you use EasyGo, the selected events including the additional data set about Windows and hardware information is automatically sent.
In addition to the default events, you can add custom events or implement the metric feature with custom activation screens.
Find more about the metrics charts and reports - Activation Server help
Your can turn on / off the usage metric with SetSignalState
This feature is only available in the Basic and Professional Edition.