elasticLM licenses are mobile objects that may move as applications to different execution environments. Use of protected applications is granted through Service Level Agreements resulting from negotiation of license terms prior to application execution. Using elasticLM allows advance reservation of licenses. Thus, licenses are available when needed but not blocked when the application is waiting for execution.
All authorization for the use of a license is done locally at the home organisation of a user, taking into account policies of the ISV, site-specific policies defined locally or user-specific attributes as e.g. retrieved from a Virtual Organisation. Signed and encrypted terms of a license are scheduled to the (remote) execution environment.
Integration of an Accounting and Billing System allows price determination and budget control when the license is requested.