• Introducing a global Customer Project view
The new IPMS version adds a "Customer Project View" to enhance the global customer delivery process from IP packaging, to delivery and support.
Starting from a customer requirement, a multi-agent workflow follows up seamlessly the whole process from unready IP in design DB to a released version under the control of the Release Manager up to the creation of a so-called customer IP shelf delivery and finally up its actual delivery to the client location under the control of the Delivery Manager.
The delivery process can cope with distinct servers for specific client locations, invoke any protocol (FTTP or HTTP), and even switch protocols in case of severe issues.
• Improvements to Delivery process
The worldwide delivery process handles very large files. With such large files, transfers may often be interrupted, especially when using the SFTP protocol. An innovative HTTPS protocol supported by the Delivery Manager adds a "resume" capability, the capability to cross proxy servers of the client if required, and a user-friendly GUI to track the delivery process.
"We launched the web site in 2016 using IMPS to deliver Trailblaze software and memory compilers and have been using it to make deliveries worldwide. IPMS offers a straightforward integrated solution from IP Release to Delivery", commented Cameron F, CEO of Mobile Semiconductor.
Note that the client can safely access the platform at all phases of their project using a single set of IPMS credentials. He will be updated about any new version and bug related to the IP and can follow his payments due or done.
On the IP provider side, client accesses can be tracked, license files can be easily forwarded, and all aspects of payments, including payment calculations, tracking of payments due, and the issuing of payment reminders are easily managed from the platform, keeping both providers and clients "in sync" on payment status. An additional feature is the support for Usage Request generation to request usage reports for royalty calculation. Such reports can be triggered automatically.