ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK), a global, omni-channel technology and fulfillment provider, today announced a strategic partnership with Reprise Software, Inc., a leading provider of software license technology, to provide hardware and software companies a flexible, cloud-based platform for entitlement management, enforcement, usage and monetization.

"Our alliance creates a complementary offering between ModusLink's Poetic™ entitlement management capabilities and the software licensing services offered by Reprise Software," said Hans Veenendaal, Chief Commercial Officer at ModusLink. "The two companies will build on their common goal to deliver end-to-end services for license management and device monetization management tools. Combined, this represents a logical step forward, creating a complete 'digital-to-physical' supply chain management solution."

Companies that rely on software or software-driven devices for future growth, to profitably price and monetize their products, need software infrastructure with licensing controls, entitlement management tools and analytics built-in, so that they can support new business models such as license subscriptions and metering.

"We are thrilled to team-up with an industry pioneer such as ModusLink to bring the kind of flexibility and deployment choices that companies need for the control, use and monetization of their software products and services," stated Matt Christiano, Chief Executive Officer of Reprise Software. "Together, we are driven to deliver transformative licensing programs that enable businesses to keep up with changing requirements, enhance the customer experience and ensure revenue recognition."

The Poetic TM entitlement management solution is an enterprise-class application available in the cloud or on-premises. It delivers software publishers, channel providers and end-users a single, centralized portal for the control, use and monetization of software and services, as well as IoT system visibility and monitoring. It supports the complete license and entitlement management lifecycle - including upgrades, subscriptions and renewals - for perpetual, term, trial, maintenance and support licenses and entitlements.

The Poetic TM system is integrated to connect smart devices into supply chain and e-commerce solutions. By leveraging supply chain expertise, ModusLink provides "out-of-the-box," end-to-end solutions, using its infrastructure to accelerate time to value.

The Reprise License Manager (RLM) will enable more effective pricing and licensing for sale to end-users. Unlike legacy licensing systems, RLM provides an open platform that is easy to integrate with existing applications, accessible reporting capabilities, and improved value-oriented pricing.

"As we enter a new era in intelligent device monetization and software entitlement management, we believe this unique collaboration between Reprise and ModusLink represents the future of information insight within enterprises as well as supply chain technology and e-commerce platforms. We are excited about our partnership opening the door to greater opportunities with clients to meet industry compliance requirements, while focusing on creating additional value," Veenendaal concluded.

About Reprise SoftwareReprise Software is a privately held company based in Paicines, CA. Reprise is a premium provider of license management software with an extensive and growing set of customers in 35 countries. Their flagship product, RLM, protects the revenue streams of hundreds of ISVs and yields the maximum use of licensed software for thousands of end users.

The team at Reprise Software created the most widely-deployed license manager at GLOBEtrotter Software, Inc.

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About ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc.ModusLink Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK), is a global, omni-channel technology and fulfillment provider that gives clients real-time visibility into their end-to-end supply and demand chain operations, with expertise and facilities worldwide to manage forward and reverse logistics. The company's operations are supported by more than 20 sites across North America, Europe and the Asia/Pacific region. For more information, please visit and, the blog for supply chain professionals.

This release contains forward-looking statements, which address a variety of subjects including, for example statements regarding supply chain solutions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. The following important factors and uncertainties, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements: ModusLink's success, including its ability to reach its revenue, sales and profitability goals depends on its ability to execute on its business strategy as well as the continued and increased demand for and market acceptance of its services; global economic conditions, especially in the technology sector are uncertain and subject to volatility; demand for ModusLink's clients' products may decline or may not achieve the levels anticipated by ModusLink's clients; and increased competition and technological changes in the markets in which ModusLink competes. For a detailed discussion of cautionary statements that may affect ModusLink's future results of operations and financial results, please refer to ModusLink's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including ModusLink's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Forward-looking statements represent management's current expectations and are inherently uncertain. ModusLink does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements made by the company.

ModusLink and ModusLink Global Solutions are trademarks of ModusLink Corporation. Reprise License Manager and RLM are trademarks of Reprise Software, Inc. All other company names and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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