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Automation License Manager Step 7: Benefits and Features of the Latest Version of the SIMATIC License Management Tool

Automation License Manager Step 7: A Guide for SIMATIC Users

If you are using SIMATIC software for automation and drive technology, you might have heard of Automation License Manager (ALM). ALM is a tool that helps you manage your software licenses easily and efficiently. In this article, we will explain what ALM is, how to install it, how to use it, and how to troubleshoot it. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, this guide will help you get the most out of your ALM Step 7.

Automation License Manager Step 7


What is Automation License Manager?

ALM is a software application that allows you to activate, transfer, update, upgrade, monitor, and manage your SIMATIC software licenses. It supports different types of licenses, such as floating licenses, single licenses, trial licenses, and online licenses. It also supports different types of media, such as USB sticks, hard disks, memory cards, and online servers. With ALM, you can easily access your license information, check your license status, and perform various license operations.

Definition and function of Automation License Manager

ALM is a part of the SIMATIC software package that enables you to handle your software licenses in a convenient way. It works as a central license server that communicates with your SIMATIC software applications and devices. It also works as a license client that allows you to perform license tasks on your local computer or device. ALM can be installed on any Windows-based PC or programming device that meets the system requirements.

The main function of ALM is to provide you with a secure and flexible license management system. You can use ALM to:

  • Activate your licenses online or offline

  • Transfer your licenses between different computers or devices

  • Update your licenses to the latest version or service pack

  • Upgrade your licenses to a higher functionality or scope

  • Monitor your license usage and availability

  • Manage your license inventory and configuration

Benefits and features of Automation License Manager

ALM offers many benefits and features that make your license management easier and more efficient. Some of the benefits and features are:

  • It simplifies your license activation process by providing you with a user-friendly interface and clear instructions

  • It reduces your license costs by allowing you to share floating licenses among multiple users or devices

  • It increases your license security by encrypting your license data and preventing unauthorized access or manipulation

  • It improves your license performance by optimizing your license allocation and utilization

  • It enhances your license flexibility by enabling you to transfer or upgrade your licenses according to your needs

  • It supports your license maintenance by providing you with automatic updates and upgrades for your licenses

  • It helps you troubleshoot your license issues by providing you with diagnostic tools and error messages

  • It integrates with other SIMATIC software applications and devices by using a common license platform and communication protocol

How to install Automation License Manager Step 7?

To install ALM Step 7, you need to have a compatible Windows operating system and a SIMATIC software package. You also need to have an administrator account on your computer or device. The installation process is simple and straightforward. Here are the steps and tips for installing ALM Step 7.

System requirements and compatibility

The system requirements for ALM Step 7 are as follows:

Operating system

Windows 10 (64-bit)

Windows 7 (64-bit)


Intel Core i5 or higher

Intel Core 2 Duo or higher


8 GB RAM or higher

4 GB RAM or higher

Hard disk space

2 GB or higher