Monetize usage
and put IoT to work

The explosion of IoT devices and data opens up a world of possibilities to hardware manufacturers and cloud service providers. Each device and each feature can be tracked in Poetic as an entitlement that can be monitored, measured and turned off and on.

Offer New Models

Once you have the ability to monitor customer usage of your products, you can offer them a pay-as-you-use option, opening up new opportunities for more customers to use your products at lower price points.


Improve Service

With your IoT devices sending usage information, you can also track application and hardware performance. You can use that data to proactively notify your customers of hardware failures or issues and be ready to help your customer just when they need it most. See what else you can do with Poetic.


Collect Data

Need help collecting data from your hardware products? As long as your device has a connection to a network, we have some services that can help you collect health, usage and other data directly from your devices. Let's talk.


How Poetic Usage Works

Usage Flow Diagram
  1. You embed usage reporting hooks into your cloud-based software. (Contact us if you need help identifying a vendor for your technical licensing needs.)
  2. Your customers sign up to access your application either in the cloud or on premise and provides credit card information for future billing.
  3. Your order system sends a message to Poetic creating an entitlement there.
  4. When your software runs, it checks with Poetic to make sure the user still has a valid entitlement to run the software.
  5. While your customers use your software, your software reports the usage back to Poetic.
  6. On a schduled basis, Poetic reviews the usage for each customer and sends usage billing information to your order system.
  7. Your order system charges the customer's card and sends her an invoice.

Leverage these powerful features of Poetic Usage:

Manage usage data for thousands of machines.

Provide aggregated reporting on the usage.

Allow customers, channel and administrators access to the usage data through the Poetic interface.

About Us

Steel Connect, Inc. is a publicly-traded diversified holding company (Nasdaq Global Select Market symbol "STCN") with two wholly-owned subsidiaries ModusLink Corporation and IWCO Direct that have market-leading positions in supply chain management and direct marketing.

ModusLink Corporation provides digital and physical supply chain solutions to many of the world's leading brands across a diverse range of industries, including consumer electronics, telecommunications, computing and storage, software and content, consumer packaged goods, medical devices, retail and luxury and connected devices. With a global footprint spanning North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific, the Company's solutions and services are designed to improve end-to-end supply chains in order to drive growth, lower costs, and improve profitability.

IWCO Direct is a leading provider of data-driven marketing solutions that help clients drive response across all marketing channels to create new and more loyal customers. It is the largest direct mail production provider in North America, with a full range of services including strategy, creative, and production for multichannel marketing campaigns, along with one of the industry's most sophisticated postal logistics strategies for direct mail.

For details on ModusLink Corporation’s solutions visit, read the company’s blog for supply chain professionals, and follow on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. For details on IWCO Direct visit, read the company's blog, "Speaking Direct," or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google+.

Next Steps

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In the News

ModusLink Corporation and Reprise Software Partner to Deliver Capabilities for Intelligent Device Monetization. Read about it in the New York Times Business Day.
Monetizing IoT Device Transactions

Monetizing IoT Device Transactions

Read about how one telecommunications company is now using Poetic to track customer usage after successfully using the Entitlement Management platform for more than 13 years to track devices and software entitlements. Download this resource.
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