Anyone who deals with multi-million-dollar negotiations with software vendors knows that preparation starts long before the license agreements are set for renewal. Without the proper information on actual business requirements, companies would leave themselves vulnerable to over-purchasing or spending on unnecessary products and services. Therefore, having the right information prior to, and using it properly
Avio, a global leader in the aerospace industry with 5000 employees, develops and delivers subsystems and components to major international aeronautical, military, civil and space programs. See how their trial of Open iT software yielded a high return on investment, with a 47% cost reduction on the annual IT costs for one of their most expensive engineering applications.
As the company grew, the existing commercial solution for measuring software usage was insufficient for cost and feature constraints—they needed flexible software management tools with powerful analysis capabilities. Avio required factual data about license use, and had begun to look for a solution that would support multiple license managers such as FlexNet and LUM.
Having evaluated various asset management tracking solutions, Avio enrolled Polimatica, an IT consultancy firm, to team up with Open iT to acquire its platform. LicenseAnalyzer, LicenseOptimizer and SystemAnalyzer modules were installed on a number of selected computer and workstations. These modules then used a single, centralized database on one dedicated server to store the data being logged from the software license managers.
Cost Allocation and IT Chargeback
The most efficient way to create more accountability and awareness of how IT resources are used is to implement a chargeback system.
Software Usage Monitoring and Optimization
Learn how usage monitoring in an E&P IT environment can be beneficial for many stakeholders.
Rising Use of Subscription and Pay-per-Use Software Licensing Models
Have a meaningful software usage metrics and tools to evaluate and plan appropriately prior to making new licensing decisions.
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Except for a few products, Autodesk has offered trade-ins (1 standalone license to 1 named user; 1 network license to 1 multi-user license or 2 named-user licenses) before the maintenance plans are permanently retired. A multi-user license can also be traded in for 2 named-user licenses at the next renewal before August 7, 2023. Not