FlexNet Publisher is a popular software license manager from Flexera Software that supports a vast collection of software applications using a wide range of licensing models, including floating licenses, node-locked licenses, named-user licenses, subscription-based licenses, pay-per-use licenses, etc. Formerly known as FlexLM, it provides software vendors several key benefits, including support for compliance management for
El Paso Pipeline Group owns the largest natural gas pipeline system in North America, and supplies major markets as the nation’s leading interstate gas franchise. With over 5000 employees in Brazil and the United States, El Paso has established itself as a leading producer in two core areas of business, pipelines and exploration/production.
El Paso has a large inventory of expensive geosciences and engineering applications to aid their efforts in exploring for hydrocarbons and safely bring them to the surface. In the midst of a global economic downturn, the company spent significant time and effort to reduce their growing software maintenance costs.
High-end software was managed by FlexNet, which allowed the company to view license checkout activity, but lacked the ability to track usage and productivity levels. When the IT department received requests for high-end software claiming they were at full capacity using existing licenses, the IT team knew they needed more detailed information about actual usage. They also needed to limit server-based licensing to avoid potential hardware expansions.
Cost Allocation and IT Chargeback
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Software Usage Monitoring and Optimization
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Rising Use of Subscription and Pay-per-Use Software Licensing Models
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