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
This paper describes the methodology of IT chargeback based on metering of IT resource consumption. We will address how a company can benefit from using Open iT metering solutions and outline some steps in moving forward with IT resource usage metering as a viable chargeback option, without taking focus away from everyday IT operations.
Implementing chargeback systems can save companies a significant amount of money. Too many users look at IT services as a free, all-you-can-eat buffet. The most efficient way to create more accountability and awareness of how IT resources are used is to implement a chargeback system. Companies truly can benefit from introducing or upgrading their system of charging business units for the IT services they receive. However, business units in general tend to be very skeptical of chargeback systems introduced by the IT department. Considerable care should be put into the business processes around design, implementation and introduction of such systems to ensure that the chargeback is accepted as a fair and just methodology.
There are several common methods used for IT service cost allocation varying in degrees of complexity and sophistication. On the one side there is costing based on simple headcount in various business units. Another method uses detailed service-based pricing per measured unit of service. There are pros and cons to all methods, and it is always important to consider the context in which chargeback is taking place.
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
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