Many industries are currently experiencing major changes as people move from one organization to another. For example, Gartner predicts a significant increase in the annual US employee turnover from the pre-pandemic average. As a result of changes in personnel, some software licenses remain unused. This sometimes leaves the IT department unaware of such “lost” licenses,
Software licensing is a large domain encompassing a lot of aspects – technical, legal, economical, etc. – pertaining to the relationship binding vendors and users. It is a complex practice. If you look at it from the independent software vendors’ (ISV) viewpoint, it represents the process by which they monetize the capabilities of their products. From the software users’ perspective, it represents an important and growing cost factor in their businesses.
Currently, we already have quite a few software licensing models: per user, per system, perpetual, by subscription, per concurrent user, etc. The key question is: “Do we really need yet another one?”
This white paper explores the changing software market as it has gradually evolved away from the traditional licensing models toward the increasingly popular flexible models. There are many factors involved in this market shift and this white paper will delve into those factors as well as present an introduction to Elastic Licensing. As an alternative method to Pay-Per-Use, Elastic Licensing has distinct benefits for both the software vendors and users, while being fully complimentary to existing systems.
If you’re part of an enterprise that considers Autodesk® as an integral part of their operations, you might have heard of the recent changes in Autodesk licensing. This, accompanied by the latest price increase, might have prompted your organization to take a closer look at your Autodesk license usage. In the second session of our
As businesses continue to innovate and adapt to the world’s current resources, they have become increasingly dependent on digital data, applications, and workflows. Reliance on these convenient processes requires an understanding from businesses that every choice they make and every mistake they commit can impact their operations significantly. These mistakes are why the accurate tracking