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Ranking Use for License Optimization

Posted by Erik Hoogerhuis on Feb 23, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Once a year at renewal time, the question “How many licenses do I need?” drives the beginning of a frustrating data gathering process. For metered applications, the simplistic answer is to determine how my peak use compares to my number of licenses.  The reality is that, especially for mid-size companies, firms consolidating licenses, firms with similar applications, or Autodesk application/Suite/Collection users, etc., calculating an optimal answer is more complicated.  We’ll try to address those some of those complexities in future posts. 

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Process Meter V3.2 released – individual window and file session monitoring delivered

Posted by Erik Hoogerhuis on Feb 8, 2017 12:51:26 PM
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SaaS/Cloud Application Use Monitoring – the Next Frontier

Posted by Erik Hoogerhuis on Jan 30, 2017 4:52:43 PM

Several trends are driving AEC firms to re-assess their application use monitoring:

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Project Association

Posted by Erik Hoogerhuis on Jul 19, 2016 7:37:55 PM

This is the third post in a series of use cases for application use data. In this post, we’ll look at the three ways that associating application use to a project can impact organization revenue and efficiency.

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Application/License Trending and Planning

Posted by Erik Hoogerhuis on Jul 6, 2016 11:29:08 AM

In a previous blog post, we discussed that granular use data supports a number of use cases to justify the cost of implementing and maintaining the data collection process. This post will focus on the value of trending data and how it can apply to short-, medium- and long-term planning. We’ve selected three use cases based on analyses we’ve had from customers and prospective partners. These are:

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Process Meter V3 Released

Posted by Erik Hoogerhuis on Jun 29, 2016 2:38:14 PM

Application deployment and licensing has evolved from standalone applications to include concurrent/metered licenses, enterprise licenses, cloud-delivered licensing, cloud-server batch, browser-based applications, and APIs. Existing monitoring solutions using license log files can’t monitor and report on applications that receive licenses from outside the enterprise. New approaches to application use monitoring are required to provide the use data enterprises need for license cost reduction and application use optimization.  

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License Cost Reduction Use Cases

Posted by Erik Hoogerhuis on Jun 23, 2016 4:18:34 PM

In our last blog post, we said we were going to look at some of the Use Cases associated with license cost reduction. Reducing license costs assumes there is an overabundance of license availability/capacity relative to the actual need. Different vendors have different licensing approaches, and may have multiple approaches depending on their license or application types. The common elements that enterprises need to understand in order to determine if and how much over-licensing exists are:

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Who’s Using What Application for How Long?

Posted by Erik Hoogerhuis on May 20, 2016 8:08:27 PM

This is the fourth in a series of posts in which we discuss the application use reporting question, “Who is using what application and for how long?” In our last post we discussed data attribute issues around “For how long.” In this post we’ll look at some of the use case categories our customers need addressed.

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For How Long?

Posted by Erik Hoogerhuis on May 9, 2016 2:19:35 PM

This is the third in a series of posts in which we discuss the application use reporting question, “Who is using what application and for how long?” Last post we discussed some of the issues with gathering and reporting on the attributes of identifying “What is the application.” This post we’ll look at data attribute issues around “For how long.” In our next post we’ll look at some of the use cases.

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What is the Application?

Posted by Erik Hoogerhuis on May 5, 2016 7:53:54 PM

This is the second in a series of posts that address the application use reporting question, “Who is using what application and for how long?” Last week we discussed some of the issues with identifying “who.” This week we’ll discuss the “what is the application” aspect of the question.

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