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Reports Showcase: Usage Summary by Application

Posted by Cat McGuire on Jun 13, 2018 2:42:14 PM

Welcome to the 3rd blog post in our “Reports Showcase” series where we show off one of our favorite reports and briefly explain how it benefits your company.

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Topics: Report Showcase

To Trust or Not to Trust: Bentley's "Trust-Based" Licensing

Posted by Cat McGuire on Jun 4, 2018 4:41:22 PM

Our customers are frustrated with Bentley’s “Trust-Based” licensing. This article explores the problem.

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Topics: Trending, Discussion

Reports Showcase: Application Use Ranking

Posted by Cat McGuire on Apr 25, 2018 4:48:29 PM

Welcome to the 2nd blog post in our new series “Reports Showcase” where we show off a report and simply (and quickly) explain how it benefits your company!

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Topics: Analytics, Report Showcase

Report Showcase - Daily Peak License Usage

Posted by Cat McGuire on Mar 21, 2018 5:50:37 PM

Cetrus Process Meter (CPM) provides the most detailed application use data. So? Data means nothing without a way to visualize and analyze it. This post is the first in a new series we are calling “Report Showcase,” where we will show off a report and simply explain how it benefits your company.

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Topics: Analytics, Report Showcase

Keys to Maximizing Your Subscription Licensing

Posted by Erik Hoogerhuis on Jan 17, 2018 4:59:46 PM

Subscription licensing gives you the ability to balance (lower monthly cost) long-term licenses, with (higher monthly cost) short-term licenses for each application. The actual cost effectiveness of yearly subscriptions decreases if the licenses are idle from long periods of disuse.  However, the cost-effectiveness of a short-term license increases if used for a maximum of their license period and purchased on an as-needed basis.

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Topics: Analytics, Strategy and Planning

You Wanted License Flexibility...Now What?

Posted by Erik Hoogerhuis on Jan 15, 2018 6:55:37 PM

The shift to subscription licensing has been driven by three key marketplace trends: customer demand for flexibility (shorter license term commitments); Wall Street for financial transparency; and software development organizations for lower support costs.

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Topics: Analytics, Strategy and Planning

New Year, New (and Better) Licensing Decisions

Posted by Erik Hoogerhuis on Jan 10, 2018 2:54:21 PM

2018 is not just another 2017.  2018 is the year organizations realize they need different (and more) data than ever before to make informed application licensing decisions. In this post we’ll briefly touch on two of the major changes happening in the marketplace and what questions you need to ask to prepare your company for success.

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Topics: Insider, Analytics, Strategy and Planning

Let’s Talk Dollars - Project Association Brings Home the Bacon

Posted by Erik Hoogerhuis on Dec 6, 2017 7:36:57 PM

Associating application use to projects provides data that generates many benefits (see our Expense-2-Project At-A-Glance HERE). The benefit which resonates most strongly is the positive impact to revenue and margins. Project association’s impact on revenue is not a one-time savings: it’s an ongoing, high margin boost to your bottom line. Below are 2 ways project association brings home the bacon.

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Topics: Trending, Project Management

Improve Your 2018 Margins with Application Use Data

Posted by Erik Hoogerhuis on Nov 27, 2017 5:19:10 PM

A business truism is that competition and margin pressures increase every year.  AEC firms need to improve the quality and quantity of their project data, to identify ways to stay competitive and increase profits. Let’s face it, to remain an industry leader you need to find innovative and creative ways to reduce costs and improve your business practices. One source of project-related data (that just recently became available) is file-level application and license use information.

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Topics: Insider, Project Management

Insights from Autodesk University 2017

Posted by Erik Hoogerhuis on Nov 20, 2017 7:10:41 PM

At Autodesk University last week we had some great discussions with Autodesk users.  They described an amazing variety of licensing problems and monitoring needs. Needs ranged from simply seeing peak consumption of licenses, to wanting Revit plug-in monitoring.  In addition, there was a lot of concern about how to report use as licensing models move to SaaS and cloud pay-per-use.

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Topics: Insider, Project Management