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Fall into Software Savings

Posted by Cat McGuire on Sep 19, 2018 7:35:42 PM
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September 22 is the official first day of fall!

Personally, I think fall is wonderful. It brings colorful trees, cozy blankets, and everything pumpkin (pumpkin spice bread is my favorite).

But for corporate America, it often indicates the beginning of endings: yearly deadlines and financial goals. This can be extremely stressful and will cast a moody haze over a cheerful holiday season if you let it.

To help meet these deadlines for your software/overhead resources, consider cutting down software licensing costs. In our experience, most firms are around 30% over-licensed. So just picture cutting down software overhead by 30%...are your financial goals suddenly a lot closer?

To do this you need visibility into how, when, and where your team is using software. Cetrus Process Meter (CPM) collects detailed application use data, down to the second. Our reports showcase this data so you can analyze every aspect of your software and licensing use, from who is using applications, to how active/inactive people are when using a license.

What’s the catch? You need to start collecting data NOW to make the best business decisions and reach those end-of-year goals. Collecting data for approximately three months provides the data needed to base quarterly or yearly purchasing decisions on. There are too many variables; each week can vary depending on project phases, time of year, new hires, and more.

One of the great things about CPM reports is that as you collect data over time, you will be able to see patterns and cycles of application use. Then you can prepare for each quarter in the most cost-efficient manner possible.

Conclusion

Don’t wait until the last minute to start increasing efficiency and saving money. With CPM data you can make the best business decisions for your software, reduce overhead costs, and more. However, you need to allow time for data collection for this to happen.  

 

You can fall into software savings today by requesting a FREE 30 day CPM trial here.

 

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Topics: Strategy and Planning