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Haunted by Software Licensing? Let CPM be your Garlic.

Posted by Cat McGuire on Oct 24, 2018 6:02:35 PM
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There is an efficiency-killing evil plague affecting many Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) firms. It’s called…wasting resources. OOoOooOooo terrifying!

Too dramatic? Yeah probably. However, the truth is that wasting resources affects profitability, thus poisoning the strategic planning and overall success of the company.

Where is it? Well, inefficiencies in resources can occur just about anywhere (cue Jaws theme). Our experience shows that software is an area where over-licensing causes companies to spend around 30% more than they should.

Over-licensing occurs when a company doesn’t know how many licenses to purchase and must rely on what employees say they need. They could be accurate estimates, but sometimes a rare or occasional instance in being unable to obtain a license can skew a person’s idea of how many licenses the company needs. (If you’re receiving complaints constantly, you may be under-licensed, which causes inefficiencies in the form of project delays.)


The key to solving this problem and saving 30% on licensing? Let Cetrus Process Meter (CPM) be your garlic/wooden stake/silver bullet/holy water/etc. to protect your company from wasting resources.

The inefficiency-fighting (garlic) power lies in data and visualization. CPM tracks application use data so you can analyze your peak use and licensing levels, and see exactly what you need. CPM even tracks 3 activity states (Active, Inactive, and Timeout). This allows you to see if users are actually using licenses, or if they are checked out and being left idle.

Software is only getting more expensive, especially in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) area, so don’t wait to become more efficient. Reduce over-licensing and start fighting inefficiency with data and hard facts.

For real examples of our reports, check out the Reports tab. You can start collecting data for FREE, just sign up for a free 30 day trial HERE.

Thanks for reading and Happy Halloween! 🎃

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Topics: Strategy and Planning