Our development team has been hard at work renovating reports for our customers. Today I want to share with you one of the new reports in our LMAP Beta Module.
Is the perfect software portfolio actually achievable? The short answer: yes, but the definition of “perfect” for your business will change continuously.
As your business grows, relocates, hires new people, consolidates, changes direction, wins new projects, etc., your resource needs will also likely change. This means that optimal software licensing is like a moving target, and you need to be Robin Hood or Katniss Everdeen to continually hit the bull’s eye.
Here are three tactics we have seen companies do to make “hitting the bull’s eye” easier in a constantly changing environment.
Cetrus Process Meter (CPM) provides software application use data and analytic templates so you can make informed licensing decisions and increase profitability. Below are some key examples of how CPM works to make your job easier.
Our product, Cetrus Process Meter (CPM) collects detailed information about software application and license use. As our product and customer base grows, we are learning that clients have uses for CPM data that we never considered.
Wouldn’t it be great if you suddenly paid less for software licensing? What if you could actually make money by simply using software? Hello profits and bonuses.
Beep beep beep! It’s time to wake up because those dreams can be made a reality. With the right data, you can turn software overhead costs into profit. The key to software billing is capturing application use activity states. You need data that shows exactly how active people actually are when using software, otherwise you risk inaccurate charges and unhappy customers.
Could you answer (with 100% certainty) the following questions?
- What applications are installed on each machine in your company?
- Are all licenses used every day?
- When checked out, are applications always actively used?
- Do employees ever “park” applications on their computer to ensure they access a copy at all times?
- What times of the year do you need additional licenses due to high demand?
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!
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.
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.
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.