Cetrus Blog

3 Tips for Perfecting your 2020 Software Portfolio

Posted by Cat McGuire on Jan 8, 2020 4:52:16 PM

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.

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Topics: Analytics, Project Management, Strategy and Planning

You Vented, We Listened

Posted by Cat McGuire on Dec 4, 2019 6:40:50 PM

Responses to our Software Venting Corner at AU 2019

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Topics: Insider

3 Ways Cetrus Benefits Software End Users

Posted by Cat McGuire on Dec 4, 2019 6:40:47 PM

It’s a no-brainer that most people who are interested in Cetrus Process Meter (CPM) are in IT, BIM management, and Finance. We save them time and money because our data allows them to make informed decisions around software.

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Topics: Insider, Project Management

From 'Don't be a dumbass' to 'Be a software badass'

Posted by Cat McGuire on Nov 6, 2019 7:58:52 PM

With Autodesk University (AU) 2019 in less than two weeks, I thought it’d be fitting to tell a story that is the basis for our messaging at AU.

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Topics: Insider, Discussion

The Traffic Jam of Software Efficiency: Hogging a Lane

Posted by Cat McGuire on Jul 17, 2019 8:22:36 PM

When employees leave software applications open on their desktop for long periods of time, without using them, we call it “hogging a lane.” Why? It blocks the flow of traffic, creates frustration, and ultimately results in over-licensing.

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Topics: Trending, Informed Business Decisions

Everything You Need to Know about Expense-2-Project (E2P)

Posted by Cat McGuire on Apr 17, 2019 7:40:18 PM

In the next week or two, we will be publishing a new technical white paper on our Plug-in Expense-2-Project (E2P). So today I want to share the Expense-2-Project story with you and explain why it’s even more important now.

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Topics: Finance, Informed Business Decisions

5 Lessons Learned from My 1st Midwest University

Posted by Cat McGuire on Mar 27, 2019 7:43:38 PM

Hello! Last week I went to the Midwest University (MU) conference for the first time! This blog post includes information about the event and my top 5 lessons learned as Marketing Manager for Cetrus.

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Topics: Insider

Pros and Cons of Token Software Licensing

Posted by Cat McGuire on Mar 6, 2019 7:14:04 PM

New Blog Series: Informed Decision Making

Cetrus’ goal is to make sure our customers have the software data they need to make informed business decisions. However, part of making these informed business decisions is understanding licensing methods and what works best for your company. Thus, here is the first post in a new educational series about software licensing!

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Topics: Informed Business Decisions

Report Showcase: Utilization

Posted by Cat McGuire on Feb 27, 2019 6:29:09 PM


We have to warn you…this report has been called “sexy.”

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Topics: Report Showcase

Report Showcase: Comparisons with just the Snap of a Finger

Posted by Cat McGuire on Feb 6, 2019 7:52:07 PM

Unique Users per Day Line Graph

We want customers to get the most out of their data. This means we need to have reports that allow administrators to easily make decisions based on detailed data. Today, we want to share a report that has been revamped to be more efficient and dynamic. (It’s not even on our website reports page yet!)

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Topics: Report Showcase