Category: Software Asset Optimization


Featured Event: Altair at Supercomputing 2015

Supercomputing 2015 (SC15) is the world’s premier conference for high performance computing, networking, data storage and analysis. The conference provides a unique opportunity for vendors and research organizations to increase their visibility and connect with over 10,000 attendees from around … Read More


Altair SAO: Application for the Oil & Gas Sector

Altair’s Software Asset Optimization (SAO) solution supports a wide range of license management systems that can handle most of the software used in the oil and gas industry. The list of license managers includes FlexIm, Oracflex, Intergraph Smartplant, Sentinel RMS, Altair … Read More


2015 PBS Works™ Webinar Series Begins

Altair PBS Works will be offering a 6-part webinar series starting with Software Asset Optimization: Right-Sizing Global Software Investments on February 25th at 9:00 AM EST and 1:00 PM EST. Responding to the popularity of the 2014 PBS Works Webinar Series, Altair experts … Read More


Altair SAO: Identifying Usage Outliers

There are literally millions of software usage records collected by software asset optimization (SAO) over months or years.   The primary objective of SAO is to provide a number of objective usage metrics that help with rightsizing the software inventory.  When … Read More


Altair SAO: Exploring Software Usage

A typical corporation that has implemented software asset optimization (SAO) has 100s or 1000s of features available for use.  However, based on what I have seen in over 25 SAO installations, maybe about 30% of all the features are used … Read More


Altair SAO: Usage Variance

Altair software asset optimization (SAO) tracks license usage for a software feature over time. One of these measures is Peak Usage (total number of licenses or tokens in use at the same time). SAO provides a report named Daily Usage … Read More


Altair SAO: License Usage

Shared licenses provide a pool of licenses and are controlled by a license manager. The license file has a total license count. The license manager grants or denies a license based on license availability. If all licenses are checked out … Read More