Category: Software Asset Optimization

Altair SAO: Software Usage Metrics – 2

In the previous SAO article, I talked about capacity utilization, a key metric, especially for shared licenses.  I will discuss additional metrics, how they can provide objective utilization measures, and what role they can play in decision making – which … Read More

Altair SAO: Software Usage Metrics – 1

The prime objective of Altair SAO is to collect software usage data and retrieve objective metrics through analytics for the express purpose of driving decisions to maintain optimal software inventory – not too much, not too little.

Altair SAO: Tracking Usage Data

What data is required to track software usage?  Users check out a software license at some point in time, they use the software, and check the license back in when they are done.  License managers keep a record of this … Read More

Altair SAO: Software Asset Optimization

During the eighties, almost all end-user software was installed on users’ individual desktops, which were typically UNIX machines from SUN, IBM, SGI, etc. or MSDOS PCs.  Over time, more end-user software used in engineering was ported to work on the … Read More