Learn how Belarc can help you optimize your software licensing.
Our Software Asset Management Solutions
Belarc helps you with software license optimization by automatically showing the software usage data our customers need to make good decisions. Request a copy of our white paper, "Optimize your SaaS spend with accurate data" for more details.
SaaS products like Adobe CC and DC and Microsoft 365
Gartner says that at least 25% of purchased SaaS software is unused: "Shelfware - The CIO's Missing Key Metric and Cost Cutting Imperative". Belarc believes that the most effective way to optimize these SaaS and other subscription license costs is to have automatic, accurate and up to date software usage data.
See our white paper "Optimize your SaaS spend with accurate usage data" and the video below for a brief description of the different ways of obtaining software usage data, and how Belarc's patented Software Usage Discovery can help automate this process.
Expensive CAD and GIS software from Autodesk and ESRI
Optimizing starts with knowing your internal usage and license types such as floating or concurrent and named user, and comparing that to what you are paying.
IBM database and middleware products
Belarc allows you to automatically know your actual PVU usage at all times and helps insure that you qualify for sub-capacity licensing.
Microsoft server products
Belarc automatically calculates your Microsoft server licenses required enterprise wide, based on the Microsoft products installed, whether they are Server/CAL or Core licenses, and automatically maps the virtual and host dependencies. Belarc also allows you to compare the costs of using Server/CAL vs Core license metrics.
Oracle database and middleware products
Most Oracle database Options and Management Packs, such as Real Application Clusters, Advanced Security, Tuning Pack, etc. are typically installed with each database instance. However these Options and Management packs are only licensable if they are being used by any of your associated databases.
Many organizations automatically pay for these Options and Management Packs if they are installed without going through the manual efforts to see if they are actually being used. Belarc automates the discovery of the usage of these Options and Management Packs to help you optimize your Oracle database license costs.
Should you consider going off of your Oracle Unlimited License Agreement (ULA) because of the high annual costs? Belarc gives you the data you need to make the right decision.