1E, a provider of IT efficiency platform, has released new software licensing optimization solution that helps organization identify all the software deployed across an organization’s IT estate and identifies what is unused.
1E AppClarity 4.0, the new software license optimization solution, gives insight into the usage of applications across the entire organization, enabling significant cost reductions and ensuring compliance for software vendor audits.
The software licensing solution enables organizations to replicate their desktop software cost savings across their server estates quickly, redressing the software balance without delay. As a result, they subsequently end this cycle of paying far too much for software licenses due to lack of insight and fear of unexpected vendor charges.
The release of 1E AppClarity 4.0 comes at a time when IT spending on software is rising markedly. According to Forrester Research (News - Alert), Inc.1, 16 percent of the IT budget was spent on software in 2012.
Despite this growth, just 39 percent of U.K., French and North American companies track software usage across their IT environment, says a recent research from 1E2. This, according to company, is not a healthy practice among organizations.
Without a centralized insight into software deployments organizations also run the risk of non-compliance and end up paying huge true up bills for unlicensed installation. In some cases organizations tend to over purchase to make sure they are not at risk, which again brings unnecessary costs to the company.
Due to the growing complexity of server software licensing, the standard system management tools do not suffice when it comes to managing their software inventory and accurately identify the license requirement across the server landscape.
AppClarity 4.0 cuts through this complexity to provide instantly a simple, clear view of the whole estate to the software asset manager, the company said.
Sumir Karayi, CEO of 1E, said, "With AppClarity 4.0, organizations have the means to replicate their desktop software cost savings across their server estates quickly, redressing the software balance without delay, and subsequently ending this cycle of paying far too much for software licenses due to lack of insight and fear of unexpected vendor charges."
The solution uses 1E’s patented “Useful Work” technology to identify whether server applications are in active use, so that organizations can identify unused server software and look at whether to reclaim and recycle licenses, and thereby prevent the purchase of unnecessary additional software licenses or re-negotiate maintenance agreements to achieve significant cost reductions.
AppClarity 4.0 also features an optional vendor-specific optimization module specifically targeted at reducing organizations’ VMware license costs giving a chance to ‘right-license’ their installations. The software licensing solution is able to intelligently predict VMware licensing requirements for new servers enabling the purchase of appropriate editions rather than over-licensing by default.
Flexera Software's FlexNet Licensing (composed of FlexNet Publisher and FlexNet Embedded) makes it easy for application producers to monetize, secure, enhance and grow market share through the flexible pricing, packaging, and licensing of applications, intelligent devices or equipment using embedded software. FlexNet Licensing also gives organizations the power to protect IP and rein in unauthorized software use to prevent revenue loss.