The Group Usage extension facilitates attributing license usage to different cost centers and improves the planning of license acquisition, maintenance and allocation. This can be done in a number of ways: manually, by uploading a CSV file, using the options file, or using the Directory Synchronization extension.
When used along with the last option, OpenLM can interface with a company’s directory service and synchronize to its Organizational Units (OUs) and users’ workgroups. Consequently:
- End-users are able to clearly identify users who are currently holding the licenses they need.
- License usage can be attributed to specific organizational units and workgroups.
There are 4 ways to incorporate users and groups into OpenLM: