License Harvesting

Empower users with licenses. Wherever, whenever they need them.

Eliminate license hogging, and improve productivity.

Optimize license usage and reduce the time employee downtime.

OpenLM License harvesting is releasing idle licenses back the the license pools and by that allows many more users to utilise the same number of licenses. In other words, it frees up licenses that are currently being held by applications or users who are not actively using them.


Determine application inactivity

OpenLM Agent it tracking the activity of the software and will only harvest the license when there is no user activity or any background processing done by the application.

Eliminate license hogging

End users tend to check out an expensive license when they come to the office and leave it open as long as they can to avoid being denied.

Improve productivity

If engineers are denied checking out licenses, they will not progress with their work, creating a lot of stress in their minds, as they need to perform.

Optimize license-to-user ratio

A better understanding of end users’ license usage will give you the right data to right-size the number of network licenses. The ideal license-to-user ratio is 4:1, but this can rise to 6:1 or more.

Significantly save on costs

License optimization will lead to fewer licenses being required because once users know licenses will be available, they will not hold on to licenses in fear of getting a denial later. Therefore, more licenses will be free more of the time, and, as a result, the organization will have to purchase fewer licenses, the engineers won’t lose time as they can focus on getting the job done.

Prerequisites & System Requirements

The OpenLM License Harvesting extension requires the OpenLM Agent to be installed on the end-user’s workstations and the OpenLM Server on a dedicated machine. Download these components here.

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