OpenLM for Engineering Licensing - OpenLM Software License Management
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Improving license availability

Our software provides all the essential engineering software license tracking capabilities and reports you need. You can optimize your software inventory,
helping you to stretch those expensive software licenses to their limit.

Live streaming license usage data

Statistical reporting on historical data

Consolidated licensing system

Option of using OpenLM Extensions

Aggregations for chargeback billing

License utilization predictions

Features

License Manager Support

  • Handles all license models including network (floating), node-locked, GPU (Nvidia), cloud and token (including Autodesk token-flex) and hybrid variations.
  • Works with a wide range of license managers  including Flexera, DSLS, Reprise and Sentinel RMS.
  • This includes all the major hardware licenses from Sentinel, Flexera and Wibu
  • Now supporting widely-used cloud licenses Office 365, Adobe Cloud, Autodesk Cloud and ESRI Online
  • 1 Second accurate usage data for most license managers
  • Supports WAN and LAN networks over multiple timezones

Compliance

  • Maintain an accurate and objective history of license and token usage based on our reports, which are written from your viewpoint, rather than the vendor’s opinion
  • Prove your point when the vendor’s license management software is out of sync with your actual usage
  • Face the new challenges of license compliance in the cloud environment
  • OpenLM is  GDPR-compliant, and conforms to the BDSG

Optimization and Productivity

  • Automated license harvesting, executed in accordance with your unique software policies and business rules. See License harvesting for engineering applications.
  • License availability notification for end users
  • Collects actual usage data for end users (optional)

License Entitlement and Allocation

  • Automatic and dynamic allocation/revocation of access based on directory groups
  • Directory (LDAP) synchronization of user & groups with ActiveX
  • Role-based access permission to OpenLM interfaces
  • Proactive enforcement of usage policies, such as BYOD and BYOS

Monitoring & Reporting

  • Manage and monitor all your licenses directly through our easy-to-use graphic interface.
  • Concurrent monitoring of multiple license servers on multiple time zones.
  • Monitor hybrid situations, such as both online and offline licenses, software or hardware-based and cloud mixed with on-premise
  • A single common report format for all your licensed software, covering activity, usage and accurate “True Denials”, with options such as heat maps and pie charts.
  • Chargeback cost centers – group and project billing.
  • Timely reporting up to per-second and next day for token and other arrears-based models.

Costs and Billing

  • Buy only the licenses you need, based on accurate reporting on peak usage
  • Identify and eliminate shelfware
  • Avoid costs incurred for features you don’t use
  • Accurate billing based on usage, enabling chargebacks to projects and departments
  • Get a precise view of the licenses you require for your next renewal
  • Identify the costs and benefits of keeping licenses on-premise or migrating to cloud
  • There are no additional costs to incur when installing and configuring OpenLM, no consultants or coding required

Architecture and Infrastructure

  • Our easy setup and configuration can be done without any additional support, but it is there if you need it
  • OpenLM is compatible with license managers running on Unix, Linux, MacOS, and Windows Operating systems
  • Browser user interface compatible with all leading browsers
  • Supports all major privacy regulation (German Privacy Act and GDPR)
  • OpenLM comes with its own built-in database, but also supports external databases of your choice
  • We have a built-in sophisticated alerting system that allows you to detect and handle issues before your engineers even notice them
  • OpenLM supports automated License server recovery
  • The OpenLM API allows you to build your own GUI or integrate OpenLM information into any other application
  • Use OpenLM data in your own systems for querying and reporting

 

 

Benefits

Check out how OpenLM can help you solve your license management daily challenges.

Know what you have: License inventory

Charge projects or business units for software usage time

Cut costs by dropping maintenance for licenses that are no longer in use

Plan license maintenance and procurement of expensive licenses

You will have accurate software usage information to report to management and make informed decisions

Real time usage management and troubleshooting

Extract license usage statistics information and patterns

Harvest idle licenses either automatically or manually, optimizing license utilization

Roles and Permissions: Restrict license usage according to user permissions you define

You will have accurate software usage information that you can use to get better deals with software vendors

Have better license availability

Get informed about the status of denied licenses, and receive a notification when a license becomes available

Will know who is using the license they need, and are presented with that person’s contact details

License unavailability periods are minimized and license utilization is improved

GIS managers and CAD/CAM managers

You will ensure that your team gets the software resources it needs to get the job done without delays

You will be able to identify unjustified expenses on software that is not used

Distribute costs and better allocate your budgets

Download and explore the full unlimited version of OpenLM for 30 days. During this time you will enjoy full support with no strings attached.

Extensions

Available only for Enterprise and Site License Packages

OpenLM extensions are optional extra software modules that add enhanced functionality to OpenLM Products.

Active Agent
DIRECTORY SYNCHRONISATION
RePORTING HUB
GROUP USAGE
PROJECT USAGE
CUSTOM COMMANDS
ROLES AND PERMISSIONS
EXTERNAL DB SUPPORT
ALERTS
ACTUAL USAGE
UNMANAGED PROCESSES

How to install

 

Please visit OpenLM Knowledgebase or System Requirements page for more information.

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OpenLM is an approved supplier of the United States Government
General Services Administration (GSA)

Case Studies

Hundreds of companies around the world have already reduced costs thanks to OpenLM solutions

ARRAY ARCHITECTS

“OpenLM has been an essential tool to manage and control the use of our licenses.”

Daniel R. Cadden
IT Director

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

“OpenLM has proven to save us time and money and within 6 months it paid for itself”

Wesley Berry
Assistant Director for IT Service Delivery

MORRISON HERSHFIELD

“OpenLM has helped us manage costs during a difficult transition period in the industry.”

Robert Welsford
IT Manager

MKS INSTRUMENTS INC.

“I can generate usage
reports quickly and get answers to management within minutes.”

Peggy M Garrett
Global CAD Manager

TRANSPORTATION EXPERTS

“IT had no visibility as to what was going on, i.e. they didn’t (couldn’t) know how many licenses were currently in use and by whom.”

RESEARCH COMPANY

“After successfully using OpenLM for almost 4 years, an integration of the
Nvidia licenses into
OpenLM looked perfect.”

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