Software Metering i.e. Tracking Software Usage is gaining prominence amongst enterprises that are looking to cut IT costs. The expenses incurred from unnecessary license renewals is grabbing attention of IT Managers, who are looking at ways to reduce the IT expenses. Software Metering involves the analysis of Software Usage Statistics and helps IT Administrators reduce the expense overhead incurred from these unwanted renewals and upgrades. Desktop Central's Software Metering competencies aid in identifying the software usage particulars to decide upon software license renewals; reducing the IT cost in turn.
Desktop Central's agent component extracts a variety of software asset details, from the managed computers. The collated information, which is inclusive of the Frequent/Occasional/Rare usage details of the software, is sent to the Desktop Central Server periodically. Based on the usage level of particular software in a computer, administrators can derive a complete picture of the used and unused software in the network. Also, the Software Metering routine will help avoid any compliance issue that may pop up at a later date.
In addition to showing the information of software usage as Frequent/Occasional/Rare, which is retrieved from the Windows OS, it also features its own software metering engine. Administrators will be able to define software metering rules for all the software for which they have to track the usages. The information is then collected and collated in the form of a report, Application Metering Rules. This report will have the complete information on how many installations of the software were detected, the usage count and the duration of use in hours.
Software usage by Computer report throws light on the frequency (Rarely/Occasionally/Frequently) at which software are utilized in the organization. The details shown on the report include the Software Name, Software Version, Software Vendor, Software License Type and the computer on which the software is installed. The report can also be exported in PDF and CSV file formats.