Continuous License Reconciliation (CLR)™ for Cloud Applications provides detection, license reconciliation and reporting functionality around cloud-based software applications.
As organizations move from traditional desktop and data center environments towards mobile, cloud and hybrid cloud environments, longstanding methods for detecting installed software become less useful and relevant for license management purposes. New techniques are required to help ensure that your organization remains compliant and is getting the most out of its investment in software.
Eracent’s Continuous License Reconciliation (CLR)™ for Cloud Applications provides detection, license reconciliation and reporting functionality around cloud-based software applications. Since it utilizes multiple approaches to gathering application usage information, CLR for SaaS Applications reports details about cloud-based application, providing broad product and platform coverage in a single solution.
CLR for SaaS Applications helps any organization:
CLR for SaaS Applications provides tracking of user assignments for each cloud-based product and monitors access and usage activity to determine who is actually using each application. By reconciling transactions with assignments, the solution can report on any exceptions and overages, enabling license managers to quickly address any potential problems.
Any organization that is moving towards cloud-based SaaS software such as Microsoft Office 365 or Adobe Creative Cloud can use CLR for SaaS Applications to ensure that users have the functionality that they require without spending more than necessary.
CLR for SaaS Applications makes it possible to:
- Match subscription plan levels to actual application usage
- Identify assigned users who may no longer require a subscription
- See if there are redundancies where a user may have both a perpetual license and a subscription license.
Continuous License Reconciliation (CLR)
CLR for SaaS Applications is a specialized module in Eracent’s Continuous License Reconciliation (CLR)™ family of license reconciliation and optimization tools. The CLR modules calculate and generate Effective License Position (ELP) reports and license optimization recommendations for products from any publisher. This helps ensure compliance around license entitlements, minimizes publisher audit risk, and reduces software expenditures.
CLR modules are available to manage complex license models including IBM’s Processor Value Unit (PVU) and Subcapacity-based products, Oracle database applications, SAP® Engines, Microsoft SQL Server, and many more.