Automated license position reporting for all major publishers.
Continuous License Reconciliation (CLR)™
Reconciliation and Optimization of Common and Complex, Publisher-Specific License Models
The Continuous License Reconciliation (CLR)™ product family provides a broad set of license reconciliation and optimization capabilities that can provide visibility into software usage, minimize the risk and impact of publisher audits, and significantly reduce an organization’s software spend.
- CLR provides effective license position reports by comparing discovered product installations against purchase records for licenses.
- Any applicable product use rights from licensing agreements are applied to provide the most accurate reporting possible. These use rights may include upgrade rights, downgrade rights, secondary and home use rights, rules for development, test and DR environments, geographic restrictions, and more.
- Licensing may also be optimized to reduce costs significantly. Automated modeling templates help users make informed decisions while planning systems (and before making a license purchase or contract commitment), and they can review potential options and make adjustments at any time.
- ITMC Discovery™ data may be utilized as a source of installation data for reconciliation reporting. Alternately, Eracent Data Extractors (EDEs) enable data from third-party tools such as SCCM, ServiceNow Discovery, Altiris, HP-UD, ADDM, Casper and more to be normalized against the Eracent SCANMANTM application recognition database and used as input for reconciliation.
CLR Base provides reconciliation and license position reporting for many major publishers using “common” license models and their variations, such as Per Device, Per Named User, Enterprise, and more.
CLR for Microsoft™ adds the ability to utilize Microsoft MLS and CDIC purchase transaction data to produce ELP and CDIR reports, respectively. This is in addition to using an organization’s own formal procurement records as a reconciliation data source. CLR for Microsoft also provides modeling and optimization functionality for SQL Server, Exchange Server and other capacity-based applications to help ensure that the most cost effective configurations are being utilized.
CLR for Adobe™ enables the reconciliation of both legacy and Creative Cloud licenses. These two types of licenses are reconciled and reported separately since upgrades and downgrades are not permitted between them.
CLR for IBM™ provides Processor Value Unit (PVU) and Sub-Capacity license reconciliation and reporting. It clearly displays the consumption of PVUs for each installation comparatively for full-capacity and Sub-capacity-enabled environments, with associated PVU and cost savings where applicable. This enables organizations to make informed financial decisions on whether to enable servers to be eligible for Sub-capacity licensing, with significant potential savings. CLR for IBM also adds the ability to reconcile variations of Resource Value Unit (RVU) licenses as well.
CLR for Oracle Applications™ provides Oracle License Management Services (LMS)-spec discovery and reporting for database products. It identifies and reports on installations with features and options installed and in use since these can have an enormous impact on licensing costs. Reports include an overview in Oracle Worksheet (OWS) format and a report including all Machines with Oracle Database Instances Installed, which can be used as a target list for detailed scans. CLR for Oracle Applications also includes modeling and optimization functionality.
CLR For Engineering Applications™ provides specialized Metering, Management and Optimization of license server-based applications, such as IBM’s Rational product family and many applications used for engineering and design and in the oil and gas industries. CLR for Engineering Applications cuts the cost of licensing these expensive applications by ensuring that an organization only pays for licenses it truly needs and uses.
CLR for SAP Applications™ provides specialized Realization and Optimization of SAP licenses and engines, resulting in greatly reduced SAP licensing costs. CLR for SAP Applications looks at the actual utilization of each human and system user of SAP systems to provide an optimal licensing recommendation.