The first step to managing your purchased software licenses is
determining which applications, including version details, are installed and where, by workstation. SofTrack's Quick Inventory technology gives you the ability to quickly inventory your user workstations and find all purchased applications installed.
With SofTrack's Quick Inventory Reports you will know which purchased applications are installed on each workstation throughout your enterprise. SofTrack's Quick Inventory reports provide you with a baseline of all applications installed per workstation. When you receive a BSA Audit letter it is important to understand that the BSA (Business Software Alliance) is acting on behalf of its member companies. Therefore, consider a BSA Audit letter to be directly from its members. It is very important to respond to the BSA Audit letter, preferably through your legal counsel.
Complete Records Management of your purchased software licenses is
an ongoing task that helps you save costs and protect your company and its reputation. SofTrack helps you complete your software license purchase records management. If your current environment lacks a dedicated electronic method to track your purchase records you can rely on SofTrack's Managed Applications ability.
Records to include:
> Vendor Invoices
> Vendor Contracts
> Exact number of licenses owned - by version
> Types of licenses owned
> Your Purchase Orders for licenses owned
> Vendor Support Agreements
> Maintenance and other Expiration Dates
> Serial Numbers owned
> Workstations where installed
Important: When re-purposing workstations, as occurs when upgrading certain users to higher powered machines and giving their machines to other users, it is very important to remove any licensed (i.e. purchased) applications that the workstation's new user does not require. By doing so, you reduce your risk of non-compliance if your application licenses are ever audited by the manufacturer or its representative.
SofTrack can utilize a special technology that allows software license consultants or attorneys to remotely track software applications installed by
their customers. SofTrack's Consultant License includes the ability to track multiple customer sites at one centralized location via SofTrack's inventory collection and reporting
via the internet.
When you use SofTrack's Consultant License you will have the ability to closely monitor software installed at each client site. Reporting is available per customer site and because you host the customer's inventory records you will always know if your clients are compliant or not.
Click here to request your SofTrack Quick Inventory - Consultant's License Quotation
SofTrack was initially developed (in 1987) to provide software metering for concurrent application use. Because software can be served by a remote machine (such as a server, terminal server session or other workstation) to multiple users there is a need to limit simultaneous use to a maximum number of licenses owned.
Even software that is individually installed on separate machines can have concurrent use control. By recognizing individual software use on physically separate workstations in aggregate (across a network), concurrent control can be achieved.
SofTrack provides complete support for metering of concurrent software use. There are no prerequistes on the software being metered as SofTrack's Local Workstation Agent technology recognizes software use by the individual application path + filename(s).
SofTrack's metering enables you to monitor and control use of multiple versions of the same software application on the same workstation.
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