License Optimization and Software Cost Reduction

Reconcile Software Entitlements

In today’s world of Software Asset Management, we have long been distracted by managing the Intellectual Property (IP) asset owned by the software publisher rather than managing and optimizing the software license entitlement asset owned by the customer. There is one simple habit practiced by the vast majority of software asset managers today that causes […]

Counting K2 Client Licenses for Thin Clients (Citrix, RDS)

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K2 provides all of its software license management options equally to software installed on physical, virtual, or thin client computers. Simply counting the number of physical and virtual computers will tell you how many K2 client licenses are needed to support these computers. But determining the number of K2 licenses needed for thin clients is […]

Software Cost Reduction at IAITAM ACE

John Tomeny from Sassafras Software presented a talk today at the IAITAM ACE on the topic of software license optimization and cost reduction. He explained that in today’s world of Software Asset Management, we have long been distracted by managing the Intellectual Property (IP) asset owned by the software publisher rather than managing and optimizing […]

Bentley SELECT Licensing vs. Lease License

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Update (2015-09-01) In K2 version 7.3, we have added additional functionality to better manage some intricacies of how Bentley measures SELECT licensing. For full details, read the technote Managing Bentley SELECT Licensing. Bentley SELECT Licensing is very very close to a Lease License. As explained in a Bentley blog post : To summarize, SELECT usage for an application is calculated by […]

Microsoft Office 2013 vs. Lease License

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Microsoft Office 2013 is strictly a Node Lock License – however, it can be compared to a Lease License. Office 2013 licensing specifically allows a license to be moved from one computer to another every 90 days. As described in a Microsoft blog post : Can I transfer the software to another computer or user? You may transfer […]

What is a Lease License?

A Lease License is a metric we at Sassafras Software created. It is meant to bridge the gap between the two most common license types, Node Lock and Concurrent Licenses (described in greater depth here), taking the positive aspects of both while eliminating the negative. The idea is that when a client uses a product, […]