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Ensure license compliance, optimize software spend, and become audit-ready with EZOfficeInventory. Learn more about EZOfficeInventory
Ensure software license compliance, optimize software spend, and always be audit-ready with an integrated license and asset management solution. Take complete control of both installed and cloud software with license tracking, utilization tracking, and audits. Seamlessly integrates with service desks like Zendesk & Jira. Our easy-to-use software ensures you instantly bounce back from all compliance issues. Try It For Free! Learn more about EZOfficeInventory

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Keep your organization cost-effective with InvGate Assets, an ITAM solution that enables you to manage, control and secure your organiz Learn more about InvGate Assets
Keep your organization cost-effective with InvGate Assets, an ITAM solution that enables you to manage, control and secure your organization's IT assets. Track remotely all changes and ownership in hardware, software, licenses, and workstations for better decision making. Gain visibility of all of the organization's IT assets' lifecycle, from procurement to maintenance and disposal. Enjoy rapid, autonomous, hassle free implementation; typically in less than 4 hours! Learn more about InvGate Assets

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Ensure license compliance, optimize software spend, and become audit-ready with AssetSonar Learn more about AssetSonar
Ensure software compliance, optimize software spend, and always be audit-ready with an advanced license management solution. Take complete control of both installed and cloud software with our license tracking, utilization tracking, audits, mobile app, and integrations with service desks like Zendesk & Jira. Our easy-to-use software ensures you instantly bounce back from all compliance issues. Try It For Free! Learn more about AssetSonar

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Discover and centralize everything you need to know about physical, virtual, and cloud assets on the same platform. Learn more about InvGate Insight
Get an easy & clear view of all your IT assets with InvGate’s most complete Asset and Configuration Management solution. InvGate Insight provides you with the tools to create a unified inventory of all network-connected IT assets, including physical, virtual, and cloud assets on the same platform. Insight is available both as a cloud service or as an on-premise installation. Its capabilities include a CMDB builder, health monitoring through smart tags, IT security and compliance, contract mana Learn more about InvGate Insight

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Streamline your billing process while automatically synchronizing your customer licensing information to your PSA. Learn more about Zomentum Connect
With Zomentum Connect, you can streamline your billing process while automatically synchronizing your customer licensing information to your PSA. Zomentum Connect prevents revenue leakage by providing all-around visibility into pricing and billing, automating the billing process for monthly services such as Microsoft Office 365 and Google Workspace. Learn more about Zomentum Connect

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Online ITSM Service Desk with Incident, Problem, Change, Release & Asset Management, in addition to powerful ticketing & automation
Freshservice is an intelligent, right-sized ITSM solution that delivers exceptional employee experiences with an intuitive, scalable, no-code solution. With its state-of-the-art AI and ML capabilities , Freshservice helps organizations ease an IT agents workload and improve their productivity by automating mundane tasks. In addition to its AI capabilities, Freshservice is flexible and scalable enough to be used by both: companies relying on legacy systems and modern enterprises. Learn more about Freshservice

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On-prem & cloud-based unified endpoint management and security tool that helps manage organization endpoints from single console.
Endpoint Central is a unified endpoint management solution that helps in managing servers, laptops, desktops, smartphones, & tablets from a central location. Using either an on-premise or a cloud-base d UEM allows you to automate regular endpoint management routines like installing patches, deploying software, imaging & deploying OS, manage mobiles & BYOD devices, remote troubleshooting, modern management & much more! It also has a mobile app that allows you to manage endpoints anywhere, anytime! Learn more about ManageEngine Endpoint Central

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Jira Service Management is an ITSM software that unlocks high-velocity teams to deliver great service experiences fast and together.
Jira Service Management is an ITSM solution that unlocks high-velocity IT, dev, operations, and business teams. Empowered teams can deliver great service experiences, without the complexity of traditional ITSM, and coordinate efforts for even more impact through Jira’s open collaborative platform. Streamlined workflows, automation rules, queues, SLAs, and a self-service portal all empower IT, dev, operations, and business teams to deliver exceptional service management at scale with no silos. Learn more about JIRA Service Management

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OpenGov Citizen Services modernizes community development and other complex civic services through highly configurable workflows.
OpenGov Citizen Services modernizes community development and other complex civic services through highly configurable workflows replete with digital forms, signatures, and payments. Featuring a user-friendly constituent portal seamlessly integrated with backend data collection and approval rules, OpenGov Citizen Services delivers an all-in-one cloud solution to streamline processes from intake through issuance. Learn more about OpenGov Citizen Services

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2Checkout (now Verifone) is the all-in-one monetization platform that maximizes your revenues and makes global digital sales easier.
2Checkout (now Verifone) is the leading all-in-one monetization platform for global businesses. It was built to help clients drive sales growth across channels and increase market share by simplifying the complexities of modern commerce like global payments, subscription billing, merchandising, taxes, compliance, and risk, so they stay focused on innovating their products and delivering exceptional customer experiences. Learn more about 2Checkout

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Software developers use RLM to license and activate their products over the Internet to boost growth and profitability.
RLM is for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) looking to add licensing into their products to protect their IP while driving higher revenue. RLM controls access to features, options, versions, and expiration dates. Licenses can be locked to hardware for copy protection. The RLM license server controls concurrent copies of your software in the Cloud or on-premises. RLM ensures that only customers with valid licenses can use your products. Hooks for CRM or E-Commerce integration are available. Learn more about Reprise License Manager

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Alloy Navigator is a real-world solution beautifully designed for real-world customers, built by real-world IT people just like you.
No one wants to be audited, but it happens all the time. That means, having accurate, up to date and reliable software licensing information is critical to any IT organization. Alloy Navigator provides you with flexible auditing methods that return a wealth of software information you can use to ensure your company is compliant and to help you determine where you're not. Couple that with a well-rounded inventory solution and you've got yourself a complete IT solution. Learn more about Alloy Navigator

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Node-locked, floating or if you need the Product Activation Server to deliver licenses over the Internet and Subscription licensing
SafeGuard LM is the software license solution for your business. Whether you need simple node-locked copy protection, floating licenses for more sophisticated licensing needs, or the Product Activation Server to automate license fulfillment for demo licenses and paid licenses over the Internet. SafeGuard LM has all these, plus native language support for C, C++, C#, ,Perl, Objective C, Java, Python, VB.NET, PHP 7, AutoHotKey and MetaTrader 4, on Windows, Linux, MacOS, ARM32, ARM64,MIPS, etc. Learn more about SafeGuard LM

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Secure and manage open source software with Synopsys, eliminating pain related to open source vulnerabilities and license compliance.
Black Duck is a comprehensive solution for managing security, license compliance, and code quality risks that come from the use of open source in applications and containers. Named a leader in software composition analysis (SCA) by Forrester, Black Duck gives you unmatched visibility into third-party code, enabling you to control it across your software supply chain and prioritize your remediation activities. Learn more about Black Duck

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SaaS management platform that discovers and automates your SaaS portfolio to reduce spend, increase visibility, and enhance efficiency.
See the top platform for SaaS Vendor Management. Take a proactive renewal approach and eliminate surprise renewals. See all SaaS contracts in one place. Companies like Instacart, Palo Alto Networks, Delivery Hero, Payoneer and Monday.com partner with Torii to regain control of their IT business, reduce unnecessary spend, run IT more efficiently, and ensure the security and compliance of their SaaS stack. Learn more about Torii

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Zluri helps you to track, manage & renew SaaS licenses to reduce SaaS costs. With Zluri, get actionable insights of your SaaS licenses.
The most damaging SaaS license management problems are those hidden in plain sight. Zluri addresses them by making your ecosystem leaner, robust, and productive. Simplify & automate your SaaS app license management with an approval process to minimize spends. Manage your SaaS license/contract renewals based on growth trends with the smart calendar. Access deep-dive insights to unearth hidden license spends & optimize costs. Ensure SaaS license compliance & always be audit-ready with Zluri. Learn more about Zluri

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Cloud-based software licensing API for desktop apps, on-premise software, and other software products.
Keygen is a cloud-based software licensing and distribution service for desktop apps, on-premise software, and other software products. Keygen's developer APIs can handle everything from user identity management, license keys, and device activations. With support for licensing models such as: node-locked, floating, timed trials, node-leasing, feature-licenses, and more, Keygen is able to handle licensing for just about any software product. Learn more about Keygen

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  • License Tracking
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Quick License Manager (QLM) is a license protection framework that creates professional and secure license keys to protect your app.
QLM creates trial keys, machine bound keys and software activation keys. QLM can protect applications developed in .NET, ASP.NET, C++, COM, VB6, VBA, Delphi, Excel, MS-Access,Word, Outlook add-ins, Android, Windows Phone, Mac OS X, Linux. For subscription based software, QLM can issue keys that expire after a period of time. Renewing a subscription can easily be Learn more about Quick License Manager (QLM)

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Online and offline license activations, Timed Trials, and Floating Licenses to protect you against software piracy.
Cryptlex offers a powerful software licensing API with which you can easily generate license keys and validate them in your software apps. Additionally, you can offer trials, subscriptions, node-locke d licenses, floating licenses, offline licenses, and much more. Learn more about Cryptlex

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Defend your software licenses and credentials. We find and remove software or entertainment logins that are being resold online.
Red Points is the world's first brand intelligence platform with more than 800 clients. By combining online brand protection, copyright enforcement, and distributor monitoring capabilities, Red Points gives you full visibility into brands presence online. Our Credential Defense solution helps you detect infringers reselling credentials to access your products, take down activation keys that violate your rights and show the impact of your protection efforts. Learn more about Red Points

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  • License Tracking
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BetterCloud is the mission control center for discovering, managing, and securing SaaS applications, data, and users.
BetterCloud is the market leader for SaaS Operations, enabling IT professionals to transform their employee experience, maximize operational efficiency, and centralize data protection. With no-code automation enabling zero touch workflows, thousands of forward thinking organizations like HelloFresh, Oscar Health and Square now rely on BetterCloud to automate processes and policies across their cloud application portfolio. Learn more about BetterCloud

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Fully automate your corporate spending & payment process; focus on the tasks that really add value and leave the rest to Yokoy's AI
Yokoy automates business spend management with artificial intelligence by combining expense management, invoice processing, and handling of corporate cards on a single intuitive platform. With this approach, Yokoy goes beyond saving you time and money; it also provides new, data-driven insights and contributes to higher employee satisfaction. Why rely on siloed solutions when Yokoy simplifies every process step in spend management? Put your spend management on autopilot today! Learn more about Yokoy

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Patronum Google Workspace Management, Email Signature, Contact Sharing, Drive Management and more.
Google Workspace Management, Email Signature, Contact Sharing, Drive Management and more. Patronum takes the Google Workspace (G Suite) administrators wish list in order to create a set of must-have features to transform the way Google Workspace users, groups and resources are managed. Onboarding and Off-boarding users within Google Workspace can be time-consuming and costly. Patronum makes the whole process simple and intuitive. Learn more about Patronum

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  • License Tracking
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Monitor,manage,automate license usagestat Facilitates maintenance of license inventory License compliance, availability Reduce IT spend
OpenLM is a leader in engineering & specialty software license management solutions (saas, node-locked, token). Its innovative solutions enable IT professionals, to get a clear view of the organizatio n's license inventory, effectively manage, monitor, right-size software assets, plan license maintenance & procurement, and optimize the utilization of expensive software licenses. OpenLM fully supports 60+ license managers e.g., FLEXlm, DSLS, IBM, Sentinel & thousands of CAD, BIM, GIS applications. Learn more about OpenLM

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  • License Tracking
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Virima provides enterprises with a visual CMDB, hybrid discovery, ViVID Service Mapping, and work from anywhere IT Asset Management.
Virima SaaS reduces the cost and complexities of managing enterprise IT systems and assets dispersed amongst on-premise, cloud, and remote workers. Virima discovers and inventories hardware and software assets, automatically monitors each for configuration changes and leverages machine learning to identify asset relationships and their role in supporting mission-critical business services. These dynamic relationships and dependencies are brilliantly mapped within Virima's Visual Impact Display. Learn more about Virima

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  • License Tracking
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Setyl is a cloud-based IT management solution, to track SaaS and software subscriptions and assets, uncover shadow IT and map spend.
Setyl is a cloud-based IT management tool for business. Manage SaaS and software licences, track assets and uncover shadow IT from one intuitive platform. The alternative to spreadsheets, Setyl is an accessible and scalable solution that is easily implemented and immediately identifies savings. With processes for onboarding staff, monitoring renewals, assigning responsibility over vendor contracts and detecting software access with SSO login data, get full visibility and control of your IT. Learn more about Setyl

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  • License Tracking
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FlexNet Manager is a comprehensive, hardware & software asset management, license compliance & software license optimization solution.
FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises is a comprehensive, proven, next generation hardware asset management, software asset management, license compliance and software license optimization solution. The Suite provides entitlement based license management and software license optimization to enable organizations to reduce ongoing software licensing costs and maintain continuous license compliance. Learn more about FlexNet Manager Suite

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  • License Tracking
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C2 ATOM is a powerful online IT service management software, fully customizable to your operational performance enhancement needs.
C2 ATOM is a cloud-based IT service management (ITSM) solution comprising a self-service portal, a customizable service catalog, a powerful CMDB integrating asset management and fully automated workflows – all adaptable to your needs with zero coding. C2 ATOM allows you to be efficient quickly, provide the best user experience, and optimize your operational processes. Facilitate the management of requests, incidents, problems and change by adopting a fully automated ITIL certified structure Learn more about C2 ATOM

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  • License Tracking
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vScope is an IT reporting tool that helps IT departments to gather their data in one place and share it in an instance.
vScope is an IT reporting tool that helps IT departments to gather their information in one place. The data is automatically updated so that it is relevant and can be shared with stakeholders in an instance. With vScope you can build powerful reports, analyzes and statistics which can be used to ensure a stable and cost efficient delivery of IT. There is also the opportunity to extend with modules for cost allocation, automatic invoice documentation and a comprehensive service catalogue. Learn more about vScope

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  • License Tracking
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Software license manager for software publishers.
KEYZY is a software license manager that can generate, deposit, and deliver licenses that you need to run your business. Learn more about Keyzy

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  • License Tracking
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Your server-based solution with flexible controls for font distribution and dynamic features to fit your organization's font manage
Your enterprise font management solution! Whether it's teams that need to have shared access to fonts globally or a company that needs to rein in font compliance and decrease inefficient font spending, Universal Type Server is a comprehensive enterprise font management solution, chosen by respected organizations like UNESCO, The Chronicle, and mcgarrybowen. Learn more about Universal Type Server

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Software Licensing API (LaaS) to dynamically manage software entitlements. Node-Locking, Concurrency, Metered-usage.
Software Licensing API (LaaS) to dynamically manage entitlements within software applications. You can node-lock licenses or implement concurrency through our floating licenses, and support the following licensing models: trial, perpetual, time-limited, subscription, metered-usage and features licensing. Offline license activation license checks are available. We support APIs for all major development environments and a platform to easily issue and monitor license usage. Learn more about LicenseSpring

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  • License Tracking
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Cledara lets you know exactly what's going on with software licenses in your company at all times and finally take control of it.
Cledara lets you know exactly what's going on with software licenses in your company at all times and finally take control of it. Cledara helps you manage all things software in one place: from purchasing to management and cancellation. Cledara is what companies use to scale their operational processes, comply with regulations and save money. Learn more about Cledara

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  • License Tracking
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Cloud software for the management of intellectual properties including collaboration, seamless integration and management information.
Cloud software for the management of intellectual properties including collaboration, seamless integration and management information. Reduce effort. Not just in one workplace. But in the whole company or law office. The IPMS software of the future: fast and uncomplicated access to all the information you need about your IP situation. With Continux software, you are easily guided through your intellectual property rights! Stop wasting your or your colleagues time with routine-work! Learn more about Continux

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  • License Tracking
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Java product licensing solution that includes Java libraries, auto license generation and activation, and supports floating licensing.
License4J provides solutions for Java software product licensing. It includes Java libraries, License Manager tool, Auto License Generation and Activation Server application and Floating License Server for generation and validation of license text, license keys, and floating license files. It is designed to be easy to use and integrate in your application. A small pure Java runtime library provides static methods for license validation, online activation, deactivation and validation. Learn more about License Manager

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  • License Tracking
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With millions of licenses sold, Snow License Manager is the world's leading SAM solution.
Snow License Manager is designed to reduce the risk, cost and complexity associated with software assets and licensing. Thousands of organizations around the world rely on Snow License Manager to help them avoid overspending on software entitlements while ensuring that they are fully compliant with licensing rules. Learn more about Snow License Manager

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  • License Tracking
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A program for software license compliance, hosts' configurations management, hardware upgrade planning, IT asset management, etc.
A program for software license compliance, hosts' configurations management, hardware upgrade planning, IT asset management, etc. Learn more about BelManage

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  • License Tracking
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Streamline cleanses SCCM data & other tools delivering a web-based dashboard to identify license position for Microsoft & others.
Streamline Audits your entire organization's software licenses by normalizing, categorizing, and automatically identifying license types using your SCCM or other inventory data. Easily identify Auditable vs free and open source. Streamline differentiates Office Suites from standalone office apps. Automatically finds license deficits, de-duplicates multiple installs and applies product use rights and downgrade rights. Free trial for unlimited users! Learn more about Streamline

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  • License Tracking
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IT teams responsible for maintaining a secure and reliable network and the accurate planning of future IT spending and refresh cycles.
Supporting up to 10,000 devices, NetSupport DNA provides organisations with the tools to manage technology across multiple platform while supporting staff and data protection. Easy to install and use, NetSupport DNA offers a wealth of network and IT management tools for network managers to track, monitor and manage IT assets and endpoints – all from one central point. Its features have been designed to save time, increase productivity, save money and boost security. Learn more about NetSupport DNA

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  • License Tracking
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Web-based applications developed for public works and community development departments for tracking permits, work orders and more.
Complete cloud-based applications for tracking employees, equipment, projects, and activities for public works and community development, including work, asset, stormwater and fleet management, code enforcement, and permit and license management. iWorQ's applications allow agencies to create and schedule work, build custom work templates, print management reports, and create custom reports. Learn more about iWorQ

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  • License Tracking
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Helps software and device vendors license, analyze and monetize their products, and lets them concentrate on their core functionality.
SLASCONE is not just a license generation tool. It is a cross-departmental license management solution which helps you easily implement software licensing models such as subscriptions, pay per use, floating, trials or perpetual, while analyzing the usage of your applications with advanced analytical dashboards. SLASCONE automates the licensing process and thus dramatically reduces the TCO of software licensing. Learn more about SLASCONE

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  • License Tracking
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Intello enables IT to manage SaaS Ops with a centralized dashboard of all employees SaaS usage, security, and spend.
Automated management of your SaaS usage, security and spend. All in one place. Intellos leading SaaS Operations platform enables IT, Finance and Security leaders to take back control of every SaaS tool in use around the company. The real-time dashboards automatically shine a light on shadow IT, unused licenses, and more through direct integrations like Zoom, Google, Slack and hundreds more. Intello clients include companies like Peloton, Epic Games, Instacart, Dropbox, Jamf, and more. Learn more about Intello

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  • License Tracking
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Blissfully is the only complete IT platform that empowers IT teams to get the most from their two largest investments: people and tech.
Blissfully empowers IT teams with a platform that does it all. Blissfully provides organization, automation, and security to every aspect of your technology stack. Blissfully's complete IT platform includes ten key functionalities: SaaS management, Vendor Management, SAM, ITAM, IT Automations, SaaS Operations, Employee Help Desk, Workflows, Employee Lifecycle Management, and Access Management. Learn more about Blissfully

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  • License Tracking
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Users benefit from an automated and time-controlled inventory of the complete IT network
Docusnap: The all-in-one solution for IT documentation Users benefit from an automated & time-controlled inventory of the complete IT network. The software automatically provides the data obtained in the form of network maps and more than 200 ready-made reports. In addition, you can easily use this data to create emergency plans or operations manuals. Docusnap makes time-consuming work easier through regular and automated processes. Save time, money and increase IT security with latest data. Learn more about Docusnap

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  • License Tracking
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onetool is the control center for all your cloud-based tools to manage and provision users easily.
onetool is a platform that helps companies provision users (onboard) and de-provision users (offboard) to their cloud-based tools in one place and with a few clicks. Whether you're an expert in IT management or not, onetool's easy-to-use dashboard lets you connect your company's cloud-based tools and manage users (add & remove) individually and in bulk by departments easily. Additionally, you can get an overview of all your active users, how much is being spent on your tools, and much more! Learn more about onetool

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  • License Tracking
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Manage multiple professional licenses and access integrated accredited continuing education courses to easily meet renewal requirements
RedVector's Engineering & Construction LMS offers license management tools designed to help engineers, architects, & construction professionals manage their continuing education requirements and related professional licenses. Manage professional licenses across your entire organization and access thousands of integrated accredited continuing education courses to help your team meet renewal requirements. Learn more about RedVector

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  • License Tracking
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Total Network Inventory provides powerful tools for software and license management. Introducing the Software Asset Management module.
Total Network Inventory provides powerful tools for software inventory and license management. Introducing the Software Asset Management module. All software from your Windows and Mac OS devices is gathered in a single place with comprehensive search and filtering capabilities. Browse, organize, and discover your software and installations, star important items, assign tags, add comments, and much more. Learn more about Total Network Inventory

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  • License Tracking
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Transform the way you view and manage Hybrid technology assets and optimize costs with the highest-rated SAM vendor in the industry.
Certero for Enterprise SAM is built for your key software licensing challenges, digital transformation goals and evolving technology consumption. Using hyper-scalable cloud architecture and provisioning to deliver an unrivalled customer experience, it¿s easier to implement and use, faster to deliver value and simply does a better job of helping you achieve your SAM goals - from complete visibility of the IT estate, to optimized software license positions and improved governance. Learn more about Certero for Enterprise SAM

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  • License Tracking
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Web-services based license management system designed to integrate with your existing business processes.
CmLicenseCentral consists of an application server, a web server and a database. The application server accesses the database and offers a web service interface for the ISV to manage all aspects of the license management process; alternatively this capability can be integrated into your current processes. Learn more about CodeMeter

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  • License Tracking
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Find & fix security and compliance issues in open source libraries in real-time
The leading solution for agile open source security and license compliance management, WhiteSource integrates with the DevOps pipeline to detect vulnerable open source libraries in real-time. It provides remediation paths and policy automation to speed up time-to-fix. It also prioritizes vulnerability alerts based on usage analysis. We support over 200 programming languages and offer the widest vulnerability database aggregating information from dozens of peer-reviewed, respected sources. Learn more about WhiteSource

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Software License Manager Buyers Guide

Software licence management tools protect Digital Rights-Managed (DRM) media items from unauthorised access, copying, distribution, and other forms of intellectual property infringement. With this type of software, companies can monitor applications that are rights-protected for compliance. In doing so, they can prevent piracy and maximise revenue streams.

Every type of software comes with a licence, including public domain and proprietary applications. The licence states the rights owner's terms and conditions for the application's use, including sharing, upgrade, and disposal. But the software used to manage a licence will often depend on the type of licence itself. For instance, there are tools tailored to app licences, hardware-locked software keys, cloud licences, and hybrid solutions.

Software licensing tools enable intellectual property managers, IP portfolio managers, legal representatives, and IT managers working on behalf of rights owners to track licensing status, issue licences, activate products globally, and monitor copy usage. In some cases, the software developer can single-handedly manage some of these tasks. But users can often set up network protections, customise individual access, schedule upgrades, and ensure compliance much faster with the right software licensing manager.

There is some confusion between licensing and asset management tools. Within a business setting, it's usually the IP manager's job to track licence usage for every user and type of service offered, set and impose registration fees, determine if the licence is a good fit for the user, and check compliance. These tasks can all be streamlined by the vendor with software licence management (SLM) applications to minimise waste and maximise returns.

But companies that licence software from developers and vendors can have trouble tracking their licences. If they licence too many tools, they risk paying more than they need to. If they don't licence enough, they risk violating their agreements. So, users must strike a balance between spend and functionality. To do so, they often rely on a software asset management (SAM) tool.

By their very nature, SLM and SAM tools are different types of tools with an entirely different user bases. But users often conflate the two because both types of applications can monitor compliance and optimise the use of software tools. Licence manager tools could share some of their features with various applications, such as Asset Tracking Software, Intellectual Property Management Software, IT Asset Management Software and Cloud Management Software.

Moreover, some of these tools come with complimentary IT services, courtesy of the ASP. Others have built-in modules explicitly created for software developers who are also service providers. So, Vendor Management Software sometimes crosses over into categories like ITSM Tools, IT Service Software, SaaS Management Software, and IT Management Software.

There's no shortage of business licence management software tools, all with unique selling points to match the diversity of the users. Some are created for very specific industry verticals, such as accessible app developers, augmented reality experts, the gaming industry, and music selling platforms. Others are geared toward companies wanting to outsource their operations to ASPs, cloud, or SaaS providers. But whatever the specifics, users should expect to be able to configure, monetise, and manage software licences with a few basic, out-of-the-box functions:

  • Tracking how licences are granted
  • Facilitating trial licences
  • Activating products and services
  • Monitoring licence usage
  • Protecting the copy against infringement
  • Enabling users to migrate, upgrade, and port licences

What is a Software Licence Manager?

From a software vendor's perspective, licence manager applications assist Intellectual Property managers in the UK to configure, manage, and monetise the licences they provide to customers. From a business customer's perspective, software licensing tools enable IT professionals to ensure compliance for their company's software assets, optimise software spending and stay audit-ready.

As there are tools that work both as software licence managers (SLM) and as software asset managers (SAM), the two terms are often used interchangeably. However, the original meaning of software licence management refers strictly to the activities undertaken by vendors as they try to prevent copyright infringements on behalf of the rights owner.

In recent years, though, software licence management tools have taken on new meaning, and their capabilities span the whole gamut of a company's IT assets, not just licences. Previously mentioned in What Is Asset Management?, IT asset management (ITAM) software can combine inventory, financial, and risk management capabilities for hardware, software, and cloud assets enterprise-wide.

Software licensing tools can be used in several fields, including software development, security administration, market research, property management, insurance, engineering, healthcare, and translation. So, those in charge of administering the organisation's software licence manager may have a background in project, contract, property, product, or ward management rather than licence management. Licencing applications must be intuitive, user-friendly, codeless, and flexible to accommodate these diverse backgrounds and skillsets.

Software licensing tools come in several configurations, including desktop applications, web tools, browser extensions, and mobile apps. Used by companies of any size, from SMBs to Fortune 500 businesses, they can accommodate a wide range of business models and licensing options. For instance, they can support fixed seat licences, which are locked to individual hardware assets, and floating licences shared by co-workers on a first-come, first-serve basis. Users can also expect to manage software licences that are trial-based, time-limited, perpetual, feature-based, metered-usage, or subscription type licences. In some instances, users can also activate and check their licences offline.

For many of today's business licence management software tools, there's also an expectation that they should support APIs for all the major development environments. As a single-pane dashboard, the tool must also issue, monitor, and manage usage for software licences in real-time. Complete with integrations for the company's existing CRM, ERP, and sales tools, this application can survey software installed on-premise, on the cloud, or both.

With a licence or asset management tool, IT specialists can automatically reveal applications installed, see how they are used in real-time, and take immediate action. For instance, administrators may monitor usage based on serial numbers, login credentials, workstations, and other user details. They can access browsing information, manage licence renewal using built-in smart calendars, reveal hidden or unnecessary licence spending and optimise their costs through audit-ready compliance efforts.

Reliable licensing information is critical to any business and IT company in particular. Software licence management can return compliance information, utilisation rates across departments and regions, visibility into the global IT estate, digital transformation goals, key licensing challenges, and technology consumption changes. With these tools, administrators can optimise the use of their licences and improve IT governance across company branches and assets. When deployed on the cloud, business licence management software becomes scalable, capable of delivering value faster and achieving SAM goals more easily.

What are the benefits of a software licence manager?

The benefits of software licence managers are very straightforward and tangible. UK businesses use these tools to satisfy a variety of needs, such as:

  • Licence monitoring: Being able to single-handedly visualise a company's entire software asset inventory across departments, branches, and regions isn't part of a manager's job description. But with a licence managing tool, managers can easily do just that, and view licence status and usage metrics.

  • Budgeting: With licence management software as part of their toolkit, businesses can view consumption levels, assess entitlements, estimate maintenance and upgrade costs, and gauge demand changes. By analysing utilisation levels for specific software products, they can better negotiate contracts, consolidate integrations, consider developing in-house tools, or opt for software products with the potential to offer better value. This information can then feed into budgeting reports and be shared with accounting and finance departments, helping to improve expenditure control.

  • Boosting profits: Using a software licence manager can help pinpoint waste, redundancy, excess, and inefficiency. Wherever licences are underused, used incorrectly, or by the wrong people, there's the possibility that savings could be made. With business licence management systems, it's easier for managers to reevaluate, reallocate, and make the most of the resources available to them. Furthermore, every aspect of a licence agreement is put to good use, there's no wastage, costs are reduced, and profits ultimately rise.

  • Reducing security risks: One of the most rewarding aspects of using a software licence manager is that it prevents unauthorised access to company software. With rampant computer hacking, DDoS attacks, and ransomware campaigns carried out on organisations involved in everything from healthcare to the stock exchange, no industry or company is immune to cyber-attacks. But software licence tools can mitigate the risk of network breaches, malware, conflicts, and data leaks.

  • Software compliance: Licence agreements come with terms that are often complex, difficult to follow, and prone to change. Exclusivity demands, conflicts between competing brands, and compatibility issues are some of the most common problems, but administrators must also contend with the possibility that not all employees are using the software as intended or permitted. Being able to carry out software audits automatically and comply with the developer's demands minimises the threat of fines and downtime.

  • Centralised management: Visualising usage and compliance benefits not only the administrator but all stakeholders. With software licence manager software, this information is available to all those authorised on a single screen, with remote access, and often with engaging visuals.

What are the features of software licence management tools?

Typical features of software licence managers relate to how software is used within the company and how this usage can contravene established agreements. There are at least six major features that every business user should expect their software licencing application to offer:

  • Licence inventory: Manage information concerning acquired licences. Whether they are bought outright, used on a trial basis, or employed with a pay-as-you-go type contract, software applications can add up, and so can their costs also. Missing a renewal date, defaulting on payments, and not putting all their capabilities to good use can affect business processes. But with a software licence tool to keep track of all applications, capabilities, due dates, and global usage, organisations can make the most of their software inventory and keep the business running smoothly.

  • Compliance management: Maintain software compliance by identifying and enforcing compliance policies. To make mistakes is human, but compliance and non-adherence errors can be very costly. Non-compliance can lead to hefty fines, downtime, loss of business, and reputational damage. So, when it comes to compliance policies, it's best to rely on a single tool capable of monitoring every developer's terms and conditions, identifying conflicts, and matching the business only with applications it can use safely.

  • Maintenance history monitoring: Keep an eye on software lifecycle maintenance records, determine challenges, budget for them, and make long-term investment decisions. With time, some programming tools continue to grow with the company, offering new releases and versions to match the user's evolving hardware and resources. However, some software tools stagnate or deteriorate with time in terms of functionality, support services, or both. A software licensing tool should be able to flag up applications that are close to their end-of-life phase and are either too difficult to maintain or aren't of sufficient value to the company.

  • User permissions: Keep in control of authorised user lists, permissions, restrictions, and exceptions. Software licensing tools can manage user permissions for companies with massive and very diverse workforces, including thousands of remote workers, interns, temporary workers, transferees, and contractors. This is especially useful for businesses with high employee turnover rates, such as sales and marketing companies, warehousing facilities, NGOs, HR businesses, contact centres, education, healthcare, and technology developers.

  • Reports and analytics: View performance figures for every licence, track metrics over time and manage the entire inventory from a single dashboard. Being able to capture and see performance snapshots for every licence is useful. But licence tools can only offer actionable insights if they offer these snapshots daily, consistently—and relatably—so that managers can compare performance over time, between applications, across regions, and in real-time. For this, they need interactive and instantly updated graphs, charts, diagrams, tables, and reports.

  • Portability and scalability: Enable business managers to upgrade their licensing package, migrate, diversify, or even pass it on to their users. As the needs and demands of the user base keep evolving, developers must keep up. For software licencing tool developers, this means being flexible enough to accommodate for seasonality, exponential growth, and the need to involve the end-user in their business model.

With Capterra's software directory, there's no shortage of software licence manager tools that come with all 6 of these features. For tried-and-tested licensing tools, readers are welcome to browse, sort, and filter directory results pages, which are brimming with options for software licence management applications developed specifically for business users.

What should be considered when purchasing software licence manager applications?

When buying licensing management software, users must first ask themselves if they're looking for a vendor-specific tool or one that's geared toward general business users. While vendors seek to monetise their SLM tool, regular users only aim to boost efficiency and lower software spending within their company through asset management. So, the type of tool should be their primary concern. But vertical markets aside, users should check that a licencing tool can offer everything required, which might include the following questions:

  • Does the software have real-time, automated notifications? Automated licence alerts for deployment, usage, conflict, expiry, and compliance are must-haves. Without this basic capability, administrators will find it hard to keep track of unauthorised, inefficient, and incorrect usage.

  • Are our tracking capabilities included? There are various ways to track software and hardware assets, and each has its merits. For instance, licensing software tools may impose QR code login, automated RFID check-in when employees enter company premises, app-enabled Bluetooth connections between devices, and GPS updates for field sales staff and other technicians. But companies need to consider how employees or outside operators may tap into these technologies, exploit their vulnerabilities, and gain access to company data in real-time.

  • Are there trial options? A licensing tool should be seen as a long-term investment, and companies should strive to find reliable developers, given the sensitive nature of the data they'll be sharing. This partnership is not to be entered into lightly, and any serious vendor should offer a time-limited trial version as a taster of things to come. Whether it's full-featured or it only offers a limited set of functions, the trial should be able to introduce even inexperienced users to the basics of licence management, ideally with the use of set-up wizards, chatbots, and pop-up guides.

  • Are product activation, renewal, and deactivation offered? Licencing tools can help administrators activate and renew their licences. Some integrate with popular software developing tools to facilitate product activation from the main dashboard. They may also be able to assist administrators as they terminate a contract for a software application that has reached its end of life.

  • What level of data security and privacy is ensured? Developers of licence applications have access to a treasure trove of user data. Knowing what software tools businesses are using is a privilege that can be abused and weaponised by competitors. For this reason, businesses need to demand that licensing software developers don't access or monetise their private data.

The most relevant software licence manager trends apply to the software industry as a whole. They reflect a growing demand for software that's more powerful, convenient, and competitively priced than in previous years. In the highly competitive and low-margin field of licence management, companies tend to outsource this service rather than build licence managers of their own, which only makes the market more competitive. With so many tools to choose from, managers should bear in mind these established or emerging software licensing trends:

  • Licence management is mobile: The demand for mobile access and mobile readiness continues to grow. It should come as no surprise, as administrators can keep tabs on licence purchases, installation, and usage more easily with mobile-friendly apps. From their smartphones and tablets, managers can monitor consumption and compliance remotely, taking immediate action if there are oversights, conflicts, or unauthorised activities.

  • More Artificial Intelligence (AI): Using AI, licence management tools can make dynamic forecasts and budgeting reports, pinpoint cyber threats quicker, and identify software misuse instantly. AI tools can also help administrators visualise their software expenses, issue smart corporate cards, manage subscriptions remotely, process invoices, reclaim VAT, and prevent fraud. But AI tools have their limitations, the most notable of which is their inability to interpret and address new scenarios, which is a vulnerability cyber attackers can take advantage of.

  • Built-in chatbots: Some users appreciate having a pop-up chatbot in the introductory stages, and some expect to use them indefinitely. As not all licensing team leaders have a background in IT management, chatbots can help companies even the playing field and give more employees access to their licensing tools. But there's a risk of over-reliance on bots, which don't always have the correct answers.