License Management2License management software ensures software usage in an organization is authorized and legal, preventing the company from incurring fees due to illegal usage. The software may automate scanning, alerting, the procurement of new licenses, uninstalling or blocking the use of unlicensed software, and other actions related to ensuring proper licensing.Symantec Asset Management Suite1https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/wb/R9/N9PDVI2I8QGW.PNGKACE Systems Management Appliance (SMA)2https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/12/fY/5HC8NTA1P3NF-180x180.PNGBMC Remedy Asset Management3https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/I8/AI/M1BJKI1M3C52-180x180.PNGAxios Assyst4https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/53/tf/ZR7TX1E73G2M-180x180.JPEGIvanti IT Asset Management Suite5https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/2m/YN/CD77EEAQ0FMW-180x180.JPEGKACE Asset Management Appliance6https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/12/fY/5HC8NTA1P3NF-180x180.PNGMicro Focus Asset Manager (formerly HP Asset Manager)7https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/Zm/IY/D5DAJSH3LPPI-180x180.GIFInvGate Assets8https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/E4/DX/NTHEQJJTQTTF.pngSnow License Manager9https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/yI/lL/IBR0RDTRQAWD.PNGCA IT Asset Manager10https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/XC/qb/OEOG2461M9II-180x180.JPEGFlexera FlexNet Manager11https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/Qe/C7/1LPUUZKERTT1-180x180.PNGCherwell Asset Management12https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/ZK/Wn/T2WVS6NRRTPL-180x180.JPEGIQSonar13https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/Si/1t/94UONL4T42GA.jpegEracent IT Management Center (ITMC)14https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/3C/XP/RLEWKEKKO8SV.pngMicro Focus ZENworks Asset Management15https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/Zm/IY/D5DAJSH3LPPI-180x180.GIFProvance IT Asset Management16https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/IR/1a/O090QPDBZPSK.jpegAsset Vision17https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/HQ/fj/P73B90XTETZ6.jpegLicense4J License Manager18https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/0P/qh/MVT8NVCGIHF4.PNGLicense4J Auto License Generation and Activation Server19https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/ve/OB/8VQ9PQT846CZ.PNGLiveCompare20https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/5k/pt/AUBT2DNU2BM9.PNGSoftwareKey Licensing System21https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/f2/eS/U3HDL7T3QDGR-180x180.PNGRevulytics Compliance Intelligence22https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/c4/O9/3MG79E4JI7NZ-180x180.JPEGSoftwareONE SAMSimple23https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/vJ/lt/PXP951W6DW5M-180x180.JPEGCertero for Enterprise SAM24https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/wN/uV/O5489X8B9TJ2-180x180.JPEGBelarc BelManage25https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/RG/fV/W38QZA80U71B-180x180.JPEG

License Management Software

License Management Software Overview

What is License Management Software?

License Management Software tracks software installed throughout the enterprise and ensures legal licensure for its usage. The software may automate scanning, alerting, the procurement of new licenses. It may also uninstall or block the use of unlicensed software. This reduces the risk of fees for illegal use.


Additionally, the software may perform license optimization. This is a cost-saving process where software usage is tracked and aligned with the proper licensure spend. Ensuring the company doesn’t buy too many seats leads to savings, and is touted by vendors as the largest potential benefit of license management. The process is alternately referred to as ELP (for “effective license position”). License management and optimization is an essential element of SAM (software asset management).

License Management Software Features & Capabilities

To achieve licensure optimization, license management software offer the following:

  • Automated commercial software recognition

  • License expiry tracking and alerting

  • License compliance gap alerting

  • License reconciliation (reallocation of licenses, acquisition)

  • Unauthorized software alert

  • Bulk notification of unauthorized software, license change

  • Stakeholder notification of pending renewal

  • Identification of license types (e.g. trial, OEM, named user, etc.)

  • Tracking licenses installed

  • Tracking licensure entitlements

  • Comparing installations to entitlements for ELP

Pricing Information

License management software is most often offered as part of a suite. It may be acquired in a software asset management (SAM) suite, an ITSM suite, or an ITAM suite. SAM or ITAM suites tend to carry a higher price tag as they may be oriented to the needs of large enterprises. Pricing varies directly with the number of employees and the complexity of IT infrastructure.

License Management Products

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Axios is a UK-based vendor and offers the assyst ITSM product in both SaaS and on-premise configurations - the SaaS version is called assystSaaS. This product competes with BMC Remedy, IBM SmartCloud, Cherwell Service Management, and FrontRange ITSM (now Heat Service Management).

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Snow License Manager is a software asset management solution, with options for cloud or on-premise delivery. Snow License Manager is designed to reduce the risk, cost and complexity associated with software assets and licensing. It provides a consolidated view on all assets across the network, en...

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The FlexNet Manager Suite from Illinois company Flexera Software is a software asset management solution (SAM), automating license management and optimization for cost reduction or audit protection.

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Cherwell Asset Management is a software asset management offering from Cherwell Software in Colorado Springs, based on technology acquired with the company Express Metrix in August, 2014.

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IQSonar is a software asset management (SAM) solution from iQuate in South Dublin, Ireland, emphasizing discovery of software assets across a database infrastructure.

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Provance IT Asset Management is the flagship ITAM solution from Canadian software company Provance, for deployment within Microsoft System Center to improve that program's ITAM and software asset management (SAM) capabilities.

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License4J License Manager supports the generation of license text, license key, and floating license text. This solution stores all products, templates, licenses, and settings in a database. The database can be on a local embedded Derby database or on database servers such as: MySQL, PostgreSQL, ...

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LiveCompare enables zero production defects by telling users what impact change will have on their SAP system and where to focus testing efforts. From audits to upgrades, LiveCompare provides fact-based analysis for the user’s whole SAP application landscape. Results are presented in dashboard r...

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SoftwareONE headquartered in Switzerland offers SAMSimple, the company's software asset management service, for managing a suite of applications, across a wide variety of industries, combining expertise and technology to optimize licensing spend.

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Belarc headquartered in Maynard offers BelManage, an IT system management tool emphasizing the discovery phase of software asset management (SAM) and with Belarc Data Analytics is used for license management, configuration management and hardware IT asset management (ITAM) as well.