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.Samanage1https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/vendor-logos/Kv/kK/TVRD593AXDEN-180x180.PNGBMC Track-It!2https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/vendor-logos/I8/AI/M1BJKI1M3C52-180x180.PNGSymantec Asset Management Suite3https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/wb/R9/N9PDVI2I8QGW.PNGBMC Remedy Asset Management4https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/vendor-logos/I8/AI/M1BJKI1M3C52-180x180.PNGAxios Assyst5https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/vendor-logos/53/tf/ZR7TX1E73G2M-180x180.JPEGIvanti IT Asset Management Suite (formerly LANDESK IT Asset Management Suite)6https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/vendor-logos/2m/YN/CD77EEAQ0FMW-180x180.JPEGAsset Manager (formerly HP Asset Manager)7https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/vendor-logos/Zm/IY/D5DAJSH3LPPI-180x180.GIFVMware Service Manager8https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/vendor-logos/7h/Vv/BNEOJTDVNDTJ-180x180.JPEGDell Asset Manager9https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/vendor-logos/QU/Ro/1VKOUZJX2NK3-180x180.PNGIvanti Asset Tracker (formerly Heat Asset Tracker)10https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/vendor-logos/2m/YN/CD77EEAQ0FMW-180x180.JPEGCA IT Asset Manager11https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/vendor-logos/gg/9W/HVBIZE1VBDZ6-180x180.PNGFlexNet Manager Suite12https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/vendor-logos/Qe/C7/1LPUUZKERTT1-180x180.PNGIQExplore13https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/Si/1t/RCEEAEENKG9F.jpegIQSonar14https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/Si/1t/94UONL4T42GA.jpegUSU Valuemation15https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/ZD/ZC/DF56XDT0IGKU.pngEracent Enterprise Asset Management16https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/3C/XP/RLEWKEKKO8SV.pngMicro Focus ZENworks Asset Management17https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/vendor-logos/Zm/IY/D5DAJSH3LPPI-180x180.GIFProvance IT Asset Management18https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/IR/1a/O090QPDBZPSK.jpegTivoli Asset Management for IT19https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/vendor-logos/yf/sf/DNSXTG99HOK3-180x180.JPEGPS'Soft20https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/vendor-logos/1C/SY/T78LV4DNOTSF.pngLicense4J License Manager21https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/0P/qh/MVT8NVCGIHF4.PNGLicense4J Auto License Generation and Activation Server22https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/ve/OB/8VQ9PQT846CZ.PNGLiveCompare23https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/5k/pt/AUBT2DNU2BM9.PNGSoftwareKey Licensing System24https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/vendor-logos/f2/eS/U3HDL7T3QDGR-180x180.PNGRevulytics Compliance Intelligence25https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/vendor-logos/c4/O9/3MG79E4JI7NZ-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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Samanage

Top Rated
30 Ratings

Samanage is a cloud-based, multi-tenant IT service desk and asset management software for IT and enterprise service management. Samanage is on a single, always new instance of software. The service desk includes a self-service portal, service catalog, knowledge base, and SLA management tool. The ...

BMC Track-It!

22 Ratings

BMC's Track-It! (formerly Numara Track-It!) is an IT asset management, IT help desk, and license management solution.

Symantec Asset Management Suite

17 Ratings

The Symantec Asset Management Suite aims to help organizations get an accurate picture of their assets, ensure compliance during software audits, avoid vendor penalties and fines and uncover savings by eliminating the purchase of unnecessary licenses. This IT Asset Management solution is designed...

BMC Remedy Asset Management

20 Ratings

BMC's Remedy Asset Management is an IT asset management solution.

Axios Assyst

5 Ratings

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).

Ivanti IT Asset Management Suite (formerly LANDESK IT Asset Management Suite)

15 Ratings

Ivanti IT Asset Management Suite (formerly LANDesk IT Asset Management Suite) is a long-established IT Asset offering.

Asset Manager (formerly HP Asset Manager)

5 Ratings

Asset Manager (formerly HP Asset Manager) is enterprise-class IT asset management (ITAM) solution acquired by Micro Focus from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, supporting change and configuration management and license management.

VMware Service Manager

7 Ratings

VMware Service Manager is an IT asset management option from VMware.

Dell Asset Manager

5 Ratings

Dell's Asset Manager is an IT asset management solution.

Ivanti Asset Tracker (formerly Heat Asset Tracker)

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Ivanti Asset Tracker (formerly Heat Asset Tracker) from Heat Software features a broad configuration and endpoint management platform for software deployment and inventory management over a network, supporting patching, policy-based compliance enforcement, service automation, remote administratio...

CA IT Asset Manager

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CA IT Asset Manager is an enterprise-grade long-established IT asset management (ITAM) solution from CA Technologies.

FlexNet Manager Suite

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The FlexNet Manager Suite from Illinois company Flexera Software includes both hardware and software asset management features (HAM & SAM), automating license management and optimization for cost reduction (or audit protection) while also presenting inventory discovery and management.

IQExplore

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IQExplore is an IT asset management solution from iQuate in South Dublin Ireland.

IQSonar

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IQSonar is an IT asset management solution from iQuate in South Dublin, Ireland.

USU Valuemation

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USU Valuemation is an IT asset management, ITSM solution from German-headquartered company USU Software.

Eracent Enterprise Asset Management

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Eracent Enterprise Asset Management is an IT asset management solution, from Eracent in Ottsville, Pennsylvania.

Micro Focus ZENworks Asset Management

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Micro Focus ZENworks Asset Management from Micro Focus is an IT asset management and license management option.

Provance IT Asset Management

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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.

Tivoli Asset Management for IT

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PS'Soft

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PS'Soft was an IT asset management solution and ITSM acquired by ASG in 2011.

License4J License Manager

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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, ...

License4J Auto License Generation and Activation Server

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License4J Auto License Generation and Activation Server is a web application to handle license generation, auto activation/deactivation, online key validation and blacklist check requests.It is a simple web application which includes all licensing jobs starting from license gen...

LiveCompare

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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...

SoftwareKey Licensing System

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SoftwareKey Licensing System is a copy protection, license management, and online sales automation platform.

Revulytics Compliance Intelligence

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