License monitoring tool
January 13, 2021

License monitoring tool

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with OpenLM for Engineering Licensing

We had ineffective management of Software licenses, resulting in waste of funds and effort in ITS and within the Business. We wanted new online processes to increase efficiency and enable data driven decision-making. We can forecast exact requirements for software licenses and get the most usage from the concurrent license pool.
  • Peak concurrent license use for any period of time, often less than expected, saves unnecessary over purchase.
  • Denials of license, can quickly see where a license is not working, say, after an upgrade.
  • Comparison of license utilisation (% when near the limit).
  • Quick check of expiring licenses.
  • You can share a link to a dynamic report (e.g. the last 365 days). The URL is very long but it can be used with a 3rd party short URL utility and shared with users.
  • Upgrading to the latest version took a long time to troubleshoot, which left a short gap in the saved data.
  • The academic version has paid for itself handsomely, including our setup costs. The ongoing strategic information saves costs.
X-Formation, OpenIT, JTB, Sassafras either more expensive for the particular task of managing and monitoring concurrent licenses, or they had a different set of features (such as Sassafras K2/Keyserver also for remote access).

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OpenLM can simplify the reporting of complex licenses with multiple toolboxes or products on one server.
It covers most of our license server types, but not all.
The academic version is reasonably priced (e.g. for educational institutions) giving 90% of the features, however setting it up on-premise was more complex than our original pilot would suggest. We couldn't do without it now.