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  • Development, Inc. 1 A leading provider of software asset management software, ABC Enterprise Systems& Development, Inc., was founded and incorporated in 1991. Since its inception, the company’s focus has been clear: to pro-duce products that drive down the total cost of ownership (TCO) of the desktop. We have rapidly built a worldwide market for our software license metering products.
  • 3 What does this mean to you? With almost 10 years in the industry and we are committed to our research, products and especially our customers and will continue to be here for them. Global Presence and support, 24X7 (support that follows the sun).
  • 3 What does this mean to you? With almost 10 years in the industry and we are committed to our research, products and especially our customers and will continue to be here for them. Global Presence and support, 24X7 (support that follows the sun).
  • LEAD IN TO THIS SLIDE: ABC Lan Licenser 3 is a multi-platform license control package that: Actively meters software applications to ensure compliance with license agreements. Passively monitors applications to provide timely usage information. Controls access to applications to help secure the network. DISCUSSION POINT FOR FIRST CHECK (MONITOR…..): How many people are truly logging on What types of applications are they running? Are they supported? Are they legal ? Are they productive? How often are these programs being run? Are you paying for things that are not being used? DISCUSSION POINT FOR SECOND CHECK (ESSENTIAL…..): If SAM is implemented effectively it can greatly increase network control and reduce overall TCO.
  • Tracks conflicts of DLL’s to assist help desk. Diagnose anything out of the norm. Maintenance contracts from various departments or locations. Diagnose at the network level. Memory, H.D. (reclaim storage capacity), eliminate unused applications. Centrally located procurement, avoid duplication.
  • LOWER ANNUAL PC SUPPORT COSTS: According to IDC, “Inventory in combination with software license metering, lowers support costs”. (Source: IDC, measuring and lowering total cost of ownership) The average cost of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) per P.C. is $5,200. Those not practicing asset management are spending almost $400 more per PC (annually). Those practicing asset management are spending almost $600, less per P.C. on the average (annually). Lan Licenser pays for it self over and over. ELIMINATE OR CONTROL UNWANTED/UNSUPPORTED SOFTWARE: Games: Solitaire, Half-Life, etc. Downloads: Pop up messages: Every launch, first launch. Registered or unregistered by: Products, username, workstation name, group membership or time of day.
  • Software metering is at the center for tracking usage requirements. It works hand in hand with your inventory software to provide effective asset management throughout your organization. It is the lynchpin to ensuring compliance and assessing accurate software tracking. It is the key factor to help you ensure you are buying the right software and the right maintenance at the right time.
  • Our technical acumen and expertise in software management and metering has been recognized by the press, industry analysts, blue-chip customers, and by the information technology (IT) industry worldwide. ABC Enterprise Systemsplaces a strong emphasis on software development, quality, and testing. To deliver the quality that our customers demand, our software research and development center , based at our offices in Telford, England, offers substantial testing and simulation facilities. Our Americas headquarters is in Mountain View, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. Other offices are in Andover, Massachusetts; Telford and Sydney, Australia.
  • Lan Licenser uses a three tiered architecture, the bottom tier (3) is the data collection client that is installed on each station. Tier 2 is the software metering server which tracks the usage information collected by the clients. Tier 1 is the site server which maintains the database of information from which the reports are generated and the configurations are determined. The administer resides in Tier 1. Each site server can support multiple metering servers which can be dynamically added as capacity requires. Licenser can be expanded to the largest enterprise network by simply adding additional software metering servers. Resources required: Site Server - 128 MB RAM,1.5 Mb disk space per client as a rule Metering Server - 96 Mb RAM Client – 1Mb RAM
  • The second component of Lan Licenser is the Enterprise Manager which enables you to have multiple sites within a company or around the world. In the example, the U.S. office is the head office (Parent) and from there the U.K. and Japanese offices (designated Child sites) can be administered. Each site can also have control of its own area and simply report usage back to the parent site. This enables you to leverage cost savings and efficiencies across distributed enterprise locations. Enterprise Manager contains load balancing because some licensing agreements which allows load balancing between regions. This enables you to dynamically shift licenses between regions or geographies. This can result in major cost savings and efficiencies. i.e. when such agreements are in place, as the U.S. workforce goes home, the licenses can be shifted to the Hong Kong workforce. Enterprise Manager also provides trend analysis which enables estimates of future usage to be anticipated. This will enable the automatic distribution of licenses to where they are most needed.
  • Companies that are not using compliant software are being fined thousands of dollars plus may be faced with potential criminal prosecution.
  • Software License Metering

    1. 1. Software Metering & Asset Management Company: Engagent, Inc. Presented by: Todd Perrine E-mail: Web: Phone: 877-820-7980
    2. 2. <ul><li>Compliance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lan Licenser ensures legality throughout your Enterprise. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reporting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lan Licenser provides custom reporting of software usage. </li></ul></ul>Why Lan Licenser ?
    3. 3. <ul><li>Lan Licenser provides </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business intelligence for your computer environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Return on investment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Procurement assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lower software costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better management of resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved help desk assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved people management & training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network communication capacity with users </li></ul></ul>Statement of Direction
    4. 4. What is Software Metering? <ul><li>The Ability to: </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor all applications running on the network </li></ul><ul><li>Number of users </li></ul><ul><li>Types of applications </li></ul><ul><li>Frequency of use </li></ul><ul><li>Software Asset Management </li></ul><ul><li>Software metering is an essential component of Software Asset Management (SAM) designed to reduce costs and give you control of your enterprise </li></ul>
    5. 5. Features of Lan Licenser <ul><li>Meters all applications throughout the Enterprise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Applications from servers, CD’s, floppies and H/D’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Control applications by: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>users, </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>workstations, </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>time </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>groups and cost centers . </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Scalability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scales from a single server solution to multiple server solution configurations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fault tolerant </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Low Resource Requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimal network traffic </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Flexible metering capabilities: </li></ul>Features of Lan Licenser <ul><li>Product start-up messaging </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Notify users and help desk of products not supported </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Notify users of software policy, real-time </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Enforce License Limits or restrict access </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Active metering </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Passive metering </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Laptop Support </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Offline metering </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Gather usage data with no restrictions </li></ul><ul><li>License check-out for laptop users </li></ul><ul><li>Active or passive metering for mobile users` </li></ul>
    7. 7. Make Qualified Decisions on: <ul><li>Software purchases </li></ul><ul><li>Buy the software you actually need – not what you think you need! </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance agreements </li></ul><ul><li>Software usage statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Future user requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Identify potential license breeches </li></ul><ul><li>Identify accurate software & support costs </li></ul><ul><li>Total Cost of Ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Help desk support tool </li></ul><ul><li>Simplify organizations desktop </li></ul><ul><li>Why pay for maintenance on software that is not used? </li></ul><ul><li>Find out what software is used the most or the least. </li></ul><ul><li>Budget effectively for future purchases based on present trends. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce the risk of prosecution. </li></ul><ul><li>What is the real cost of using particular applications? </li></ul><ul><li>Standardise your corporate desktops. </li></ul><ul><li>Train help desk staff to support most used products. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce your TCO based on Real data! </li></ul>
    8. 8. Eliminates Hidden Costs Help Desk Complications Rogue / Conflicting DLLs Wasted Hardware Resources Multiple Maintenance Contracts Many Vendor’s Products Nonstandard Desktop Lack of Timely Usage Information NO Accountability On Desktop
    9. 9. <ul><ul><li>License Compliance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Negotiations with Vendors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contract Maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Year 2000 & beyond </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contractual </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supplier Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizational Change Management </li></ul></ul>Definition: the cohesive merging of the Physical, Financial and Contractual attributes of software to enable the delivery of cost efficient business solutions . <ul><ul><li>Financial </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Physical </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inventory Management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic Distribution </li></ul></ul></ul>Save $$$ - Instigate S oftware A sset M anagement <ul><ul><ul><li>Version Tracking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>License Tracking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Procurement </li></ul><ul><li>Budget </li></ul><ul><li>Cost Control </li></ul><ul><li>Charge back </li></ul><ul><li>Source:- Gartner Group </li></ul>Software Asset Management
    10. 10. Value proposition *Source Gartner Group Savings made through Software Asset Management Control or Eliminate Unwanted and Unsupported Software
    11. 11. Savings made by instigating Corporate Desktop Policy (source IDC) Evidence of our value proposition                 Average TCO Numbers Of Workstations Total Cost Per Year     $11,580.00   1000     $11,580,000.00       $11,580.00   1500     $17,370,000.00       $11,580.00   2000     $23,160,000.00       $11,580.00   2500     $28,950,000.00       Savings made by a 30% reduction of TCO         $3,474.00   1000     $3,474,000.00       $3,474.00   1500     $5,211,000.00       $3,474.00   2000     $6,948,000.00       $3,474.00   2500     $8,685,000.00                                 Average Loss Numbers Of Workstations Potential Savings     $650.00   1000     $650,000.00       $650.00   1500     $975,000.00       $650.00   2000     $1,300,000.00       $650.00   2500     $1,625,000.00                                                                                   Savings through SAM
    12. 12. Research and Stats Source – Gartner Group / IDC Through 2004, enterprises that integrate asset management reporting tools as part of internal, financial reporting processes will justify an ongoing asset management investment (0.8 probability). Driven by the inadequacy of internal strategies, by 2003, 50 percent of enterprises with 2,500 or more desktops will work with an external services provider for project-based and ongoing asset management services (0.7 probability). By 2003, 50 percent of enterprises with 2,500 or more desktops will outsource one or more asset management services (0.7 probability Enterprises that use their SAM activities to prepare for enterprise negotiations and supplier management will cost-justify the asset management initiative within the first 12 months (0.7 probability).
    13. 13. Inventory Plus License Metering Gives An Accurate Picture Inventory Lan Licenser What’s out there? Who’s using it and how much? Report Wizard Combined Inventory / Metering Report
    14. 14. Software Metering - Putting it All Together Compliance Inventory Reporting Procurement Metering
    15. 15. Architecture
    16. 16. Lan Licenser Architecture: A Typical Site Able to dynamically add servers as needed and provides fail-over support Tier 2 Software Metering Servers (NT, Win 2000) Data Cache Tier 3 Client Agent (Win 3.x, Win95 / 98, Win NT, Win 2000) Data Collection Tier 1 Database Resides here Site Server (NT4.0 or Win 2000 Server) MS SQL DB
    17. 17. Licenser Enterprise Manager Architecture Centralized management of licensed product, combined with flexible local management Dynamically share licenses enterprise wide Increased scalability for global organizations Advanced data management capability over a global enterprise New York HQ Site (Parent) Tokyo Site (Child ) London Site (Child)
    18. 18. Compliance Washington, DC (24 May 2000) -- Results of the fifth annual benchmark survey on global software piracy were released today, highlighting the serious impact of copyright infringement to the software industry. Piracy losses exceeded $12 billion worldwide in 1999 and topped $59 billion during the past five years. The survey, conducted by an independent research firm, was commissioned by the Business Software Alliance (BSA) and the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). &quot;Software piracy continues unabated, robbing the industry of thousands of jobs, billions in wages, tax revenues and critical investments in new technologies,&quot; according to Robert Holleyman, president and CEO, Business Software Alliance.
    19. 19. <ul><li>Asset Management - Find out how many people are using the app and who they are. </li></ul><ul><li>Service Desk - Establish what were the last 3 apps that ran before the workstation crashed. </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance - Decide on which versions of an application you need to support (and which can you eliminate). </li></ul><ul><li>Security - Investigate what unauthorized or restricted apps are being used where and by whom. </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware - How much disk space on the network can we recoup? </li></ul>Other IT Areas that Benefit