Accurate Software Inventory
For PCs, AppClarity can leverage Microsoft Configuration Manager to instantly obtain an accurate picture of applications deployed, or the inventory can be captured directly from PCs. For servers, AppClarity remotely and agentlessly detects installed software. Irrelevant records are filtered out and variances in publisher and product names are normalized. All this infomation is easily consumable via a single console for all software across an estate.
Detects Unused PC Software
Every software install is instantly analyzed by leveraging data from Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager to determine if it is used, occasionally used or unused. Alternatively where SCCM is not present, usage data can be captured from PCs using an agent. Either way, this powerful information is available at your fingertips for every software product in your PC environment.
Detects Unused Server Software
Using patented 1E ‘Useful Work’ technology, as part of an unused server software solution, AppClarity can determine whether server software is doing any useful work. This allows identification of costly unused software which can be reclaimed and the server reassigned or decommissioned.
Financially Quantifies Waste
AppClarity provides reporting with actionable results without having to review pages of data. All unused software is collated into one report which financially outlines the total waste and potential savings. The Unused Software Report is a business case detailing the waste and the steps to take action.
Automatically reclaims and recycles licenses on PCs
Unused applications can be harvested from PCs using a policy-based approach. When a software installation is unused it can be reclaimed automatically or with user consultation using an intelligent opt-out process. Savings achieved through this software license optimiztion initiative are tracked and reported via AppClarity’s single console.
Restricts the use of prohibited applications
Administrators can set policies to prevent certain PC applications from being used within the environment. These can either be global or specific to a group of machines or users.
Simple traffic light compliance system
AppClarity has a unique traffic light compliance system along with targeted vendor compliance reporting. By automatically reconciling deployed software with licenses purchased, AppClarity delivers fast, accurate and comprehensive liability and compliance reporting.
Measures usage of features
For premium server software, AppClarity identifies the optimum license configuration based on feature usage across editions. Detailed reports for specific vendors identify which features are used and recommends license allocation changes.
By making sense of how much of your software is really used, AppClarity software asset management allows you to make informed strategic and operational decisions, putting you in a much stronger negotiating position when renewing maintenance or purchasing additional licenses. And it does this on a continual basis, month-on-month, year-on-year.
1E Shopping and AppClarity integrate to provide comprehensive applications management including self-service software provisioning and complete license visibility and control.
AppClarity enables you to make immediate reductions in software costs, analyzing all your applications and providing you with actionable results. AppClarity financially quantifies all software waste and initiates user centric software reclaims. It leverages Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager to help you reclaim, recycle and reuse your software assets. Compliance is achieved at a much lower cost.
AppClarity software asset management identifies unused software and enables you to remove and reallocate it, radically cutting costs and reducing waste.
Discover how dynamically controlling your license estate leads to a software balance and protects your organization.
This research looks at how effective businesses are at managing their software licenses and usage. Many organizations are still relying on ad-hoc and manual methods to track usage.
The 2011 Software Efficiency study, commissioned in association with IAITAM and FAST IiS conducted by Opinion Matters, revealed that software waste is endemic in organizations today, preventing cost efficiencies and unnecessarily draining IT budgets. In the United States alone, there is more than $12.3 billion worth of preventable and ongoing cost associated with unused software and shelfware.
Video case studies
"We saved over $500,000 in the first month of using AppClarity for one of our clients which gave them a net ROI within three months post project delivery."
Through our deployment of AppClarity, and our excellent working relationship with 1E, we havemade $326,478 in cost savings in just eight weeks, across our estate of 13,000 PCs, through theidentification and reclaim of unused software.
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AppClarity financially quantifies software waste by presenting a rationalized inventory of installed applications, license costs and where installations are unused.