AppClarity, the software license optimization solution from 1E, automates the identification of which applications instances are underutilized as well as their subsequent removal from users’ desktops.
“Through our deployment of AppClarity, and our excellent working relationship with 1E, we have made $326,478 in cost savings in just eight weeks, across our estate of 13,000 PCs, through the identification and reclaim of unused software,” remarks the Director of IT Asset Management for the North American insurance company.“AppClarity gives us a picture of our whole software inventory, however that software was originally installed – either centrally or by end-users, be they purchased or otherwise.”
“We are well aware that software compliance is a hot topic. There is often a lot of software waste across an organization. Historically the way we have acquired software, by both individual departments and through centralized procurement, has required a lot of effort, time and resource to track,” he says.
With AppClarity, the company is able to track the entitlements for all licenses, reclaim unused software at a stroke and be confident that it will be compliant with a software license vendor audit. It uses an opt-out user-centric approach, enabling users to defer removal if they still require the software.
AppClarity highlights what software is used against what is deployed. By focusing on just a handful of applications in the first instance, The Director of IT Asset Management was able to detect and reclaim many unused installations to the value of $326,478 in less than two months.
“We gave users a detailed message, reminding them that unused software should be removed and gave them the choice to opt out of software being reclaimed if they still needed it,” he says.
“With the enterprise app store that is available via Shopping, users are less resistant about removing software as they know they can reinstall it very quickly themselves if they need it later on,” he continues.