Software Asset Optimization

Software Asset Optimization

What Is Software Asset Optimization?

SAO enables you to visualize and analyze global software inventories and utilization rates across facilities, divisions, departments, and users. With SAO, it’s easy to pinpoint underutilized assets for better business planning and forecasting. Because we have deep domain expertise in not only HPC but also business analytics and software licensing systems, Altair is uniquely qualified to offer powerful SAO solutions tailored to the unique requirements of each organization.

Who Uses Software Asset Optimization?

License administrators, engineering managers, and business analysts

Software Asset Optimization video
Software Asset Optimization Software - Stay informed with automated reports in a familiar, Excel-based format Software Asset Optimization Software - Access and analyze all your data from the SAO web portal dashboard Software Asset Optimization Software - Get insight into user statistics with the SAO Software Monitoring Console

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Reviews of Software Asset Optimization

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5.0
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Service
5.0
Features
5.0
Value for Money
5.0

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Rachel
Senior Advanced Software Engineer in US
Airlines/Aviation, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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License reporting tool of my dreams

5.0 last year

Comments: The experience was everything we could hope for. It felt like we were partners in making this work and expanding SAO to fill the gaps we found in alternative products.

Pros:

SAO reports on over 15 different license management technologies out of the box, which is critical in getting your reporting environment working efficiently in the shortest amount of time. And the variety of usage reports available allows you to find the best format to analysis and report on your license usage.

Cons:

For disaster recovery purposes some licenses are split across multiple servers and it difficult to combine large of amount of licenses usage into a single report easily.

Calvin
Engineering IT Specialist in US
Military, 5,001-10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

SAO - more than a software usage report

5.0 last year

Comments: For our large company it has more than paid for itself in our ability to reduce software purchase where license go unused.

Pros:

SAO most obvious use is for software usage tracking. In addition to license peak usage, I have used the tool to identify list of users, when looking for a subject matter expert I can see who uses the software the most, and what local workstations are using the software. With the real time usage reporting, we have created a web page with "preloaded" inputs to the SAO real-time usage so users can see what users have license checked out and how long they have been using it. Very helpful for software that has chronic issues with reaching max license usage.

Cons:

Only tracks floating license. Nice if it had a node locked tracker. There are some floating license it does not track. I wish it tracked Atlassian products.