License Statistics is designed to be easy to use by everyone. A few clicks is all it takes to get it up and running, because you don’t need to install different modules, components and clients, sparing yourself lots of time and effort. You can run License Statistics on both Windows and Linux.
The License Statistics tab-based, uncluttered UI lets you view all the license usage data for your monitored applications from a browser, so you can easily access your information anytime, anywhere.
License Statistics automatically generates, updates and refreshes the web pages to ensure you’re always seeing the latest statistics.
Variety of usage reports
With License Statistics, you can take your license management to the next level thanks to a number of useful reports on specific usage details, including:
- Current Users
- Current Usage On Multiple Hosts
- Usage Per User
- Current Utilization
- Expiring Features
- Currently Borrowed Licenses
- and many more
You can obtain a clear picture of your user count by gathering data from the log files of a variety of license servers.
Imported usage statistics give you more details about certain information, such as which applications consume licenses for very short periods. This can be incredibly useful when you must have maximum accuracy in the produced results.
Since imported usage reporting does not require a connection to the license servers, it can be used for:
- Billing purposes, where the license servers are at the customer’s site and License Statistics software is at the vendor’s site
- Analyzing data from remote license servers in departments that run on separate networks
The productivity lost when users are denied access to applications can be costly.
Realtime Denials deliver real-time information about the users currently unable to check out a license due to checkout requests exceeding the number of available licenses. You can enable the tracking of real-time denials data when adding or editing license servers.
You can also use the Denied Requests Log to generate denied request data for the supported license managers.
By knowing which users were denied, how often denials took place and when denials occurred, you can make informed decisions about purchasing additional licenses.
With License Statistics API, users can automate report generation and extract reports on demand in order to easily integrate them with other business processes. License Statistics users can use the API to retrieve information about Denials, License Server Uptime and Expiring Features, as well as a number of other reports.
License Statistics users can subscribe to receive email alerts about events that can affect users’ access to licenses, including:
- License utilization rising above a specified rate
- Features nearing expiration
- License servers going down
In addition, administrators can receive alerts for exceeding the License Statistics user limit and nearing License Statistics license expiration.
Support for many license managers
License Statistics allows you to keep track of software licenses for a variety of license servers such as LM-X License Manager, FLEXlm/FlexNet, IBM LUM, Dassault Systemes License Server (DSLS), Sentinel RMS, and your custom license server, to name just a few. No other solution on the market provides such versatility to monitor thousand of different applications.
Custom Application Monitoring
Custom Application monitoring offers a complete solution for monitoring, tracking, reporting and managing usage of any application—even those without a license server or log file—across your entire company.
When a user starts up an application configured for Custom Application monitoring, License Statistics Agents gather the application’s usage information, such as user and host names, time and duration of usage, number of instances used, etc., which is then presented in License Statistics reports. Especially when combined with License Harvesting to detect and automatically release idle licenses, Custom Application monitoring gives you a powerful tool for managing your end-user applications.
When users neglect to log out of applications they’re not actively using, other users cannot access the blocked licenses. License Harvesting detects and automatically releases idle licenses so they’re available for active users, cutting down on underutilized licenses and associated costs. You have complete flexibility in how you manage each application: If an application is in high demand, you can immediately release its idle licenses; if the application is less critical, you can send an alert to the end-user, giving them a chance to shut down the application themselves.
Check out this License Harvesting video to see how you can start automating license sharing and significantly cut your license costs.
With License Statistics you can generate realtime reports that let you see the statistics gathered from the license server at configurable query intervals.
Realtime reports give you information on feature utilization, user count, borrowed licenses, and more to help you make sensible business decisions.
In addition to current statistics, you can see usage information gathered from the time the license server was added to License Statistics to be monitored.
The License Statistics Dashboard gives you a high-level overview of your license usage, including license servers being monitored, current usage on multiple hosts, features expiring in 12 months, and other reports.
The default Dashboard may be sufficient for your needs, but if not, you can easily customize it by adding the desired reports, rearranging them, removing unwanted reports, or customizing the display of your data by defining the page layout that best suits your needs.
The Dashboard is particularly helpful for managers who are interested in the big picture, or for reviewing overall license usage to determine issues that may need a more detailed investigation.
License Statistics lets you import user accounts and user groups from an LDAP server (such as Microsoft Active Directory), eliminating the need to enter this information manually, which can save considerable time if you have a large number of users.
If your LDAP directory provides additional user details, they will also be included in License Statistics reports, which can help you more easily identify the users included in your usage statistics.