Return on investment
You need to make your own calculations, but most likely you will find out that License Patrol pays off within a month or two.
The following easily quantifiable factors will contribute to ROI:
- You will purchase fewer expensive software licenses. Many organizations purchase excessive numbers of software licenses just because the demand has never been calculated. Suspects are graphic and photo editing applications, office applications, project management applications, software development environments, web development applications, mathematical packages, and PDF makers... For many of these products a single license costs more than the enterprise license of License Patrol. The list goes on and on. With License Patrol you will know EXACTLY how many licenses you need to buy.
- You can switch to a concurrent licensing model where you don't need to purchase as many licenses as there are users of this application in your office. With License Patrol you can purchase only a number of licenses equal to the maximum number of concurrent users, which is likely to be far fewer than the total number of users using this software. License Patrol will enforce concurrent license terms by shutting down the user application when the number of users exceeds the amount stipulated in the agreement. Call your vendor; let them know you have a license enforcement application, check whether they will sell you a concurrent license and calculate your savings accordingly.
We want to stay conservative in our calculations of ROI. This is why we don't take into account other factors such as lower maintenance costs due to simplified IT environment and increase in labor productivity due to better software evaluation process.