The first step to managing your Abobe® software licenses is determining
which Adobe® applications, including version details, are installed and where, by workstation. SofTrack's Quick Inventory technology gives you the ability to quickly inventory your user workstations and find all Adobe® applications installed.
With SofTrack's Quick Inventory Reports you will know which Adobe® applications are installed on each workstation throughout your enterprise. The Quick Inventory reports provide you with a baseline of all applications installed per workstation.
Management of your Adobe® software licenses requires complete
purchase records management. If your current environment lacks a dedicated digital method to track your purchase records you can rely on SofTrack's Managed Applications ability.
Records to include:
> Vendor Invoices
> Vendor Contracts
> Exact number of licenses owned - by version
> Types of licenses owned
> Your Purchase Orders for licenses owned
> Vendor Support Agreements
> Maintenance and other Expiration Dates
> Serial Numbers owned
> Workstations where installed
Important: When re-purposing workstations, as occurs when upgrading certain users to higher powered machines and giving their machines to other users, it is very important to remove any licensed (i.e. purchased) applications that the workstation's new user does not require. By doing so, you reduce your risk of non-compliance if your application licenses are ever audited by the manufacturer or its representative.
SofTrack was initially developed (in 1987) to provide software metering for concurrent application use. Because software can be served by a remote machine (such as a server, terminal server session or other workstation) to multiple users there is a need to limit simultaneous use to a maximum number of licenses owned.
Even software that is individually installed on separate machines can have concurrent use control. By recognizing individual software use on physically separate workstations in aggregate (across a network), concurrent control can be achieved.
SofTrack provides complete support for metering of concurrent software use. There are no prerequistes on the software being metered as SofTrack's Local Workstation Agent technology recognizes software use by the individual application path + filename(s).
SofTrack's metering enables you to monitor and control use of multiple versions the same Adobe® product (Dreamweaver, CS3, CS4, Acrobat and so on) on the same workstation.
For educational entities owning Adobe® software licenses there is a special purchase program available from Adobe® that enables purchase of concurrent licensing rights for selected Adobe products. This program is known as the CLP volume pricing program. Click here to find out more regarding Adobe's CLP program
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