How to Track Software License Usage

Track software license usage with BrowseReporter, a powerful computer tracking software that collects data about employee application and internet usage.

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Real-Time Employee Computer Activity Dashboards & Reports

Improve business intelligence with advanced insights into web browsing, app usage, bandwidth consumption, productivity, and more!

  • Identify productivity leaks
  • Enforce company policies
  • Detect software waste
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The reports are very easy to understand and the fact that they can be emailed to you on a schedule is amazing, and have made finding productivity killers VERY easy. Customer support has been fantastic every time I've had to reach out to them; I highly recommend them!

Kristen S, Associate IT Director
The Coding Network, 700+ Employees

BrowseReporter is simple to use and provides our company with the information we were looking for. Having BrowseReporter installed has prevented any internet abuse. This was exactly what we wanted!

Denise P, IT Manager
Paper & Forest Products, 51-200 Employees

In my nearly 40 years in the IT business I’ve worked with a lot of support teams. I really appreciate CurrentWare going the extra mile to help me get the most out of the product. They’ve definitely outweighed any of the other competitors that I’ve looked at.

J.S, Managed Services Provider
Vehicle Dealership, 150-200 Employees

BrowseReporter is an extremely useful piece of software for monitoring our employees' devices while they are at work. It enables us to view data in real time, conduct detailed analyses of each employee's activities, and improve productivity where necessary.

Sebastian P, CMO & Customer Experience Officer
Retail Industry, 10,001+ Employees

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Intuitive and Comprehensive Software Usage Data

BrowseReporter makes tracking software license usage possible with its easy-to-use reporting utility and dashboards.

At a glance you can review the software usage of your employees including timestamps of the applications they use each day, how frequently they use specific applications, and their most used applications.

View your employee tracking reports as a general summary for quick overviews, or switch to the detailed view for further insight.

    Protect Your Business Against Piracy in the Workplace

    A failed software compliance audit can cost your organization as much as $150,000 in fines per violation.

    Your corporate risk management strategy needs to include preventative measures against piracy in the workplace.

    Protect your business against failed compliance audits by tracking software license usage with BrowseReporter. Detect the usage of pirated or improperly licensed software to ensure that your organization is compliant with software license allowances.

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      Cast Light on Shadow IT

      Shadow IT – also known as Stealth IT, Client IT, or Fake IT – is any system, solution, or software that’s used by the employees of an organization without the knowledge and approval of the corporate IT department.

      BrowseReporter’s software usage reports lets you track software license usage based on computers, users, and workgroups such as organizational units (OUs) in Active Directory.

      It bolsters your software asset management program by showing you all of the programs that are currently being used by your organization, including those that have not been officially adopted.

      With a clear picture of the software being used in your organization you will know which high-risk applications to block and what capabilities your workforce needs to be provided with.

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        Flexible Deployment Options

        With CurrentWare’s cybersecurity, web filtering, data loss prevention, and user activity monitoring solutions you’re in complete control of how your data is stored, secured, and retained. Your employees' data cannot be accessed by CurrentWare.

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        On Premises

        Keep Control of Your Data

         

        Install the management software on a standard computer, then deploy the client software to your users' computers

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        Remote Workers

        Monitor & Manage on Any Network

         

        Connect your remote employees’ computers to the management software with simple port forwarding rules

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        Enjoy the scalability and availability of the cloud alongside the security, control, and flexibility of our on-premises solution

        CASE STUDY

        Monitoring User Activity in Citrix Workspace Drives Software Adoption & Productivity for The Coding Network

        There was a gap in the data we had and we wanted to get something in place before there was an incident.

        CurrentWare has really made our Citrix rollout a lot easier from a tracking and management perspective.

        CurrentWare customer spotlight: The Coding Network, medical coding specialists

        How To Get Started With Software Asset Management

        Audit Existing Software Usage

        To start, you need to have a thorough understanding of all of the software currently being used by your business. 

        You will need to catalogue the existing licenses your company has, make note of ongoing software expenses, and track software license usage to determine whether or not the existing solutions are being sufficiently used.

        Audit software procurement history for existing licenses

        Track software use to determine current utilization and detect the use of undocumented software

        Monitor employee web activity for the use of SaaS platforms

        Categorize existing software and consolidate any redundant solutions

        Make note of any upcoming renewal dates such as monthly/annual subscriptions or vendor-specific maintenance plans

        Track & Control Software Use (Software Metering)

        The goal of software metering is to ensure that license limits are enforced and that licenses are available for each user that needs one.

        This practice can be further split into two major categories: passive software metering and active software metering. 

        Passive software metering: Application use is monitored to track software license usage but users are not actively denied access to the software. This provides natural user activity insights that can help determine the amount of licenses needed. 

        Active software metering: Application use is monitored and access can be denied based on a given set of parameters. For example, an organization with a limited amount of licenses could schedule application permissions to limit the amount of users that can access the software at a given time.

        Active software metering can also be accomplished through an application blocker to prevent unauthorized software usage and web filtering software to prevent the unauthorized use of SaaS platforms.  

        Facts About Software License Usage

        Underutilized software cost businesses in the US and UK an estimated $34 billion per year (1E Software Usage and Waste Report 2016)

        As much as 38% of enterprise software is underutilized or simply not being used at all (1E Software Usage and Waste Report 2016)

        Approximately 40% of software used in businesses is illegally copied. Penalties for software piracy can be as much as $150,000 per infringement. (Business Software Alliance)

        68% of organizations can expect to receive an external software audit, such as a vendor license compliance audit. (Gartner Research)

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        Real-Time Employee and Computer Monitoring Features

        Reports

        Monitor Computer Activity

        Get real-time insights into your users' technology use

        Remote Screen Capture

        Screenshot Monitoring

        Take automatic screenshots or remotely view desktops

        Application Blocker

        Track App Use

        Get insights into software usage trends in your organization

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        Idle Time Tracking

        Track mouse and keyboard movement to monitor inactivity

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        Email Reports & Alerts

        Automatically send reports to designated inboxes based on events or schedules

        Tracking Schedule

        Tracking Scheduler

        Limit activity tracking to specific days and schedules such as employee work hours

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        Employee Privacy

        Enable optional privacy-enhancing features to improve transparency and minimize data collection

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        Stealth Mode Option

        The software can run silently in the background or be configured to alert users

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        Central Web Console

        Manage from the convenience of a web browser with optional Active Directory integration

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        Offsite Management

        Monitor remote employees and students no matter what network they connect to

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        SQL Server Supported

        Use the included Microsoft SQL Express database or connect your own SQL server

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