SoftWatch transforms every desktop, laptop or server – real or virtual – into a self-monitoring platform to deliver an aggregate view of actual software usage. SoftWatch maps software, monitors actual usage and analyzes end-user interactivity. Our mission is to support all enterprises in making more informed decisions that are based on application usage information, allowing them to optimize their end user computing environment and substantially reduce their spending on software assets.”
First it generates software inventory, usage and functionality reports by performing in-depth usage metering across internal and cloud environments. It identifies running applications and focused applications, and analyzes end-user interactivity to determine exactly how users are using software. SoftWatch is very easy to use and requires no ongoing maintenance to accurately map corporate software licenses and monitor users’ actual usage without adversely affecting productivity.
SoftWatch enables organizations to create plans that are based on actual usage levels and measure the success of new business applications by comparing usage levels and how they shift in real time. With SoftWatch, IT managers can make informed, educated and fact-based decisions regarding software purchases and decommissioning unutilized software.
SoftWatch services are a collection of SaaS solutions that help companies effectively move their business applications to the cloud by uncovering real business application usage patterns and effectively manage and optimize licensing. By analyzing real software usage data SoftWatch services provide unprecedented data to organizations and are the only SaaS-based solution that enable corporations to:
- Assess the magnitude of moving business applications to the cloud
- Examine real working patterns of groups and individuals
- Track transition management
- Optimize licensing
SoftWatch’s Assessment Modules automatically map applications and collect usage data. Based on this data, SoftWatch’s services identify group working patterns, classify users as either Heavy or Light, based on their individual working patterns. Heavy users are those who used a certain application more than X minutes per time period. You can configure value of X, and the time period is flexible, i.e. per day, per month, per quarter. Light users are those who did not use local applications at all; or only used viewing or editing functions for less than X minutes per time period.
How is the service different from other solutions in the market?
- SoftWatch performs actual usage analysis vs. regular inventory or asset management
- SoftWatch services are deployed quickly and easily
- SoftWatch is focused on managing the transition to the cloud and helping managers make decisions
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