PSM License efficiently manages software license usage
Oslo 24 Feb 99 When you have a large colection of machines and software that can run on it, managing the software licenses is a big effort. Norwegian company Open System Consultants has released a product PSM License that helps with optimising the use of software licenses. It gives a graphical overview of the current and past license usage and the possibility to reassign licenses to other users.
PSM License is part of a software collection that also includes PSM Accounting - a Java bases accounting monitoring and reporting tools, and PSM Alarma portable light-weight tool for helping system administrators keep track of hosts, disks and programs/jobs etc.
PSM License was first developed for Statoil in Norway, to assure a more cost-effective usage of their software licenses. Another user is Norsk Hydro ASA
"PSM License has allowed us to monitor license usage and remove dormant licenses. This makes our license usage more efficient and reduces the need to purchase additional licenses." Don Skantze, Senior Engineer, Information Management, Norsk Hydro ASA.