The biggest challenge for CAD/IT administrators is discovering licenses that are under-utilized or have zero-usage over several months. Running a report that shows a number of licenses that have not been used in the last 365 days, is a clear indication that you may want to negotiate a trade-in or even to stop paying maintenance!
It is certainly important to talk about what is being used, how much, by whom, etc. But it is equally important to look at what is not being used. The Zero Usage report does just that, showing all features/tools that were not used in a specified period of time.
Understanding where licenses are costing your business more money than the value you are receiving is critical to license renewal negotiations. The Zero Usage Report thus plays a key role in helping managers consider:
- Cost allocations and overall Engineering expenditure
- Intelligent use of engineering resources
- Spending restrictions
- Resource distribution
You can learn more about how our products help you optimize your resources, including identifying zero-used features and providing in-depth reporting on your usage here,