Many companies are challenged with having a better understanding of how employees are making the most of expensive company resources. Shadow IT is not a new concept (has been here before COVID) and companies have been trying to figure out ways to have more control of the software being used by teams including engineering.
License Asset and Usage Monitoring and reporting tools can help companies have a better understanding of how the teams are using known engineering applications. Tools like ours can help companies with awareness.
Here are 3 ways to gain greater visibility of engineering applications:
- Understand what engineering software is being used by your team. The easiest way to do this is in an Excel spreadsheet. Ask users to share what tools they need to be successful.
- Create a long-term plan to address the number of licenses required.
- Educate your teams on the need and importance of the transparency.