White Papers

Our White Papers provide information, including tips and tricks, best practices and optimization tools to maximize your licensed assets

Our White Papers serve as a key resource on license management generally as well as for customers of License Asset Manager (LAM) and License Asset Manager with Usage Monitoring (LAMUM). You can download our White Papers by clicking on their titles.

How do you keep track of licenses and when they expire? Are the renewals coming in too late and not allowing the procurement team to properly negotiate? Learn more how to optimize your license renewal process to help drive down costs.

Denials are very important in determining if you need more licenses. However, buying more licenses (seats) because an Engineer is denied is not necessarily the answer – this white paper provides an in-depth look at various issues causing license denials.

This white paper describes the FlexLM License File, FlexLM Daemon, Option File management best practices. We will also discuss “Borrowed” licenses and how they are handled, as well as an overview of LAMUM FLEX Daemon Manager and its functionality.

This White Paper outlines key Usage Reports for understanding and optimizing your Engineering Software Licenses.

What is better for an organization – to make or buy? This paper addresses tips and questions to consider when making this decision.

This white paper will address accuracy in usage reporting of CAD/CAE/EDA license usage, and key elements of an effective Engineering Software License Management tool.

In order to properly size your License inventory, you need visibility into what you have now and predicted usage based on upcoming staffing levels. LAMUM shows both past and current demand for Licenses, as well as trends going forward.

Are you considering purchasing a License Manager for EDA software? Read this for more details on aspects to consider, including reporting functionality, tracking Checkouts, and Denials.

What are the differences between Engineering and Business software management? Simply speaking, they are two uniquely different problems requiring uniquely different solutions.

This white paper discusses the issues around license asset management, current management approaches, and a “best practices” approach using License Asset Manager (LAM).

During these unprecedented times of working from home, software license ratios are being pushed to the limits. Learn how to manage your license ratios amidst this time of turmoil.

Good License Asset management begins by having an accurate idea of what you currently own, how/when you bought it, it’s cost, it’s restriction of use, and its expiration date.

Learn how to control FlexLM daemons from the LAMUM console. This will let you manage and edit daemon information, including the associated License and Option files, and Debug Logs.

This document details how to justify the purchase of the License Asset Managers with usage monitoring with a focus on the Return on Investment (ROI).

This white paper discusses three methods for reporting current usage status in LAMUM, as well as the three ways for showing Current Checkouts: the Overview, Gauge Display, and Detail by Tool.

Cloud servers can provide levels of performance, security, and control similar to a dedicated server while residing on either a shared or private, “virtualized” environment managed by a cloud hosting provider. Learn how LAMUM supports licenses on cloud servers.

Engineering software is generally expensive and available in all types and forms. Learn how LAMUM helps you optimize your engineering software licenses.

This white paper outlines a “total management system” for engineering software, focusing on reducing software costs, providing business intelligence for decision-making and ensuring Software License use compliance.

Monday-Friday, 8-5, you may have Engineers hoarding a license, so it is there if/when they need it. Or you may have Engineers checking out multiple licenses of the same tool. Neither of these scenarios are good and will unnecessarily lead to increased license counts and costs.

Consider having the following reports “cycle” through on a large screen in the room: Current Checkout Overview, Current Checkout “gas gauges,” Current Checkout Details for “key” licenses, Scheduler and daemon status (Usage/Home page), and Alerts (Daemon-down, Capacity threshold,)

FlexLM, from Flexera, is the most commonly used license checkout control daemon for shared, concurrent-use, or network-based applications in industry. Sharing licenses proves easier to administer and cheaper than purchasing a multitude of node-locked or user-locked licenses.