2activAeon XADeveloped as an automated tool to assist Service Providers with their license reporting obligations under the Microsoft SPLA program
3Complexity of SPLA License Program Hosting EnvironmentServer & desktop operating systemsServer & desktop applicationsUser activityHosted servicesSPLA License RulesUsage rights detail how softwaremust be licensed & reportedRules difficult to understand &applySPLA License ReportDetails license requirements - Timely & resource intensive - Accuracy hard to achieve indynamic environments
4Consequences of Getting it Wrong Lack of compliancy with software use rights.Audit by Microsoft to determine accuracy.Lost revenue from end customersOver-spend due to inaccurate license reporting.What do they do if they suspect someone doing it wrong?Would they even know??
5activAeon’s SPLA License Solution 1. Automated detection of installed software and precise monitoring of user activity2. Data from all managed devices / sites held in a centralised database1234Tracks exactly what’s installed and whereMonitors exactly what’s been used and by whomCalculates and presents precise license requirementsAutomates production of SPLA License Report3. SPLA license logic built into system, automatically interpreted and applied to raw data4. Automated production of SPLA License Report, guaranteeing accuracy of results
6Technology Overview Distributed agent based technology Agent service installed on each managed device collecting:Device profileDetailed software inventoryProduct and Device UseAgent featuresOffline data storage to ensure no loss of dataEncrypted data communicationCentrally managedCentral management console (AMS)Distribution and management of agent servicesDevice, domain and customer manipulationTailored report generation to meet licensing and end-customer requirements
25Engagement model Resold via SPLAR’s globally No upfront installation feesMonthly agent license fee to mirror SPLADownloaded simply and easily via internet
26activAeon benefits to Partners activAeon reduces the amount of time and resources taken to report by 72%activAeon increases Service Providers ability to report; easily, accurately and in line with SPUR by 71%activAeon users claim their ability to identify accurate end user license usage has increased by 104%. This ensures billing of end customers is based upon accurate usage data
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