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open it is a leading provider of advanced hardware software usage reporting and optimization solutions

Open iT is a leading provider of advanced hardware & software usage reporting and optimization solutions

 December 2017

Founded in 1999, Open iT has offices in the America, Europe and Asia. The company creates software for IT resource monitoring, reporting and optimization. Its software and strategic consulting enables customers to gain control over their IT resource use, cut costs and waste, and improve the reliability and performance of their IT assets.

Its mission is to help companies around the globe reduce the cost and complexity of managing corporate IT assets. Open iT is a leading provider of advanced hardware & software usage reporting and optimization solutions.

Open iT software enables fully customizable usage reporting, granular chargeback for hardware and software usage, and automated, industry-leading license harvesting capabilities across Windows, Unix and Linux platforms. Open iT metering and optimization tools equip Software and IT Asset Managers with advanced usage metering across license managers, such as FlexNet, IBM LUM, Sentinel/Abaqus, and many others, in addition to other applications and web applications not using license managers.

Products at your service

Open iT LicenseAnalyzer

It is a software usage metering and optimization tool that provides an enterprise-wide overview of installed software programs managed by most software license managers.

The LicenseAnalyzer module cuts software license cost and reduces usage waste by monitoring software use. Manage the most expensive applications such as MATLAB, CATIA, ANSYS, ESRI and Autodesk software. Simplify software asset management with easy-to-use, web-based monitoring features and flexible reporting capabilities of LicenseAnalyzer.

Open iT ApplicationTracker

It is a software asset management solution that monitors activity levels of all applications on Windows, Unix and Linux platforms.

ApplicationTracker™ has advanced reporting capabilities and enables tracking of software usage, independent of licensing method, allowing companies to manage even wider selections of expensive software, such as CATIA, MATLAB, Solidworks, ANSYS, MATLAB, AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Autodesk, ESRI, Dassault Systemes Software Suite and many others. ApplicationTracker generates reports showing detailed usage of CPU and elapsed time, keyboard, mouse and I/O usage, portraying each application, where and when it is running, and who is running it.

Customer success story

Nissan Motor Corporation

Nissan Motor Corporation Limited is a leading Japanese automaker. They produce low cost, fuel-efficient vehicles, using high quality engineering tools. For production simulation and design, Nissan’s engineers use expensive Computer Aided Drafting and Engineering (CAD, CAE) software applications.

To improve business processes, Nissan investigated Open iT as a solution with which to cut software license costs without compromising projects/jobs. Just by metering software usage, they were able to eliminate unused licenses, and get more control over new software investments.

Business Challenge

This Fortune Global 100 company had been in the manufacturing business for a long time, and had accumulated numerous IT assets. As the company grew, greater numbers of employees required more software. The diverse software licenses acquired led to higher operating costs, largely due to additional software rental charges and increased maintenance expenditures.

The existing IT system used an automated software license counting process, where a log file was automatically scripted. The CAD and AE applications streamlined the job by uniting the script that automated the total processing of the log. However, it took two to three days to analyze each module in detail. Too much time and work was required to manage and monitor software license usage rates.

Open iT Software Solution

Open iT was selected as a software metering solution because it possessed the functional capability and reliability needed, and had strong customer support provided by Daikin Industry. After a six month trial period, Open iT was completely installed and integrated by March, 2006. Open iT metered license usage at Nissan’s Technical Center, their Design Center, and the Yokohama factory. Software usage was metered frequently, and the data was processed quickly by the Open iT server located at Nissan headquarters.

Results

An important part of Nissan’s business plan included improving user efficiency. Based on experience from past operational results, executives decided that detailed analysis of IT usage reports would not only improve usage rates but could be used to improve user efficiency as well. Open iT’s reports were available for all users, and showed actual usage data including each application’s hourly and daily usage. Visualizing and communicating usage rates resulted in greater user awareness of wasteful practices, and of the need for increased efficiency.

Happy customers

“Open iT provides justification for our user community. Our company treats us as a vendor, so we must prove ourselves. Open iT justifies why we need particular modules to support our business needs.”

B.B Japanese Automotive Manufacturer

“Open iT Software has helped us manage costs as we expand the business, supporting and supplying the needs of our highest producers. We could not have done this without a tool like Open iT LicenseAnalyzer. It meters usage 24/7, always hard at work for us, analyzing and providing data for optimizing our software resources, even as we reduce or expand our activity levels. This is not a once a year job!”

Dan Shearer, Manager Technology Enhancement, Burlington Resources

Meet the biggie

Eistein Fosli is the founder and CEO of Open iT. His utilitarian solutions for resource optimization, garnering savings, and strategic organizational management have paved the way for the success of Open iT, Inc. The company's decade-long position as a market leader is a product of his rich experience: theoretical knowledge gained through a Master of Science in Informatics from University of Oslo, combined with 10 years of operational support and training as consultant for Statoil, Hydro, Shell and Telenor.

Some of the most successful organizations in the world use Open iT tools and services to reduce IT costs, increase performance and support business process improvements.

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