Organisations can always buy more but if they over-purchase; they cannot get a refund for unused licenses
In a phone interview, Avante said PBB had 19 unused licenses
which it would deploy this year, bringing the total network to 135.
A majority of ERP cloud provides lock new customers into annual contracts depending on user counts for fully adopted systems, wasting customer's money on unused licenses
The caps have also served to inflate the cost of licenses, as holders have engaged in roundabout and lucrative business deals to transfer licenses from one entity to the next, even though the law states that unused licenses
revert to the municipality or state.
SAP and other vendors are facing various pressures on their maintenance revenue streams, as customers look at third-party services and seek to "park" unused licenses
in order to stop paying maintenance on them.
Some of these providers are still seeking unused licenses
One of our reference customers, an equipment manufacturing company with 50,000 employees, observed a 6X ROI within 9 months, by reclaiming and repurposing unused licenses
," said John Juris, President, SCCM Expert.
The VMware View Rescue program targets customers unhappy with VMware's View technology by letting them trade up to 500 unused licenses
for ones with VDI Suite and XenDesktop.
Without precise knowledge of license use, organisations risk duplicate or misclassified users and unused licenses
, which may unknowingly increase costs, the company claims.
But during the rest of the year, they're left with unused licenses
that waste money.
In addition, Johnson estimates the company has saved several thousand dollars in software licensing tees due to the ability to discover and harvest unused licenses
Software usage information shows which of theses applications are actually being used and how often, enabling IT organizations to reclaim unused licenses
, and reallocate them to other departments.