SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Runtime Design Automation today announced that the Research and Development department of the Husqvarna Group (Stockholm, Sweden) has endorsed Runtime'sLicenseMonitor as the key instrument in its improved usage analysis and accuracy of Husqvarna'ssoftware licensing utilization.
Husqvarna, the world's largest developer of outdoor power products, attributed savings of as much as 90% increased software license utilization to LicenseMonitor. LicenseMonitor's user-customizable graphical-based reports gave Husqvarana's CAD (computer-aided design) group a minutely-detailed look at who was using which license, when the licenses were being employed and when licenses were expiring, among other functions.
Since its adoption of LicenseMonitor, Husqvarna has also centralized the license monitoring function of its sites around the world, which is composed of 700 Catia and 1200 total users. As a result, Husqvarna's CAD Applications group can now make license redeployment decisions quickly, maintain and improve its usage and renew software licenses before they expire.
Rolf Keblanz, CAD Application Manager at Husqvarana'sR&D department stated, "Over our globally-spread sites, we had a vast range of software utilization. We wanted to increase the usage of each software license, and we wanted to be sure that we didn't strand any engineers if a license inadvertently expired, the consequence being that engineers would be unable to work for at least several days."
Keblanz continued, "Our goal was to maximize license usage without over-purchasing licenses. Since we've adopted LicenseMonitor, we've improved license usage efficiency to as much as 90%. Plus, not one engineer has run into an expired license problem. As we get to know LicenseMonitor's capabilities better, we'll look at balancing licenses between sites, look into what new licenses we need, and perhaps at certain sites, reduce the number of licenses."
Keblanz concluded, "In our evaluation process, one clear differentiator was Runtime's level and quality of technical support. While quality of support isn't strictly tangible, our Runtime support engineer pounced on problems extremely quickly and knowledgably."
For more information about Husqvarna, see: http://www.husqvarna.com
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