Altair DSUA

Altair® Desktop Software Usage Analytics™ (DSUA)

Scalable, Configurable Desktop Software Usage Analytics

Altair’s Desktop Software Usage Analytics (DSUA) is an easy-to-use data collection, analysis, and visualization solution that delivers advanced reporting and analytics to support data-driven planning and decision-making. It’s built for software acquisition and compliance auditors, administrators, engineering managers, and business analysts who need to maintain an optimal, compliant software inventory. DSUA complements Altair® Software Asset Optimization (SAO) by extending usage analytics to all software across an entire organization.


Out-of-the-box DSUA

Out-of-the-Box Usability for IT Insight

DSUA is a configurable, incrementally expandable, out-of-the-box solution that runs on Windows and Linux servers and tracks software usage on Windows, Linux, and Mac desktops. DSUA notifies IT about idle software and about software that’s obtaining a license or running standalone, and it delivers software usage reports over a selected date range across all of an organization’s desktop systems.

DSUA Effortless Scalability

Effortless Scalability & Targeted Tracking

Track thousands of desktops, with smart filtering to minimize data streams and a low memory footprint on individual desktops. DSUA enables targeted software tracking and idle-state tracking based on keyboard and mouse activity — without capturing or recording user keystrokes.

DSUA Modular System Components

Modular System Components

Modular system components enable updates as needed, and desktop services are auto-updated. This flexible approach saves users time and money now and promises future savings as an organization’s needs change.

Key Features

Trusted Components

DSUA uses Windows and Java services, Apache Kafka, Apache Spark, an SQLite database, and an easy web portal with configuration tools and usage reports.

Targeted Usage Tracking

Configure software executables of interest for targeted usage tracking while desktops are online or offline.

Idle Application Pinpointing

Identify idle applications on Windows desktops.

Inventory Collection

Collect software inventory from Windows desktops.

Package Usage Tracking

Associate multiple executables with a software package for tracking package usage.

License Type Identification

Determine whether software uses a centralized license, is managed by license managers, or is node-locked.