Distilling over 20 years of customer experience in managing software licenses in the chip design space, Stuart Taylor, Altair, will present some common techniques to reduce waste and more accurately target spend. While the information was gleaned in the semiconductor space, the experience can be applied to other industry sectors. We will take a tour of the typical activities associated with day-to-day license operations, surviving a software audit and planning future purchases. Altair's Monitor product is used as a basis for the tour but the ideas are generally applicable; a working assumption is that the licenses are expensive and are a scarce resource with multiple teams and users competing for access.
Presented as part of Altair's 2023 Future.Industry conference.