Altair® Software Asset Optimization (SAO)

Advanced Software Asset Optimization

SAO is our advanced tool for software asset optimization, built so you can right-size your organization’s software portfolio using real data to make informed business decisions. With software asset optimization from SAO you get an easy-to-use data collection, analysis, and visualization solution with 70+ reports, plus SAO Predict to tune your current configuration and guide future capacity planning.

Why SAO?

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Reporting and Analysis

Get a bird’s-eye view of license usage plus a hierarchical breakdown by department and region

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License Optimization

Pinpoint underutilized assets for more efficient budgeting

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Future Planning

Explore configuration alternatives using a virtual license manager

Key Features

Detailed Reporting

70+ configurable usage and analytics reports with extensive drill-down capabilities

Admin Tools

License expiration, vendor management, agent configuration, roles, region and department hierarchies, and more

SAO Predict

Our "what-if" simulator helps organizations control license costs and plan for future capacity

Costing Module

Optimize software purchases and control spending with Altair SAO's costing module


We’ll develop a powerful SAO solution tailored to your organization’s unique requirements

Third-party Support

Support for over two dozen third-party license managers