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Segula Technologies has adopted Altair Engineering’s software asset optimisation (SAO) analytics solution to help the company monitor and optimise the daily usage of commercial computer-aided engineering (CAE) and computer-aided design (CAD) software licenses. It helps to control and consolidate software expenses across the enterprise and supports sound decision-making on new software acquisitions and license renewals.

Altair’s SAO solution enables information technology (IT) and management teams to easily and efficiently assess the actual software usage of procured software licences within the company.

Usage analysis provides useful information to make appropriate and sound decisions concerning capacity planning, acquisitions of new licences or right-sizing existing contracts.

SAO supports licence server management systems including FlexLM, Flexnet, LUM, LM-X and more. Based on information collected from all enabled vendor licence servers, SAO generates consistent, on-demand reports about software usage for the enterprise IT landscape.

As standard, SAO comes with interactive dashboards to visualise key metrics and trends and generate critical alert notifications via email and text message.

Key application benefits

  • SAO enables Segula Technologies to oversee its software inventory and usage, providing detailed information on utilisation trends and behaviours based on real data.
  • This makes software procurement and allocation decisions more objective, according to Christophe Guilloteau, OT manager for calculation software at Segula.
  • Altair’s solution was selected because it is affordable and offered the best solution for Segula’s needs.

Altair Engineering

Altair Engineering is a leading global product design, consulting and commercial software Company that allows businesses to synthesize and optimize designs processes and decisions for improved business performance. Altair provide services such as product engineering, industrial design, technical staffing, Hyper Works solutions, and analytics solutions by consistently delivering a competitive advantage to its clients across industry.

Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,000 employees, Altair has more than 45 offices in 24 countries throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific.

With a 30-year track record for product design, advanced engineering software, on-demand computing technologies and enterprise analytics solutions, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to more than 5,000 corporate clients representing the automotive, aerospace, government and defence, and consumer products verticals. Altair also has a growing client presence in the life sciences, financial services and energy markets.

Altair’s design suites impact product design from the earliest conceptual design stages through product performance optimization. It has resulted in products that exhibit minimum weight and outstanding performance in industry leading timescales. Altair has pioneered simulation-driven technologies to generate innovative design solutions for our clients:

HyperWorks is a simulation platform for rapid design exploration and decision-making. As the most comprehensive, open-architecture computer-aided engineering solutions in the industry, HyperWorks allow businesses to create superior, market-leading products efficiently and cost effectively.

solidThinking is an Altair wholly owned subsidiary that creates, develops and markets technology that helps the design community bring the most desirable products to market faster. Products include Inspire, to explore structurally efficient concepts, and Evolve for modeling and rendering.

PBS Works is a suite of on-demand, cloud computing technologies that allows enterprise clients to maximize their ROI on computing infrastructure assets. PBS Works is the most widely implemented workload management environment for grid-, cluster- and on-demand computing worldwide.

Altair ProductDesign is a global product development consultancy of more than 700 designers, engineers, scientists, and creative thinkers. This organization is best known for its leadership in simulation-driven design to help clients bring innovative, profitable products to market faster.

Altair’s patented on-demand software licensing system leads all software business models in providing both value and flexibility. Our centralized unit-based licensing model means multiple users can access our software anytime from anywhere. Software customers can run multiple applications across all of our technology suites simultaneously for a flat rate, rather than paying for each license in use.

Altair employees worldwide share a tremendous pride in the entrepreneurial spirit and corporate culture based on transparency, honesty, innovation, and integrity. This brings high value solutions for clients which integrate hardware, software, user experience and services.

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