Savings Through Product Use Rights Report

FlexNet Manager Suite 2022 R2 (On-Premises)

The Savings Through Product Use Rights report displays possible savings to be made by setting the correct product use rights, such as right of second use, on licenses.

Generating the report

  1. Navigate to License Compliance > Optimization > Savings Through Product Use Rights.
  2. Click Run report to display all results as at the last reconcile.

Limiting the report results

The following options (which display from left to right and are located below the report title) allow you to redefine the report content:

  • Using the search field titled Publisher, click the search icon and choose a single publisher for this report. This displays a search field titled Application which enables you optionally limit the report to a single application by this publisher by selecting the application from the adjacent drop-down list. This in turn displays a standard filter labeled Version which enables you to optionally limit the report to a single version of the chosen application by selecting the version from the adjacent drop-down list.
  • Using the search field titled Enterprise, click the search icon and choose the enterprise(s) to include in this report.
  • Using the filter labeled As at, select Custom date from the adjacent drop-down list to set a date range for the report. This displays two date pickers with the current date selected in both. To change the date range, click the calendar icon in the date picker on the left to modify the start date and/or click the calendar icon in the date picker on the right to modify the end date.

For help with the search, see To Use a Fly-Down.

Reading the report

The following columns (listed alphabetically) are available in this list. By default, some are available through the column chooser.

Column name Description
Benefits The possible savings you can achieve are calculated using the results shown in other columns of this report. The benefits calculation is the sum of Covered VM installs, Exempt count and Second use, multiplied by the Estimated unit (currency) for the license.
Compliance status
Whether or not the current use of software under this license complies with the license terms and conditions. Values may be:
  • At risk — Consumption exceeds entitlements. Consider uninstalling some software, or finding more purchase records, or making new purchases to cover the shortfall.
  • Compliant — The calculated consumption is less than or equal to the total recorded entitlements (these may be recorded in one or many purchases linked to this license). If your data input is complete and accurate, this license is in good shape.
  • Not tracked — This is the initial (default) value for CAL Legacy, Oracle Legacy, and Concurrent User licenses, because the compliance status of these license types is not calculated by license reconciliation process. However, you can manually set the compliance status value in the Compliance tab of the properties for these licenses. Custom Metric licenses also start out as Not tracked, but for Custom Metric licenses you may manually set the value only if you first set the Set Compliance status manually check box in the Identification tab of the license properties.
  • Unknown — Inventory data cannot be used to determine the compliance status of this license. Typical reasons may include:
    • Missing calculations — You haven't yet run a compliance calculation (called a Reconcile, available through License Compliance > Reconcile, or run automatically overnight).
    • Missing applications — The license has no application linked. You can identify the installed software and link it to the license; or as a short-term workaround, you can switch to the Consumption tab, allocate the license to specific computers (or end-users, depending on license type), provided that in the Use rights & rules tab you expand the License consumption rules section and select the Allocations consume license entitlements check box.
    • Missing inventory details — This license may require details from hardware inventory that are currently not available. For example, Microsoft Server Core and Microsoft Server Processor licenses require the number of threads and cores or processors from hardware inventory. All inventory tools do not include these details. Prior to the 2012 release, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (previously Microsoft SCCM) did not provide information on cores; and threads may be missing from various sources, and the license compliance cannot be accurately calculated without this information. Unless the license is already at risk, it is given a status of Unknown. To correct this, identify the computers linked to this license that are missing the necessary hardware properties, and set the values manually until you can change to an inventory tool that provides all required data. Consider augmenting the inventory on these computers with direct inventory gathering by FlexNet Manager Suite through an inventory beacon.
The number of license entitlements (or points) consumed across the enterprise.
Tip: Access rights on an operator's role may restrict the values that the operator is entitled to see. An unrestricted view provides the total consumption that should be balanced by purchases.
Note: Special provisions apply to these license types:
  • For SAP Named User licenses, this is the license requirement based on the current user license assignments in SAP. This is the same value that would be calculated by SAP LAW, had you run it with the same data.
  • For IBM PVU licenses, this is the most recently calculated value shown in the Peak consumed field on the Compliance tab of the license properties. The historical peak is the licensable metric for this license type.
Covered VM installs The number of licenses consumed by instances of this application on virtual machines.
Downgrade count The number of installs that were of downgrade editions or versions of the applications covered by this license.

The edition property of the license, which may or may not be the same as the edition of the licensed application.

Entitlement limits The entitlements limits rule that controls how the license is flagged if consumption exceeds purchased entitlements. A value of Unlimited or Subject to true-up means this license cannot be displayed as At risk. In addition, for a value of Subject to true-up, at the end of the true-up period, you must make purchases to retrospectively cover any over-consumption. Most licenses display As purchased, where a license is At risk if consumption exceeds purchased entitlements.
Estimated unit (currency)

The unit price for a single entitlement under this license. This value has been set to override prices on all related purchase records. This may be set to the current single purchase price.

Exempt count The number of installs that were marked as exempt on this license.
License type

The kind of license, which determines what properties are available for the license, and how compliance is calculated for the license.

Product Displays the application name, including references to versions or editions and preceded by the publisher name for single results; or displays Multiple products for multi-product licenses.

Product values are not directly editable in the license properties, but are taken from the latest version of the application linked to the license (visible in the Identification section of the General tab of the application properties). In license properties the product is listed in the Applications tab. For multi-product licenses, linked products are listed in the Use rights & rules tab.


The name of the publisher of this software, responsible for its development and distribution.


The total number of license entitlements recorded for this license. This is the sum of the Entitlements from purchases and Extra entitlements values stored in the properties of the license. This is the number of license entitlements your enterprise is entitled to consume.

Second use The number of installs covered by second use rights on this license.

Displays the result of Entitlements from purchases plus Extra entitlements minus Consumed fields shown in license properties. The result is positive when you have surplus entitlements (according to the last license consumption calculation), and negative when you are under-purchased. For points-based licenses (such as Core Points or Processor Points licenses), the value is the number of points, rather than entitlements.

Total licensed installs The total count of installs covered by this license.

The version assigned to the license. Depending on settings, this may or may not reflect the version of the first-linked application.

FlexNet Manager Suite (On-Premises)

2022 R2