A right to do something with licensed software. Examples include operating the software, making a back-up copy, and possibly using a second copy on a home computer (provided that it is owned by the primary user of the software in the office). The 'entitlement' also specifies the amount to which you have a right. For example, you may be entitled to just one back-up copy, or to run the software on just one home computer.

Entitlements are consumed by exercising the assigned right, so that it cannot be exercised again. In the above example, once you make one back-up copy, you cannot make another, because that entitlement has been consumed.

In IT Asset Management, the number of entitlements is often shown as a Licensed quantity. Additional rights (after the basic number of installations) are encoded as product use rights.

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