We’ve been working hard on AppClarity here at 1E HQ. Since the launch of AppClarity, we’ve been taking feedback from our user community and have been incorporating them into our product in order to make it bigger and better… For example, we now have Enterprise Management Groups to deal with the complexity of large, complex organizations, more compelling reports such as the Adobe Suite Optimization report and Microsoft Office Optimization report and not forgetting the cool, new white theme .
There are two notable people I’d like to give a shout out to and they are Dan Richings and Richard Barnes of Arup. We’ve helped Richard and Dan save Arup lots of money (over a million dollars so far) and we’re pretty proud of that.
Dan has even written a review of AppClarity on Microsoft Pinpoint and has authored a blog article advising how to use the custom command line feature in AppClarity on his personal blog, ConfigMgr and back again, where he posts experiences and tips he comes across whilst working with ConfigMgr.
This is what Richard had to say about AppClarity:
“AppClarity looks to be another exciting product from 1E, a key feature of which gives a clear view of application compliance by detailing license count against install amount. This gives a much needed transparency so that additional unnecessary expenditure doesn`t occur, and which allows us to reallocate unused licenses around the global business,”
“Another feature that stands out is the detection of installed but unused software. This is an administrative nightmare with software worth thousands sitting dormant on computers – an imbalance that is often hard to identify, let alone tackle. AppClarity will be tightly integrated into Microsoft® Configuration Manager, enabling us to maximize our existing investment in the platform and reveal the information we need to improve our software efficiency levels,”
Richard Barnes, Associate, Global Automation Team Leader, Arup.
It’s not an easy life driving efficiency initiatives so as well giving them a tool that saves them time, money and effort in AppClarity, we’ve decided to send them each an AppClarity jacket to save them from the British summer:
Dan has a particular love of vendor t-shirts, so I sent him a proper one to spread the word of his heroism internally:
By the way… AppClarity 3.1 is just around the corner, so watch the blog over the next few weeks for more information on some of the awesome stuff we’ve put into it (OK – I’ll give you a clue… It’s all about application virtualization).
Director of Product Management, 1E