Modultek Streamlines IT License Management
 
 

Modultek Streamlines IT License Management

  • Oracle Customer:  Modultek Oy
    Location:  Pori, Finland
    Industry:  High Technology
    Employees:  40
    Annual Revenue:  Under $100 Million

Modultek Oy develops and sells product data management (PDM), product life cycle management (PLM), and data quality solutions that optimize the management and use of information obtained during product and service life cycles. Aton PDM, with its flagship PDM and PLM solution, has a 25% share of the Finnish market. Modultek has an international customer base that includes Metso Minerals and Konecranes.

Modultek wanted to simplify license management for Oracle products that are used in-house, distributed, and hosted to its customers as bundled solutions in Aton PDM and CodeMaster. With the support of Oracle License Management Services, Modultek was able to assess customer and internal requirements in a noninvasive but comprehensive fashion. Furthermore, Modultek was able to introduce new measures to complement its existing license management controls.

 
 

 
 

Challenges

A word from Modultek Oy

  • “Oracle License Management Services streamlines license management in real-world environments where organizations do not have dedicated resources to manage their license assets.” – Janne Jansson, Partner and Chief Technical Officer, Modultek Oy

  • Simplify calculation of license fees payable to Oracle for Aton PDM and CodeMaster customers who run their PDM and PLM solutions on Oracle Database and CodeMaster customers who run on Oracle Database Enterprise Edition and Oracle WebLogic Server
  • Resolve license reconciliation complexities arising from mixed-user, processor-based, and other usage metrics, due to evolving and recurrent business with longstanding customers, or where complicating factors are present, such as hosted or outsourced operations or virtualized environments
  • Resolve support contract complexities by consolidating customer support contracts and corresponding customer support identifiers (CSIs)
  • Build a standard license governance methodology to streamline usage tracking and compliance for Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server
  • Optimize usage tracking and license management processes for Aton PDM and CodeMaster to check that end-user environments match license inventory purchased from Modultek and ensure that the company receives the correct license fees

Solutions

Oracle Product and Services

  • Used the scripts and usage tracking tools provided by Oracle License Management Services to calculate license fees payable for Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server for in-house production and development
  • Benefited from Oracle License Management Services methodologies to resolve the challenges of mixed-user metrics, multiple CSIs and dynamic operating environments that make software usage difficult to measure and control, and simplify collection of usage data
  • Benefited from Oracle License Management Services’ guidance and expertise to minimize the cost and impact of assessing day-to-day business operations, which would be considerable for a midsize company with no dedicated license management personnel
  • Identified and resolved gaps in existing license management procedures, for example implementing processes to monitor customer user populations, and worked with Oracle to refine, simplify, automate, and standardize software ordering and license management workflows in line with best practices
  • Leveraged skills learned during the Oracle License Management Services engagement to verify the status of Oracle product licenses, both in-house and at customer sites, whenever required to ensure ongoing compliance
  • Streamlined license management to enable the company to spend more time focusing on its core business of creating innovative PDM, PLM, and data-quality solutions