Handling license subscriptions and other license types
We have 11 different license types across the enterprise right now. I expect more to come considering vendors constantly thinking of new ways to charge us.
- OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers)
- Named User License
- Client Access License (CAL)
- Trial License
- Concurrent License
- Free License
- Node Locked
As an example. We have multiple enterprise subscriptions with Microsoft with O365. Within each of the Enterprise subscriptions we have multiple service plans. Each service plan has varying and overlapping software products within each service plan. Check the "it's complicated" box.