LabStats 101: How to Track Applications
Learn how to track software applications in LabStats.
It’s important to understand how applications are used so you can right-size software license agreements.
LabStats automatically tracks a catalog of common software programs. You can see the full list in the Application Manager. You can select which desktop and web applications to track, and add additional software applications.
Related: Software Inventory
Determine which Applications to Monitor
Consider tracking similar programs and common web applications. If you track Adobe Photoshop, also track Gimp. If you track SPSS, also track R, and then compare usage over time.
You might also want to track websites like G Suite or AirTable. You could then see a report that shows usage on computers with expensive software. If computers with expensive software are only used to access free applications, you could, like many LabStats users, save hundreds of thousands of dollars in your budget.
Whatever applications you decide to track now, you can edit the list at any time. It’s better to err on the side of tracking too many applications at the beginning sinceLabStats does not track data retroactively.
How to Track Applications
Tracking desktop and web applications is easy. Follow the video or get step-by-step instructions.
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