The Business Software Centre Ltd

Rentsoft Meter

Rentsoft Meter is designed to help your business be more cost-effective. With accurate software usage reports sent direct to you within minutes of deployment, usage analysis and benchmarking against the best practices you can identify wasted costs and improve your IT efficiency.


  • Your software usage to date for the current month
  • Your software usage mapped per month
  • Potential risk from under licensing in financial terms
  • Savings realised to date
  • Potential cost savings
  • Simple and quick to install


  • Measure software usage by the minute
  • Save money on software licenses
  • Make sure you’re compliant


£1 to £9.20 per user

  • Education pricing available
  • Free trial available

Service documents

G-Cloud 11


The Business Software Centre Ltd

Phil Hames

01256 799941

Service scope

Service scope
Software add-on or extension No
Cloud deployment model Public cloud
Service constraints N/A
System requirements N/A

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Email or online ticketing
Support response times No later than one working day
User can manage status and priority of support tickets Yes
Online ticketing support accessibility None or don’t know
Phone support Yes
Phone support availability 9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support No
Onsite support Yes, at extra cost
Support levels To each client, we provide a technical account manager or cloud support engineer to support the project.
Support available to third parties Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Onboarding and offboarding
Getting started We provide installation and training materials in the form of videos, PDFs, on site training and web calling.
Service documentation Yes
Documentation formats PDF
End-of-contract data extraction Export data to .CSV file
End-of-contract process Deployed agent will be removed.

Using the service

Using the service
Web browser interface Yes
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Internet Explorer 9
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
Application to install Yes
Compatible operating systems Windows
Designed for use on mobile devices No
Service interface No
Customisation available Yes
Description of customisation - Administration rights
- Track/ untrack softwares
-Data feed from SCCM or any Software Asset Management tool


Independence of resources Rentsoft Meter uses a small locally installed service to monitor and send software usage to a SQL server database running in the TBSC cloud environment so won't affect to any user. And each organization database is hosted on server seperately.


Service usage metrics Yes
Metrics types Rentsoft Meter is a web-based software usage metering solution. Rentsoft Meter is quick and easy to deploy, business user focused (Non-code approach), scalable for the largest of organisations, with powerful integration capabilities to Microsoft Excel for reporting and analysis. It measures software usage by the minute. Providing usage reports and data that help you track when a user closes the software.
Reporting types
  • Regular reports
  • Reports on request


Supplier type Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Staff screening not performed
Government security clearance None

Asset protection

Asset protection
Knowledge of data storage and processing locations Yes
Data storage and processing locations United Kingdom
User control over data storage and processing locations Yes
Datacentre security standards Managed by a third party
Penetration testing frequency Less than once a year
Penetration testing approach Another external penetration testing organisation
Protecting data at rest
  • Physical access control, complying with another standard
  • Encryption of all physical media
Data sanitisation process No
Equipment disposal approach In-house destruction process

Data importing and exporting

Data importing and exporting
Data export approach Export data to .CSV file
Data export formats CSV
Data import formats CSV

Data-in-transit protection

Data-in-transit protection
Data protection between buyer and supplier networks Legacy SSL and TLS (under version 1.2)
Data protection within supplier network Legacy SSL and TLS (under version 1.2)

Availability and resilience

Availability and resilience
Guaranteed availability N/A
Approach to resilience Available on request
Outage reporting Email alerts

Identity and authentication

Identity and authentication
User authentication needed Yes
User authentication
  • Dedicated link (for example VPN)
  • Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels Available on request
Access restriction testing frequency At least once a year
Management access authentication
  • Dedicated link (for example VPN)
  • Username or password

Audit information for users

Audit information for users
Access to user activity audit information No audit information available
Access to supplier activity audit information No audit information available
How long system logs are stored for Between 1 month and 6 months

Standards and certifications

Standards and certifications
ISO/IEC 27001 certification No
ISO 28000:2007 certification No
CSA STAR certification No
PCI certification No
Other security certifications No

Security governance

Security governance
Named board-level person responsible for service security Yes
Security governance certified No
Security governance approach N/A
Information security policies and processes N/A

Operational security

Operational security
Configuration and change management standard Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach The TBSC cloud is hosted in a approved data centre in the UK. Rentsoft Meter can also be installed on premise if required. The metering component can be installed manually or through an automated .msi file.
Vulnerability management type Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach Available on request
Protective monitoring type Undisclosed
Protective monitoring approach Available on request
Incident management type Undisclosed
Incident management approach Available on request

Secure development

Secure development
Approach to secure software development best practice Supplier-defined process

Public sector networks

Public sector networks
Connection to public sector networks No


Price £1 to £9.20 per user
Discount for educational organisations Yes
Free trial available Yes
Description of free trial There is a limited time period for the free trial of 30 days* - time period may vary. Please ask for more details.

Service documents

pdf document: Pricing document pdf document: Service definition document pdf document: Terms and conditions
Service documents
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