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.

Features

  • 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

Benefits

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

Pricing

£1 to £9.20 per user

  • Education pricing available
  • Free trial available

Service documents

Framework

G-Cloud 11

Service ID

4 6 4 6 5 9 0 3 0 3 2 7 6 9 8

Contact

The Business Software Centre Ltd

Phil Hames

01256 799941

p.hames@businesssoftwarecentre.com

Service scope

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

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

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

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
API
No
Customisation available
Yes
Description of customisation
- Administration rights
- Track/ untrack softwares
-Data feed from SCCM or any Software Asset Management tool

Scaling

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.

Analytics

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

Resellers

Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Staff screening not performed
Government security clearance
None

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 export approach
Export data to .CSV file
Data export formats
CSV
Data import formats
CSV

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Approach to secure software development best practice
Supplier-defined process

Public sector networks

Connection to public sector networks
No

Pricing

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

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