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OBSERVER

MANY SOLUTIONS, JUST 1 SINGLE TOOL

Observer was founded in 2008 from the shared expertise of specialists in the field of Information Technology and experts in Web Applications development. Observer is now in its sixth release: its steadfast commitment to research and development, in addition to its receptivity to customer requests, have contributed to its improvement and its growth.

FUNCTIONS

WHAT ARE OBSERVER'S LIMITS?

from 1 

OBSERVER CAN TRACK EVERY SINGLE FEATURE

to infinity

NO MATTER HOW MUCH SOFTWARE THERE IS TO TRACK

FUNCTIONS

Observer is the application for tracking software licenses that provides precise data on the use of applications, their expiration dates, and on the location tracking of users in various cost centers.

REAL-TIME ANALYSIS

Observer tracks all the managed software licenses in real time. Thanks to the Real-Time module, it's simple to track licenses in use, those available, those borrowed, check-out times, users and the groups they belong to.

USAGE GRAPHICS

All collected data is processed and presented via intuitive interactive graphs. The user always knows how, and how much, business software is being used.

ADVANCED EXPORT

All tracked data can be exported in several formats, including pdf, xls, jpg, png, svg. A useful feature for filing, sharing and presenting the results of your analysis.

SERVER TRACKING

Your server licenses will be constantly tracked. Observer will check their state for you, sending alerts in case of anomalies or malfunctions. And, no worries! It will also remind you when it comes time to renew licenses that are about to expire.

ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES

Observer is able to communicate with all the main license managers on the market: LUM, DSLS, FLEXLM, LM-X, BETA LM, PERMAS, ANIMATOR, CDB, CODEMETER, LS-DYNA, RLM, PERMAS. You don't see yours? Ask us about implementation: we're always happy when we can add new software to track! 

PERFORMANCE WORTH SHOUTING ABOUT

Despite the huge amount of information tracked every second, Observer is truly lightweight. The processing of data occurs in real-time, without slowdowns, with no waiting: so that you can focus on the results!

STOP DOWNTIME

With Observer it's simple to forecast periods of increased usage for each application and to always ensure the availability of licenses. Forget about projects that are brought to a halt because of limited licenses.

ACCURATE AND RELIABLE ESTIMATES

All collected data is processed and presented via intuitive interactive graphs. The user always knows how, and how much, business software is being used.

THERE ARE REAL SAVINGS: ONES YOU CAN FEEL.

Thanks to the data collected by Observer, IT Managers are able to define the budget to allocate to the purchase of software licenses with extreme accuracy.

Start tracking your licenses. Try Observer FREE for 60 days

WHAT SOFTWARE CAN BE TRACKED?

  • CAD
    2D AND 3D COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN UNDER CONTROL

    CAD (Computer-Aided Drafting) i.e., computer-aided design and drafting. It's the use of information technology for project design and documentation. CAD software replaces manual drafting with an automated process.

    Observer 6 tracks all the main CAD software currently on the market, including:
    Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk InventorCatia, Unigraphics, SolidEdge, FactoryCADSolidWorks, DraftSight, Rhinoceros, Wiseimage, Rasterid and many more...


  • CAD INTEROPERABILITY
    RAPID, CERTIFIED CONVERSIONS

    A suite of products that enable real inter-operability between Cad, ensuring perfect conversions with the aid of functionality, and modules for simplification and for the comparison of models.

    Among the main products tracked by Observer, these should be mentioned: 3D Evolution, CrossManager, CrossCAD, DraftView, 3D Viewstation, Spinfire Professional and many more...

  • SIMULATION
    TRACKED SIMULATION

    A wide range of CAE solutions(Computer-Aided Engineering) enable CAE engineers and analysts to validate the different aspects of design through 3D CAD geometry in their simulations.

    Observer is the best solution to track license usage in the CAE environment. Among the main software tracked, these stand out: PTC Creo Simulate, Automod, Ansys, Jack

  • LATEST ARRIVALS
     SPECIAL AND SPECIFIC PRODUCTS

    Observer is able to keep track of the usage of even the most complex software, allowing users and IT managers complete and total control over the distribution and usage of licenses.

    Among the latest products tracked by Observer, these should be mentioned: Matlab, Robcad, Vismockup, Robot Expert, Nastran, Patran, Hyperworks, Hypermesh and many, many more...

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

It works everywhere, no need to set up.

Observer is supported on any server infrastructure. Starting from today is even available the virtualized distro!

LINUX
  • 30 Gb of free disk space
  • 2 Gb of RAM
  • CPU dual Core 1,3 Mhz 
  • Apache / PHP / MySQL
WINDOWS
  • 50 Gb of free disk space
  • 4 Gb of RAM
  • CU dual Core 2,3 Mhz
  • Apache / PHP / MySQL
  • No IIS installed
APPLE
  • 30 Gb of free disk space
  • 2 Gb of RAM
  • CPU dual Core 1,3 Mhz
  • Apache / PHP / MySQL
VMWARE / SAPPHIRE
  • 30 Gb of free disk space
  • 2 Gb of RAM
  • CPU dual Core 1,3 Mhz
  • VMWare server / Sapphire

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ

Do you have any questions or specific requirements? Any random facts you're curious about? Please, do not hesitate to contact us, we're happy to provide answers.

  • How long does the Observer demo run and what does it allow me to do?

    The demo lasts sixty days starting from the date of installation. The Observer demo enables you to track up to 10 software programs, without limitations to the number of users or the number of exports.

  • I have a license manager that isn't listed. What can I do?

    Observer is a versatile and customizable solution to meet clients' needs. If you want to track a new license manager, all you need to do is send your configuration data to the technical support team. Once implementation is complete, the support team will issue the customization request through a software update. To contact our support team, please fill out the form at this LINK.

  • What is Observer?

    Observer is a solution that allows you to track and manage licenses for your company's software. Observer is accessible from any client workstation or mobile device. Observer tracks and analyzes the data collected on licenses in real-time, creating statistical graphs and detailed reports.

  • Where can I install Observer?

    Observer can be installed on any Windows or Linux architecture. It can also be downloaded from HERE  in VMware format. Installation takes just a few seconds and calls for minimal system requirements. For more information about this, please read the section called System Requirements.

  • In our company we use Active Directory. Can it be connected to Observer?

    Yes, absolutely. Observer is able to communicate with Active Directory through LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol). Simply set the Active Directory data via the control panel. This way, you can access Observer directly via your own domain account. Because of this feature, the data on license usage will be easily associated to the workgroups defined directly in AD.

  • What should I install on my license servers?

    You don't need to install anything. Observer tracks software directly from the server on which it's installed. You can, however, still install specific agents on individual servers in case you need to retrieve information present only on existing machinery resources (for example Log Files, Option Files and License Files). 

  • In our company we only use 4 software programs. Can I use Observer? 

    Observer is a solution meant for companies where hundreds of different applications coexist. For simpler environments, the best solution would be Insight, the new solution for the analysis of licenses that works directly on the client side. You can find more information on Insight and tracking local software here.

  • Who do I contact for a commercial quote?

    You can send an email to our customer service: info@abcinteractive.it or contact a sales manager at the phone number (+39) 0173-970204

  • I have a few questions. Who can I contact?

    Even if it is a simple question, please don't hesitate to contact our support team by completing the form you'll find at this LINK.