Feature Efficiency Histogram

The Feature Efficiency Histogram page displays how well each of the licenses that are available are used over the total amount of time, or over the amount of time during which there are active checkouts of the license.

The data provided by this report can be used to identify both licensing bottlenecks and waste.
Note: The scaling of this report is based on the number of licenses available. For example, if 10 licenses are available, 10 rows will appear, one for each license. If 1000 are licenses available, 10 rows will appear - each row with a range of 100 licenses.

Examples



Figure 1. Feature Efficiency Histogram Page

Using the example above, from an "overall time" perspective, no licenses checked out 1.83% of the time, at least one license checked out 98.17% of the time, and so on. From a "when used" perspective, exactly 1 license is used 1.49% of the time, 2 licenses are used 4.43% of the time, and so on. The scaling of this report is based on the number of licenses available. For example, if 10 licenses are available, 10 rows will appear, one for each license. If 1000 are licenses available, 10 rows will appear, each row with a range of 100 licenses.



Figure 2. Feature Efficiency Histogram

In the example histogram in the lower right corner, it shows a 55 percent of idle time in red. This implies that licenses were used less than half of the time, which shows a huge waste. The next step here would be to look at a larger data set, to see if this data point in an anomaly. But if not, it would indicate that you should buy fewer licenses in the future.