Subscription Management setup guide Because Subscription Management is active for all production instances by default, you do not need to activate a plugin. To set up Subscription Management, you assign usage_admin roles to the users who will administer subscriptions. The admins allocate users to appropriate subscriptions, monitor usage of applications (both by subscribed users and by users who are not subscribed), and update subscription levels as needed. Note: Subscription Management is not supported on the ServiceNow Express platform. How subscription management works in the ServiceNow platform to give customers visibility into their subscriptions, so that they can allocate users to subscriptions, track subscription usage over time, identify compliance issues, and make informed decisions about subscription purchases. What to do Assign the Usage Admins Before you (the admin user) do anything else, assign usage_admin role to the persons who will manage subscriptions for your organization. Admin responsibilities and activities are described in Overview: Allocate users to a Per-User subscription and Monitoring how subscriptions are allocated. View the list of your subscription applications See View your subscription applications and allocation levels. If your organization purchased Per-User subscriptions, the usage_admin allocates users Note: You perform this task only for Per-User subscriptions. Your instance auto-allocates and reports on monthly usage for all other subscription types. With a Per-User subscription, a specified number of users is entitled to use the application. You perform the following tasks: Build user sets. Allocate users to appropriate subscriptions. Monitor whether you have allocated the right number of users. Monitor and manage how users are allocated. See Overview: Allocate users to a Per-User subscription. What to do next Day-to-day administration: Monitor and manage subscriptions See Monitoring how subscriptions are allocated.