Gain Control of Your SAM Program
Asset Vision License Manager enables IT to prepare an accurate, thorough, and detailed picture of license compliance without outside vendor involvement, dramatically reducing the complexity and manual tasks required to manage complex software license entitlement information. It forms the basis for sound Software Asset Management practices and, in conjunction with other tools in the Asset Vision suite, can reduce software expenditure and eliminate compliance risk.
Asset Vision License Manager Highlights
- Import source entitlement information from virtually any source
- De-duplicate, normalize and enrich the source data via the integrated SKU catalog
- Automatically learns how you name software products to streamline importing
- Take advantage of secondary product use rights to maximize your entitlement
- Create an effective license position via an integrated upgrade processing engine
- Easily allocate licenses to users of devices for accurate and detailed tracking of license consumption
- Produce vendor specific compliance reports in conjunction with Asset Vision Registry software inventory data or via supported third-party inventory sources
Asset Vision License Manager Key Features
Assign licenses to computers hosting licensable software with the Assignment Wizard. Report on Assignment Gaps where Asset Vision detects licensable software without an assigned license. The Assignment Wizard provides a step-by-step process for selecting a Software Product Version for assignment, displaying eligible devices for assigning that software, summarizing the resulting assignment license SKU counts and OSE coverage, and finalizing the assignment and Exposure/Assignment Gap recalculation.
Upgrade and Use-Rights Engine
Key to capturing the maximum value of your software investment is the correct allocation of upgrades and product use rights. Although terminology across publishers varies significantly, Scalable has successfully normalized the major licensing and upgrade rules in use today, in a publisher-independent fashion. This capability enables Asset Vision License Manager to ensure that upgrade, software assurance, maintenance, and rights of secondary use are applied regardless of the software product being processed, giving you confidence that you’re getting the maximum value from your software investment.
Asset Vision License Manager enables entitlement information to be imported from a variety of sources. Popular sources include the transaction data tab from the Microsoft License Statement and the purchase history from the Adobe equivalent. A variety of maps also exist that enable purchase history from Large Account Resellers to be imported. Capabilities include a mapping tool that can take an arbitrary data set and map it accurately into the entitlement repository. In addition to the import features, Asset Vision enables individual entitlements to be added manually to the repository.
Asset Vision License Manager provides the ability to reconcile licenses with inventory discovered by Asset Vision Registry. License entitlements can be imported, qualified, and summarized to provide a license position. Inventory captured by Asset Vision Registry can be qualified to determine the licenses required for coverage. Reconciliation reports compare the licenses to the inventory to identify audit risks.
Virtualization Aware – Cluster Aware
Reporting on the precise relationship of virtual to physical machines and cluster configuration for your licensed software—including the metrics that matter, such as physical and virtual processor counts and VMs per Physical Machine—is easy with Asset Vision License Manager. It provides everything needed to ensure a clear understanding of the exposure, regardless of vendors’ emerging (and changing) virtualization licensing strategies.
Multiple Licensing Metrics
License Manager supports multiple metrics including seat, OSE’s(physical and virtual), Servers(physical and virtual) and Processor/Core. License Rules are tightly integrated with License Metrics as is the detection method to ensure accurate reporting. Coupled with an extensive array of entitlement categories such as software product version, product type, license metric, quantity, usage country and coverage dates, License Manager provides the necessary data to take control of your software assets.