Optimize IT Asset Management with Scalable Software
Asset Vision Optimize is the ultimate in software usage metering technology. It delivers forensic-level usage analysis of traditional and virtual applications, applications running on virtual desktops, web applications, and high-value server resources such as Oracle and SQL Server databases. In conjunction with other core features of the Asset Vision solution, it can dramatically drive down operational IT costs. It does this by identifying hardware and software assets that can be reconfigured, recycled, or retired, so you can eliminate unnecessary expenditures.
Asset Vision Optimize Highlights
- “IT Asset Usage Intelligence” via customizable dashboards provide detailed analysis
- Supports traditional, web, virtual and thin-client application models
- Specialized features to track interactions from virtual desktops
- Automated SaaS & internal WebApp discovery
- URL pattern matching for SaaS and WebApp metering
- Options to extend metering to relational databases
- Options to track usage at the caption, document, and dialog levels
- Usage metering for COTS, custom-coded, and bespoke applications
Asset Vision Optimize Key Features
Accurate Workstation Usage
By measuring usage through the lens of human interaction, organizations can now differentiate read-only activity from read/write activity for accurate workstation usage. Asset Vision Optimize enables measuring the amount of time a human was active in any application. It provides granular levels of detail down to the active window caption name for traditional applications, web applications and plug-ins, Citrix Terminal Server & VDI, and Virtualized Applications (ThinApp, App-V). In conjunction with the expense management capabilities of Asset Vision Registry, Optimize can quickly identify precise operational expenditure savings.
Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) is the most widely deployed workstation configuration management tool. Organizational change control and other operational processes are frequently built around it. Asset Vision integrates directly with SCCM to effect license harvesting. When unused software is identified, individual or groups of packages can be selected to be removed using the methods maintained by SCCM or dynamically generated by Asset Vision. This SCCM integration ensures savings can be captured rapidly and existing operational processes adhered to.
Asset Vision WebApp tracking provides a forensic level of usage analysis of web applications. Beyond simple page loads, it identifies the amount of time a user spends interacting with an identifiable page. The tracking will count keystrokes and mouse clicks to ensure a precise understanding of how important the page is to a user. Coupled with normalization of the page to a meaningful app name, this feature surfaces actionable intelligence of SaaS consumption.
Automatic discovery of the use of a web application is an important first step in rationalizing the use of SaaS applications. Asset Vision’s automated web application discovery will count simple hits for web applications down to the second level URL qualifier. From this screen it’s a simple step to enabling detailed usage tracking for the individual web application.