So you’re shopping for a Software Asset Management tool. One of the things you’re certain to hear during presentations and demos is how quickly you can get to SAM nirvana. With their tool, you just enter your purchase details and any discovery data you have about software installations and voila! Magic happens behind the scenes and your SAM challenges are vanquished. Their tool is the mythical “easy button”.
A couple of days before Thanksgiving, Penske Truck Leasing, a long-time Eracent customer, hosted a user group meeting at their offices in Reading, PA. There was a great turnout – 22 companies participated as well as several members of the Eracent team.
Does your organization have a process in place for re-using or harvesting software licenses? For example, when a desktop or laptop is retired, what happens to the software licenses that reside on the machine? With a reliable harvesting process, the software assets that can be re-assigned should go into a pool of available licenses for re-use. A Software Asset Management (SAM) tool that manages licenses and monitors application usage can help automate the process of harvesting.
Eracent has received formal certification of its ITMC Discovery™ Integration for ServiceNow. This integration enables ServiceNow CMDB instances to be automatically updated with normalized discovery and utilization data from ITMC Discovery. This comprehensive asset / CI data may be used for multiple purposes.