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Software & Hardware Inventory

Accurate and Up-to-Date IT Asset Details

One of the Administrators' task is to keep an up-to-date information about the software and hardware used across the organization. Manual compilation and reconciliation of IT assets is effort-intensive and are error-prone. Desktop Central's Web-based Inventory Management not only helps to automate this task, but also provides out-of-the-box Network Inventory reports to get the required details in a very few clicks.

Inventory Management Features

  • Complete Hardware and Software Inventory
  • Scan the systems periodically to collect the hardware and software details
  • Manage Software Licenses
  • Detect Prohibited Software in the network
  • Provides software usage statistics
  • Alert on specific events
  • Comprehensive reports on hardware, software inventory and license compliance

Software Inventory

The Software Inventory has the following features:

  • Software Metering: View the software usage details in each computer like, rarely used, occasionally used, or, frequently used.
  • Software Details: Provides details of the commercial/non-commercial software used in the network with details like Vendor Name, Installation Date, Software Version, etc.
  • Software License Compliance: Provides the compliant (including over-licensed software) and non-compliant(under-licensed) software used in the network.
  • Prohibited Software: Details of the prohibited software found in the network.
  • Warranty Management: Track the warranty information of the hardware assets managed by your organization.

Hardware Inventory

The Hardware Inventory provides complete details about the hardware used in the network. The hardware inventory reports helps the administrators to get the details immediately. Some of the reports include:

Scheduled Inventory Scanning

Desktop Central scans the Windows desktops/servers in the network periodically to collect the hardware and software details and stores them in the databse. The inventory scanning interval is flexible and can be configured to meet the real-time needs. This enables administrators to get an up-to-date asset / inventory information at any given time without any manual intervention.

Alert Notifications

Desktop Central enables administrators to get notified through email in any of the following events:

  • When a new hardware is detected in the network
  • When a new software is detected in the network
  • Non Compliance (under-licensed) of software licensing policy, i.e., the license is inadequate and have to purchase more licenses to be compliant
  • When a prohibited software is detected in the network.

Network Inventory Reports

Desktop Central provides out-of-the-box reports to view the software and hardware details of the network. These reports helps to get a quicker view of the network inventory details. The ability to export the reports into PDF or CSV formats helps to integrate with third-party reporting engines or print it out for future reference.

Free Network Inventory Management Software

Desktop Central's Free Edition lets to to collect and view the software and hardware inventory details for 25 desktops, absolutely free.

For more details on the Inventory Management feature, refer to the Hardware and Software Inventory topic of the online help documentation.