Software & Hardware Inventory

Accurate and Up-to-date IT Asset Details

An administrator must be up-to-date on the information about the software and hardware used across the organization. Manual compilation and reconciliation of IT assets is effort-intensive and error-prone. Desktop Central's Web-based Inventory Management not only helps automate this task, but also provides out-of-the-box Network Inventory reports.

Inventory Management Features

  • Inventory complete hardware and software.
  • Scan the systems periodically to collect the hardware and software details
  • Manage software licenses
  • Detect Prohibited Software in the network
  • Look at software usage statistics
  • Alert on specific events
  • Get comprehensive reports on hardware, software inventory, and license compliance

Software Inventory


Software Inventoryin Desktop Central:

  • Software Metering: Software usage details in each computer like, rarely used, occasionally used, or frequently used.
  • Software Details: View commercial/non-commercial software usage information in the network that include details such as Vendor Name, Installation Date, and Software Version.
  • Use Software License Compliance option to view the compliant (including over-licensed software) and non-compliant(under-licensed) software used in the network.
  • Access the Prohibited Software details 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 gain instant access to deatils. 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 time, without any manual intervention.

Alert Notifications

Desktop Central sends email notifications to the administrators for the following events:

  • A new hardware is detected in the network
  • 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
  • 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 help in getting a quick view of the network inventory. The ability to export the reports to PDF or CSV formats help integrate with third-party reporting engines or print it out for future reference.

Free Network Inventory Management Software

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

For more details on the inventory management feature, refer to the online help documentation of hardware and software inventory.