With software compliance rules getting stricter, it has become crucial for IT administrators to ensure that unlicensed software is not a part of their organization. Identification of unlicensed software during a software license audit will not only result in the organization shelling out huge amounts but it will also damage the reputation of the enterprise. Software license management entails the following:
Desktop Central's Software License Management feature empowers you to carry out all the above mentioned activities in just a few clicks and helps keep software licensing issues in your company at bay. Here's how:
Software license management is the process of managing licenses for the software installed within a network to optimize license usage, reduce IT expenditure and ensure license compliance at all times.
Software License Management has the following advantages:
Desktop central's software asset management capabilities help automate inventory management for both hardware and software assets for all three operating systems - Windows, Mac and Linux. This software license management tool facilitates software tracking and allows you to manage licenses in just a few clicks, thus keeping software licensing issues in your company at bay.
Desktop Central scans the network periodically to detect new software installed/uninstalled within your network. This is done via differential asset scanning and hence allows you to stay up-to-date at all times without utilizing excessive bandwidth within your network.
In Desktop Central, you can record license information for commercial software used in your organization and the licenses are associated with installations within your network automatically. Desktop Central then scans and updates details like the application name, manufacturer, version, usage duration & time, and installation dates which can then be used to optimize the usage of licenses within your network effectively, all the while ensuring compliance.
Desktop Central helps simplify software license management using the following built in reports:
You can configure email alerts and stay informed on the Inventory dynamics in your organization. Alerts can be generated to notify: