Express Software Manager 6

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2002-01-21 Print this article Print

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Express Software Manager is a strong addition to the software metering and license management stable. The tool turned in a solid performance but doesnt have the level of detail found in more far-reaching asset management tools.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Express Software Manager will help bring software license use under control and will likely justify its purchase price by eliminating compliance troubles before they become costly.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Express Software Manager can serve as a strategic planning tool by showing which PC assets and applications are being underutilized.

PROS // Gives complete reports on software usage and effectively meters licenses; good reporting.

CONS // Limited integration with enterprise databases; lacks links to more in-depth inventory tools.

Express Metrix LLC, Seattle; (888) 611-2288;

Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant has been with the Labs since 1997, and before that paid his IT management dues at a software publishing firm working with several Fortune 100 companies. Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility, with a focus on Android in the enterprise. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his reviews and analysis are grounded in real-world concern. Cameron is a regular speaker at Ziff-Davis Enterprise online and face-to-face events. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at

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