Audits Coming: Be on the Offensive
Moreover, with the recession, "we're seeing more vendors do audits," he said. "We allow our customers to be on the offensive when it comes to audits." Once installed, "DSS SAM is always on, and inventory is always being collected and constantly updated," Spitulnik said.In addition, BigFix DSS SAM delivers several key elements in software asset management technology, including:
Indeed, BigFix DSS SAM continuously reports detailed information on all system and application software installed on servers, PCs, mobile computers and virtual images in infrastructures ranging from hundreds to hundreds of thousands of managed systems. BigFix DSS SAM also integrates a wealth of sophisticated analytical tools that track license utilization, costs and compliance with license terms and conditions.
- a software asset inventory tool;
- a software identification catalog with a customizable database of over 15,000 software titles, from which customers can monitor installation and usage compliance;
- application metering;
- a contracts module;
- computer attributes reporting; and
- role-based, user-friendly report access.