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Express Software Manager 6.0

USABILITY

A

CAPABILITY

B

PERFORMANCE

B

INTEROPERABILITY

A

MANAGEABILITY

B

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; www.expressmetrix.com