License Dashboard, providers of software license management as a service (LMaaS), have today released License Manager 10 (LM10), an upgraded platform providing companies with a full view of their IT estate to ensure software licensing compliance. License Dashboard Portal is their new reporting tool allowing access to this information across any device. With this upgrade also comes the launch of Data Navigator, License Dashboard’s solution for extracting, consolidating and normalizing a company’s hardware and software inventory data.
Data Navigator is able to connect to more than 60 asset data repositories. By filtering, normalizing and enriching the data it collects; software and hardware asset data is generated in a single source of information resulting in a best practice standard format for the user to consume with their in-house ITAM tool as well as License Dashboard’s own License Manager.
Johnny Ellis, Managing Director, License Dashboard said,
“With Data Navigator, we wanted to bring our customers a managed service to focus on optimizing their IT investment while removing the strain that comes with using internal resources. This service tracks the data lifecycle from collection, to integration, to solution and is completely agnostic, unlike other products on the market.”
License Dashboard’s License Manager is an on-premise software asset management solution designed for organizations with an in-house SAM team in place. The LM10 upgrade, as with previous releases, gives a comprehensive overview of an organization’s Effective License Position (ELP) but with these added features:
- Compliance Trend Analysis – The ability to track changes in compliance and software usage over time
- Asset Landscape – A full summary of the IT Asset Landscape real-time with an audit trail of any changes made
- Data Source – The ability to track the source of the software inventory by data repository
- Device coverage – track and manage the % of the IT Landscape currently being reported against by a recognized inventory source
- Notification of changes in data if further action is required and the ability to export these notifications
“Our customers wanted live data for a more comprehensive view of their IT estate,” Ellis said. “LM10 simplifies the importing of inventory data, and increases the frequency of those imports. For our customers, having more frequent data feeds means a more accurate snapshot of their IT estate, which in turn means they’re better informed to make business decisions regarding licensing optimization. With License Dashboard Portal, that live licensing intelligence is available at their fingertips. ”
License Dashboard Portal utilizes Qlik Sense technologies to enable access across any device. This also means the portal has the potential to integrate with other Qlik Sense products in the future.
Data Navigator, License Dashboard Portal and License Manager 10 will be available from 15th January. Visit www.licensedashboard.com for more information about License Dashboard’s software license management service.