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  • Software asset management tools (SAM)

    Hello,

    Looking for some advice since I find a lot of answers here. What do you guys suggest that will centrally track software assets/licenses within the network? Nothing that is web based please!

    Thanks

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    Re: Software asset management tools (SAM)

    Hi,

    Does Steel Inventory do it for you?
    I've used the freeware version in the past and it's pretty good.
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    • #3
      Re: Software asset management tools (SAM)

      How many licenses are we talking about? What specific features do you want as far as tracking their usage? An excel spreadsheet can work just fine if properly kept up. One place I worked at had thousands of licenses and just used an Access 2003 database that the C# developer / DBA had customized with a few forms. It was okay... and certainly cheap. Or did you want automated asset discovery?

      Of course, if you want something that the BPA or other software piracy associations will be happier with, you'll need something like SCCM 2007, Tivoli or any of the other major management tools that have asset tracking features.
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      • #4
        Re: Software asset management tools (SAM)

        Thanks guys,

        I'll check out Steel Inventory.

        @nonapeptide we run about 100user environment
        We do have a central software database within Lotus...but its updated manually and takes up too much of my time to try to keep updated.

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