License Dashboard License Analyzer
Cheaper, Faster, Easier control of your licenses.
Your organization owns thousands of software licenses. But do you know exactly what software licenses you’ve purchased? Do you know how much they’re worth? Could you quickly prove that you have the right to use the software if audited by a vendor?
License Analyzer from world-leading SAM tools developer, License Dashboard, is the fastest, easiest way for your organization to build an accurate and intelligent single source of all your software licenses, from desktop to server, physical to virtual.
Why manage software licenses?
If your organization doesn’t have a comprehensive license management solution in place, the chances are you are over-spending on software by around 20 per cent. At the same time, you now face a greater risk of a software audit than ever before. By proactively managing software licenses, you can reduce both costs and risks as well as ensure that users across the organization have legitimate access to the software applications they need.
What does License Analyzer do?
License Analyzer enables you to rapidly collate software licenses into a ’central source of truth’, making it easier to accurately identify license availability, track costs and provide compliance and management reports:
1. Seamlessly import and centralize your licenses
License Analyzer offers four import options to ensure that centralizing and consolidating your software licenses couldn’t be easier or faster:
Automated MLS Upload
Full Microsoft Licensing Statements (MLS) can be imported as a single upload. License Analyzer scans every transaction in the MLS and automatically attempts to validate all entries as well as assigning licenses such as upgrades and base licenses.
Vendor Consumption Reports
Bulk license reports from vendors such as Adobe and Symantec can be quickly uploaded into License Analyzer, offering a significant time saving over manual entry.
License Entry Wizard
The wizard-based license entry system in License Dashboard makes it easy to quickly and accurately add new license records to the repository. Automated data population minimizes the risk of human errors and speeds up the process.
License Cleanse Service
License Cleanse is a chargeable service that takes sub-optimal licensing records (e.g. from procurement or financial systems) and ‘reverse-engineers’ these into vendor-acceptable license entitlements.
2. Powerful Software Dictionaries
Unlike other solutions, License Analyzer is much more than a static license repository. Vendor-specific software dictionaries (supporting nearly 10,000 vendors and more than 50,000 software titles!) enable License Analyzer to not only store software licenses, but also validate them – ensuring that recorded entitlements are in-line with vendor’s catalogs and conditions.
License Analyzer is available with three dictionary options – Microsoft, Microsoft & Adobe, and All Vendors.
3. At-a-glance License Position
License Analyzer automatically aggregates license entitlements (by both organization and business unit), giving you a full picture of the organization’s overall licensing position. License Aggregation is facilitated automatically by License Analyzer’s powerful software dictionaries, ensuring that only like licenses are consolidated.
4. Unlock the true value of your licensing data
It’s easier than ever with License Analyzer to build effective management reports that clearly demonstrate your organization’s Effective Licensing Position (ELP). License Analyzer comes pre-populated with over 20 detailed management reports to provide internal and external auditors with answers to any question in seconds.
5. Future-Proof License Management
When you’re ready to start reconciling your collected licenses against actual installs on the network, License Dashboard makes it easy with a seamless upgrade to the advanced License Manager solution. All license information collated in License Analyzer is retained and now has the added advantage that license records can be accurately compared against software audit information.
To provide that audit data, License Manager can be complemented with the License Dashboard Discovery solution, or you can use one of over 30 third-party inventory solutions supported by License Manager.
Start Managing Software Licenses Today with License Analyzer and take the first step towards a comprehensive Software Asset Management program.
Organizations that have benefitted from License Dashboard technologies: