The Asset.Desk LicenseMaster Edition offers you a holistic software asset and license management solution that covers all common license models and metrics. The edition optimally prepares you for license audits and effectively protects you from over- or under-licensing.
Measuring software usage with the optional Application Metering module in conjunction with the Scanning Agent Windows simplifies the optimization of license costs.
Contract management for licenses as well as online retrieval of the main catalog products requiring licenses can be easily implemented with the online software catalog if desired.
The Asset.Desk LicenseMaster Edition enables you to manage and control all software licenses in use by device and employee. You receive a meaningful license balance with access to every license usage.
KPMG certification for SAM tool:
The independent auditing company KPMG has audited Asset.Desk and certified it with the “SAM Tool Assessment”. This confirms that Asset.Desk meets the requirements for comprehensive software license compliance and the requirements of the Software Alliance: Processes, methods and technologies of Asset.Desk – Version 8.x comply with and adapt the requirements set by the license terms and conditions of Microsoft, Adobe and Autodesk and relevant license metrics of other major software publishers.
Range of functions
The license balance as a central license management dashboard in Asset.Desk gives you a complete overview of the assigned licenses at any time and shows you where no license has been assigned yet and whether there are still enough free licenses available. Software over- or under-licensing is thus a thing of the past in your company. The system makes it possible to allocate purchased licenses to individual devices, users, or even processors in a highly automated way. Additionally, licenses can always be assigned manually. All essential license models (single, volume or company license, CAL, OEM, data center, and many more) are mapped. Upgrade and downgrade rights, the metrics of the software (e.g. computer or named user) as well as properties such as test license, backup license, bundle license, or licenses with secondary usage rights can be set in the license. As an option, Asset.Desk LicenseMaster Edition can be used to manage virtualized environments, cloud environments (Office 365, Adobe Creative Cloud, Google Workspace), office IT, and data centers.
For each license entry, you manage all contract information that is important for a license audit. You will receive the exact terms, contract conditions as well as information about which contract a license has been obtained. Whether a license is valid is automatically checked over the contract period. The resubmission function keeps you informed about the license expiration and cancellation period. Contract relations allow the management of framework agreements.
Master data management
With LicenseMaster Edition, licenses can be managed by region and precisely assigned to locations, departments, or employees.
Online software catalog (optional)
With the central software catalog, we offer you always up-to-date information about the most important catalog products requiring licenses, including the recognition rules for online retrieval from Asset.Desk. These include the Adobe and Microsoft Office products. You do not need to manually build your own software catalog or create all the recognition rules for catalog products. License models and metrics are determined automatically and requirements are identified. We take over the central maintenance of the catalog products for you.
Application Metering (optional)
Enables unimagined savings potential. Measured data gives you information about which software applications are really used and therefore needed in your company. You receive comprehensive reports and graphical history displays so that you can license with pinpoint accuracy. Software usage via terminal clients is also recorded and included in the analyses.
Cloud scanner for software subscriptions (optional)
With the Cloud Scanner, you can retrieve your purchased license plans, software products, SKUs, and licensed user accounts from Office 365, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Google Workspace. You always see the current status of your software subscriptions with the number of purchased, free, and assigned licenses directly in Asset.Desk. Licensed user accounts allow license management to automatically assign catalogs and licenses for software subscriptions to employees in Asset.Desk. Newly licensed users are automatically provided with catalog and license, for deleted user accounts in the cloud, catalog and license are withdrawn from the employees in Asset.Desk. This way, the licenses of your software subscriptions in the cloud are always exactly reflected in the license balance of Asset.Desk.
Comprehensive identification of assets through individual inventory number ranges as well as barcode printing or RFID coding enable seamless inventory management of all IT assets and furniture.
Commercial data – cost analysis and overview of commercial data
This module provides you with a commercial overview of your IT assets – whether purchased, rented, leased, or already depreciated and disposed of. The “object book” function allows you to record all costs that can be assigned to a device, a software license, a piece of furniture, or an employee. With Asset.Desk, e.g. repair, service, and other costs can be managed and evaluated according to the cost centers. In IT asset management, software license costs, among others, can be automatically allocated to the cost centers on a pro-rata basis. All reports and cost analyses can be exported, directly printed, or used automatically as a report. In this way, you create the basis for detailed activity allocation to cost centers and company codes (clients).
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