Data Analytics for SCCM

on April 9, 2014 Uncategorized with 0 comments

Improve Decision Making, Reduce Compliance Risks, Optimize Expenses and Increase End-User Productivity

LANDESK offers a proven solution that extends System Center to include software license and asset management with vendor, manufacturer and purchasing data. Data Analytics for Microsoft System Center consolidates the functionality of several add-on products into a single decision making solution.

Aggregate Manufacturer, Vendor and Reseller Data

Using Cloud Aggregators that connect you with vendor, manufacturer and reseller data ensures you have a complete view of all your software and IT assets and all related data. For instance, many organizations often overbuy software licenses to be on the safe side of licensing audits and allow too many rogue hardware or software purchases that strain limited IT budgets. When you increase,simplify and clarify asset data through Cloud Aggregators you also reduce the associated risks and costs. Management Intelligence pulls together the data and reorganizes it in ways that facilitate decision making.

  • Know everything about the software and hardware you purchased; Cloud Aggregators accumulate data from all processes that influence the data you work with
  • Import vendor and warranty data automatically at time of purchase
  • Perform data analytics automatically to normalize, standardize and calculate effective software license quantities and entitlements

 

Share Analytical Data to Support Processes and Decision Making

Executives or IT management teams often don’t have a complete picture of IT’s value, what assets are in use and where the organization stands with compliance. You can address these issues by publishing software and hardware management
reports to tablets, smartphones or any device with an Internet browser. Having the correct information at the right time drives confidence in the data and accurate decisions. The solution enables you to:

  • View charts and graphs about IT performance using the executive SmartVue app
  • See and schedule reports through a reporting portal accessed via any common Internet browser
  • Flexibly create and publish specific reports to various stakeholders

 

Control Software Licenses

Organizations need better visibility into software and asset lifecycles, effective licensing and ownership. Now you can manage your software licenses and reduce the costs and risks associated with software license management, including the ability to:

  • Eliminate overbuying to safeguard against vendor audits
  • Know what to buy and when to buy it, minimizing rogue purchases
  • Provide detailed and timely information for any vendor audit
  • Save money by negotiating with asset vendors more effectively

 

Manage Hardware Lifecycles

IT organizations don’t have the time, discipline or skills to enter all asset data about every device or application. However, when you know what assets you have, where they are, how they’re performing, and how they’re being used, you can make better decisions within the hardware lifecycle. Data Analytics for Microsoft System Center provides information from the moment you purchase
assets. The solution lets you:

  • Track assets through barcode scanning
  • Import warranty management information automatically
  • See printer consumables and know when ink or toner is low
  • Locate and map printers or other assets

 

Solution Capabilities

  • Software License Management
  • Agentless Infrastructure
  • Private Cloud Aggregators
  • LANDESK Asset Data Updates
  • Vendor Cloud Aggregators
  • Reseller Cloud Aggregators
  • Manufacturer Cloud Aggregators
  • Data Normalization
  • Data Standardization
  • Data Mapping Intelligence
  • Data Calculations
  • EULA Analytics
  • SmartVue Executive App
  • Barcode Scanner Integration
  • SNMP Discovery
  • Printer Management
  • Active Charts and Graphs

Features and Benefits

CapabilityDetailsBenefits
Advanced Reporting and Dashboards on Executive Devices
  • Publish active charts and graphs to the SmartVue executive mobile app.
  • Create and view reports on any device using reporting web portal.
  • Create detailed Asset reports with powerful, simple-to-use filters.
  • Provides complete report management with scheduled publishing.
  • Allows for Software Titles and Vendors selection without complex queries.
  • Reports based on End User License Agreements.
  • Demonstrates IT value to upper management and IT performance against objectives.
  • Provides relevant information on IT assets to appropriate stakeholders for better decisions.
  • Creates reports specific to your department or organization boundaries.
Software License Asset Management
  • Solution monitors how frequently each asset is being used.
  • Tracks specific executables without experiencing interference from patches or version upgrades.
  • Monitor VDI software implementations.
  • Identify any unnecessary or unused software costs.
  • See your IT asset environment, including a per-asset view.
Cloud Aggregators
  • Connects to cloud for:
    • Vendor – Purchasing information.
    • Software Manufacturer – Effective licenses and cost.
    • Hardware Manufacturer – Warranty and detailed description.
    • Private Cloud – Connect internally to in-house service desk, asset and
    • financial systems.
    • LANDESK Asset Information – Bolster detail of data for each asset.
  • Life of an asset starts instantly from the moment it’s purchased from vendor.
  • Offers in-depth data for each asset that other solutions don’t.
  • Increases your control from the very beginning of the asset lifecycle.
  • Helps you improve the inventory gathering, storing and reporting process.
  • Gain greater visibility into your order-to-inventory process.
Data Mapping Intelligence
  • Normalization of inconsistent data such as variations of software vendor names and titles.
  • Standardization – Ensures all data is in the correct fields.
  • Calculation – Uses equations to calculate complex definitions.
  • Structures asset data as desired by adding, removing and reorganizing related data fields.
  • End User License Agreement normalization.
  • Simplifies identification and management of the software assets of each user on their various devices.
  • Saves considerable IT data administration time.
Printer Discovery & Management
  • Allows the discovery of SNMP printers.
  • Provides complete visibility into printer use and toner levels.
  • Alerts when printer toner levels are low or hardware errors have occurred.
  • Links to the printer’s web-console from within the Data Analytics console.
  • Complete visibility of all your IT assets.
  • Reduces over-spending of printer toner on leased printers.
  • Identifies printer problems faster, increasing enterprise printer availability.

 

Data Analytics for Microsoft System Center improves your IT organization’s ability to manage, protect and support your IT investments and maximize user productivity. It does this by giving you better visibility, reducing your risks and costs and greatly improving the quality of data and reporting in your organization.

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