Asset manager software is a complete, fast and cost effective solution for effectively manage software and hardware assets. In a single console, you can discover and track hardware and software asset inventory. Also, you can automatically generate usage reports to correlate what you have actual software purchases and entitlements. Asset manager software also lets you go beyond simply scanning and identifying software. It tracks usage through metering and quickly identifies if software is being underused, sitting idle or if the appropriate number of licenses have not been purchased. Below are some of the features that asset manager software has to offer.

Identify and meter software. With asset manager software, Combine software inventory, entitlement and usage data to help ensure your organization is neither under- nor over-licensed for any software titles.

Combine inventory, procurement and contracts for all your IT assets. Discover hardware and software inventory data from Windows and Mac OC computers and reconcile IT asset inventory data with license entitlements and agreements using asset manager software.

Track and manage your important IT contracts and vendors. Track, manage and reconcile all of your important IT contracts and vendor relationship details. Obtain automatic alerts when dates associated with your relationship with vendors and other contacts are approaching.

Manage licenses on virtual servers and desktops. Using asset manager software, you can leverage connectors to VMware, Hyper-V and Citrix to simplify license agreement in virtual environments where software and hardware licenses are not physically linked.

Integrate with other technology. Use asset manager software along with your active directory environment, Altiris, Microsoft SCCM or SMS, VMware ESX, Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix to gather and manage your company assets.

When buying asset manager software, it is important that you make sure that you get the one with features that best fits the specific needs of your company.