AssetLabs
      AssetCheck
      Audit Data Optimization Service
                                 Fix ‘Raw Data’
         ...
‘Raw’ Inventory Data: incorrect, incoherent & costly
  What is ‘Raw’ Inventory Data?
       Raw inventory data is the un-m...
AssetCheck                                                                 rebuilds & reorganizes your data
              ...
AssetCheck                                        For each publisher, ‘Family
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About AssetLabs...
AssetLabs offers IT-Risk analytic web-services that empowers corporations - and IT Service
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AssetLabs offers IT-Risk analytic web-services that empowers corporations - and IT Service providers - to identify business risks (licensing, productivity, security & budgeting risks) via analysis of their software inventory.

Unlike other ‘SAM’ offerings that demand a proprietary inventory for each device, AssetLab’s solutions integrates with your existing PC Management/Inventory tools, saving you time and money.

AssetLabs is co-founded by Steve O’Halloran, the co-founder and ‘architect’ of AssetMetrix; a web-based PC inventory & Asset Intelligence’ service that was offered by Dell, Software Software Spectrum, Compucom, Compugen & SoftChoice. AssetLabs was acquired by Microsoft in 2006.

AssetLabs strives to be the best solution to categorize your IT assets, and deliver cost-saving and risk-reducing services to help you better manage your IT assets.

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AssetLabs AssetCheck June 2009

  1. 1. AssetLabs AssetCheck Audit Data Optimization Service Fix ‘Raw Data’ 25% of all inventory is incomplete, with publisher names & versions missing or in the wrong field. AssetCheck corrects missing and incorrect inventory data. Organize Data for License Analysis AssetCheck merges data from ‘acquired’ Publishers, so legacy software is listed with the new Publisher. Review counts across ‘Product families’ for Enterprise Agreements Identify ‘real’ Business Software Only 5% of inventory data is ‘business’ software. AssetCheck filters out hotfixes, updates, components and all other distractions! Determine Corporate Compliancy AssetCheck will identify games, P2P & other products that cause end-user ‘distractions’ Reduce SAM audit review times by 90% Increase audit & True-up accuracy
  2. 2. ‘Raw’ Inventory Data: incorrect, incoherent & costly What is ‘Raw’ Inventory Data? Raw inventory data is the un-modified inventory data created during the installation of an application. Using ‘Raw’ Inventory Data Typically, ‘raw’ inventory data includes: Software Title for license analysis Software Version Publisher Name may cost you.... What is the problem Title Errors Version Errors Publisher Errors Minor version (7.01, 7.02), with ‘Raw’ Inventory Data? Hidden spaces & character causes model version (XP, CS) and values that Too many ‘Adobe’ like variations; and sometimes ‘count-split’, forcing manual counts aren’t numbers (1.0.0.3) no publisher data at all. There’s no rules or standards to ensure make for next-to-impossible analysis. that software publishers properly populate their ‘installation’ data. Some publishers put the version within the title, Software Count Report or use many variations of their name, or simply don’t fill in the data at all! These problems make software reports a nightmare to use for your license analysis; the final ‘count’ of a software title is fragmented throughout your report (or spreadsheet) causing you to manually search for the software, then and add up the values! What are the risks? Any error in your calculations will cause you to be ‘under-licensed’, That could lead to unexpected budget ‘impacts’ (for internal audits) or unexpected true-up fees and/or fines (for external audits).
  3. 3. AssetCheck rebuilds & reorganizes your data using ‘asset-intelligent’ algorithms 1 Publisher Correction Identify all variations of a publishers name and normalizes them to a common publisher name. Apple Computer Apple, Inc APPLE Apple Corp. Apple Corporation 6 ProductLine ‘Tree’ Another Industry First: software titles are automatically placed into Product Line ‘Family Trees’ for immediate analysis 2 Publisher Adoption Applications from a publisher that no longer exists automatically merged to the publisher who acquired it. Macromedia Ehelp ADOBE Hyperion PeopleSoft ORACLE 3 Version Correction Convert all model names (CS, XP, etc.), minor versions, etc., into a licensing ‘value’. 7.01 7.02.4.6 7 CS2 9 4 Title Correction Normalize all spelling variations (including foreign languages) into a single software title. Outlook Office Outlook Acrobat Reader Reader 5 ‘Dark Data’ Correction Industry First: Auto-fill missing software versions, Publishers and even Software titles! PUBLISHER TITLE VERSION AssetCheck is a Essbase Server 7.16 superior & faster solution Oracle Essbase Server 7 to review your licensing & audit position.
  4. 4. AssetCheck For each publisher, ‘Family Easily choose between: ? Line of Business ? Auditable Non-Auditable Line of Business Trees’ for each Product Line can be expanded to review Each title has a specific license type - grouped by ‘audit’ (volume, retail, etc.) or ‘non-audit (freeware, trial, etc.) as well as a usage type - grouped by ‘business’ (Security, IT Mgmt, Office app) or ‘ Reduce SAM audit review times Distraction (game, P2P, DVD burning, etc.) up to 90% Your AssetCheck reports -complete with categorization - are typically ready in 24 hours or less. Version ‘Clustering’ - with No variable ‘pay-per-PC’ fees. 84% of installs within 2 versions - suggest support & productivity optimization. Whether you have 500 or 50,000 PCs, the AssetCheck’s sticker price is still the same. No Inventory agent to install. All you need is your ‘software count’ report from your PC inventory or Network Management tool. Though Visio 2003 is the MaintainPC Inventory required, the details of Since there is no end-user data privacy standard, 147 end-users could upgrade, ‘who-has-what’ remains with you, not us. You maintain end-user privacy. Use your current ...or use a free Inventory tool.... inventory tool If you have a network management or PC Inventory application, all you need is a If you don’t have a product that offers PC Inventory, there ‘software title count’ report exported to an ‘XLS’ file. are several solutions that include PC Inventory as part of their free offerings: That’s it. AssetCheck works with network management products like: Spiceworks ? Microsoft ? SMS & SCCM SAManage ? Altiris ? Landesk ? and Service-now.com !
  5. 5. About AssetLabs... AssetLabs offers IT-Risk analytic web-services that empowers corporations - and IT Service providers - to identify business risks (licensing, productivity, security & budgeting risks) via analysis of their software inventory. Unlike other ‘SAM’ offerings that demand a proprietary inventory for each device, AssetLab’s solutions integrates with your existing PC Management/Inventory tools, saving you time and money. AssetLabs is co-founded by Steve O’Halloran, the co-founder and ‘architect’ of AssetMetrix; a web-based PC inventory & Asset Intelligence’ service that was offered by Dell, Software Software Spectrum, Compucom, Compugen & SoftChoice. AssetLabs was acquired by Microsoft in 2006. AssetLabs strives to be the best solution to categorize your IT assets, and deliver cost-saving and risk-reducing services to help you better manage your IT assets. AssetLabs Forecast the Future. phone 303-872-7738 fax 613-821-9319 twitter AssetLabs email info@AssetLabs.com
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