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  1. 1. hardware and software inventory since 1990. ©1998 iInventory Ltd. All rights reserved Index v7 Overview
  2. 2. installation remote audit (Windows) agent audit (any platform) import files get reports audit range auto network detection (Windows) software detection and dictionary license management enhanced html reportsintuitive tree navigation user questionnaire auto data import database options Online Help Support Licensing User Comments Users Are you in control? Why iI nventory? Click through or click topic A leading network administration tool for hardware & software inventory since 1990 Automatically collect and report corporate IT assets data for financial decisions, helpdesk efficiency, resource redeployment, security and legal issues, software license compliance, pre-rollout analysis, insurance and mergers - and more Index Features Summary Audit Steps
  3. 3. <ul><li>do you know how many desktops you have? </li></ul><ul><li>how many different software applications? </li></ul><ul><li>do you need them all? </li></ul><ul><li>are you getting the best deal when buying software? </li></ul><ul><li>are you legal? </li></ul><ul><li>if audited, could you locate your proof of license and purchase? </li></ul><ul><li>do you control software being installed by staff? </li></ul><ul><li>do you have a software policy? </li></ul><ul><li>does everybody understand the policy? </li></ul><ul><li>are you exposing yourselves to viruses? </li></ul><ul><li>what would happen to your business if you lost your systems? </li></ul>index What do you really know about the computers in your organization? If you cannot answer all these questions, you are not in control Start with an inventory audit of your hardware and software - and schedule regular automatic repeat audits Our software makes automated collection and access to audit data easier than you might have imagined Are you in control? hardware and software inventory since 1990.
  4. 4. index <ul><li>easy to install and use – no specialist help needed </li></ul><ul><li>inventory agents for most major OS </li></ul><ul><li>complete product – no unexpected costs </li></ul><ul><li>power features there when required </li></ul><ul><li>designed for all sizes of organization </li></ul><ul><li>console flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>audit up to 100,000 computers </li></ul><ul><li>versatile deployment methods </li></ul><ul><li>lightweight low impact inventory agents </li></ul><ul><li>no TSRs* – avoids conflicts *Mac agent optional APP acts as TSR for auto network auditing </li></ul><ul><li>network light - audit data files average 50k per computer </li></ul><ul><li>pedigree - 15 years development and 4m licenses issued </li></ul>Why iInventory? On demand information. Reliable inventory data is essential to manage and control IT assets Having audited your computers for their hardware and software configurations you can selectively report your audit data in relevant formats Audit process options and popular key product features are addressed in this overview hardware and software inventory since 1990.
  5. 5. 1. install iInventory console 2. scan and run on-demand remote audit (Windows) - or - build and run agent for a Windows, Mac or Linux audit 3. import audit data 4. run reports Audit steps index hardware and software inventory since 1990.
  6. 6. <ul><li>install console on Windows 2000, XP, 2003 server, Vista </li></ul><ul><li>multiple console installations permitted </li></ul><ul><li>space required: - for download file with support components 50mb - installation 20mb - per audit database 1.8mb (empty) to multi-gigabyte - 500 records typically 60-80mb </li></ul><ul><li>central or local audit data management </li></ul><ul><li>databases can mirror user groups </li></ul>Installation index You need install the console to the network only if others need supervisory access to iInventory. hardware and software inventory since 1990.
  7. 7. index Remote audit Windows Remote audit for Windows is the quickest and easiest way to audit these computers Collects hardware and software information. Auto network detection lets you select the machines to be audited hardware and software inventory since 1990. <ul><li>on-demand audit of Windows computers detected on the network from the console </li></ul><ul><li>detailed hardware and software configuration via WMI technologies </li></ul><ul><li>single, groups or all computers </li></ul><ul><li>no inventory agent required </li></ul>Remote audit <ul><li>scan entire network from console using NetBIOS </li></ul><ul><li>Active Directory or IPaddress to discover assets that you wish to remote audit </li></ul>Auto network detection
  8. 8. <ul><li>click-through Agent Wizard and create re-usable editable agent for a Windows, Mac or Linux audit </li></ul><ul><li>select detection method fast registry detection OR fast registry detection + in-depth full file scan </li></ul><ul><li>high level configuration options </li></ul>index Agent audit Windows, Mac or Linux Agent information Agents can collect more data than remote audit An easy way to reach computers that cannot be remote audited Display message to users, or run stealth audit hardware and software inventory since 1990. Run agent on target computers <ul><li>nothing installed on targets, minimizing conflicts note: Mac agent optional APP acts as TSR for auto network auditing </li></ul><ul><li>non interruptive – users log in and work normally </li></ul><ul><li>distribution flexibility floppy disk, e-mail, LAN, WAN, internet, intranet, login script, USB disk </li></ul><ul><li>scheduler option for repeat audits, and the files to be captured or tracked </li></ul>Create agent
  9. 9. <ul><li>import of remote audited files is automatic </li></ul><ul><li>import agent-generated files to database via console </li></ul><ul><li>audit records updated and changes tracked </li></ul><ul><li>software dictionary updates from web server if required </li></ul><ul><li>agent import function can also be automated </li></ul>index Import files You may import audit data from Windows, Mac and Linux computers into a single database for cross-platform reporting hardware and software inventory since 1990. Run reports <ul><li>choose from standard reports </li></ul><ul><li>view in html or grid </li></ul><ul><li>user definable reports – click & build or advanced </li></ul><ul><li>expert custom report service free with support </li></ul><ul><li>standard SQL query language </li></ul><ul><li>use powerful report/query functions in MS Access or SQL Server </li></ul>Track hardware and software changes between audits by running the ‘Changes’ report. Hardware fields monitored are user-defined to any level of detail
  10. 10. <ul><li>audit range - Windows, Mac, Linux </li></ul><ul><li>complete product with no extra costs </li></ul><ul><li>fast and highly configurable </li></ul><ul><li>stealth audits option </li></ul><ul><li>three open database options – use with other applications </li></ul><ul><li>auto network detection of assets (Windows) </li></ul><ul><li>remote 'on demand' remote audits (Windows) </li></ul><ul><li>in-depth full file scan audit option </li></ul><ul><li>software detection and dictionary system </li></ul><ul><li>software license management </li></ul><ul><li>html reports </li></ul><ul><li>intuitive tree-style navigation </li></ul>Features summary index The v7 console has a powerful and robust modern interface It is even easier to use with new features like remote audit, drag and-drop report columns, field renaming and switching report views between grid and html formats hardware and software inventory since 1990.
  11. 11. Information collected Audit range index hardware and software inventory since 1990. Windows all workstation and server operating systems 95 / 98 / Me / NT 4.x / 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista Linux workstations and servers RedHat / SuSe / Mandrake / Mandriva / CentOS / Ubuntu / Gentoo Mac workstations and servers with OS 8.1+ / 9.x / OS X
  12. 12. Dictionary information Detection information Software detection and dictionary <ul><li>two detection methods 1. fast registry detection 2. fast registry detection + in-depth full file scan </li></ul><ul><li>comprehensive master dictionary 130,000+ definitions for 28,000+ applications and increasing </li></ul><ul><li>flexible users can add / modify software definitions, e.g. custom software </li></ul><ul><li>advanced web based master dictionary learns anonymously from user consoles to predict demand for software definitions. Web connection required but can be disabled for privacy </li></ul>index hardware and software inventory since 1990.
  13. 13. <ul><li>improved feature associating licenses with software packages, operating systems and computers </li></ul>index Software license management hardware and software inventory since 1990. Report example Enhanced html reports <ul><li>easier sharing of audit data with others </li></ul><ul><li>enhanced reports - view in HTML or grid format </li></ul>Intuitive tree navigation <ul><li>simplified navigation of assets and reports with quick drill down into individual assets </li></ul>Auto data import <ul><li>powerful and easy to use automatic data import feature </li></ul>
  14. 14. User questionnaire <ul><li>optionally displays form to users when agent runs </li></ul><ul><li>requests or forces users to add information that cannot be auto-detected </li></ul><ul><li>typically for admin data – location, sticker number etc. </li></ul><ul><li>fully customizable </li></ul><ul><li>powerful user-friendly admin utility </li></ul><ul><li>specify required data via fields that you add to the form </li></ul><ul><li>there are also user-defined fields and administration fields for further flexibility in capturing additional information </li></ul>index hardware and software inventory since 1990.
  15. 15. Database options <ul><li>MS Access 2000 Default database included within product download </li></ul><ul><li>SQL Server You need an SQL Server license. This can be on a different PC but connection to the SQL server machine needed as required </li></ul><ul><li>MSDE / SQL Server ‘lite’ Free basic version of SQL Server. Separate license not required. Supplied pre-configured for ease of installation </li></ul>index MSDE information ■ It is possible to connect most large database formats such as Oracle and DB2 to databases created using iInventory hardware and software inventory since 1990.
  16. 16. <ul><li>extensive knowledgebase search </li></ul><ul><li>browse help file, which periodically updates console </li></ul><ul><li>quick start tutorial </li></ul><ul><li>support portal for raising and tracking tickets </li></ul><ul><li>custom report requests </li></ul><ul><li>custom report library </li></ul>Online help index Website resources are on several levels – from FAQ to knowledgebase keyword search, through to a full Help system which is also within the console hardware and software inventory since 1990.
  17. 17. <ul><li>one year support included with new licenses </li></ul><ul><li>longer term economy support options </li></ul><ul><li>renewable at any time, even when expired </li></ul><ul><li>upgrades and versions as available </li></ul><ul><li>web access to software dictionary </li></ul><ul><li>custom reports service </li></ul><ul><li>exception: One Time Use license </li></ul>Software and technical support index software support <ul><li>online 24/7 support portal - submit a trouble ticket and track progress - full knowledgebase search </li></ul><ul><li>LIFETIME e-mail and telephone assistance </li></ul><ul><li>when we say support - we mean support </li></ul>technical support iInventory licenses are perpetual and will not expire. The expiry date in the console refers to software support. Continue using the product - but for upgrades entitlement and access the web master software dictionary you may renew your software support hardware and software inventory since 1990.
  18. 18. <ul><li>10 nodes full function time-unlimited download </li></ul><ul><li>100 nodes 30 days option </li></ul><ul><li>perpetual use or 90 days use </li></ul><ul><li>sold either ‘per node’ or economy multiples of 50 </li></ul><ul><li>expand license size at any time </li></ul><ul><li>enterprise licenses </li></ul><ul><li>government and education sectors program </li></ul><ul><li>service provider traveling license </li></ul><ul><li>competitive upgrade program </li></ul><ul><li>a node is one PC, server, Mac or Linux computer peripherals and ‘other equipment’ records do not affect license size </li></ul>Licensing index <ul><li>e-mailed license key updates download and registers license </li></ul>licenses delivery free evaluation Buy direct or ask your preferred reseller or VAR to order on your behalf hardware and software inventory since 1990.
  19. 19. <ul><li>“ We have used the software for many years. iInventory is a powerful inventory tool and we are very pleased to be users.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ iInventory gives us the upper hand on license management. The rapid response from support has been a big help when questions and new needs appear.” </li></ul>SC Magazine Audit Tools Group Test “iInventory is a no-nonsense product with which to tackle the auditing task.“ “ iInventory is truly a World Class Program. It allows me to inventory all the PCs on our network automatically.” “ iInventory has been wonderful for us. We incorporated it with a SQL database to provide web based access to all necessary individuals. It is very easy to use and provides us with all the data we need to track in the IT department.” Ericsson Masterfoods USA IITC Corp. Siemens Business Services index User comments Busy users don’t write in unless they mean it However pleased you are with your evaluation it can be reassuring to know that you are in good company “ We reviewed Express and Centennial against iInventory. Both had excellent features but neither could compete with the flexibility of the iInventory console.” Reliant Energy hardware and software inventory since 1990.
  20. 20. Corporate ABN AMRO Alcoa Mill Products AXPO Informatik ASEC Manufacturing Audi BBC Bear Stearns Cisco Systems Citrix Systems Conair Disetronic Medical Systems Domino SpA Eidos Ericsson Exel Fedex Freight GATX Rail Goodyear Dunlop Tires Guinness Hitachi Metals America Institute of Internal Auditors International Truck and Engine L-3 Communications Laboratoires Aeterna Masterfoods USA Minnesota Public Radio Mitsubishi Electric Oki Europe Philips Medical Systems Pure Fishing America Roadstone Dublin Saab Sharp Manuf. Co. of America Siemens SNC-Lavalin Syncrude Canada UPS Logistics Group Vereinigte Motor-Verlage WPP Group Woolpert Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Government City of Nampa ID Colorado Dept of Revenue Louisiana Housing Finance Agency Ministry of Defence N. Ireland Missouri Dept of Corrections NHS Borders UK North Dakota Dept of Transport NPOL Organisatie, Netherlands NSW Office of State Revenue NYC Office of Mgmt & Budget Orkney Islands Council Scott County MN State of Washington, AOC State of Wyoming S Yorkshire Pension Authorities UK U.S. Air Force U.S. Navy World Food Program Education Brentwood School CA Longwood University VA MIT Lincoln Laboratory MA Penn State University Pomona College CA Stanford University CA State University of New York University of Cambridge UK University of Cincinnati OH University of Minnesota Universität Zürich, Switzerland West Lothian College UK Wilton Public Schools CT Service providers EDS Hewlett-Packard Honeywell IBM iHotdesk Lanrex Consulting Services NSW Thank you ©1998 iInventory Ltd. All rights reserved Back to start Download page index We hope to welcome you as a new customer. Some users are listed here for reference