LANDesk Introduces Management Intelligence for Microsoft System Center
New Solution Aims To Improve Decision Making, Reduce Compliance Risks, Optimise Expenses and Increase End-User Productivity
LAS VEGAS (Microsoft Management Summit) – April 8, 2013 – LANDesk Software, a global leader in endpoint, systems lifecycle and IT service management, today announced its latest offering aimed at helping IT departments maximise user productivity and simplify IT operations. The offering, Management Intelligence for Microsoft System Center, uniquely consolidates the functionality of several add-on products into a single decision-making solution. Management Intelligence provides the functionality to manage software licenses, along with hardware lifecycles, and the ability to aggregate and analyse manufacturer, vendor and reseller data in an effort to support process and decision making.
“It would traditionally take five to six point products to provide all the capabilities inherent in Management Intelligence,” said Brian Milovac, Field and Channel Enablement Manager, LANDesk Software. “With this all-encompassing asset management solution, we are enabling Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) customers to fully understand and leverage all of the hardware and software assets they already own, improving inventory, auditing and reporting processes and in turn, the bottom line.”
While the assets employed across an entire organisation are already difficult to track, this process is compounded by the fact that various manufacturers, vendors and resellers label and name software and hardware assets differently. This disparate information not only creates major issues when IT managers who are working to determine how many of a particular asset or license they currently have, but it also impedes productivity. Management Intelligence introduces Cloud Aggregators that connect you with vendor, manufacturer and reseller data, ensuring you have a complete view of all software and IT assets and related data. Unlike other solutions, Management Intelligence from LANDesk is the only solution that brings all of the reseller data together in one place.
With Management Intelligence IT managers know everything about the software and hardware they have purchased, are able to import vendor and warranty data automatically at the time of purchase and perform data analytics to normalise, standardise and calculate effective software license quantities and entitlements.
After data from across various vendors is aggregated, it can then be analysed within Management Intelligence. IT managers can view or share their data via the SmartVue executive app, scheduling reports through an easily accessible portal and creating and publishing specific reports custom tailored for various stakeholders.
Many organisations need better visibility into software and asset lifecycles and they get that with Management Intelligence. IT is given the confidence they need to view all of their assets including areas where the organisation might be over purchasing and identify rogue purchases. By understanding their level of software compliance and managing all software licenses, including SaaS and VDI software implementations, they can reduce cost by reclaiming unused licenses and reduce the risks associated with software management.
In addition to tracking software assets and licenses, IT managers must also have a clear picture of all hardware within the corporate network at any given time, with Management Intelligence they can track hardware assets like printer, routers, switches and other SNMP devices. With Management Intelligence, IT managers can know how many assets they have, how they are performing, their location and even how they are being used. This is accomplished by automatically importing warranty management information at time of purchase, barcode scanning, knowing when printers need to be maintained or when ink or toner is low and determining the location of map printers or other assets – all features enabled by Management Intelligence.
Mr. Milovac summed up the value of Management Intelligence for Microsoft System Center by saying, “You paid for all your software and hardware assets, now get the data to truly own those assets and maximise how you use them.”
LANDesk will be demonstrating Management Intelligence in booth #609 at the Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas this week. For more information, visit http://www.2013mms.com/sponsors#Bronze.
About LANDesk Software
LANDesk Software is the industry’s leading provider of IT end user management, including integrated systems and asset management, endpoint security, virtualisation management, end-to-end mobility, and user-oriented IT service management solutions. LANDesk provides an adaptive IT delivery model to help IT organisations increase end-user productivity. LANDesk is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, with offices located in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, and can be found at www.landesk.com.