Ivanti today unveiled Ivanti License Optimizer, a software asset management (SAM) tool that provides enhanced visibility and management capabilities to optimize complex licensing structures across all vendors, platforms and licensing models. License Optimizer comes as an add-on to Ivanti’s robust IT Asset Management Suite, which delivers the discovery, workflow and lifecycle management technology customers need for an effective ITAM solution.
Ivanti License Optimizer helps asset managers understand even the most complicated server-based enterprise software, including those offered by Oracle, Microsoft, VMware and IBM. These data center applications can be challenging to track due to the transitory nature of physical and virtual machines, the complexity of vendors’ licensing agreements, and the frequency of changes to licensing terms and conditions.
“The complexity of the data center just got easier,” said Ian Aitchison, ITAM Product Director at Ivanti. “Ivanti License Optimizer takes asset management to the next level by transforming the way we understand the data center and other server side applications. With this solution, we’re enhancing our current ITAM offering and providing advanced functionality to enable our customers to better manage their software and generate effective license positions.”
Ivanti License Optimizer caters to asset managers by gathering the necessary insights to minimize cost, mitigate risk of audits, and support transformation initiatives across IT environments. Users can also gain visibility into underlying hardware to support the software needs. License Optimizer is helping customers improve asset management in the following ways:
Manage Software More Efficiently – License Optimizer delivers technology and expertise to aid IT departments to optimize these investments by reducing costs proactively. Additionally, customers gain access to detailed cost and benefit analysis to support effective decision making.
Improve Understanding of Complex Software Asset Management – With the help of License Optimizer, IT departments can gain a better understanding of complicated vendor license challenges for cloud-, desktop-, server- and data center-based products.
Realize Effective License Position – License Optimizer converts complex license data into accurate, effective license position against the current license terms of each selected vendor.
Advance License Optimization – Get product-specific recommendations for managing IT investments to curb overspend and reduce financial risk.
Mitigate Risk Associated with Vendor Audits - There's a growing risk of audit by vendors with severe penalties for unlicensed software. License Optimizer extends the control of ITSM into the diverse software environment, providing total visibility into desktop, server and cloud systems to ensure compliance.
Build for the Future – With License Optimizer, users can create scenarios for initiatives like cloud migration and see the effects before investing their time and resources. License Optimizer also enables customers to map software costs to service usage and include detailed factors such as asset depreciation into models.
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