Software asset management is a systematic process of managing and optimizing software installed in your IT infrastructure. It is an integral part of a broader business discipline—IT asset management—where you manage software assets at all stages of their lifecycles from purchase to deployment, maintenance, usage, and decommissioning.
Software asset management serves different purposes in organizations depending on their IT infrastructure, software portfolio, business goals, user base, and more.
Deploying a robust software asset management application helps you:
Software asset management helps you optimize software investments by effectively identifying your organization’s software needs. You can easily track down the number of software licenses consumed and the number of unused purchased licenses for more accurate IT forecasting and budgeting. You can also mitigate legal risks related to non-IT-approved software deployment and adhere to software compliance regulations.
Centralize your IT inventory and asset tracking and automate time-consuming manual IT asset management tasks with the help of software asset management.
SolarWinds Web Help Desk is a robust, easy-to-use, and affordable help desk and IT asset management software that allows you to discover, manage, and track all your hardware and software assets.
Using built-in Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), Web Help Desk lets you automatically discover and capture all your Windows assets (desktops, servers, laptops, VMs, the peripherals, and the installed software) in your corporate network.
Some of the key features of Web Help Desk include:
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Full ITIL suite (incident, problem, change, release) paired with customizable automation
Automated asset discovery with integrated CMDB for real-time impact on technology and services
Powerful service catalog workflow engine and a user-friendly service portal