Discover and dynamically track your IT hardware and software assets
BMC FootPrints Inventory Manager
If you’re auditing your IT assets by hand, you probably know that a manual
approach to IT inventory management is neither desirable nor scalable. Not only
are you wasting your valuable time, but the data is often out of date as soon as
you’ve captured it. And let’s face it, if you don’t have current information
detailing your IT assets, how can you proactively manage and configure them to
align to your corporate standards and policies?
IT deployments are complicated these days, regardless of the scale or size of the
organization. With virtual and mobile technologies prevalent in nearly all IT
shops, managing the constant change is challenging. Automating the inventory
management across your hybrid environment can quickly ease a long-standing
burden for most IT organizations. But it goes beyond knowing what you have and
how it’s configured, to having a detailed software inventory for each device and knowing what each is worth at any point in time.
BMC FootPrints Asset Core home page delivers one-click access to your asset
management including devices, deployment status, patch management and security
vulnerabilities. Instant eXpert walks you through step-by-step instructions for
optimizing Asset Core configurations and troubleshooting tips.
BMC Software FootPrints® Inventory Manager delivers end-to-end IT Asset
- Hardware inventory
- Software License Management
- Financial Asset Management
- Device topology maps displaying asset dependencies
- Software compliance and usage metrics
- Security settings inventory
- Historical change management for managed assets
- User-focused approach to software and policy management
Calculate Your ROI: By utilizing the Software License Management Calculator we can determine the savings and ROI of under and over utilization of software in your environment.
The information maintained in the inventory manager database supports additional
asset management activities including remotely managing devices, leveraging
intelligent software management and deploying patches and updates for both
operating systems and applications.
Dynamically view asset dependencies and relationships in drill-down topology maps.
Automating inventory management
FootPrints Inventory Manager automates the entire data-gathering
process for your fixed and mobile IT assets whether they’re Windows®, MacOS®,
Linux®, or VMware® Workstations, servers (physical or virtual), laptops or
mobile/peripheral devices. After the initial audit you will have a complete view
of your IT assets, including their current hardware and software configurations.
From the FootPrints Inventory Manager console, easily manage configuration
changes or enforce change-control policies across your network as well as access
detailed historical data and real time inventory updates. FootPrints Inventory
Manager does all of this online or offline (without the need for a VPN) and
supports both agent and agentless modes of asset discovery.
The risks that unlicensed or unauthorized software found on your users’
machines pose for your organization have never been greater. According to IDC,
27% of corporate software may be unlicensed and therefore
illegal, while 25% of downloads may contain malicious code or spyware.
Unfortunately, ignorance is no defense.
FootPrints Inventory Manager tracks and reports on all software on all devices
accessing your network, whether they are authorized or unauthorized. Leveraging
simple operational rules, you can easily ensure that only approved and licensed
software is running on your users’ machines. But it’s not only the unauthorized
software that you need to have your eye on. Authorized software should be
tracked both for usage trends and financial impacts. It is common to have both
over-deployed and under-utilized software licenses, both issues that costs
Track financial data from purchase to retirement including valuation,
warranty, maintenance and depreciation. Identify parent and child relationships
for asset dependencies.
The BMC FootPrints family of solutions
FootPrints Inventory Manager is part of the FootPrints family of products and
solutions for IT Lifecycle and IT Service Management. Built from the ground up
as a modular yet integrated system, FootPrints products can be purchased
separately or as a part of our broader FootPrints solutions including: Service Management, Service Desk, Lifecycle Management, Desktop Management and Security & Compliance Management.
Try FootPrints Inventory Manager
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