AppClarity dramatically reduces the time Software Asset Managers require to respond to vendor audits: transforming an arduous, reactive process into an opportunity for cost savings. Accurate software usage tracking and reporting drives this proactive approach, empowering the enterprise in vendor negotiations and audits, as well as establishing a reputation for compliance. Keeping the business on the front foot – reducing waste and cutting costs by removing unused applications.
Our white paper is a guide to building your software vendor audit defense, dealing with unused software and reducing your license spend.
AppClarity provides a unified view into the software landscape, delivering actionable, easy to consume reports. This accurate, granular data streamlines high-touch processes like OS migration, virtualization and rationalization, empowering the enterprise to treat these major projects as business as usual. Uninstalling prohibited or simply unused software is frictionless, while users are able to justify and retain rarely-used software where required.
Given its sheer scale and complexity, a Windows migration can be one of the most painful, costly and time-intensive IT projects today. There is an undeniable impact on the network, and striking the right balance…
AppClarity contains the world’s first Entitlement Library aligned with the ISO 19770-3 standard to:
AppClarity accurately captures and reports application usage across the enterprise, reducing cost, complexity and risk by removing the guesswork around software asset management. Our software puts data to work: automating the reclaim process to minimize application sprawl, saving enterprises millions.
AppClarity leverages Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) to instantly obtain accurate visibility into all applications deployed across the enterprise. By utilizing the historic information provided by SCCM, AppClarity provides an immediate picture of the applications deployed and their usage, without the need to collect any further information.
AppClarity analyzes multiple file types to identify applications, filter out irrelevant information, and normalize variances in publisher, product name and version. This information is easily consumable via a single console for all software across the entire estate.
AppClarity’s heuristic engine builds an accurate picture of all applications deployed, and calculates actual usage of those applications to provide unrivalled clarity across software deployed within the organization. Every software install is analyzed to determine if it is used, rarely used or unused.
AppClarity’s Reclaim process allows for unused applications to be removed from PCs using an automated, policy-based approach. When a software installation is unused or rarely-used it can be uninstalled automatically, or with the user’s approval via an opt-out process.
AppClarity provides detailed reporting with actionable results, without having to review pages of data. All unused software is collated into a single financial report with information outlining the total waste and potential savings. Cost savings achieved through removing unnecessary software can be tracked and reported on a continual basis.
AppClarity’s unique traffic light compliance system informs targeted license compliance reporting. By automatically reconciling deployed software with licenses purchased, AppClarity delivers fast, accurate and comprehensive liability and compliance reports.
Administrators can set policies to remove unauthorized applications within the environment. These can be global or specific to a group of machines or users, and can ensure that the organization is only held liable for those applications it has licensed.
For organizations without SCCM, AppClarity utilizes the 1E Agent to collect inventory and usage information directly from the endpoint PCs. This provides the same granular inventory and usage information; allowing non-SCCM environments to enjoy the same benefits from AppClarity.
Including a full Entitlement and Contract Management System, AppClarity integrates into existing systems of record(s) and is underpinned by ISO 19770-3. The Entitlement Library is built with interoperability in mind as each business is unique while the ability to handle all licenses and contractual obligations (maintenance, support subscriptions etc) needs to be centralized, simple and effortless to use without requiring rip and replace of existing systems.