Discovery & Inventory Management
Effective IT asset management starts with a complete inventory of the hardware and software within your organization. This way you know what you have. After this baseline analysis (discovery), it is important to keep the overview up to date and reliable (inventory management). In addition, it is important to use measurements to establish actual software use.
Reliable discovery & inventory management is complex, especially in larger organizations with an extensive and varied IT landscape. It requires a high degree of software-product knowledge and expertise in SAM tools to structurally arrange and automate these processes as much as possible. Our technical tool specialists and consultants will help you with this. We offer the following services:
- Preliminary research: what does the IT landscape actually look like? How many laptops and desktops are there, number of servers, used virtualization techniques and cloud providers?
- SAM tool selection: we provide independent advice on the best tool for your organization. We specialize in all common SAM tools such as Snow, ServiceNow and Flexera, but also in other useful tools such as LANSweeper or SCCM;
- SAM tool implementation: installation and configuration work to configure the processes using for example agentless network scans, agents, APIs and file imports;
- Gap analysis; we compare the tool implementation with other sources such as the CMDB, (Azure) Active Directory and the preliminary research to determine if we are complete. This analysis is done continuously using monitoring tools.
You have access to reliable data on your hardware and software assets and the actual use of software. Together with contract & license entitlement management, this information forms the basis for all SAM processes. It enables you to manage the efficient and effective procurement of hardware and software.
Would you like to know more about reliable discovery & inventory management? Reach out through our contact form, send us an e-mail or call us at: +31 (0)40 369 0540.
We would be happy to answer any questions, and are always open to an informal introductory meeting to discuss your prospective needs.