License Dashboard receives positive assessment by The ITAM Review

11 September 2012

Sean Robinson


As part of the ITAM Review’s 2012 SAM Tools Group Test, License Dashboard Enterprise Suite (License Dashboard License Manager, License Dashboard Discovery and License Dashboard Portal) was compared and analyzed against other SAM tools available on the market.

The review highlights 3 key strengths which set License Dashboard apart, namely:

1)    The ability to provide a workbench for a number of sources – License Manager can import and aggregate multiple inventory sources. From the other side of the entitlement equation it also provides an automatic import of license statements from software publishers or other purchasing databases.

2)    The transparency of the recognition process – License Manager imports data from a number of sources. It then guides the user through the software recognition process. If necessary, users can lift up the hood and see a deep dive of how data has been processed and see the logic behind the decisions. With transparency comes trust. You can see how things have been interpreted understand the process – important if you want to have real faith in the data.

3)    The intelligence it adds to the license import process – On the basis that if you put junk in you’ll get junk out – License Manager does not just pump the asset database with crooked data; it defines which transactions it will process, those it can’t and the reasons why. Vendor statements are rarely definitive. Anomalies or discrepancies crop up. It walks the user through the process as if an auditor were looking over your shoulder.
The ‘maintenance schedule’ feature offered within License Manager is also very smart. This offers the user a visual display of upcoming renewals and is missing from the offerings of most competitors.

Sean Robinson commented “We are thrilled by the assessment we have received from The ITAM Review, a very well respected specialist in the software asset management sector. We built License Manager from the ground up to be a software asset management solution, so it is brilliant to see this unique approach being recognized in this review.”

To read the full review, visit The ITAM Review here

Sean is a pioneer of SAM with over 20 years’ experience in software licensing compliance. He developed our industry leading, software asset and license management tool, License Manager, delivering SAM services to some of the largest companies in the world.

Sean Robinson

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