As modern businesses have grown to depend on their IT environments, it has become more important than ever to accurately gather detailed hardware and software inventory information to support life cycle management and strategic decision making.
“Businesses that keep track of their IT assets can avoid unnecessary purchases, use their existing systems more efficiently, and keep up with the rapid pace of technological progress.”
Businesses that keep track of their IT assets can avoid unnecessary purchases, use their existing systems more efficiently, and keep up with the rapid pace of technological progress. Modern technology can be highly transformative and growth-promoting, but it can also be a source of worry and difficulties. The right asset management system is often the difference between long-term success and stagnation.
Your IT asset management should involve tracking of both software and hardware assets. With the proliferation of the Software as a Service (SaaS) licensing model, even small businesses often juggle expirations of multiple licenses, potentially facing legal risks should they violate their license agreements.
Asset management software can pro-actively ensure license compliance and enable businesses to optimize their license expenses. It can also automatically discover hardware assets to enable informed decision-making and better utilization of existing assets.
Modern IT asset management is complex, and many small and medium-size businesses fear that existing IT asset management software solutions target only large enterprises. Some do, but not all. Network Inventory Advisor is an all-in-one IT asset management software solution suitable for businesses and organizations of all sizes.
Network Inventory Advisor has a number of built-in asset management tools and features for software asset management, allowing you to conduct in-depth software audits and generate comprehensive software asset reports with just a few clicks, regardless of the size of your network.
Collecting hardware inventory with Network Inventory Advisor doesn’t require the presence of software agents on your machines, yet the software is able to determine the exact hardware configuration of the devices in your organization, even when running a multi-platform network.
The asset discovery process is fully automated, with advanced options for IT administrators and experienced users. Network Inventory Advisor can monitor the performance of your network just as easily as it can track your IT assets.
It doesn’t make sense to invest any money into hardware upgrades if you can’t utilize your infrastructure to its maximum potential due to network performance bottlenecks and undetected system failures. Network Inventory Advisor provides both real-time and back-in-time monitoring views, clearly exposing changes to the software and hardware on the monitored network.
Network Inventory Advisor can be downloaded for free and tested for up to 15 days without any limitations. After the trial period expires, you can purchase a standard license for as many nodes as you want. Keep in mind that Network Inventory Advisor considers every Windows, Mac OS X, Linux computer and SNMP device as a node. Non-profit organizations, government entities, and educational institutions are eligible for discounts.
When you launch Network Inventory Advisor for the first time, you won’t have any inventory assets in your database. That’s why Network Inventory Advisor automatically launches an asset discovery wizard, prompting you for the admin login and password to access remote assets. Experienced users can customize various advanced options, but new users can simply click on the Start smart scan button.
Using its unique asset discovery and acquisition engine, Network Inventory Advisor quickly and accurately gathers all software and hardware assets, listing them in the Asset tree window located on the left side of the main application window. Standalone assets, such as keyboards and non-IT devices, can be added manually and included with other assets. Nodes running outside the main network can be easily added using the exportable agent utility. Simply run the utility on every node you want to add and then import the gathered data to your network summary.
Network Inventory Advisor features multiple asset summaries, conveniently listing all your hardware and software assets. The software summary view shows the number of active licenses as well as how many licenses you have left. The hardware summary view can help you utilize your current information technology infrastructure to its maximum potential and plan for future hardware upgrades and acquisitions. A special summary view lists all alerts, making you aware of all changes and problems that happen on your network.
With just a few clicks, you can view a detailed snapshot of every gathered asset. This way, you can see what the exact hardware configuration of a computer is without having to walk right up to the computer and access the operating system.
Unlike many other asset management tools, Network Inventory Advisor features a modern user interface that makes the most used features visible at a glance. Because Network Inventory Advisor is so intuitive and easy to use, it’s suitable even for small businesses with no IT staff.
So, what is asset management with Network Inventory Advisor? It’s efficient decision-making, better utilization of current assets, smarter planning of future software and hardware purchases, and less time spend on tasks that can be easily automated using a modern asset management software solution.
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