IT Asset Management Requires Clean IT Data

For complete visibility into IT assets, you need accurate data about your deployments and entitlements. IT asset data comes from many sources, including discovery sources, client solutions and procurement systems. You have to sift through a lot of noise and resolve inconsistencies to get the insight to drive licensing, planning, governance and procurement decisions.For example, different discovery systems can report the same software in inconsistent formats. Software packaged in suites can cause inaccuracy of counting. Resellers use different part numbers for software you may have bought directly from the vendor elsewhere. And vendors revise, rebundle and rebrand solutions.

The BDNA Solution: Clean Data for IT Asset Management

Get accurate and comprehensive insight into IT assets for asset management initiatives. BDNA Normalize aggregates deployment data from multiple sources – including configuration and discovery sources. It resolves conflicts and duplicates, normalizing data using the industry’s largest catalog of IT product data.
BDNA Normalize for Purchase Orders takes data from procurement systems and translates it into meaningful entitlement information.

BDNA works with your existing IT data sources and integrates with leading IT asset management platforms to deliver rapid results.

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Data Sources

  • Procurement systems
  • Discovery solutions
  • Configuration Managers
  • Others
Technopedia™ Content

  • License models
  • Entitlement rules
  • Vendor data
  • Others
Benefits of using BDNA for IT asset management:

  • Asset Inventory: Get complete visibility into the hardware and software assets that you use, including license counts and usage information, by normalizing deployment data from multiple sources.
  • Asset Utilization: Optimize asset utilization by reclaiming and redeploying under-utilized and unused assets.
  • Renewal/Upgrade Decisions: Make informed decisions regarding asset renewal, upgrade, and distribution with accurate utilization data.
  • Software Audits: Prepare better for vendor audits and implement software license compliance with accurate usage, deployment and entitlement data.
  • Vendor Management: Negotiate the most effective licensing terms with accurate usage information.
  • Risk & Compliance: Support security, governance and compliance initiatives with comprehensive product data like product lifecycle, EOL, CPE, etc.