BDNA Solutions for IT Asset Management

Better Data for IT Asset Management

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BDNA gathers detailed information about IT assets from a wide range of data sources. It then makes the data clean, complete, and consistent before delivering it to IT Asset Management (ITAM) solutions for
reporting and analysis.

Challenge for IT Asset Management

Build an Accurate, Complete Inventory of Deployed Software

Build an Accurate, Complete Inventory of Deployed Software

  • Inconsistent data – Multiple names for a single vendor, product, or product version leads to conflicts and duplicates.
  • Outdated data – Reconciliation manually or using other catalogs is not effective since data gets outdated and catalogs are not updated often enough to keep up with vendor mergers, acquisitions, and new releases.
  • Incomplete data – Discovery solutions do not provide end-of-life dates, open source data, hardware specifications, and other market intelligence to contextualize IT system data.

Challenges in Asset Entitlement/Procurement Data

  • Inconsistent and missing part numbers – Vendors and resellers often use differing or made-up part numbers, if they use SKUs at all.
  • Unstructured part descriptions – Purchase orders have no standardized conventions for part descriptions and often bundle quantities, license packs, and/or maintenance and support into a single line item.

Lack of end-to-end data alignment

  • Inability to reconcile purchases against deployments – Poor data quality makes it impossible for IT managers to respond to vendor audits with an accurate record of entitlements.

Consequences of Poor Data Quality

Inaccurate counting and reporting lead to significant true-ups from vendor audits, inability to realize cost benefits from consolidation and optimization initiatives, waste on unused assets, poor leverage in vendor contract negotiations, and costly, time-consuming manual reconciliation.

Poor IT asset management causes outdated and incomplete data increases the risk of regulatory noncompliance, exposes the organization to known security vulnerabilities, interferes with data governance, and hinders the planning and implementation of IT initiatives like cloud migration and data center transformation.

BDNA Solution for IT Asset Management


Technopedia provides a common language
for IT, enabling data from multiple sources to be
mapped to a single identity.

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Technopedia Content Packs

BDNA also provides content packs containing
additional market intelligence tailored to specific
IT initiatives.

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BDNA Normalize provides organizations with
clean, curated and complete data to create an
accurate picture of their environment.

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Key Benefits of IT Asset Management

  • Reduce costs by avoiding over- and under-buys, maximizing upgrade entitlements, and optimizing licensing
  • Improve vendor contract management and negotiations
  • Decrease risks of vendor audits, noncompliance, poor governance, and security threats
  • Protect technology and business initiatives

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