License Dashboard introduces the World’s first “five minute entitlement reconciliation”
07/03/2013

Compliance baselines can now be prepared in five minutes, in contrast to the many weeks or months that it can take without such automated tools. This gives businesses the peace of mind that they are compliant and helps to ensure they never over-spend on software again.

Online PR News – 03-July-2013 – York, England – York, England, 3rd July 2013: License Dashboard, the leading developer of advanced software license management solutions, today announced the launch of License Manager 5.8, the latest version of its flagship software asset management (SAM) tool. With significant streamlining of the license reconciliation process, License Manager 5.8 automates many traditionally manual tasks around data import, cleansing and license allocation in order to create compliance baselines and Effective Licensing Positions (ELP) quicker than ever before. License Manager 5.8 will be previewed for the first time at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) Houston, July 7-11, 2013 and launched to customers shortly afterwards.

Heavily influenced by feedback from License Dashboard’s growing roster of worldwide partners and customers, License Manager 5.8 incorporates the broadest range of requested features to-date, most notably the most-requested feature of all; automation of as much of the license reconciliation process as possible. For software auditors and software asset managers, the launch of License Manager 5.8 means that compliance baselines can now be prepared for a vendor in as little as just five minutes; a far cry from the many weeks and months that is the usual timescale for many organizations. Simply choose to reconcile and the product does all the work of allocating discovered software with entitlements, delivering genuinely intelligent, organisation-wide reconciliation at the click of a button. By significantly reducing the time required to produce the initial baseline, software asset managers can now focus all of their time on what they do best; applying their software license expertise to lower their clients’ software costs.

“We believe that License Manager 5.8 is the closest you will ever get to ‘one-click reconciliation’ between software usage and license entitlement in today’s software environment,” claims Sean Robinson, Managing Director, License Dashboard. “License Manager has been widely recognised for having the most comprehensive approach to license reconciliation in the market, but with 5.8 we’ve simplified the workflows around the key license management tasks, enabling new users to perform a reconciliation faster than ever before, but still have access to the advanced license management options as their situation demands.”

In addition to the automation of license reconciliation, License Manager 5.8 adds further enhancements to the modelling of virtualization licensing requirements, which were first introduced with License Manager 5.7. License Manager 5.8 features the ability to identify specific applications that are affected by DRA (Dynamic Resource Availability) or DRS type licensing schemes. This further improves the automatic calculation of the impacts on licensing of having DRA technologies enabled on physical hosts.

License Dashboard will be demonstrating License Manager 5.8’s “one-click reconciliation” at Microsoft’s WPC 2013 event in Houston, 7-11 July. To schedule a meeting with License Dashboard use WPC Connect.

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Additional Resources
• Visit the License Manager product page: http://www.licensedashboard.com/license-management-software/license-manager.html
• To learn more about the distinction between license inventory and software asset management, read License Dashboard’s white paper: Software Asset Management - much more than inventory
• License Manager 5.8 product images can be downloaded here: http://www.licensedashboard.com/whats-new-in-license-manager/License-Manager-Screen-Shots.jpg
• Watch the License Manager 5.8 product video: http://www.licensedashboard.com/videos/whats-new-in-license-manager.html
• See how dynamic provisioning under virtualization can impact an organisation’s licensing liability by up to 500% here: http://www.licensedashboard.com/whats-new-in-license-manager/license-manager-dra.jpg
• Visit the License Dashboard SAM blog: http://www.licensedashboard.com/SAMblog/
• Follow License Dashboard on Twitter: @LDLtd

About License Dashboard
License Dashboard develops solutions designed to help organizations of all sizes reduce the costs and risks associated with software management across the corporate network. License Dashboard solutions are sold and supported through a global network of accredited resellers. License Dashboard is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Blenheim Group, a privately-owned technology group headquartered in the UK.