Increase Client Satisfaction with Simple, Cost-Effective, Zero-Configuration Usage Detection.
Empowering your service offerings with client-ready Software Asset Management including full-time software monitoring, engagement and security failure detection plus installation inventory and detailed user activity reporting, additionally providing logon tracking and timecard reporting.
Enabling full-time software monitoring is the zero-configuration SMA workstation agent. Specifically developed to continuously monitor all user-initiated application usage, you will receive full accounting of all software utilized. Quickly create customized reports, each can be scheduled for email delivery on any frequency to you and your clients. Reports can be customized with a Client-specific logo.
Building on continuous software utilization monitoring, the SMA workstation agent also provides vital details of user engagement. You will realize when applications are idle, active and documentation of each page viewed plus time spent viewing each page enables a deep analysis of user engagement. When applications are idle or with few page views may indicate where user training is needed or simply where software licenses are being activated without benefit. Page tracking includes all browsers activity revealing searches and websites visited.
Daily workstation inventory updates provide an overview of both your client software and hardware installations. Details include all installed software including operating system version. Critically, the software inventory is utilized to create an Audit Position report where you can discover unused software installations.
Metrics per Client, department, region, merger, acquistion, other
SMA utilizies Microsoft® SQL Server Express (and SQL Server for larger installations) and can be configured to create a separate database for each client. We call these databases Entities and each can be later combined or separated as needed. By providing the option to silo your client workstation activity you can easily group by any requirement, for instance, by cost center, department, geographic location, retired devides, merger and acquisition organizations and more. There is no limit to the number of Entities that can be designated to help you logically arrange your client data collection, reporting and more.
Useful for product suites as well as standalone applications, SMA provides the ability to normalize software into categories that can then be used to report application usage by application product name and version. When using software categories, Utilization Intelligence reporting will automatically summarize each component (i.e. application name) used, unique page titles average per usage, average active time, average idle time as well as the overall number of usages by workstation and user.
Application security failures can result in a crash and/or data loss or worse. SMA provides automatic detection of any application crash utilizing Microsoft's WERFAULT reporting tool. Additional crash reporting is provided for workstation crashes via BSOD detection and reporting. Unseen security issues can occur when applications are used where the digital security signature has been tampered, sometimes referred to as 'cracked' applications, each such usage is detected and reported.
Help your clients avoid paying for deployed software that is never used or under-utilized.
Use SofTrack Managed Assets to help your clients justify software spend, and reduce renewal costs by eliminating overspending on under-used applications. Be ready for any software vendor audit. Usage engagement reporting can reveal when additional user training is needed to receive beneficial results of each client's software budget.
Our unique technology helps you understand the level of user engagement for each software application. In addition to workstation and user, usage metrics include, per usage instance: active time, idle time, unique pages viewed. For the deepest analysis, when needed, our insightful User-Day report reveals second-by-second which applications including page title each user was actively viewing throughout the day including screensaver activity.
Additionally, Software Categories can provide the foundation for an acceptable software usage policy. Quickly discover applications engaged by users that are not approved and decide further actions.
Completing mergers and acquisitions to create a new organization requires you to quickly assess each client's audit position for the newly acquired assets. Our SMA client is simple and easy to install, giving you a highly productive method to quickly obtain the insights you need.