Software Asset Management dashboard

View true-up costs, optimization results, and compliance trend charts on the Software Asset Management dashboard integrated with Performance Analytics.

The Software Asset Management overview dashboard tab is accessed by navigating to Software Asset > Overview. Click an element within a report to see more information, or add and move widgets as needed.

Results are updated daily, or whenever a new reconciliation result is available, and can be refreshed by clicking the Refresh icon for each result. You can also save charts in PNG or JPG formats.

The graphs show important statistics about the software being tracked, including software that has been allocated but is not being used, and the total number of unallocated licenses. In the Overview and Optimization tabs, you can filter by publisher, product, and product classification to narrow the results.

Overview

Table 1. Overview tab
Report Drill-down Navigation Description
Total True-up Cost Product Results list Cost to be compliant based on the average prices for entitlements for the rights.
Publishers out of Compliance Product Results list Number of publishers that have at least one software model out of compliance.
Products out of Compliance Product Results list Number of products that have at least one software model out of compliance.
Potential Savings Reclamation Candidates list Cost saved if reclamation candidates are reclaimed.
Top 10 Products by True-up Cost Product Results list Greatest true-up costs by product.
Top 10 Products by Potential Savings Reclamation Candidates list Greatest potential savings by product.

Optimization

The source for optimization data is the Reclamation Candidate [samp_sw_reclamation_candidate] table.

Table 2. Optimization tab
Report Filter condition
Reclamations Requiring Attention State is Attention Required
Potential Savings
  • Created on This Year OR Active is true

    OR

  • Closed on This Year AND Opened on Last Year
Actual Savings YTD Closed on This Year AND State is Closed Complete
All Active Reclamations by State Active is true
Top 10 Active Reclamations Breakdown Active is true
Actual Savings per Month State is Closed Complete AND Closed in Last 12 Months
Reclamation candidate state color key:
Color State
Red Attention Required
Green Ready
Yellow Awaiting Use
Orange Awaiting Approval
Purple Awaiting Revocation
Blue Closed Complete

Compliance Analysis

Compliance analysis consists of time-series data using Performance Analytics to show the compliance trends over time. The for compliance analysis data is the Product Result [samp_product_result] table.

Table 3. Compliance trend: True-up Cost
Report Description
True-up Cost Cost to be compliant based on the average prices for entitlements for the rights.
Publishers out of compliance Number of publishers that have at least one software model out of compliance.
Products out of compliance Number of products that have at least one software model out of compliance.
Potential savings Cost saved if reclamation candidates are reclaimed.
Breakdowns Detailed list of the results.
Records Detailed list of all product results, which can be filtered by the day the reconciliation was run.
Table 4. Compliance trend: Over-licensed amount
Report Description
Over-licensed amount Cost of licenses owned but not being used.
Publishers over-licensed Number of publishers that have at least one software right not being used.
Products over-licensed Number of products that have at least one software right not being used.
Breakdowns Detailed list of the results.
Records Detailed list of all product results, which can be filtered by the day the reconciliation was run.