Software reconciliation for compliance

Automated license reconciliation keeps license positions accurate and up to date without manual calculations. Reconciliation runs weekly or on demand.

Reconciliation is a scheduled job that is run at a specified frequency (default is weekly). It can also be run on demand for a specific publisher or all publishers.

When reconciliation is run, a list of reconciliation results is created that shows the compliance status of software products with respect to discovery and entitlements. Users with the sam_user role can view reconciliation results.

Reconciliation results are listed in the navigation path Software Asset Management > Reconciliation > Reconciliation Results (see table for field descriptions).
Table 1. Reconciliation Results form
Field Description
Number Unique identifying number that is generated during the reconciliation process.
Ran for All publishers, or specific publishers.
Publishers Only shown if a certain publisher was specified on which to run reconciliation.
Status Status of the reconciliation.
  • Completed
  • In Progress
Last reconciled Date of last reconciliation run.

Software product results

You can access Software Models, Unlicensed Installs, and Reclamation Candidates related lists from a product result record.

A product result for a licensable product is generated after reconciliation even if there are no software models defined for the product.

Note: A Software Model Results record is only created when a software model or entitlement exists for the product.
Software product results are listed in the navigation path Software Asset Management > Reconciliation > Product Results (see table for field descriptions).
Table 2. Product Results form
Field Description
Number Unique product result number that is generated during the reconciliation process.
Publisher Publisher of the software.
Product Name of software product.
Reconciliation result Reconciliation result number from which the product result was generated.
Latest Indicates whether this product result is from the most recent reconciliation run.
Status Status of the product.
  • Compliant
  • Not Compliant
True-up cost Estimated cost of remediating non-compliance based on the least number of rights needed.
Over-licensed amount Estimated cost of rights not being used.
Potential savings Estimated cost of savings if software installations are harvested.