Provides inventory management; collects, stores, and maintains hardware, software, and asset information
Small to medium-sized business (SMB) customers desire easy-to-use software distribution, patch, inventory, and asset management solutions for their PC environments. IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager Express for Software Distribution V4.1.0 and IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager Express for Inventory V4.1.0 are solutions with these capabilities.
IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager Express for Inventory is a subset of IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager Express for Software Distribution, and an entry-level, information management solution that offers hardware and software inventory reporting capabilities for your PC assets. This easy-to-use solution consists of a client agent to collect software and hardware information, a centralized data repository, and a Web-based console that lets you quickly and easily manage and view the collected information. Software distribution and patch capabilities are not included.
Tivoli Provisioning Manager Express for Inventory
Features, advantages and benefits
|Easy-to-install and use for on demand tracking, controlling and managing PC and server hardware and software assets.||Can be installed, configured and conducting first inventory report in less than 30 minutes.||Realize a rapid time to value and improve operational efficiency.|
|Web-based reporting.||Includes 140 standard reports including custom query capabilities.||Easily customize, save, and schedule reporting.|
|Automatic collection and inventory of asset information.||For distributed or remote users – whether users are logged on or not.||Replaces slow, costly manual inventory methods.|
|Collects security patch inventory information.||Identifies non-compliant users.||Helps measure and improve security compliance across your organization.|
|Provides accurate ongoing identification, tracking, and reporting of hardware, software and owners.||Know what you have and where it is.||Prevents over-purchase or underutilization of software licenses and hardware.|
Understanding what hardware and software assets your business has, how much you have and where it all resides is vital. In today's complex computing environment, tracking and managing an organization's hardware and software is extremely difficult and time-consuming. Few businesses have accurate, efficient methods for identifying, tracking and reporting on hardware and software assets. As a result, they expose themselves to potential security vulnerabilities, because the configurations of their systems do not align with their standards.
To help your small or midsize organization efficiently and cost-effectively automate inventory and asset management, IBM has developed affordable, powerful IBM Tivoli® Provisioning Manager Express software. Not only is this software easy to install, use and manage, it also helps you maximize employee efficiency and lower costs.
IBM Tivoli® Provisioning Manager Express for Inventory is an efficient, low-cost, lightweight inventory management solution that collects, measures, stores, and maintains hardware, software (including security patches), and asset information. The Web-based interface makes it easy to access information, track assets and generate reports. It delivers over 140 standard reports that can be easily customized, saved and regenerated on a schedule you set. Tivoli Provisioning Manager Express for Inventory can also be used to generate target lists for needed updates and report compliance with IT security policies to help protect your data and improve security.
Are in need of a solution that provides combined inventory management and software distribution? See how IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager Express for Software Distribution can help.
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