Express Metrix helps organizations get software audit-ready

By : |January 27, 2014 0

SEATTLE, USA: Express Metrix, the IT and software asset management (SAM) solutions provider has released a free, full-featured version of its enterprise-class software compliance solution to help more organizations overcome budget or resource restrictions and achieve audit-ready license status.

Available for use on up to 1000 machines, and offering a rich set of features allowing IT professionals to track and manage license compliance status, the free Inventory Edition of Express Software Manager provides enterprise-class functionality combined with exceptional flexibility and ease of use. The solution is designed to enable small to midsize organizations with limited budget to achieve software compliance.

It is also ideal for larger companies contemplating a broader investment in SAM to test and prove the value of a best-of-breed SAM solution for their organization.

“This offering provides critical capabilities to every organization with a desire to minimize compliance risk,” said Express Metrix CEO Kris Barker. “We wanted to do something to diminish the fear of software audits. No company, whatever their budget or size, should be held hostage by the complexity of software licensing if they are making a good-faith effort to be compliant.”

Software license agreements and IT infrastructures continue to evolve rapidly, making license compliance increasingly difficult to evaluate and enforce internally. Organizations of all sizes are under increasing scrutiny by software vendors and, according to several industry reports, are being targeted for software audits with greater frequency than ever before.

While free and inexpensive tools exist that claim to provide software inventory and license management functionality, most are not accurate, comprehensive, or detailed enough to reliably address license compliance risk on an ongoing basis, especially in cross-platform and virtual environments.

In addition to its world-class software compliance reporting, Express Software Manager Inventory Edition provides access to the industry’s most reputable software recognition library, ease of installation and use, support for virtualized environments and, if desired, integration with Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM).

Organizations considering a more comprehensive investment in SAM also receive 60 days of access to the full Express Software Manager suite, which includes software usage analysis and a powerful IT purchasing system.

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