Express Metrix Introduces IT Asset Management Offering for Microsoft SCCM Implementations

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New Technology Transforms SCCM Inventory Data into License Intelligence

Express Software Manager for SCCM provides powerful reporting beyond what can be extracted from SCCM without a great deal of additional work. Its reports are intuitive, highly customizable and provide the kind of visibility I need over my deployed assets.

Express Metrix, a leading provider of IT and software asset management (SAM) solutions, has announced the availability of a new product offering that enables organizations to leverage their Microsoft SCCM implementations for more effective oversight and management of their hardware and software investments.

Express Software Manager for SCCM™ delivers IT and desktop management professionals a means to easily transform hardware and software inventory data residing in an SCCM database into reliable, actionable IT asset reporting. Software inventory data imported from SCCM is processed using a normalized catalog of application titles, providing not only superior software recognition, but also a license-centric view of what's installed across the desktop and server environment. Furthermore, Express Software Manager for SCCM allows organizations to track and manage purchasing information related to IT investments with a sophisticated purchasing system, and reconcile that data with inventoried assets for the purposes of managing license compliance, preparing for software audits, IT budgeting and forecasting, chargeback purposes, and improved overall IT asset lifecycle management.

Jeff Kelsey, Express Metrix's VP of Products and Services, commented, "As vendor audits continue to rise and IT budgets remain flat, many organizations want to leverage inventory data within SCCM for license compliance initiatives and other purposes beyond SCCM's core desktop management capabilities. Express Software Manager for SCCM provides a cost-effective way to extend Microsoft SCCM's value into the areas of hardware and software asset management by delivering high quality license analysis and other IT asset reporting."

Express Software Manager for SCCM is built on top of Express Metrix's flagship product, Express Software Manager, which is recognized industry-wide for its ease of deployment and ongoing management, reliable and intuitive IT asset reporting, and unparalleled software recognition. This means end users can take advantage of a world-class IT asset management solution while avoiding the overhead of a complex implementation process, the need for dedicated staff, or additional clients deployed to the desktop. The end results are an improved ability to stay compliant with license agreements, maximum visibility into what's installed across the enterprise, and better fiscal management of IT investments.

Steve Holm, Application Specialist at Pacific Office Automation, participated in Express Metrix's beta program and said of the pre-released product, “Express Software Manager for SCCM provides powerful IT asset reporting beyond what can be extracted from SCCM without a great deal of additional work. Its reports are intuitive, highly customizable, and provide me with exactly the kind of visibility I need over our deployed assets.”

A 30-day evaluation Express Software Manager for SCCM is available for download on Express Metrix's web site at: http://www.expressmetrix.com/trial.

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