Minimize License Risk, Rein in Costs
Cherwell Asset Management is an IT asset management (ITAM) tool designed for organisations seeking large reductions in software license spending, IT overhead, and software audit risk. By integrating all the data related to hardware and software inventory, application usage, license entitlements, and IT purchases, you can seamlessly track and manage IT investments from purchase to retirement—and abandon Excel spreadsheets.
With accurate, flexible, and intuitive IT asset reporting, as well as unparalleled ease of deployment and use, you’ll experience rapid time-to-value that can’t be achieved elsewhere.
Accurate, Complete Software Inventory
With Cherwell Asset Management, you can collect and report on all your installed software, including details such as name, product ID, size, date, path, version, and whether specific installations are standalone applications or part of a suite. Cherwell Asset Management uses a propriety software identification database to identify the countless executables discovered on your network, turning raw data into complete and reliable reports. Cherwell Asset Management’s software inventory reports are license-centric, providing you exactly the information you need to ensure license compliance, prepare for vendor audits, and make informed decisions about your software investments.
Comprehensive Hardware Inventory
Cherwell Asset Managements’ rich hardware inventory functionality offers summary level and detailed reports on your machines’ attributes, configurations, and capabilities. Collect hardware inventory data such as computer name, manufacturer, CPU type and speed, memory, available disk space, network card address and manufacturer, serial number, and any custom parameters you specify. Cherwell Asset Management makes it easy to assign and allocate hardware assets to individuals and organisational groups, as well as track purchasing data corresponding with your deployed hardware.
Rectify Software License Shortfalls—Before You Get Audited
Cherwell Asset Management® is an IT asset management solution that helps you prepare for vendor audits and monitor software license compliance in a proactive, automated way—so you minimise software audit risk and take control of your license position. Unlike other software license management tools, Cherwell Asset Management uses a proprietary software catalogue to recognise the countless executables discovered on your network. That’s why Cherwell Asset Management’s
license compliance reports are more complete and reliable than technology that relies on other methods such as file headers or registry analysis.
A Purchasing System Designed for IT
If your organisation is like most, the critical link between physical assets and purchasing data doesn’t exist. Information is scattered among Excel spreadsheets, locked within a legacy system, or collecting dust in a file cabinet. This means you must manually reconcile IT asset data with purchase orders to ascertain your license position, know when contracts expire or plan future purchases. Cherwell Asset Management® offers a comprehensive purchasing system designed for IT. Purchasing data can be easily reconciled with inventoried assets, and everything you need is accessed, tracked, and reported on from a single interface.
Key IT Asset Management Capabilities
Comprehensive Computer (Hardware and Software) Inventory
Take the guesswork out of what’s installed across your network with Cherwell’s IT Asset Management software with powerful IT asset discovery and inventory reporting. Cherwell Asset Management automatically discovers all the hardware and software installed on your Windows- and Mac OS-based desktops, laptops, and servers, and reconciles discovered applications and devices with purchasing details—so you know what’s installed, who’s using it, and whether it’s properly licensed.
World-Class License Compliance Management
53% of organisations experienced a software audit within the last two years, with true-up costs and penalties averaging $525,000 among those found to be non-compliant. When it comes to license compliance, you can’t afford to be caught asleep at the wheel. Cherwell Asset Management’s world-class license management capabilities and compliance reporting enable you to monitor your license position in a proactive, automated fashion—so you can correct license deficits before you receive the software audit letter. An IT asset management system doesn’t get any easier.
Detailed Software Usage Analysis
If you suspect unused or underutilised software licenses are costing your organisation big money, now you can prove it, with Cherwell Asset Management’s powerful software usage analysis. On average, Cherwell’s IT asset management customers reclaim 15-20% of their annual software budget through re-allocation of licenses, termination of maintenance fees and support costs, and renegotiation of software contracts.
Powerful ITAM Purchasing System
Cherwell Asset Management includes a comprehensive purchasing system that allows you to consolidate IT procurement and licensing information and reconcile purchasing data with inventoried assets—eliminating spreadsheets once and for all, and giving you that critical link between the physical and financial aspects of your IT investments.
Microsoft SCCM Integration
If you’re using Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager to manage your hardware and software assets, chances are you’re struggling to get what you need out of its native ITAM reporting capabilities. Cherwell Asset Management enables you to leverage your existing SCCM implementation and transform its raw inventory data into reliable, license-centric reports−with no SQL expertise required.
Flexible, Intuitive ITAM Reporting
Express Software Manager’s reporting is widely acclaimed for its ability to answer critical questions that help you control costs and manage risk. With customizable dashboards, limitless drill-down capabilities, and an easy-to-use filtering model, you can get the asset management information you need—while meeting the needs of every audience including IT, finance, help desk, and executive stakeholders.
Accurate Software Recognition
When it comes to IT asset management initiatives such as license compliance, “good enough” just doesn’t cut it. Unlike most products, Cherwell Asset Management uses a propriety software identification database to recognise the countless executables found on your network and turns the raw data into complete and accurate reports you can rely on.
Unparalleled Ease of Deployment and Use
In contrast to other IT asset management solutions, Cherwell Asset Management offers a straightforward implementation that leverages your existing infrastructure and, on average, takes just hours—versus weeks or months—to deploy. You don’t need to be an SQL expert to run the reports you need, or a financial professional to take advantage of its powerful purchasing functionality—nor do you need professional services to optimise your implementation.