Know What’s Going On Gain an Overview with the Automatic Inventory of Hardware and Software

The Challenge

Computers, notebooks, printers, programs, external storage devices, and so on – you only know a fraction of the hardware, software and important assets that are actually in the company. You cannot keep up with network documentation, and data becomes obsolete faster than you can collect it. The result is: 

  • You pay for licenses you do not actually need
  • You buy hardware more often than is necessary
  • You spend a great deal of time and money looking for and purchasing new equipment that is already there
  • Your accounting department constantly requests up-to-date information about capital expenditure and its purpose
  • The helpdesk always collects the same data when conducting user surveys 
  • Lists and manually collected inventory data are not sufficient to manage the sheer diversity and complexity

You nevertheless wish to have up-to-date information about existing equipment, and also wish to make the data available for other applications, e.g. helpdesk and accounting. In short: you need assistance with the automated acquisition and management of inventory data.

The Solution

As a first step, launch baramundi Inventory. The inventory software collects all information available about hardware and software in the network – independently and automatically. You also learn details about installed components and driver versions. Once baramundi Inventory has acquired all the data, you can use it to update the database on an ongoing basis.

You can use the bConnect interface of the baramundi Management Suite to make all data acquired during hardware and software inventory available to other applications immediately and always up-to-date. For example, when a call is made to the helpdesk, information on the configuration of the computer concerned and the software installed will always be at hand.

You can also use baramundi AUT if you need more information about how installed software is used. This module provides you with valid information about how often a certain application is used in a defined period. baramundi AUT meets the latest data protection requirements and is therefore not suitable for monitoring users. However, it will supply you with reliable data about the use and acceptance of software, and will make license management much easier.

Our Recommendation

Instead of creating inventories manually and constantly having to manage new lists, choose the automated creation of IT inventories for hardware and software with baramundi Inventory and baramundi AUT. You can use the baramundi Mobile Devices module to capture application and hardware information about your mobile endpoints. In addition, you can use the baramundi Network Devices module to scan the network devices in your IT infrastructure, catalog them, and display them in graphic form.

The Result

You gain a clear picture of your infrastructure:

  • Existing software
  • Level of usage of applications
  • Existing devices, including components and driver versions

Free up employee resources and optimize your licensing costs. Other applications in the company can also benefit from up-to-date inventory data.