"When, (not if) you receive an on-demand audit letter from
software vendors such as Microsoft, Adobe, AutoCAD, or the BSA or SIIA,
FAST, then you will need a fast software inventory tool that will create the
initial base data needed to satisfy the audit request.
The audit will be looking
for details of what you have installed across the organization, plus the
other vital information needed to satisfy the “proof of purchase”
2012 and for the last few years we have been continually hearing of Exec
level management who are demanding fast and accurate answers when it comes
to the key question which will be asked when an on-demand audit letter is
What is installed on our PC based systems?
Most places don’t know how many computers they have,
where they are located and more importantly, what software is installed on
PCProfile Software Registry tool is small, fast simple
and easy to use and can establish a baseline of what software is installed
very quickly. No look-up software identification libraries or annual
maintenance is required. The software inventory is FREE.
The summary report
is low cost, if required.
Clik here to download the Free
PCProfile Software Registry
We have been assisting sites to create an initial
Software Inventory that is needed in the event of;
• either, an on-demand audit by a software vendor / or
industry player (BSA, SIIA, CAAST, FAST); or
• commencement of a SAM / ITAM activity.
The PCProfile Software Registry tool gathers the initial
data directly from the Software Registry and in most cases this should be
more than adequate to satisfy any software vendor audit, based on “what has
It’s also a good starting off point to clean up your act
before you embark on a SAM/ITAM program.
If you haven’t established and stabilised your inventory
then you will forever be chasing your tail and wasting money and resources.
In today’s fast paced business climate, we know that your
core business is NOT software compliance audit and monitoring of software.
This is NOT the reason you operate and run a business. Your senior
management and stakeholders have other objectives (growing the business and
making a profit) that we know you need to meet.
Until such time as you sort out the software inventory,
then undertaking a SAM program is a waste of time.
know that SAM vendors conduct a software inventory
as part of their suite, but rolling these into play is not an overnight
affair, it can be a big investment up front, takes time, training and
configuration. You may not have the time to do this if you have a
sudden-death audit letter to answer!
In the time that it has taken to read to this point did
you realize that you could have audited around 250 PC’s and summarized the
data ready for an enterprise wide view of what the software inventory
position is for your organization? In simple terms, the time to audit
(gather the raw data) and then consolidate into the Summary is directly
proportional to the number of software applications installed, and the
volumes of text files (numbers of PCs) .
This is the easy part, the hard
yards are yet to be done by gathering the “proof of purchase” details.
Free Software Registry Tool
PC Profile offers a FREE Software Inventory tool
based on gathering data directly from the Software Registry. It's very
small, needs no user manual, no installation, no training and is very fast!
The results of the Software Inventory tool audit can be summarized and
returned to you as a Software Inventory Report that is pre-formatted ready
to use as a Proof of Purchase Compliance Register for a fee of $US 95
sample Software Inventory summary report of 25 PCs.
received an audit letter from the BSA?
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