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ManageSoft Launches ECM V8.0

ManageSoft is aiming its new release of Enterprise Compliance Manager firmly at Enterprise IT purse strings. Their press release states;

“This new edition will enable enterprises to achieve up to seven figure savings on their IT spend within 90 days of implementing ECM. Aggregate savings comes from three areas of concentration—reducing new software purchases, squeezing maintenance renewals, and compliance before audits.”

Headline features of ECM 8.0 include:

  • Oracle Database License Management – including discovery of Oracle databases on the network and license compliance for named and per processor licensing models. Typically most software inventory tools will only discover the installation of oracle software and will not correlate installs with concurrent users or processors. Lime Software has a point solution for Oracle License Management and I believe the LMS team at Oracle have a crude toolkit but otherwise this is a good differentiator for ManageSoft in the enterprise market. It will be good to see case studies of Oracle License Management in action with ECM.
  • VMware server virtualization option – Allowing users of ECM to monitor VMware Virtual Center Servers and ESX Servers including hardware allocation for each server and license compliance for VMware Virtual Machines. Only a handful of SAM tools are able to address this huge growth market. Good visibility and control of licensing in virtual environments will not only relieve a management headache but also free up restrictions in virtual projects, since a lot of virtual projects may have been put on ice until licensing issues are resolved. Again, it will be good to see case studies of ECM working in this area.

Do you have experience with ManageSoft ECM or managing licensing in Oracle or Virtual Environments? Why not get in touch and share your views and experience.

About Martin Thompson

Martin is owner and founder of The ITAM Review, an online resource for worldwide ITAM professionals. The ITAM Review is best known for its weekly newsletter of all the latest industry updates, LISA training platform, Excellence Awards and conferences in UK, USA and Australia.

Martin is also the founder of ITAM Forum, a not-for-profit trade body for the ITAM industry created to raise the profile of the profession and bring an organisational certification to market. On a voluntary basis Martin is a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the ITAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770.

He is also the author of the book "Practical ITAM - The essential guide for IT Asset Managers", a book that describes how to get started and make a difference in the field of IT Asset Management. In addition, Martin developed the PITAM training course and certification.

Prior to founding the ITAM Review in 2008 Martin worked for Centennial Software (Ivanti), Silicon Graphics, CA Technologies and Computer 2000 (Tech Data).

When not working, Martin likes to Ski, Hike, Motorbike and spend time with his young family.

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