System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) is a great product. It can inventory all of your Windows client and server computers, and push out software whenever you need it to. It even includes software metering capabilities, so that you can see what software applications people are actually using —not just what’s installed. It can often tell when software was installed individually or as part of a suite, too, making it easier to plan for upgrades and new purchases.
But SCCM doesn’t do everything that an organization might need in terms of asset management. This white paper explores those limitations, and offers an alternative: a comprehensive solution that delivers true, real-world asset management capabilities for both hardware and software, including both Microsoft and non-Microsoft assets.