Symantec Asset Management Suite 8.1

Control your assets, uncover savings, ensure compliance

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Overview of Asset Management Suite

Are you paying for unused software licenses? Are you prepared for your next vendor software audit? Take

control with Symantec™ Asset Management Suite 8.1. In combination with Symantec™ Client Management

Suite, you'll get an accurate picture of your organization's assets, ensure compliance during software audits,

avoid vendor penalties and fines and uncover savings by eliminating the purchase of unnecessary licenses.

Take Control of Your Organization's Assets

Without an in-depth understanding of your organization's software licenses, vendor contracts, and assets, it’s

difficult to make smart business decisions. Asset Management Suite helps you take control with a complete and

accurate picture of the relationships between all of them.

Asset Management Suite discovers, inventories, and tracks all the hardware and software assets in your IT

infrastructure through a CMDB. The CMDB manages assets' hierarchical relationships to other configuration

items, users, locations, departments, cost centers, and associated contracts. This information gives you credible

information on the location and license status of every important OS, virtualization platform, or application

instance. With this detailed, up-to-date information, your team can quickly identify problems, apply solutions,

and document compliance.

Ensure Compliance and Avoid Vendor Penalties and Fines

Avoid a time-consuming IT fire drill during software audits. Asset Management Suite has all the tools necessary

to quickly prepare for an audit, optimize license purchases, and harvest licenses. A comprehensive inventory of

your applications and their licenses is stored in the CMDB and compared to license agreements, financial

records, and vendor sales records. This information is included in pre-defined reports, with drill-down detail,

that validate your organization's compliance status based on licenses owned and deployed.

Uncover Savings

There's enormous potential for cost savings when you have an accurate picture of your organization's assets. It’s

common, and costly, for organizations to over-license software, because they don't know exactly how many

licenses are truly being used.

Asset Management Suite 8.1 builds upon its already robust software license management capabilities by adding

support for per user, per CPU, and per processor licensing models as well as expanded support for device based

licensing to include site and enterprise definitions. In addition, a new view has been added that provides a

comprehensive look at everything going on from a license compliance standpoint. This view shows license gaps,

underutilization, and unauthorized use and the data presented is actionable right there on the screen providing

a very quick way to uncover savings opportunities, reclaim unused software licenses, and ensure compliance.

Minimize the administrative burden of managing vendors' contracts, such as hardware, maintenance,

warranties, support contracts, and leases. Asset Management Suite's integrated management of contracts and

financial costs lets you more effectively forecast future hardware and software needs and avoid penalties and


Symantec Asset Management Suite 8.1

Control your assets, uncover savings, ensure compliance

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late fees. Asset Management Suite also ensures end-of-life assets are properly retired by tracking terminated


Automating common, repetitive tasks is another method for uncovering savings. Asset Management Suite’s

process automation efficiently collects information from the requestor, processes all required approvals, and

provides follow-up notifications when tasks aren't completed within a certain timeframe. Custom built

workflows and pre-defined workflow templates let you automate and streamline IT and business procedures

across multiple solutions.



Software license


• Accurately track which software applications are being used and by whom

• Reduce costs by eliminating purchase of unnecessary software

• Ensure software compliance

• Easily prepare for software audits or true-ups

Contract management

• Avoid penalties and late fees

• Maximize the value of your assets

• Accurately forecast future hardware and software needs

Asset management

• Accountability and cost control

• Understand relationships of assets to other configuration items, users, and locations

• Increase speed and accuracy of data collection, manage inventory and plan for future


Reporting and analytics

• Easy-to-create and analyze reports. No advanced knowledge of databases or third-

party reporting tools is required

• Powerful on-the-fly ad-hoc reporting and charts

• Out-of-the box visually informative KPI scorecards, dashboards, and reports

Extending Asset Management Suite

Take Asset Management Suite to the next level by including the following complementary solutions:

Symantec™ Client Management Suite manages and optimizes the purchase, deployment, maintenance,

utilization, and disposal of software applications. Together with Asset Management, it provides complete

software asset management to deploy, maintain, and patch applications.

Symantec™ Server Management Suite provisions, controls, automates, and monitors physical and virtual


Symantec™ ServiceDesk supports automated incident response and problem resolution for quick, effective

remediation of end user incidents, systemic problems and essential managed changes.

Symantec™ IT Management Suite supports complete lifecycle management of desktops, laptops, and servers.