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Re: [LICENSING] Software license tracking systems
From: "Lerell, Thomas" <tlerell () ST-AUG EDU>
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2007 19:10:40 -0400

We (IT) use a combination of 3 software/hardware solutions that we've
tweaked to work as one solid solution for tracking, monitoring, and

  > Track-It = http://www.NumaraSoftware.com [Helpdesk, Inventory,
Purchasing, Auditing, Reporting - integrated modules]
  > NetSight IM (and switching products) =
  > Symantec Corporate - End Point Security =


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 MAIL: tlerell () st-aug edu
 SKYPE: thomas.lerell

-----Original Message-----
From: Marty Hoag [mailto:marty.hoag () NDSU EDU] 
Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2007 5:24 PM
Subject: [LICENSING] Software license tracking systems

    This may be a very naive question as I'm new to software
licensing. What software systems are universities (or better
yet university systems) using to manage and track software,
especially restricted or charge-back software for PCs and
Macs (volume purchase, limited site license, etc.)?

    We administer some system-wide licenses for the North Dakota
University System as well as provide distribution on our
campus for institutionally owned computers. It seems an ideal
system would include things like requesting/ordering, invoicing
the ordering group, purchasing licenses from the vendor(s),
tracking by installed location, number of licenses, reporting,
transferring, etc. Our process now includes several systems and
somewhat "manual" steps.

    I tried searching the archives but didn't see anything too
recent (and there's a lot of "noise" when searching a software
licensing archive for software ;-). I did ask about OpenITAM
last year but I'm just trying to get an idea of actual systems
in use.

    Thank you!

    Marty Hoag

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