Aspera Catalog Plus

Unbeatable coverage of software rules & recognition

Supercharge your product data for Software Asset Management

The Catalog Plus is a powerful SAM database that identifies your software products automatically. The software data catalog ships with over 1 million SKUs and 3,000 vendors, so our SmartTrack platform can automate your software recognition, keep away compliance risk, and simplify the SAM process.

Everything is automatic

Auto-fill features for product properties keep data consistent

Normalize 80% out-of-box

Runs accurate recognition for over 80% of a typical software inventory

Identify 90% out-of-box

Matches over 90% of your software to the correct SKUs automatically

Get a license-centric solution

When our SmartTrack platform imports raw software product data, the Catalog Plus organizes it. The catalog recognizes each product’s identifying details, and knows the relationships between the products.

Now SmartTrack can identify what is licensable software and store their rules for usage. Every attribute that comes from the Catalog Plus is relevant to understanding the license you pay for.

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Ready to go! Ships with records for

145,000+ Licensable products

Includes over 10,000 product families essential for SAM

1 Million+ PURs

All product use rights are fully researched

3,000+ vendors

Includes 50+ fully managed & optimized vendors

Ditch the spreadsheets

Dealing with software license management is a real headache for IT managers. There are enormous numbers of licenses and versions, each with very different rules and conditions.

Our Catalog Plus frees you from manual tracking and disconnected spreadsheets. The catalog centralizes all of this unconnected data and makes it available at a moment’s notice. Go ahead — make your life easier.

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Gives end-to-end SAM integration

See exactly what you have, from the time that your raw data is imported, to the software recognition that give you immediately usable results for license compliance.

Ensures quality data for compliance

The full product name is “magically” completed for you, built from the product attributes that SmartTrack automatically recognizes, so your data is accurate and consistent.

Handles expired
maintenance

SmartTrack calculates the latest product version you can use, and suggest what to do next, as it tracks maintenance information in the product records.

How it works: Attributes in action

Think of your product details like a big handful of jellybeans. Catalog Plus sorts the information as separate items of data — or jellybeans — and stores those attributes structures those in its powerful database.

You can group or ungroup them, activate or deactivate, or type in custom attributes. The catalog puts all those details together to identify exactly what software product you have, so your licensing is correct and risk-free.

Here's what you should look for when choosing a Catalog Software:

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Catalog Plus tracks your essential data

Stock Keeping Units (SKU)Unlimited use rightsPoint value & point category
License metricLimited use rightsMaintenance type
License modelAlertsMaintenance timeframe
Update/full versionData normalizationMaintenance via contract
Downgrade rightsRule based mappingSignatures and synonyms

Supported by expert services

Our team of license experts maintains the catalog data to keep it constantly up-to-date with licensing changes from software vendors. The Catalog Plus lets us work continuously to make your SAM easier, faster, and better. Need specific vendors or rules covered? Talk with our Services team to extend the catalog to fit your needs.

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Want to see Catalog Plus in action? Ask for a demo of SmartTrack: