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.
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.
145,000+ Licensable products
Includes over 10,000 product families essential for SAM
1 Million+ PURs
All product use rights are fully researched
Includes 50+ fully managed & optimized vendors
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.
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.
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.
SmartTrack calculates the latest product version you can use, and suggest what to do next, as it tracks maintenance information in the product records.
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:
|Stock Keeping Units (SKU)||Unlimited use rights||Point value & point category|
|License metric||Limited use rights||Maintenance type|
|License model||Alerts||Maintenance timeframe|
|Update/full version||Data normalization||Maintenance via contract|
|Downgrade rights||Rule based mapping||Signatures and synonyms|
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.