Automatically Uninstall Unused Applications with SCCM

Nicolas PilonApplication, Asset Intelligence, SCCM, SOFTWARE METERING27 Comments

Do organizations pay too much for your software licensing? Paying more licences than you use doesn’t make your company really effective, especially when we talk about IT Cost Transparency. Do you know how much money your company spends on software licensing versus their utilization? Using inventory, SCCM detects if an application is installed, it also monitors usage using Software Metering and uninstalls the application using deployment mechanisms. Combining all, you can deliver a great solution to minimize licences cost to your organization. Software metering is a great feature that is not always well known by the business. The company must … Read More

Merging Last Usage of Software Metering with Custom Labels of Asset Intelligence

Nicolas PilonAsset Intelligence, SOFTWARE METERING5 Comments

sccm 2012 software metering reports

Software Metering analyzes the usage of any executable files. Asset Intelligence inventory and manage software by using a catalogue. So why would we want to merge both? Have a comprehensive view of your software usage in order to save licensing costs. Companies spend lots of money on unused software licences each year. Monitor software usage can save lots of money for your organization. The problem with Software Metering is that it is based on the executable. It does not always mean that the software is installed on a machine. There’s a way to merge software usage with a real installation … Read More

Create Custom Reports with Labels of Asset Intelligence

Nicolas PilonAsset Intelligence, SCCM, SSRS8 Comments

Usually, we use information from Add Remove Programs when it’s time to make software reports. For technical reasons, it’s not always easy to have adequate results. The use of custom labels in Asset Intelligence helps standardize and gather software information. In this post, we will explain how to use the data from custom labels in asset intelligence to create custom reports. Before starting the reports, make sure the custom labels are set in your environment from how to maximize the use of custom views in Asset Intelligence. Configuration Manager 2012 came with a couple of Asset Intelligence reports but nothing … Read More

How to maximize the use of Asset Intelligence in SCCM/MECM with Custom Labels

Nicolas PilonAsset Intelligence, SCCM7 Comments

Asset Intelligence is a feature in Configuration Manager that allows you to identify and manage the inventoried software of your environment. It’s populated each time there’s a hardware inventory scan on the device. The catalog contains data about inventoried software and 5 labels can be defined to standardize product names or any useful information in your catalogue. Software developers are not always following a standard name for their own products. Consequently, the data quality for software reports will be better. In this post, we will show how you can maximize the use of custom labels in Asset Intelligence. We will use … Read More

Why should you use Asset Intelligence in SCCM

Nicolas PilonAsset Intelligence, SCCM6 Comments

Did you ever need to analyze the installed software in your business? For those who experimented with it, you know that it’s not an easy task. In SCCM, one of the ways to achieve this goal is by using Add Remove Programs but you’ll have to deal with a minimum of customization. The problem is that software companies don’t work in the same direction and not even standardize their own product, Adobe and Microsoft included. You can experiment with issues where publisher or product names are different on the same product. You can even have the same executable file version … Read More