Eracent’s IT Management Center™ (ITMC™) is the gateway to Eracents Meaning Based ITAM™ process. The modular ITMC™ suite is designed to provide one click access to solutions, reports, analysis, trending and dashboards. The ITMC™ also provides hardware control, software deployment and software broadcasting processes. The solutions are based upon the concept of total network IT data, information and process management utilizing real time and historical network information.
Eracent’s IT Management Center™ (ITMC™) centers on the creation of the Meaning Based ITAM™ database. This database receives data from the cross-platform discovery of physical, virtual, BYOD, IoT and cloud environments, plus software and server utilization measurement, complete asset lifecycle data, and software license management and reconciliation data. The Eracent processes provide detailed inventory data of all physical and virtual machines, virtual processors, network devices, cloud services and more. It provides software discovery and identification with a level of accuracy and completeness that no operationally-focused tool can match. ITMC Discovery includes a knowledge base of over 600,000 business applications and versions, which is updated daily. It includes many pre-populated attributes including publisher-provided SKU data.
Through Meaning-Based ITAM™ the CIO can make confident and effective decisions involving the organization's network and asset base, supported by an unsurpassed level of current and historical data. ITMC's real-time network data, software utilization details and asset lifecycle information supports multiple ITAM and SAM programs and processes, including:
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The Eracent ITMC™ Secure Baseline application provides a powerful software and hardware security control process. The Meaning Based IT™ application provides a "Real Time" software and hardware control process that is designed to identify and remove rogue and modified software. The process is designed for organizations charged with providing financial, defense, energy, health care and other critical systems better protection from cyber attack. The application provides an increased level of protection for information and physical assets. Developed within highly secure environments, the process has the unique ability to identify in real time modified software and hardware, alerting security violations through the ITMC™ and manage a real time response.
Information about this process is available upon request from your Eracent account manager.
Eracent’s IT Management Center™: ITMC LifecycleEracent’s ITMC Lifecycle provides complete lifecycle management for all IT assets in an enterprise. Servers, desktops and laptops, software licenses, mobile devices, network equipment and more can be proactively managed in ITMC Lifecycle from planning and acquisition through retirement, whether these assets are discover-able or not. ITMC Lifecycle enables organizations to track the physical, contractual, financial and relational aspects of the complete asset base, resulting in a true “system of record” that can be used to manage many ITAM and SAM processes and make optimal use of every IT asset in the organization. .
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The Eracent ITMC Employee Self-Service Portal allows employee self-service purchases through a standardized Catalog of approved hardware devices and software products. The versions can be maintained and tailored to meet an organization’s unique needs. This catalog is the foundation for the ITMC Self-Service Portal, which provides app store-type functionality to employees throughout an organization. Users may search for and select items from the catalog or request other items. They can be presented with alternate, lower-cost options or items that are already in stock, and their requests can be automatically approved based on specific criteria. The Self-Service Portal can even facilitate automatic deployment of requested, approved applications via the ITMC Deployment agent, SCCM or other deployment tools.
Eracent’s MBI™ Software Licensing Reconciliation process is unique. The Process is based upon real, precise and accurate data. The process is based on identifying actual software used within the environment and defining the virtual, cloud and physical environment on which the software is used. As a result Eracent’s MBI™ Software Licensing Reconciliation process uses actual precise software inventory and software usage data across defined virtual and physical devices and the results provide a "Single Source of Truth". Proper software licensing management cannot be based on approximations, nor deduced from the application of flexible ad-hoc defined-as-you-need-them discovery rules. Eracent does not approximate the software inventory. A process defined by ad-hoc aproximations results in over purchaseing, sotware mis-management and cyber-security issues.
The Software License Reconciliation functionality of the ITMC™ streamlines the license management process and provides tremendous real cost savings. Cost savings are based upon an accurate determination of the enterprise entitlement position as defined ny the inventory, usage and purchasing records. Discovered software installations are matched to license purchase records and software vendor licensing algorithms are applied to provide Effective License Position reports for major enterprise vendors.
The ITMC™ Lifecycle process includes reconciliation for license types that transcend multiple publishers and products (e.g., Named User, Named Device, Per Processor, by function, RVU, PVU, processor, core). the ITMC™ Lifecycle process also includes license types and algorithms that are specific to vendors (e.g., Oracle, optimization of SAP Professional licenses, and IBM PVUs and Sub Capacity).
Ultimately, all reconciliation processes must supply the same results based upon the actual enterprise software and hardware (virtual, cloud and physical) inventory. What differentiates Eracent is that the Licensing is based upon real data and therefore the results are real and are accepted by the software publishers as a "System of Truth" and "Single Source of Truth".
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