License Manager

The License Manager component of Ivanti Neurons for Spend Intelligence enables you to import and visualize your software contracts and licenses, helping you to understand such things as where you are spending money, who is using what software, and where you might have compliance issues.

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To access the License Manager component, click Software > License Manager in the left navigation pane. The License Manager dashboard appears, which includes the following tiles:

  • Expirations: shows the number of licenses where either the license itself or the parent contract are expired or expiring soon.
    Click this tile to display the Expirations dashboard, which provides more information about which licenses and contracts have expired recently or are about to expire, and their estimated costs.
  • Licenses: shows the number of available licenses you have, with separate counts for base licenses, subscriptions, and maintenance.
    Click this tile to display the License Summary dashboard, which provides more information about types of licenses, expirations, estimated costs, and the transaction data.
  • Contracts: shows the total number of contracts and the number of contracts for each of the top 3 vendors.
    Click this tile to display the Contracts dashboard, which provides more information about your active contracts and contracts that are about to expire or have recently expired.
  • Spend Year To Date: shows the estimated spend on software from the start of the calendar year, along with the number of transactions that have no pricing information and the spend on software for the previous 365 days.
    Click this tile to display the Spend dashboard.

Beneath these tiles are some charts:

  • Monthly Spend: a line chart that shows the estimated spend by month for the previous year. Hover over points on the chart to see more detail. Annual subscriptions are added to the month when they are renewed.
  • Top Vendors by Contract: shows the top 5 vendors by number of contracts.
  • Top Vendors by Transactions: shows the top 5 vendors by number of license transactions.

Throughout License Manager there are a number of data grids that include pagination controls at the bottom, and icons in the column headers to sort and filter your data. Above the data grid are icons that enable you to export your data to Excel, select the columns you want to appear on the grid, and clear the filters applied to the grid. When a data grid has more columns than can fit the width of the screen, a horizontal scroll bar appears on large screens, or you can click show additional columns icon on smaller screens to see the additional columns.

Many data grids of contracts or transactions enable you to add and edit notes or URL links to the individual records. To do this, select the check boxes alongside the required records then click Edit Notes or Edit URL Link from the Actions menu. You may need to add these columns to the data grid to see them.

Watch a video that shows you how to interpret the dynamic summary of your license and install data provided in the License Manager component of Ivanti Neurons for Spend Intelligence and so gain an understanding of the current state of your license position:

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Watch a video that explains how to use the license alignment feature to help you to determine if you have enough licenses for your IT estate:

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