AdminStudio Inventory and Rationalization identifies, assesses, and consolidates an enterprise desktop application portfolio to improve agility of day-to-day application service delivery and streamline platform migrations.
Today’s client computing environments are continuously changing, and the modern enterprise has accumulated more applications than the business needs — applications that must be actively maintained and supported every day. The number of applications in the typical application portfolio has increased dramatically over the years due to mergers, acquisitions and organic growth, and includes a wide range of desktop applications, editions and versions. The resulting application sprawl increases operational, infrastructure and support costs.
Application portfolio rationalization is a crucial step in the six-step Application Readiness process to identify, assess and consolidate applications. Through reducing the number of applications that IT teams must actively support, enterprises can simplify platform migrations, reduce operational costs and improve the efficiency of day-to-day application service delivery. This helps to narrow the scope of IT projects, including the move to Windows 10, and streamlines ongoing desktop transformation efforts.
Continuously Gathers Windows Desktop Inventory and Transforms it into Actionable Information
- Collects raw inventory data from Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager
- Collects users, machines and site information from Active Directory
- Automatically standardizes the naming convention of more than 181,927 applications from over 18,333 software vendors.
Make Informed Application Rationalization Decisions
- Sort and filter normalized application inventory by vendor, application, category or classification
- Review summarized usage by user or machine and drill into compatibility and testing details
- Track application owners and add comments
Automatically Execute Workflows for Packaging, Testing and Deployment
- Informs you of newer versions of an application not yet deployed in your current environment
- Workflows ensure rationalized applications are packaged and ready for deployment
- Dashboard displays workflows completed for each application portfolio rationalization project
AdminStudio Inventory and Rationalization is part of Flexera Software’s comprehensive Application Readiness solution that streamlines the planning, packaging and delivery of physical, virtual and mobile applications.
Prevent Application Sprawl with Continuous Application Portfolio Rationalization
Keeps your desktop application portfolio under control and your organization agile. React quickly to new efforts and rationalize day-to-day requests as part of an Application Readiness strategy.
Continuously Gathers Windows Desktop Inventory and Usage Data
Collects application evidence from Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager and securely uploads the data to the cloud-based Application Recognition Service. Provides simple transparency into which machines and users have applications installed and when they were last used without requiring permissions to or technical knowledge of Microsoft Configuration Manager.
Transforms Raw Inventory into Actionable Information
Automatically categorizes applications and standardizes naming conventions of more than 181,927 applications from over 18,333 software vendors to produce a consistently named list of applications found in your enterprise.
Through a constantly updated cloud-based service, AdminStudio Inventory and Rationalization automatically standardizes the naming conventions of discovered applications while classifying and categorizing software to focus rationalization efforts around the applications that are most important to business goals. Manually define and apply standard naming conventions and categories for internally developed apps.