18.0 Software Usage Concepts

Tracking application use in an organization can be useful yet challenging. Knowing the demand for an application can help you better predict how many licenses you really need. Does it make sense to order 10 new license for ProductA when four installations of the product are not being actively used? Or does it make more sense to reallocate licenses and order fewer new licenses?

ZENworks Asset Management helps you make better decisions by tracking software usage on devices throughout your Management Zone. You can view basic usage data directly in ZENworks Control Center or generate detailed reports for analysis.

The following sections introduce the concepts you should understand to effectively use Asset Management to monitor software usage: