Discovery (SmartCollect)

Turn software and cloud data into SAM strategy

Collect, clean and calculate with discovery

From data center to cloud services, USU Software Asset Management (formerly Aspera SmartCollect) gathers the essential data to calculate your software licences. The solution collects, consolidates, and cleans your data, showing you the big picture for vendors such as Microsoft, Oracle and SAP, and cloud services like Azure, AWS and Oracle Cloud. Now you can harness the power of deep scanning and inventory collection from physical and virtual devices across your entire network.

Gathers your cloud data

Talks directly to your SaaS, PaaS and IaaS services to pull data about consumption and subscriptions

Discovers your data center

Whether it's 100 servers or 100,000 desktops, you get one integrated solution for all devices and systems

Easily scales with your IT

specially designed and field-tested for big data centers and highly virtualized IT environments

Top benefits of data discovery and inventory

Comprehensive. Future-proof. Precisely tailored.

Collects data from your cloud services 

Your tool for gathering information about software usage from SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS.

Inventories your data center 

Whether you have 100 servers or 100,000 desktops, you get an integrated solution for all devices and systems.

Scales complex IT environments 

Your solution for large data centers and highly virtualized environments. 

Manages data 

The answer to setting up, managing, and monitoring connections to all relevant sources as well as managing data quality and handling transformations.

Successfully manage all scenarios

kinds of devices 

Covers network stations, virtual servers, desktops, laptops, and hardware assets such as printers, scanners, and audio devices.

software assets 

Gathers important details about your servers and software such as installations, versions, editions, and usage.

software vendors 

Collects data about every vendor such as Oracle, Microsoft, Azure, SAP, IBM, Adobe, Amazon AWS, and VMware.

Designed for cloud discovery

Cloud services require special attention for data collection. You’re looking for data about how a vendor’s services are consumed, rather than if a vendor’s software is installed or running.

Is the cloud software owned by your company, or rented under an agreement? Can you see past the network and security roadblocks? Do the cloud models let you bring your own licenses (BYOL), or allow a β€œhybrid” use of the cloud and on-premises? USU Software Asset Management gathers data for all of these scenarios, and is closely integrated with our Cloud Optimization solution.


Software Asset Management Program Guide

Software Asset Management (SAM) is a practical investment that generates short and long-term savings in software costs, and mitigates legal and financial risks.

TEIβ„’ of USU Software Asset Management Solution

Before implementing a new technology, you want to know if the investment is worth it. That’s why USU commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate the ROI of USU SaaS Optimization solutions. The customer they studied experienced a risk-adjusted ROI of 383% with payback in less than 6 months.

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