USU IT Asset Data Platform

Enable your asset management and CMDB

Gartner says more than 71% of organizations cite data quality concerns impacting their effectiveness, especially with their CMDBs: Four out of ten business initiatives fail due to poor or incomplete data.

One big reason is because organizations struggle to get their IT asset data under one roof and get useful insights from it.

You may collect but not aggregate, aggregate but not normalize, normalize but not enrich.

USU IT Asset Data Platform allows you to do everything - in one place.

CMDB Challenges

Top benefits of USU IT Asset Data Platform

100% IT Visibility

Fully automated collection and aggregation of data from hundreds of sources results in a high-quality data foundation for IT Asset Management.

100% CMDB Enrichment

Normalization of hardware and software inventory provides a single source of truth for effective IT Service Management initiatives.

100% Holistic View

Understanding of the IT estate enables multiple stakeholders to make a range of operational, tactical, and strategic decisions.

Feed your asset library with trustworthy data

USU IT Asset Data Platform is an open, customizable and configurable technical framework that can discover a wide range of IT assets and, in turn, deliver trustworthy data.

No matter whether you use physical or virtual hardware, on-prem software or Cloud-based services. USU IT Asset Data Platform discovers any of them, processes the data properly, and makes sure you know what is out there.

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CMDB challenges affect success of key initiatives

Common data quality or completeness issues can affect the success of your ITSM, ITAM, and ITOM processes, strategy, or organizational goals:

Missing Assets

are most likely not managed and therefore are a risk in your environment.

Duplicated Assets

can lead to unnecessary spend, confuse service support, make change and incident management difficult.

Orphaned Assets

can lead change management to outages if there is no service / dependency mapping.

Incomplete Assets

can prevent organizations from gaining deeper insights into the environment.

Invalid Assets

can limit visibility of both financial and incident impact and though complicate to link issues together.

Unknown Assets

will become a huge issue when it's time to replace equipment or software.

Get rid of underperforming CMDBs

Get more from your investments by delivering complete, consolidated, normalized quality enterprise asset data, regardless of location of the assets, directly into your data repository.

USU IT Asset Data Platform includes the following key technologies

USU Discovery Data Hub to

  • Collect data from hundreds of data sources such as SCCM, Active Directory, vCenter, and ServiceNow Discovery
  • De-duplicate and federate hardware devices
  • Consolidate key hardware attributes from the most authoritative source
  • Help to enable Asset Management, Vulnerability Monitoring and other key IT initiatives

Discovery Data Hub

USU Technology Catalog to

  • Normalize, categorize, and enrich software and hardware inventory
  • Provide insights into End-of-Life / End-of-Support dates for software
  • Enable Environment Simplification, Application Rationalization, and other key IT initiatives
  • Provide insights that are not available from traditional device management tools
  • Manage IT portfolio and support investment decisions

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Meet multi-stakeholder demand within your organization

USU IT Asset Data Platform goes beyond siloed operational approaches to using data to manage and improve the understanding of an IT estate. Our integrated approach provides a detailed and holistic view which enables multiple stakeholders to make a range of operational, tactical, and strategic decisions.

Software Asset Management:
  • See and control all your software in a single “source of truth”
  • Respond to vendor audits with full Knowledge of your on-prem and SaaS licenses
Cloud Management:
  • Right size licenses based on metrics like servers, instances, processes, and users
  • Evaluate servers, instances, and VMs to suggest configurations and core distribution
Hardware Asset Management:
  • Know where your physical hardware assets are, and what software is running on them
  • Reduce time and errors from manual data entry and spreadsheets
  • Know if hardware purchase requests are really needed to eliminate unmanaged spend
  • Use accurate data to better plan and forecast inventory needs
IT Service:
  • Initiate hardware / software refresh, upgrades, or cost management
  • Streamline onboarding and offboarding with automated workflows and asset tracking
IT Portfolio Management:
  • Track budget and ROI of deployed IT resources
  • Increase agility (what-if scenarios) to adjust resources when priorities change

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