Welcome!

News Feed Item

Express Metrix Introduces Free, Full-Featured Software License Compliance Solution to Help More Organizations Achieve Audit Readiness

As Software Audits Intensify, Express Metrix Makes Enterprise-Class Software Available Free of Charge to Small and Midsize Organizations

SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/24/14 -- In a software industry first, Express Metrix, a leading provider of IT and software asset management (SAM) solutions, today released a free, full-featured version of its enterprise-class software compliance solution to help more organizations overcome budget or resource restrictions and achieve audit-ready license status.

Available for use on up to 1000 machines, and offering a rich set of features allowing IT professionals to track and manage license compliance status, the free Inventory Edition of Express Software Manager provides enterprise-class functionality combined with exceptional flexibility and ease of use. The solution is designed to enable small to midsize organizations with limited budget to achieve software compliance. It is also ideal for larger companies contemplating a broader investment in SAM to test and prove the value of a best-of-breed SAM solution for their organization. To download the software, click HERE.

"This offering provides critical capabilities to every organization with a desire to minimize compliance risk," said Express Metrix CEO Kris Barker. "We wanted to do something to diminish the fear of software audits. No company, whatever their budget or size, should be held hostage by the complexity of software licensing if they are making a good-faith effort to be compliant."

Software license agreements and IT infrastructures continue to evolve rapidly, making license compliance increasingly difficult to evaluate and enforce internally. Organizations of all sizes are under increasing scrutiny by software vendors and, according to several industry reports, are being targeted for software audits with greater frequency than ever before. While free and inexpensive tools exist that claim to provide software inventory and license management functionality, most are not accurate, comprehensive, or detailed enough to reliably address license compliance risk on an ongoing basis, especially in cross-platform and virtual environments.

"Many companies lack both the budget and the executive support to invest in proper SAM programs. As a result, they waste time and resources trying to manage software compliance manually or with inferior technologies that simply don't get the job done," said Cynthia Farren, SAM expert and founder of Cynthia Farren Consulting. "Express Metrix has eliminated both the technology and the budget barriers to implementing effective SAM programs with its new free product offering."

Powerful License Compliance Capabilities
Express Metrix's complimentary offering aims to address challenges not met by inadequate "free trial" or other, less sophisticated SAM tools by providing perpetual use of the rich feature set found within Express Software Manager's Inventory Edition. Capabilities include license-centric IT asset reporting identifying exactly which software titles, versions and editions are installed across the organization; comparing discovered software with license counts; and revealing unlicensed software that represents a risk in the event of an audit.

In addition to its world-class software compliance reporting, Express Software Manager Inventory Edition provides access to the industry's most reputable software recognition library, ease of installation and use, support for virtualized environments and, if desired, integration with Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). Organizations considering a more comprehensive investment in SAM also receive 60 days of access to the full Express Software Manager suite, which includes software usage analysis and a powerful IT purchasing system.

More information about Express Software Manager can be found here.

Click To Tweet: [email protected] to Offer Industry's First Free, Full-Featured Software License Compliance Management Solution #audit #software #license

About Express Metrix
Express Metrix, a veteran in the IT asset management space for over a decade, focuses on serving organizations whose needs for accurate, comprehensive IT asset reporting and trouble-free management aren't met by enterprise-oriented framework products or less sophisticated inventory tools. Express Metrix recently welcomed its 5,000th customer, having earned a reputation for delivering superior IT asset reporting, ease of deployment and use, and outstanding customer support. Winner of the SIIA's CODiE Award for "Best Asset Management Solution," Express Metrix is a Microsoft Certified partner and is certified CitrixReady. More information on Express Metrix can be found at www.expressmetrix.com.

Express Metrix, Express Software Manager, and Express Software Manager for SCCM are registered trademarks or trademarks of Express Metrix, LLC. All other trademarks, trade names or company names referenced herein are used for identification only and are the property of their respective owners.

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

Contact for Press Inquiries:

Valerie Chan
Plat4orm PR
Phone: 206.856.7885
E-mail: Email Contact

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
Gemini is Yahoo’s native and search advertising platform. To ensure the quality of a complex distributed system that spans multiple products and components and across various desktop websites and mobile app and web experiences – both Yahoo owned and operated and third-party syndication (supply), with complex interaction with more than a billion users and numerous advertisers globally (demand) – it becomes imperative to automate a set of end-to-end tests 24x7 to detect bugs and regression. In th...
"With Digital Experience Monitoring what used to be a simple visit to a web page has exploded into app on phones, data from social media feeds, competitive benchmarking - these are all components that are only available because of some type of digital asset," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"Venafi has a platform that allows you to manage, centralize and automate the complete life cycle of keys and certificates within the organization," explained Gina Osmond, Sr. Field Marketing Manager at Venafi, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Michael Maximilien, better known as max or Dr. Max, is a computer scientist with IBM. At IBM Research Triangle Park, he was a principal engineer for the worldwide industry point-of-sale standard: JavaPOS. At IBM Research, some highlights include pioneering research on semantic Web services, mashups, and cloud computing, and platform-as-a-service. He joined the IBM Cloud Labs in 2014 and works closely with Pivotal Inc., to help make the Cloud Found the best PaaS.
Creating replica copies to tolerate a certain number of failures is easy, but very expensive at cloud-scale. Conventional RAID has lower overhead, but it is limited in the number of failures it can tolerate. And the management is like herding cats (overseeing capacity, rebuilds, migrations, and degraded performance). In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Cleland, Senior Director of Product Marketing for the HGST Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit, discussed how a new approach is neces...
"This week we're really focusing on scalability, asset preservation and how do you back up to the cloud and in the cloud with object storage, which is really a new way of attacking dealing with your file, your blocked data, where you put it and how you access it," stated Jeff Greenwald, Senior Director of Market Development at HGST, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Cloud-enabled transformation has evolved from cost saving measure to business innovation strategy -- one that combines the cloud with cognitive capabilities to drive market disruption. Learn how you can achieve the insight and agility you need to gain a competitive advantage. Industry-acclaimed CTO and cloud expert, Shankar Kalyana presents. Only the most exceptional IBMers are appointed with the rare distinction of IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor in the company. Shankar has also receive...
"Evatronix provides design services to companies that need to integrate the IoT technology in their products but they don't necessarily have the expertise, knowledge and design team to do so," explained Adam Morawiec, VP of Business Development at Evatronix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage.
"We work around really protecting the confidentiality of information, and by doing so we've developed implementations of encryption through a patented process that is known as superencipherment," explained Richard Blech, CEO of Secure Channels Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"I focus on what we are calling CAST Highlight, which is our SaaS application portfolio analysis tool. It is an extremely lightweight tool that can integrate with pretty much any build process right now," explained Andrew Siegmund, Application Migration Specialist for CAST, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The Founder of NostaLab and a member of the Google Health Advisory Board, John is a unique combination of strategic thinker, marketer and entrepreneur. His career was built on the "science of advertising" combining strategy, creativity and marketing for industry-leading results. Combined with his ability to communicate complicated scientific concepts in a way that consumers and scientists alike can appreciate, John is a sought-after speaker for conferences on the forefront of healthcare science,...
"Software-defined storage is a big problem in this industry because so many people have different definitions as they see fit to use it," stated Peter McCallum, VP of Datacenter Solutions at FalconStor Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"Our strategy is to focus on the hyperscale providers - AWS, Azure, and Google. Over the last year we saw that a lot of developers need to learn how to do their job in the cloud and we see this DevOps movement that we are catering to with our content," stated Alessandro Fasan, Head of Global Sales at Cloud Academy, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, discussed the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.