Snow License Manager

Snow License Manager

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Snow License Manager

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What is Snow License Manager?

Snow License Manager is a software asset management solution, with options for cloud or on-premise delivery. Snow License Manager is designed to reduce the risk, cost and complexity associated with software assets and licensing. It provides a consolidated view on all assets across the network,…

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What is Snow License Manager?

Snow License Manager is a software asset management solution, with options for cloud or on-premise delivery. Snow License Manager is designed to reduce the risk, cost and complexity associated with software assets and licensing. It provides a consolidated view on all assets across the network, enabling staff to use one interface to manage multiple software vendors, device types and locations. Audit data can be imported from more than one inventory source to cover a range of enterprise computing platforms (Windows, Windows Phone, Mac OSX, iOS, Linux, Unix, Android). Snow License Manager automatically calculates the compliance position for all software including processor and processor core licensed software on both virtual and physical resources. Core factors for Microsoft and Oracle are automatically applied as well as minimum license assignment rules, aiming to prevent over- and underlicensing.

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We are using Snow to record all of our software licensing and also monitoring utilization. It is primarily managed by a software asset manager, who enters and maintains the licensing information in snow. Other departments have access to reference relevant licenses and reports as they need them. This was purchased to pull licenses out of multiple spreadsheets and help to monitor how software is actually being used.
  • It can track if a software has been used and report back for utilization review.
  • It can monitor and alert on license and contact expiration, which helps eliminate the human factor with manual reminders.
  • There is a lot of flexibility in the software to handle your license information.
  • The reporting and searching tools are powerful, but are dependent on the person entering the data in a clean, uniform manner. We've had problems that rendered searches, primarily from data issues.
  • The utilization relies on clients writing back at assigned times, we have 'frozen' workstations that don't preserve data. This has led to many problems and manual configurations to get it working properly (and I don't think they all currently are).
  • The software identification can be troublesome. We've had many software 'alerts' that we were out of compliance because part of an application was detected as something else and then didn't match the product. Accuracy is definitely a problem.
If you need to centralize your licensing and subscriptions, this solution will work. If you are running standard computers in an office, this will give you decent utilization statistics.

If you have any non-persistent workstations, then it isn't going to be for you. If you aren't running the full packages of some major software, you'll have a lot of work to do to convince Snow that you are in compliance.

It is heavily dependent on the data entry quality, so if you have a central person in charge of data entry it will be a good solution. If there are many hands entering license and software data, you may run into headaches.