FrontRange Launches License Manager 3.1.1

New Microsoft SCCM 2007 data collector enables users to drive down software licensing costs and risks


New Microsoft SCCM 2007 data collector enables users to drive down software licensing costs and risks

Pleasanton | Tuesday, July 06, 2010 — FrontRange Solutions, the developer of Service Management and IT Asset Management software for mid-sized and distributed enterprises today announced the launch of License Manager 3.1.1. It is designed to help users drive down software costs and risks through better visibility and optimized use of available assets.

The headline feature in FrontRange License ManagerTM 3.1.1 is a new data collector designed to import software audit information into License Manager from the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 solution. This will enable organizations invested in SCCM to record and reconcile their license entitlements against the actual software installed across the network.

FrontRange License Manager enables organizations to dynamically reconcile recorded software licenses against the software on the network. Thanks to License Manager’s online ‘Nexus’ catalog of over 1.25 million software titles, License Manager is able to automatically apply upgrade and downgrade rights, or reflect license restrictions such as territory and/or language. This means that License Manager is automatically able to both put the organization in the most advantageous licensing position and also make the best use of all available licenses.

By highlighting where an organization has more licenses than it is currently using, License Manager makes it easier for IT and finance staff to eliminate unnecessary spend and possibly re-negotiate license and support contracts with software vendors.

Matt Fisher, Director at FrontRange commented: “With research* showing that organizations can save up to 25 per cent of their IT budget by investing in better software management, its no wonder that understanding what applications are on the network and how they are licensed is becoming a top priority for both IT and finance professionals. While SCCM and other solutions can give organizations visibility of what applications are installed on the Windows desktops, there is real opportunity to both create savings and avoid risks by fully understanding the current licensing situation.”

About FrontRange
FrontRange is the global leader in Hybrid IT Service Management (ITSM) solutions for enterprises of all sizes. FrontRange is the only ITSM provider in the world that delivers Service Management software with fully integrated Voice Automation and Client Management capabilities on-premise and in the cloud. FrontRange manages millions of service interactions a day for more than 15,000 leading organizations around the world. FrontRange enables customers to deliver world-class service while maximizing operational efficiencies with reduced cost and complexity. FrontRange is headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif. and can be found at


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