Sassafras K2 Version 7.2 released

New customizable web based dashboards Sassafras Software, a pioneer in Software Asset Management (SAM) and IT Asset Management (ITAM), has released a major upgrade of its award-winning product, K2 – KeyAuditor & KeyServer. Version 7.2 adds support for user based license metrics, and it introduces an integrated web-based reporting dashboard that puts important data summarization […]

2014-04-28 image released

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The April 28 image has been released, which includes version 7.1.0.9 of KeyServer. This release fixes a bug in KeyServer where some Policy changes made by a KeyServer administrator without “Full” permissions would not be propagated to clients. If you have Administrators without “Full” permissions who create or modify policies, you should upgrade your KeyServer […]

New Product definitions including SQL Server Editions

We have recently added various new product definitions to PRS. As usual, they will automatically be added to your Products window whenever your KeyServer has discovered a similar footprint on your site. New definitions include Microsoft SQL Server 2014, as well as definitions for the following specific editions of SQL Server: Enterprise, Standard, Express, Express […]

2014-04-11 image released

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The April 11 image has been released, which includes version 7.1.0.8 of KeyAccess. This release fixes a bug in KeyAccess 7.1.0.7 where Hardware information was not sent to the server as part of a hardware audit. In addition, KeyAccess on Windows has a new special case to distinguish different editions of SQL Server. For full […]

Manually Creating Accurate Product Definitions

K2 includes a Product Recognition Service (PRS) which automatically analyzes the software discovered on computers within your organization and provides relevant product details for use in license management, software optimization, and cost reduction. While the PRS recognition database is constantly evolving to keep up with new product releases and uncommon discoveries, you are never forced […]

Five Cost Reduction Strategies in Software Asset Management

Software Cost Reduction

K2’s entitlement-based approach to Software Asset Management can get companies to cost reduction very quickly. We regularly receive feedback from customers who experience great success at hardware and software cost reduction and cost containment. K2 helps them to efficiently deliver software and hardware assets and IT services to their user communities. There are many specific […]

2014-03-11 image released

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The March 11 image has been released, which includes version 7.1.0.8 of KeyServer and KSdbConsist. This release fixes a KeyServer bug where, after a full audit of the client, some programs might remain in the audit data even though they have been deleted on the client. For full details, visit the Release History. This same […]