Sassafras K2 supports ISO 19770-2 and 19770-3 standards for Software Asset Management

I think it was sometime in the spring of 2006 that a seemingly unremarkable decision happened in a committee meeting that destined a small group of us to forever change the way that Software Asset Managers do their jobs. The meeting was the development group for the ISO/IEC 19770-2 SWID (software identification) standard. It was […]

2017-04-04 image released

The April 4 image has been released, which includes version 7.4.0.8 of all K2 components. This release contains various minor bug fixes and functionality improvements. KeyServer 7.4.0.8 fixes a potential crash during data export, and KeyConfigure fixes a potential crash when running certain reports. For full details on all changes and bug fixes, visit the […]

New identification of Stata for Mac in KeyAccess 7.4.0.7

Stata for Mac is frequently managed by K2. With the release of KeyAccess 7.4.0.7, the way that the Stata program is identified has been changed, to allow distinct entries for different editions of Stata. If the Product Recognition Service (PRS) is enabled within K2, standard definitions for Stata have automatically been updated. If however, PRS […]

Sassafras K2 One-day Training at LabMan 2017

Sassafras K2 Master Administrator One-day Intensive Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 8:30 – 4:30 Wright State University (The day before Labman 2017) You can learn how to obtain greater value from Sassafras K2 (“KeyServer”), and make yourself more valuable to your organization. Sassafras Software is offering a one-day, hands-on, interactive, discussion based training class the day […]

2017-02-28 image released

The February 28 image has been released, which includes version 7.4.0.7 of all K2 components. This release contains many bug fixes and functionality improvements. KeyAccess 7.4.0.7 for Mac has a new special case to distinguish between different editions of Stata – be sure you are using standard definitions from PRS, or update your own definitions […]

2016-12-10 image released

The December 10 image has been released, which includes version 7.4.0.6 of all K2 components. This release contains many minor bug fixes and functionality improvements. KeyAccess 7.4.0.6 for Mac fixes a 7.4.0.2 – 7.4.0.5 bug where KeyAccess was slow to log in to KeyServer after a user logged in to the OS. This could block […]

2016-11-02 image released

The November 2 image has been released, which includes version 7.4.0.5 of all K2 components. This release fixes a 7.4.0.3 – 7.4.0.4 KeyAccess bug where AutoCAD is identified in an unexpected way. We have also fixed bugs where KeyServer could crash or consume high cpu. Many minor bugs fixes and functionality improvements have also been […]

Importing Software Purchase Records into K2

Importing software purchase records

The collection and analysis of software license entitlement data in software purchase records is essential to Software Asset Management best practices around compliance analysis and overspend reporting for cost reduction efforts. It is not possible for a software asset manager to complete the full disposition of their duties without comparing software procurement levels to deployment, consumption, […]

Capturing Software Usage Data with K2-KeyServer

Capture Software Usage Data

Best Practices for correctly configuring Policies to track and manage software usage. K2-KeyServer can conduct many activities to support your organization’s IT management goals. It handles Software Asset Management (SAM), Hardware Asset Management (HAM), Software License Management (SLM), software usage tracking and optimization of computing resources (both software and hardware). K2 also supports IT Procurement […]

Hardware Guidelines for the KeyServer host

We are often asked by new K2 administrators for our recommendations on the system that will host their KeyServer. While there is no optimal system configuration — each KeyServer has different usage patterns and load profiles depending on the number of clients it supports and what products are being tracked — we can give some general guidelines to follow when […]