KeyServer Fundamentals: Reporting Strategies and Objectives

If you watched or took part in our last two KeyServer Fundamentals webinars, by now you should have all the information you need to organize your computer network and manage your software products with properly configured polices. In the next webinar, Reporting Strategies and Objectives, we’re going to talk about making use of the data you’ve been collecting.

If you’re like many of our clients, your organization may have already decided to purchase a site license for Adobe Creative Cloud and/or Microsoft Office. And, while “giving in” and buying more than you really need for simplicity’s sake might have made sense during the transition to subscription licensing, ubiquitous installation actually provides you with an opportunity to gain insight into an invaluable usage metric: who, based on actual usage and unlimited availability, really needs what?

Do you have faculty or students who “need” Adobe Illustrator, but haven’t used anything other than Acrobat in the last 6 months? What about Microsoft Office Pro Plus users who use nothing but Word and Excel? Let’s find out! Armed with this information you will be fully prepared for your next renewal negotiation. In addition to software usage reporting, we’ll also talk about hardware reports, value tags, report templates, time sets, exporting reports, KeyReporter dashboard widgets, and other custom options.

  • Reporting Basics
    • Report Names (“So many options, how do I choose?!”)
    • Reporting Acrobatics (Flip view, customize columns, “super custom” columns)
    • Report parameters, Time Sets
    • Value Tags
  • Hardware Reports
    • Hardware Attributes
    • Log in, Histogram
    • Duplicates
  • Software Reports
    • Audit vs Usage
    • Policy vs Product vs Program
    • Product optimizations
    • Compliance
  • KeyReporter
    • Dashboards, widgets
    • Report Builder
    • Archive, search
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