KeyServer Platform Features
IT Asset Management Features
Lightweight, Efficient, Complete ITAM
The Sassafras KeyServer Platform is an award winning Hardware and Software Asset Management (SAM) platform that integrates hardware and software audit inventories with purchase histories, usage tracking, and active software license management to give you comprehensive oversight and control. This platform gives you the data and automated management that is necessary to both document and maintain compliance while making best use of software assets and managing your IT budget.
Hardware attributes and installed software applications are automatically discovered by our reliable, lightweight client, delivering trustworthy details about each Windows, Mac, and Linux machine (including virtual and thin-client). Sassafras’ cloud-hosted Product Recognition Service (PRS) then normalizes virtually every software product installed on client computers.
Manage your Computer and Printer inventory from order to disposal with our full-featured hardware asset management tools. Import purchase records and asset details prior to deployment, and automatically track hardware properties, login details, software installations and usage events, plus much more, throughout the lifecycle of each unit.
Live Availability Maps
Provide visibility into computer usage and availability across campuses or offices worldwide with Sassafras geographic and floorplan maps. Computers are easily grouped with OU mapping or automatic filters where each location is dropped onto dynamic geographic maps. Each computer group can be viewed as a list, or a floorplan can be drawn up using our fully integrated CAD drawing tools. Software search functionality allows end users to locate available computers that have the products they need.
Every OS login, software application launch, and user-defined cloud-product is observed by KeyServer, with usage stats recorded by computer, user, and location. Detailed usage reports, spanning any date range, computer, software, and/or user group are generated instantly. Reports can be scheduled to run on a regular basis and automatically emailed to stakeholders, or run on-demand from pre-configured “One-click” buttons saved to individual user dashboards. Excel, PDF, text, xml, and our dynamic KSR export formats are all supported.
Software policies give you complete, automated control of who, when, and where an application can be used based on the terms of your license agreement. Concurrent use (CUL), device, user, and leased licensing are supported for standard desktop applications, while PVU, socket, and processor-based license metrics are supported in the data center.
Software asset management begins with the purchase order. Enter purchase data manually or import it directly into Sassafras via spreadsheet, with reusable field maps for bulk imports in your native format. Software purchase records reconcile directly with license management policies, automatically helping maintain compliance by enforcing license limits. Compliance reports compare purchased entitlements to usage data, providing a unique, audit ready compliance position for each software product.
Keep it simple with default settings that work great in most environments, or fine tune to fit your unique needs with customization options for every environment. Known as the most flexible, reliable, and lightweight ITAM solution in the industry, Sassafras also offers unparalleled compatibility for data integrations, with easy spreadsheet imports; REST API, ODBC, JDBC, and JSON exports; and integrations galore.
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