On 7/5, Sassafras released the hotly anticipated 7.5 version of KeyServer, our award-winning Hardware and Software Asset and Management tool. Voted #1 in Customer Satisfaction by the readers of The ITAM Review for three years straight (and counting), the new release builds on this solid foundation of reliability and flexibility by adding many upgrades and enhancements requested by users worldwide. Some of the new features include: URL-based product usage tracking, robust new drawing and design tools for Computer and Software Availability Maps, an option to make maps for custom groups of computers, the ability to base availability on idle time, premium font auditing, and other new features found here: New in 7.5.
The new options for configuring and creating computer lab maps reinvent the way administrators distribute and design hardware and software maps, providing rich, real-time availability information to end users when and where they need it: any time, any place, right on their cell phones or other personal devices. With new drawing and design tools, finding the time to implement maps should no longer be an obstacle, as most labs can now be completed in a matter of minutes instead of hours. KeyServer users are invited to attend a free webinar on Wednesday, July 18th, for a demonstration of the new lab map features.
The new URL-tracking feature allows asset managers to track and report on web or cloud product usage just like traditional program usage – looking at where specific, user-defined URL patterns are accessed, how often, and for how long. As it becomes more common for software to have purely web-based components, this unified view of usage is critically important.
KeyServer’s desktop and web-based interfaces provide user-friendly, comprehensive asset usage statistics for any size network, from small lab facilities with just a few dozen computers to global enterprises managing tens of thousands of computers across global networks. In fact, one of the world’s largest IT Consulting firms manages software compliance and optimization with KeyServer on their global estate of more than 200,000 computers.
Contact Sassafras to schedule a demo or obtain an evaluation license for this major new release.
Author: Jason Schackai
Training and implementation specialist by day, user experience designer by night, Jason helps users learn the ropes of Sassafras, while mining their difficulties for ways to improve the product. As his father once told him: “Join me, and I will complete your training. With our combined strength, we can end this destructive conflict and bring order to the galaxy!”