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Dashworks Analysis+ wraps a layer of application normalization, compatibility management and software/hardware catalog functionality around the existing Dashworks Analysis System:

  • The world's largest and most up-to-date software and hardware catalog
  • Cutting-edge normalization (ability to automatically wrap multiple application and hardware versions into a major release for reporting)
  • Out-of-the-box application categorization (automatically process thousands of data rows to mark irrelevant apps such as driver packs or hotfixes)
  • Windows 10 Compatibility Pack to instantly determine Windows 10 candidacy and application upgrade paths
  • Software & Hardware Lifecycle Pack (provides software and hardware EOL dates to keep your estate in warranty and support)

Instant Intelligence On Millions of Data Points

Dashworks Analysis+ leverages powerful data connectors, such as Microsoft SCCM, LANDesk, and Altiris to pull thousands, if not millions, of data points during your migration or IT transformation project. It then automatically processes this data to catagorize, normalize and rationalize your IT information based on the data stored in the extensive software and hardware catalog. This allows you to understand not only what you have, but also what state your software/hardware estate is in for whatever activity you need to perform.

Actionable Insights

Never before have organizations had the ability to understand their hardware and application estate lifecycle, and act upon it right away. Continuous software management (IT Transformation in Business as Usual Mode) is a huge goal for IT teams, and the ability to manage and control it proactively will help control application security risk, license bloat and prevent overspending — putting you in the driver's seat rather than chasing after the problem.

Largest Software & Hardware Catalog

Normalize Millions of Data Points Instantly

Determine Windows 10 Migration Candidacy

Use Cases:

  • Windows 10 or application virtualization projects
  • Windows 10 branch management
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Divestitures
  • Software vendor audits
  • Application hardware lifecycle refresh initiatives
  • Application lifecycle maintenance and refresh initiatives
  • Software asset management initiation / license risk (SAM projects)
  • Application reduction projects

Benefits

Fast Understanding Of Your Application Estate

Your raw application inventory is examined against the software catalog and automatically categorized as 'Mapped', 'Irrelevant' or 'Unknown.' Hardware manufacturers and models are also checked against the hardware catalog and categorized as 'Mapped' or 'Unknown.'  Gap fill committments ensure nothing gets missed and in-house applications can be categorized manually to achieve 100% coverage.  Typically, this process alone will shrink the applications list by 70% - 80% for major transformations like Windows 10.

Normalize All Data Points To Cut Down Master List Significantly

After categorization, rather than trawling a huge list of raw application data, the normalization process reduces this output of applications and hardware manufacturers to only relevant and consolidated minor versions. On average, a reduction of 3:1 is achieved for the hardware data. For applications, it is a lot higher, often reaching over 20:1. An example would be normalizing Adobe Reader 11.0.1 and 11.0.2 to Version 11.0. On the hardware side, for example, HP, Hewlett-Packard and HP Inc. are all mapped to Hewlett-Packard.

Instantly Know The Compatibility Status Of Your Application Estate

Mapped vendor applications are then checked for compatibility with Windows 10 or other target platforms. Categorizations are either 'Compatible', 'Incompatible but upgrade path exists', 'Incompatible' and 'Unknown.' Application data is added to show the first compatible version if an upgrade path exists, and whether that is a free or paid version. Applications then have additional lifecycle information added, including 'In Support' or 'Out Of Support,' 'End of Life Date' and 'Licensable to provide further reporting value.'

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