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Which Provance solution is best for you?

 

Provance now offers a choice of IT asset management solutions for Microsoft® System Center designed to satisfy a wide variety of different demands. For every budget, and for requirements ranging from simple to extreme, there is a Provance solution that’s suited to your specific needs.

There are currently two available Provance IT Asset Management solutions for Microsoft System Center, and a third coming soon.

The Provance IT Asset Management Pack 2012 is the current version of the original Provance IT Asset Management Pack introduced at the same time Microsoft System Center – Service Manager was first released in 2010. Refined and evolved over nearly five years in active customer deployments, the Provance IT Asset Management Pack continues to set the standard in IT asset management for Microsoft environments. No other solution native to Microsoft System Center offers more complete coverage of the IT asset life cycle or depth of process support.

Provance IT Asset Management is the newest Provance solution. Included as part of The Suite for Microsoft System Center – Service Manager and also offered separately, Provance IT Asset Management is the most affordable Provance solution ever. The most important capabilities you need. One simple license. One low price.

Coming soon, Provance Enterprise IT Asset Management brings unparalleled functionality and performance to the Microsoft System Center platform. For organizations serious about IT asset management and cloud adoption, Provance Enterprise IT Asset Management delivers the most complete and robust IT asset management experience for Microsoft System Center.

 
Your current or future
requirement…
Recommended Provance solution 
Starting a new IT asset management program, or you’ve outgrown spreadsheets to manage your current program IT Asset Management (included with The Suite)
Have specific and largely hardware-only IT asset management needs, such as avoiding lease penalties or managing hardware against support and maintenance agreements or warranties
Basic software management, e.g., license position based on purchases or assignment only, tracking of upgrade and CPU licenses, usage
Limited budget, at least initially, for the purchase and implementation of IT asset management software
Management of hardware and/or software assets in accordance with best practices across all, or most of, the life cycle

Current IT Asset Management Pack, or Enterprise IT Asset Management (coming soon)

Accurate software license position to more efficiently manage true-ups and/or respond to vendor or compliance audits
Advanced software asset management, such as optimized license entitlement calculated based on upgrade/downgrade rights, user-based licensing
Complex software asset management, such as optimized license entitlement calculation for processor-based licensing, product usage rights, coverage rights, step-up licenses, etc. Enterprise IT Asset Management (coming soon)
IT asset management support for new IT agendas, e.g., clouds, virtualization and mobile devices
Management of a high volume of assets nearing the capacity of Service Manager, and/or your Service Manager deployment is CPU- or memory-intensive, e.g., large number of workflows
Automation of IT asset management processes, tasks and activities using Windows® PowerShell, Microsoft System Center – Orchestrator and/or Windows Azure Service Management Automation (SMA)
Needs that are fully addressed by Enterprise IT Asset Management, but want to realize most of the benefits as immediately as possible Provance IT Asset Management Pack with subsequent migration to Enterprise IT Asset Management
Needs that are either partly or fully addressed by Enterprise IT Asset Management, but want to gradually evolve your program to a higher level of maturity or make a lower initial investment to get started Provance IT Asset Management with subsequent upgrade to Enterprise IT Asset Management
IT asset management solution that integrates and inter-operates with other third-party Service Manager enhancements, such as a self-service portal, analyst web console, analytics application, Provance Data Management Pack, etc.

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