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Report - Software Compliance

Overview

The Software Compliance report displays your license positions regarding missing and unused licenses for software products that are included to reporting. 

To display the report values a reporting date must be selected. This date corresponds with the data points stored in the data warehouse filled with compliance information. Also, it is required to select the currency that should be used to  display all values. 

If you have data stored in different currencies, make sure to provide exchange rates to convert in your desired reporting currency.

The report is available to display information by following dimensions:

  • Organizational Unit
  • Cost Center
  • Location

It can be filtered by:

  • Company Code
  • Organizational Unit / Cost Center / Location (depending the report you choose)
  • Publisher
  • Software
  • License Model
  • Date

Top 10 Software Products with Failed Compliance

In the header area, a table with bar-chart graphic highlights the top ten software products based on missing usage rights. 

Value Description
Available Sum of values from <shared> + <local> + <custodian> + <downgrades> (see below)
Required Sum of usage rights required from effective license requirements
Missing Sum of usage rights required from effective license requirements that are not entitled by available licenses 

Compliance per Publisher / Software Product

In the detail area, a table displays compliance per software product and license model grouped by publisher.  

Value Description
Software Product Publisher, name and version of the software product
License Model Name of the license model to which the numbers refer
Shared Number of usage rights available from parental organizational units, cost centers or locations (depending the report you choose)
Local Number of usage rights available at the reported organizational unit, cost center or location (depending the report you choose)
Custodian Number of usage rights used for entitlement of license requirements from the license custodian of the software product
Downgrades

Number of usage rights used for entitlement at/from other software products according to downgrade rights.

Negative numbers: in total, usage rights have been provided to other software products for entitlement of license requirements
Positive numbers: in total, usage rights have been used from other software products for entitlement of license requirements

Available Sum of values from <shared> + <local> + <custodian> + <downgrades> (see above)
Required Sum of usage rights required from effective license requirements
Missing Sum of usage rights required from effective license requirements that are not entitled by available licenses 
Unused Sum of usage rights available from licenses that have not been used for entitlement of license requirements
Balance Difference between <available> and <required>, disregarding possible limitation of license pools
Compliance Percentage of required usage rights that are effectively entitled by available licenses, i.e. regarding license pools
Trend Change of compliance during last 60 days.

You can drill-down into details by clicking on displayed numbers if they are greater than zero (except for columns "Balance" and "Trend").

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