With a pending true-up for its Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, it was critical that this insurance company have an accurate inventory of all software installed within the organization. Unfortunately, the tools that were in use for inventory management were reporting unreliable results.
Since the client already owned Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, the decision to quickly deploy the Asset Intelligence function was an easy one. Oakwood's consultant acquired the necessary certificate and implemented Asset Intelligence. Due to the critical nature of this information and the last-minute recognition that an accurate inventory did not exist, Oakwood's consultant was able to respond quickly and get the solution deployed within a day.
The accurate software inventory was collected and provided, by the client, to Microsoft. The client paid only for the licenses that were installed, which turned out to be less than the budgeted expenditure. The client saved money and now has a tool deployed within their environment that will provide an accurate inventory whenever it is needed.