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FASTEST RECOGNITION OF NEW SOFTWARE with more than 6,000 customer organizations using the Snow SAM platform, Snow teams in Europe and the USA provide a round-the-clock service to create recognition signatures and rules for newly discovered software titles. These are available to all Snow customers through the Software Recognition Service’s daily updates.
THE LARGEST SOFTWARE RECOGNITION DATABASE  Snow’s global software recognition database grows by more than 6,000 applications and 600 software publishers every month, making it by far the most comprehensive source of commercial software identification available to end users.
MULTI-PLATFORM SUPPORT  The Software Recognition Service recognizes applications, suites and bundles installed across Windows, Mac, Unix and Linux platforms as well as Android, iOS and Windows mobile platforms.
 

FAST, ACTIONABLE SAM INTELLIGENCE  Snow Recognition Service is a target-driven service to identify new and unrecognized applications delivering fast, straightforward, actionable SAM intelligence in the shortest timeframe possible.

SAVE TIME WITH A COMMON APPROACH TO SAM the Software Recognition Service reduces the overhead associated with software management by normalizing audit data from multiple inventory sources, providing the single source of truth that can be accessed by all SAM stakeholders across the organization.

 

ACCURATE, STANDARDIZED DATA  Having the right data enables better business decisions. With the raw data normalized, SAM managers get the visibility they need to display an effective license position – balancing the number of licenses purchased against licenses consumed. From here, they can immediately identify areas for license and spend optimization, risk reduction and compliance, audit defence and contract negotiations.

INVENTORY AGNOSTIC  As well as working with Snow Inventory, the Software Recognition Service is agnostic and can cleanse and normalize audit data from major inventory solutions including Microsoft SCCM, HP DDMI, Altiris, IBM ILMT and TAD4D, ADDM, LANDesk, and HEAT Software (formerly FrontRange/ Centennial). This ensures the successful aggregation of software titles and versions in the Snow License Manager software repository, eliminating duplicates and ensuring that technical versions are aggregated into commercial version groups.

CATEGORIZATION  Snow classifies applications according to the UNSPSC Standard enabling the business to run reports that are required to make informed decisions. For example, the business can generate a report on all the antivirus applications within their network and use it for consolidation purposes.
QUICK RESOLUTION WITH SOFTWARE PUBLISHERS  Snow’s software recognition ensures that software titles, versions and commercial suites are recognized and presented as the software vendors have them on their price lists, minimizing discrepancies and disruption in software reviews and audits.
UPGRADE AND DOWNGRADE RIGHTS Applications are grouped into families to automatically identify upgrade and downgrade rights. Additionally, application release date information provides insight into what version that customers are entitled to use under maintenance agreements.
METRIC/LICENSE TYPE  Typically, most applications’ license form is based on ‘installation’ however there are some that are measured via other metrics. Software Recognition Service can automatically suggest the most common metric that an application is licensed by such as ‘per user’, ‘per device’ or ‘per core’ etc.
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Description

Automatically recognize the applications across your network.

Snow’s Software Recognition Service takes the legwork and guesswork out of recognizing and understanding what software applications have been installed across the multi-site, multi-platform network. The Software Recognition Service provides Snow License Manager customers with daily updates, supporting automatic recognition, normalization and categorization of more than 482,000 applications from around 77,500 software publishers.

The Software Recognition Service starts the moment audit data is imported from the inventory solution into Snow License Manager. The same process is applied regardless of which supported inventory solution is used.

Snow’s Software Recognition Service demonstrates the commitment to building a true SAM community where all members share the benefits of better software recognition and enhanced licensing intelligence. With more customer organizations and SAM service providers using the Snow platform than any other SAM solution, the Snow community enjoys more accurate software recognition more quickly.

Features:

  • All program files are matched against Snow’s software recognition engine, which covers around6 77,500 software publishers and over 482,000 applications out-of-the-box.
  • The software recognition engine is updated dynamically on a daily basis
  • Automatic hits are immediately shown in the asset repository of Snow License Manager – showing the accurate vendor name, product name, version and edition
  • Applications installed as part of a suite or commercial bundle are automatically grouped to aid license management
  • Automatic suggestions for the most common metric by which an application is licensed, such as ‘per user’, ‘per device’ or ‘per core’.
  • Applications are grouped into families to automatically identify upgrade and downgrade rights
  • Application release date information provides insight into what version that customers are entitled to use under maintenance agreements
  • Information about unrecognized files are automatically uploaded to the Snow Software Recognition Service team for processing
  • Processed files are added to the global recognition database and will appear in Snow License Manager(for ALL customers)
  • A built-in SKU repository of over 794,000 SKUs (May 2017) with advanced license intelligence simplifies data on import and registration of new and existing licenses removing time-consuming manual effort.
  • The SKU repository is updated dynamically on a daily basis
Snow’s Software Recognition Service provides the largest continually updated database of software titles and vendors in the world. Automatically recognising hundreds and thousands of applications suites and bundles from ten thousand of software vendor.
  Whether you using snow inventory or a supported third party IT Asset Discovery solution,

Snow software recognition services cleanses and normalizes the inventory to ensure common and consistent data is presented both in snow licensing management reports and third party CMDB’s.

  Snow’s Software Recognition Service takes the legwork and guesswork out of recognizing and understanding what software applications have been installed across the multi-site, multi-platform network.

The Software Recognition Service provides Snow License Manager customers with daily updates, supporting automatic recognition, normalization and categorization of more than 489,000 applications from around 77,800 software publishers.

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Additional information

POWERED BY

Snow, Hosted by Quintica

MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION

Monthly (per device), Perpetual

SUPPORTED INTERFACE

Desktop, Mobile

SUPPORTED OS

Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, iOS, Android, Windows Phone

INTEGRATIONS

BMC ADDM, Dell KACE 100, Heat (Formerly FrontRange) Discovery, HP DDMI, IBM ILMT, IBM TADd and BigFix Inventory, LANDesk, Microsoft SCCM 2007/2012, Symantec Altrits (6.x & 7.x), AirWatch, MobileIron, …and more

TRIAL

YES

LICENCING

YES

PRICING MODEL

$31.41 /device/month

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