Software inventory tool for Windows, Mac & Linux

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Software inventory is a catalog of all software and applications that are functioning in your IT network. Desktop Central's automated software inventory tool helps you stay on top of all the software-related changes or additions in your network and ensures that you're software audit-ready at all times. You can view the list of Windows, Mac, and Linux software installed along with the software details like Software Name, Version and, Manufacturer. In a few clicks, you can export the software-related stats and details in TXT and CSV format. Desktop Central's software inventory tool lets you:

Software License Management

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Software license management (SLM) is part of software asset management, which involves software license tracking, documenting, and controlling how and where software is used in your organization. Software license inventory lets you view detailed reports on software license compliance, licenses that need to be reviewed, receive notifications before a license is about to expire and avoid hefty non-compliance fines. In short, Desktop Central lets you manage software licenses used throughout the organization from a single console

Software Metering

Want to monitor software usage in your enterprise? The software metering feature in Desktop Central enables you to fetch the stats of software applications used in computers and also the list of prohibited software applications in your network. With our built-in reports, you can view the number of installations of different software assets across your network, the number of times the software was used, the usage period and other relevant details that help you with license optimization

Granular Control and Visibility

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Prohibit software across your network and prevent execution of applications from an external drive by blocking executables. Set up real-time alerts for every time a software is installed/uninstalled within your network and view reports for recently installed software.

Built-in Software Reports

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Track software assets, view software inventory and audit reports within your network, within a few seconds. Whether you need a user-specific software report or a report of computers with/without a particular software, Desktop Central has got your back. From verifying the license compliance to software metering, Desktop Central provides various out-of-the-box inventory reports to view the software details of the systems in the network.

IT Asset Management on the go

Keeping tabs on state of IT assets is a crucial task for any IT admin. From managing the warranty details of hardware to knowing the software compliance status, Desktop Central helps you manage both software and hardware assets within your network using a mobile app anywhere, anytime! 

Software Product Keys

A software product key (also known as a software license key) certifies that a software copy is original. Desktop central allows you to store all your software product keys centrally, making it convenient to fetch one whenever required along with other license details such as number of licenses purchased, expiry date etc.

Desktop Central's Software Inventory Process

Desktop Central IT asset management software periodically scans all the Windows, Linux and Mac computers and servers in a network to collect and store hardware and software inventory details. This data is presented in the form of reports with details about software along with the usage metrics for each computer/user.  With our software metering and license management capabilities, Desktop Central's IT Asset Management is the only solution you'll ever need for a comprehensive management & audit of your software inventory.

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Supported OS

Desktop Central offers software inventory feature for the following operating systems:

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What our customers have to say:

"The hardware and software inventory tools let me find out anything and everything installed on a particular computer in a matter of moments." -K. Ryan Coe, Sunrise Communications

"I get a great view of the hardware and software inventory of my systems and the remote control application lets me manage most issues without leaving my desk." -Rick Kaczanko, Village of Plainfield IL

What is software inventory?

Software inventory is the sum of all software and applications functioning in your IT network. These applications might range from business applications operated on the organizational level to the personal applications installed on the end-user devices.

How to manage software inventories?

Software inventory management is the tracking and recording of all software and applications that are installed or uninstalled in your network. It is an intergral part of IT asset management. Desktop Central IT asset management software periodically scans all the Windows, Linux and Mac computers and servers in a network to collect and store hardware and software inventory details. This data is presented in the form of reports with details about software along with the usage metrics for each computer/user which can exported in PDF and CSV. Get started with Desktop Central's free software inventory tool today!