The Software License Distribution report summarizes how the licenses associated with the selected software title are currently allocated, assigned and installed on discovered devices. Use the report to determine whether or not you should remove a license from a particular asset.
A colored indicator shows the licensing status of the software title as follows:
A red indicator shows under licensed software.
A yellow indicator shows over licensed software or nearly under licensed software.
A green indicator shows an acceptable proportion of purchased vs. installed licenses.
An Administrator can change the threshold for determining the licensing status represented by the three indicators. For more details, see Software status thresholds.
Use the parameters section at the top of the report to determine the software title for the report.
The report has the following details for a selected software title:
Software Title: The status of the title is shown with a colored indicator. The details of the title include the Publisher, the Installed Quantity (based on discovery data) and the Licensed Quantity (based on all the SKUs added to the title). For more details, see Software title and SKU.
By Allocation: A title is allocated to a cost center, an organization or a location. For more details, see Allocating software licenses.
By Assignment: The user or hardware asset assigned to the title and the assigned quantity. Allocations and assignments are not validated against one another. For more details, see Assigning software.
By Installation: The configuration items assigned to the title, with the number of titles installed per item, the version, and the last used date. In order to see the last used date you must have installed and configured the Software Usage feature. For more details, see Tracking software usage data.