Software countFrom a licensing perspective, keeping track of the number of installations is critical. This software report scans the registry for installed software and displays the number of instances found in your scanned assets.
You can also use file-matching to determine the software that is installed on a machine. For example, if iInventory finds "Word.exe" it will assume that Word.exe is the Microsoft Word executable and increment the license count for that software.
Speaking of which, you can also tell iInventory how many licenses you own for a particular product and let it do the compliance checking for you.
Since 1994, Scott Lowe has been providing technology solutions to a variety of organizations. After spending 10 years in multiple CIO roles, Scott is now an independent consultant, blogger, author, owner of The 1610 Group, and a Senior IT Executive with CampusWorks, Inc. Scott is available for consulting, writing, and speaking engagements and can be reached at email@example.com.