Merging software manufacturers

Some software publishers may use different names, or aliases, in identification information of their software. You can merge alternative spellings into a single Manufacturer record and then track all software of that manufacturer using only the primary manufacturer name.

When you merge Manufacturer records, Alloy Navigator Express removes all source records and adds their names and their existing aliases into the alias list of the master record.

To combine different versions of the same manufacturer into a single master record:

  1. Go to Network Inventory >Software Catalog > Software Manufacturers.

  2. Select all alternative versions of the manufacturer name and choose Merge with from the pop-up menu. The Merge Manufacturers window opens.

  3. Select the Manufacturer which will represent the "master" spelling from the Target Manufacturer drop-down list and click OK.