Creating Tracked Software records

You have to create Tracked Software records for the software for which you want to track license compliance. Tracked Software records contain information about Software Products collected by Network Inventory and Software Licenses that you create in Alloy Navigator Express. For details, see Tracked Software records.

NOTE: A single Tracked Software record can join a number of Software Products (for example, different versions of the same software) and include several Software Licenses.

You create Tracked Software using the corresponding workflow action(see also Adding records). Typically, the action name is Quick Software. The action is available from several locations.

To create Tracked Software from the Tracked Software grid (Software > Tracked Software):

  1. Click New > Quick Software or choose another command.

  2. Fill out the fields in the open window to specify the information about the new Tracked Software (at least its name), and click OK.

  3. Under Products, click Add to add one or more software products that you want to track.

  4. Under Licenses, click either Add to add one or more software licenses, or New to create a new software license that you want to associate with the newly created Tracked Software .

To create Tracked Software from the Software Catalog grid (Software > Software Catalog) or Discovered Installations grid (Software > Discovered Installations):

NOTE: These grids are read-only. They contain records loaded from Network Inventory. The main difference between them is that the Software Catalog lists only software products, whereas the Discovered Installations also shows computers where each product is installed.

  1. Select one or more software products for which you want to create Tracked Software.

  2. On the Module menu, click New Tracked Software and:

    • To create a single Tracked Software record for all the selected products, point to Create Single Item for All Products, and then click Quick Software.

    • To create a separate Tracked Software record for each of the selected products, point to Create Multiple Items for Each Product, and then click Quick Software.

  3. Fill out the fields in the open window to specify the information about the new Tracked Software.