Product Id: 26777656
Description: LANDesk Data Analytics Data Translation Services - License - volume - 500-999 licenses - with Executive Report Pack/Asset Control for LANDesk
Mfr Part #: LDDADTSERPAC-L-02
The Data Translation Services capability in LANDesk Data Analytics lets you customize your asset data in ways that would otherwise require you to hire a consultant or specialized programmer. You can structure your asset data how you want it by adding, removing, and reorganizing data fields that are related to each other. This includes utilizing many external data sources such as Active Directory, Service Desk, and Asset Applications with easy-to-use ODBC, LDAP, and business-to-business connectors.
In addition, with Data Translation Services you can normalize inconsistent data such as variations of software vendor names and titles. You can also format and organize fields and groups of fields in ways that match your processes. For example, if a serial number is in the wrong place, you can easily move that field to anywhere in the record. Data can also be reformatted and validated so that when you run a report it will look the way you want it to.
Data Translation Services provides a web-based barcoding forms engine that is simple yet very powerful. The same barcoding forms can be run on a stand-alone barcode reader or on a PC with a USB barcode device. With it, you can utilize existing LANDesk process templates or create your own. Since barcode forms are web-based, they can be used on a wide range of devices.
After the business-to-business connector creates a record based on your organization's system purchase information, additional data can be added from many other sources. For example, if your service desk team desires to know more about the user of a workstation or laptop, Data Translation Services can add Active Directory user data automatically to the inventory record of the device.
- Creating calculated fields such as total disk space across multiple drives
- Translating date fields into days since fields for easy time queries
- Translating arcane data
- Business alignment
Organizations must reduce their risk by knowing about each hardware and software asset in their environment. The lack of a clear picture increases the risk of security and cost overruns.
Manual processes increase IT cost, which is a burden against the budget. Most organizations operate in either a reactive or chaotic mode when managing their IT assets.
- Improved visibility
The primary challenge is having a full view of assets - from PoP to retirement. The inability to report on what the organization needs, what it has and when a refresh is needed costs millions of dollars each year.
- Leverage the"right" tools
Implementing yet another console increases deployment time and cost of controlling IT assets. Finding the right tools that integrate supply chain, help desk, endpoint management and procurement to manage the asset lifecycle is daunting.