A software product lets you record the details that are associated with the software in your environment. For example, you can create the software product items that represent the software programs, such as Norton Ghost 15.0, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, and Adobe Photoshop CS4.
Software products are linked to one or more software resources. The purpose and benefit of a software product is not fully realized until Asset Management Suite is installed. Installation of Asset Management Suite is a pre-requisite for creating a licensed software product.
The software products have a package or a command line associated to them, and they are available for delivery to network resources. In the Software view, the licensed software products that you create appear under the Licensed, Adobe, or Microsoft saved search.
This task is a step in the process for managing your software license compliance using the Software view.
In the Software Product dialog box, on the Licenses tab, make sure that Licensable product is checked, and then click Add License Purchase.
In the Add License Purchase dialog box, enter software license and software purchase information, and then click Add.
In the Add Software Product dialog box, click OK.
After you save a software product with its associated software purchase and software license information, the options to see and edit the full records of software license and software purchase within the Asset Management Suite pages become available.