The Manage Software Catalog window is an extension of the Software view. The Manage Software Catalog window contains lists of all the software that is known in your organization. In this window, you can perform many of the same actions that you can perform in the Software view. In addition you can review all installed software and move undefined software to the Managed software products list or to the Unmanaged software list. Undefined software is the software that is neither managed nor unmanaged. From the Manage Software Catalog window, you can also import a package to create a software resource, add a software resource manually, and edit or delete an existing software resource.
The Manage Software Catalog window has the following three panes that list all of the known software in your organization:
Newly discovered/undefined software
This list contains all of the installed software that has been discovered in your environment and that is still undefined. When you run a software inventory, it discovers all the installed software in your environment that was not previously discovered. You can move installed software from this list to the other two lists.
This list displays the installed software that you have chosen to manage or that matches predefined product filters. If installed software matches a predefined filter it is automatically added to the list of managed software products. We currently have predefined filters for many products including Adobe and Microsoft products. You can track usage and licenses of managed software products. You must have Asset Management Solution installed to track software licenses.
This list includes the software that you either do not need to manage or choose not to manage. You move software to this list if the software is not licensed or if you do not want to track or deliver it.
The Manage Software Catalog window is unique in that it is the one location from which you can perform the following software management tasks:
Add a software resource to the software catalog manually.
The software is added to the list of undefined software resources that you can choose to manage.