When an application starts on a managed computer, the Application Metering Plug-in checks for a turned on policy that monitors the application. If the plug-in finds the turned on policy, it does the following:
Records the application summary data locally and sends this data to the Configuration Management Database (CMDB) at the end of the application monitoring period.
Sends the event notifications to the CMDB as specified in the application metering policy. It can send application start, stop, or denial event notifications. It sends this information in batches at a specified interval.