IT asset management vendor, Express Metrix is giving away a full-featured version of its software compliance solution, Express Software Manager Inventory Manager.
The tool, which can be downloaded here, is being made available to organisations with up to 1,000 machines and enables IT professionals to track and manage licence compliance status.
The product helps companies to automatically identify exactly which software titles, versions and editions are installed across their organisation; comparing discovered software with licence counts; and revealing unlicenced software that represents a risk in the event of an audit.
The company claims that while other free and inexpensive tools with software inventory and licence management functionality exist, most are not accurate enough to ensure compliance; particularly in cross-platform and virtual environments.
"This offering provides critical capabilities to every organisation with a desire to minimise compliance risk," said Express Metrix CEO Kris Barker. "We wanted to do something to diminish the fear of software audits. No company, whatever their budget or size, should be held hostage by the complexity of software licensing if they are making a good-faith effort to be compliant."