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The report described below (code embedded in the Word document below) analyzes, user per user, the subscribed plans, the installed applications, the used applications, the costs of current license and gives the recommendations and calculates the possible financial optimization.
There are two challenges with Adobe:
The report below answers the simple but hard to answer question: “Is it worth licensing the Suite on this computer?”
The report assumes the usage information (coming from SCCM of FlexNet Manager) is reliable. The quality of usage must be carefully assessed, and best practice is to check with the application user if he confirmed he does not use it before uninstalling it.
The first attached document gives an example of PowerShell that collects the Adobe Portal Information.
To implement this reader, you need PowerShell skill and admin role on the portal (to generate the certificate).
The document describes then a classical Business Adapter (On the beacon UI for instance) that can allocate users from the CSV file, using the "data transformation" feature of the Business Adapter.
Note that if you have an integration between your Azure Active Directory and the Adobe Portal, you will just need to manage AD groups that will map with the Adobe CC subscriptions.
You need in the filter to restrict on a group using "MemberOf", one example below. The grammar is cryptic but your AD admins should be able to help you. You filter on 1 group and multiple domains for instance. I was not able to filter on multiple groups using wildcards (Acrobat%)... so, you need as many Business Adapters as groups.
The logs will appear in the FNMS UI
Don't forget, like when using the PowerShell import approach, to use the "detach unfound computers from considered software allocations to make sure that if a subscription is no longer in the Portal, le allocation will be deleted in FNMS.
Don't forget to
Please notice that it is recommended to “de-activate” the Suite recognition for better transparency of the data usage. If suites are recognized, the report will provide the needed transparency, but performance of the report will be impacted (re-constructing usage for each standalone component requires queries in very large evidence and usage tables).
The report focuses on Adobe products but could easily be adapted to other vendors / applications (Example on Microsoft below)
List of columns
Jun 09, 2021 12:51 PM - edited Feb 04, 2022 06:05 AM