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This report is one one the many reports that will support the "SAM Data Transparency Hub" that will be implemented in 2023.
Business need and approach
Application usage is a complex topic, where file and installer evidence usage data is matched against recognized applications. This usage can trigger license consumption, in particular for the Named User and User license types. Please have a look to the November 2021 SAM Best Practice Webinar to get more information on the topic.
A User License details report shows all installations and usage consuming user and named user licenses… but FlexNet Manager is missing the raw view of all usage.
This report brings this data transparency. It queries the InstalledSoftwareUsage view, filtering on Commercial applications to limit the quantity of data returned.
Please use the general report filter to reduce the scope of the data… an input of product name or vendor will eventually be added based on feedbacks.
One record per user / device / application is reported. The weekly usage records for various sources are “summarized / stacked” in the installed applications records.
The “Raw usage” screen may help you understanding the underlying details for the FlexNet Inventory agent source.
View Creation Script code
Please use the SQL code embedded in the word document in attached solution document.