Software usage functionally in BMC Asset Management is intended for Asset Managers to get visibility into usage information for harvesting. You can query the usage data for products that are tied to a certificate or multiple certificates that might be coming out of compliance or approaching breach of compliance. The usage information can also be generically checked based on any given product in the product catalog that requires a contract (example - Product Name = Adobe Acrobat). This produces a results list of CIs with any usage information. The purpose is to get the usage information so that the IT asset managers understand what software instances are barely used or not used at all, so that harvesting decisions can be made.
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