This documentation supports the 9.1 version of Asset Management.

To view the latest version, select the version from the Product version menu.

Negotiation

When you plan to procure software from another company,one of the first steps is to negotiate a software license contract with the vendor. If you have BMC IT Business Management suite, you can use the BMC Supplier Management module during the negotiation stage. For more information about BMC Supplier Management, see BMC Supplier Management.

Note

BMC Supplier Management is an add-on license. You must have a BMC IT Business Management suite basic license to use this module.

In BMC Asset Management, you can use the Contract Management console to track the different types of contracts for each vendor, including software contracts. You can use the Software Contract form to track the terms of the contract, the cost of the contract, and the individual certificates that represent the license purchased. The Software Contract form provides links to extended information about the contract, such as the purchase order, the Definitive Media Library (DML), and the deployed software configuration items (CIs) in BMC Atrium Configuration Management Database (BMC Atrium CMDB).

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