Trajectory's online asset management solution (based
on HP AssetCenter) fully enables IT organizations to manage the physical, financial, and contractual aspects of all IT assets
- from request and procurement through to retirement and disposal - making it easy to control costs, manage inventory, and
Using our asset management solution, IT organizations are able to:
a central repository for reconciling all asset information
software license compliance and entitlements
expenses through budget management and chargebacks
and manage the request fulfillment process implement standardized IT asset management best practices
Following is a brief description of the primary modules
provided with the Trajectory solution.
Manages the first phase in the asset management lifecycle:
the acquisition phase. The application helps ensure that acquired resources meet corporate standards, can be serviced by the
organization, are monitored against current stock, and are compatible with other assets. Procurement also allows organizations
to negotiate volume discounts and control individual procurement requests. These practices enable organizations to reduce
costs when purchasing assets, mitigate risks associated with maverick purchases, and maximize the utilization of existing
resources. As a result, employees obtain the right resources as quickly and cost-effectively as possible, yielding increased
Provides a comprehensive view by enabling organizations
to capture, monitor, and track all costs associated with assets, including acquisition costs, servicing, upgrades, and disposal
costs - from the time assets are acquired to the time they are retired. Managers have the information they need to evaluate
assets in totality and to determine which are the most productive, where costs can be reduced or eliminated, and how to best
manage those assets on an ongoing basis.
Software Asset Management
Offers a best practices implementation to automate
and manage the most common processes within software management. Software Asset Management is a straight-forward, standardized,
and proactive way to manage contracts, entitlements, licenses and more. Using our powerful integration tools, you can establish
two-way data sharing between our applications and other third-party information systems.
Enables IT to operate like a business by implementing
invoicing and chargeback programs to the business units that consume the services based on actual use. Automation of this
cost allocation process assures management that these assignments are made efficiently, accurately, consistently, and in accordance
with the organizational business rules. Implementing a chargeback process provides a greater degree of visibility of the financial
impact of IT support and services and promotes the responsible financial management of IT resources.
Contracts enable organizations to simplify, automate
and evolve the business processes related to contract management. It tracks the terms and conditions of various contracts
and sends automatic notifications for important dates such as contract expirations. Contracts also ensure that organizations
have sufficient time to renew contracts and save money by avoiding penalties for failing to return assets on time. Furthermore,
Contracts helps organizations manage and track software licenses, preventing over- or under-licensing as well as the costly
penalties. By providing a complete and accurate view of the contracts associated with each asset, organizations can eliminate
the risk of paying for services already covered in an agreement or for assets that are out of circulation. Most important
of all, Contracts enables organizations to strategically manage vendor relationships by providing critical data that can be
used in future planning and negotiations. With this automated tool for making contract management processes more efficient
on an ongoing basis, organizations can lower their total cost of asset ownership.