Ensemble - Software Auditing, IT Asset Discovery
Assemble - Production Control, Part Management


Ensemble is an inexpensive, easy to use Software Audit, IT Asset Discovery and Software Asset Management (SAM) solution. Suitable for organisations of all sizes it is easy to set up and quickly collects and reports software and hardware data, making it available online for you and your colleagues to view.

Whether your aim is to get through a Software Audit, reduce the risk of being fined due to improper license use or to achieve the goals of SAM, Ensemble can save you time and money.

What are the benefits of using Ensemble?

Quick and accurate discovery of the software you use.
Automatic identification and reconciliation between installed software and licenses held. Being able to report on - and match licenses against - the software you have installed is vital when preparing for a Software Audit.
Save costs by identifying, removing or reallocating software where it's not needed or used.
Active software usage monitoring helps you reduce IT expenditure. With both common or costly software - such as Microsoft Office or SQL Server - over and incorrectly assigned licenses can easily amount to thousands of pounds in wasted costs.
Reduce exposure to fines and legal action whilst consolidating your license documents into one secure, easily accessible system.
Many lawsuits result in fines from the software vendors, the British Software Alliance (BSA) or The Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), with payments increasingly landing in the hundreds of thousands or millions of pounds region.
Gain visibility of where your costly IT hardware is and how it is being used.
Track the use of the hardware you own (including off-site laptops) and make more informed decisions to reallocate and replace in a more cost effective manner.
Improve security by tracking and reporting on patch/hotfix deployment throughout your network.
Save costs and improve efficiency by identifying the use of unauthorised software.
Enable the optimisation of purchase, deployment, maintenance, utilisation and disposal of the software and hardware assets within your organisation.

How do we work with our customers to achieve these benefits?

Step 1 - Initial Software/Hardware Audit and review.

Ensemble is easy to set up and run so the initial Software Audit/asset discovery phase can be carried out by yourself, but we would gladly assist you in carrying out the initial audit at no extra cost. We can also carry out a review of the data collected as part of the service.

Step 2 - Introduce SAM if the cost benefits are clear.

Software Asset Management (SAM) is a business practice that involves the process of managing and optimising the purchase, deployment, maintenance, utilisation and disposal of software applications within an organisation.

If further potential cost savings are identified following your initial audit we will switch Ensemble to run as a SAM tool and you will have access to our chosen SAM service provider's team of licensing specialists. Compass SAM are the South West's only Microsoft SAM Gold Partner and work with our customers to identify the most cost effective way to purchase and manage their software licenses.

Ensemble product features.

Quick and easy to set up and use.
Makes it easy to share the data collected and provide access to reports throughout your organisation.
Won't slow down PCs.
Low cost and flexible - run as a one off 'Snapshot Scan' or as an on-going SAM solution.
Accurate, immediate auditing with simple to access reports in exportable Excel format.
Up to date data within Ensemble on which software requires a license and which does not - making the reconciliation process even simpler.
Software usage and hardware tracking data (including off-site laptops).
Access to the SAM services of Compass SAM, the South West's only Microsoft SAM Gold Partner.

Why do our customers choose Ensemble?

Our customers - who include some prestigious and nationally respected organisations - seek the cost saving, security and legal protection benefits that Ensemble offers.

We strive to provide a service that is second to none and we have helped numerous organisations survive Software Audits, achieve the goals of Software Asset Management and reduce the risk of being fined due to improper license use. Ensemble is used by select Microsoft Gold Partners as their audit and asset management tool of choice.

Are you the focus of a Software Audit?

If you urgently need to satisfy the requirements of someone reviewing your software license usage we would be happy to discuss the many benefits of using Ensemble with you further.

The Ensemble Software Audit tool has been designed to quickly and accurately collect and display details on the software you have installed throughout your organisation. Is it easy to set up and run and needs to be installed on just a single machine in order to audit your whole network.

We think it is the simplest way to manage your way through the worries of a Software Audit.

On our website you can also find more information on how to survive a Software Audit.

Want to know more?

We'd be happy to talk to you about or demo our IT Asset Discovery and SAM tool Ensemble.
You can email us at info@arkksoftware.com or call on 01454 838 190 and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
We are based near Bristol, ideal for our customers in the South West and Wales, although we service customers throughout the UK.
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