|By Business Wire||
|June 11, 2014 09:00 AM EDT||
BDNA, the leading Data as a Service (DaaS) company, today announced that it has been accepted into HP’s Marketplace Referral Program (MRP). Through this program, HP account representatives will now be able to refer BDNA to their customers to reduce Time to Value in deployment of their IT Asset Management solutions.
“In order to run an efficient Software Asset Management program, it is critical to have accurate, end-to-end visibility into all deployments in the IT environment as well as the purchased entitlements. A core issue organizations face is ensuring quality and alignment of the inventory and contractual data”, said Walker White, CTO, BDNA. “The BDNA solution delivers consistent, accurate and valuable data for more than 650K software titles towards a comprehensive and robust HP Software Asset Management solution. Using BDNA, customers who are partnering with HP will be able to realize even more value from their existing HP deployments.”
BDNA solves the data alignment challenge by aggregating data from multiple procurement systems such as SAP and Ariba, and automatically translating it to accurate entitlement information. Using TechnopediaTM, the world’s largest catalog of hardware and software assets, the entitlements are aligned against discovered asset inventory data to provide end-to-end visibility for better IT Asset Management.
“Our relationship with HP strengthens BDNA as the leading provider of clean, normalized and enriched data,” said Len Fischer, EVP of Marketing, BDNA. “Clean data is continuing to play a vital role in the enterprise, and we are excited to partner with one of the world’s largest software providers to improve our offering and increase IT asset efficiency.”
The agreement includes:
- BDNA Normalize: Large IT organizations have multiple discovery and data sources that cause major data quality issues such as inconsistency, conflicts and duplicates. IT data is quickly outdated due to frequent vendor updates, and also lacks critical information such as End of Life (EOL), open source information, hardware specification, etc. These data issues create an unhealthy IT asset management environment. BDNA Normalize cleans this data so IT organizations can get accurate visibility into their deployments.
- BDNA Normalize for Purchase Orders: Knowledge of entitlement profile is critical for Software Asset Management (SAM). IT faces the challenge of deciphering the Purchase Order, which is often the only business record that contains information about what was procured. All too often manufacturer part numbers are incomplete or misleading and part descriptions are hard to interpret. With this inaccurate entitlement profile, reconciliation for vendor audits is also impossible. BDNA Normalize for Purchase Orders automatically deciphers purchase orders to determine the entitlement profile.
BDNA is the leading Data as a Service company whose industrialized approach to delivering clean data enriched with the right market intelligence solves the challenge enterprise IT has faced for years in wasteful spending, recognizing risk, improving IT processes and unlocking new value streams. Using BDNA’s TechnopediaTM as the common language, data intelligence flows to the right places of an organization, applications now give valuable insights and organizations are better connected with each other and their customers. Venture backed, the company has locations around the globe and is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information, please visit www.bdna.com.
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