Software Use Analysis

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IBM Endpoint Manager for Software Use Analysis is an application for IBM Endpoint Manager customers which gathers information about installed software and hardware in a customer's infrastructure. It helps companies to assess if they are compliant with IBM and other software vendors' software licensing requirements. Starting from version 9.0, you can monitor PVU and RVU MAPC consumption of IBM products under full and subcapacity licenses. Software Use Analysis helps you to understand current license consumption, and to predict and plan future license consumption, and to optimize license costs.





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New beta drop is available

In this drop of installable beta you can try out the following features:

- Adding comments to the audit snapshot

- Discovery of software installed on Mac computers

- Support for client on Windows 10

- Checking why a Fixlet or task is not relevant 

For more information, visit the Beta Community.

27 Aug 2015

Cookbook for migrating from SUA 2.2 to 9.2

You're preparing for migrating from SUA 2.2 to version 9.2? Our practical implementation guide will make the migration process go nice and easy. Download the guide, from this wiki page.

24 July 2015

Cheat sheet for working with IEM clients

If you need to quickly check how to install, stop or start the IEM client, or how to perform some other basic steps, check out the Working with IEM clients cheat sheet.

24 July 2015

Q&A session recording

You could not join the latest Q&A session devoted to the new features available in SUA No worries, the recording is already available here.

24 July 2015

Application update is available now

The update provides fixes for a number of APARs and internal defects as well as the following new functionalities: 

- Migrating customizations from Software Use Analysis 2.2

- Coexistence of Software Use Analysis and License Metric Tool on one Endpoint Manager server

- Collecting capacity data directly from KVM hosts

- Hiding free software instances from the IBM Software Classification panel

- PowerShell as the communication interface for Hyper-V

For more information, click here.

29 June 2015

Q&A sessions

Q&A sessions recordings are now available on the Videos page. Each session covers a single topic for which it provides conceptual explanation and a demo of the related functionality. If you would like to be notified about the forthcoming sessions, write to

29 May 2015


Important: Potential problem with site subscriptions

The IEM team has identified an issue that might cause some subscriptions to sites to become invalid. This affects V9.1 and V9.2 of the root server, and only manifests under certain conditions.

We have published fixlet 1862 in BES Support (version 1193) that detects and remediates the issue. It will be fixed in the next platform path releases for 9.1 and 9.2. For more information, see