ManageSoft Corp. this week released the ManageSoft Business Intelligence 6.6 suite, with new analytics functionality designed specifically for IT shops.
The ManageSoft suite includes software configuration management capabilities, such as patch management, IT asset tracking, and license management. The BI features in this latest edition were built to analyze the data collected across those various areas.
Previous versions carried reporting features, but 6.6 now offers an OLAP (OnLine Analytical Processing) cube and analytics that can help IT make better decisions about which systems need to be upgraded, costs associated with such upgrades, missing hardware devices, and the number of software licenses required.
ManageSoft was spun out of Hewlett-Packard Co. in 1990 and for the first nine years operated mostly as a consultancy. The company launched its first software product in 1999.