Summary

A description of the fields on the Usage Summary page.

Here you can browse reclaimable products from your inventory according to their usage. You get to this page by clicking the Reclaim→Usage Summary node in the navigation panel.

The fields on the Usage Summary page are:

Reclaim Usage

FieldDescription

Management Groups selector

Certain pages in AppClarity have a management groups selector. This drop-down lets you select the management group you are interested in. By default this is set to Global.

Compliance repository selector

This field lets you select the repository where the compliance data displayed on the page comes from. By default this is set to Default Compliance.

If you have created your own compliance repositories, click on the name to select these from the drop-down list.

Report Refresh

You can refresh reports from individual AppClarity screens as well as using the Settings App. Where this is available you can do this by using the refresh icon next to the Last Refreshed box:

Report refresh control

Usage Category chart

This chart shows the distribution of installations into the three usage categories: User, Rarely Used and Unused as a percentage of the total installations that reported usage.

The bar at the bottom shows the number of installations with reported versus unreported usage as a percentage of the total number of installations.



Top 5 Software Category by Installs chart

This chart shows the top five categories according to the numbers of installations. This chart disregards Operating Systems and Internet Browser categories.

Top 10 Saving Opportunities ($) chart

This chart shows the top ten products that offer the best savings opportunities in USD. It is calculated by multiplying each product's unit price and the sum of unused and rarely used installations.

The bar at the bottom shows the total opportunity in USD split into unused and rarely used installations.

Licensable toggle

The Licensable toggle adds a filter when it's turned on that filters the table to only display the products that are licensable, according to the catalog.

Reclaimable toggle

The Reclaimable toggle adds a filter when it's turned on that filters the table to only display the products that have a reclaim policy associated with them.

Software with conflicting policies toggle

The Software with conflicting policies toggle adds a filter when it's turned on that filters the table to only display the products that have reclaim policies that conflict.

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Action buttons

The following table describes the action buttons displayed on the Usage Summary page:

ButtonDescription
Add Policy

This button is only enabled when there is a single selection in the Usage Summary table.

Creates a new reclaim policy for the selected product and opens the New Policy page with the details of the product pre-filled. Please refer to  for more details.

Set Precedence

This button is only enabled when a product with conflicting reclaim policies is selected in the Usage Summary table.

Opens the Precedence page showing the conflicting reclaim policies allowing you to set their precedence.

Export
Exports all the entries currently displayed in the  Usage Summary  table as a TSV file. This button takes the filters currently applied to the table into account, but not the sorting or the current selection.


Usage Summary table

The following table describes the columns displayed in the Usage Summary table:

ColumnDescription
Vendor

The vendor portion of the vendor, title, version and edition attributes that are used to identify software products. For example, Microsoft Corporation or 1E.

Title

The title portion of the vendor, title, version and edition attributes that are used to identify software products. For example, Visio or Nomad.

Version

The version portion of the vendor, title, version and edition attributes that are used to identify software products. For example, 11.0.3216.5614 or 6.3.100.0.

Canonical Version

The canonical representation of the productversion installed on a device.

Edition

The edition portion of the vendor, title, version and edition attributes that are used to identify software products. For example, Standard or - (where no edition exists).

Category

The Category column shows the category for each product.

Price per Unit (USD)

The Price per Unit (USD) shows the cost in USD for each license of a product.

Total Installs

The Total Installs column shows the total number of installations for each product.

Used

The Used column shows the number of installations for each product that have been reported as being used.

Rarely Used

The Rarely Used column shows the number of installations for each product that have been reported as being rarely used.

Unused

The Unused column shows the number of installations for each product that have been reported as not being used.

Unreported

The Unreported column shows the number of installations for each product where no recent usage data has been reported.

Selected Mgmt Grp Policies

The Selected Mgmt Grp Policies column shows the number of reclaim policies for a product in the currently selected Management Group.

Across Mgmt Grp Policies

The Across Mgmt Grp Policies column shows the number of policies for a product across all management groups.

The following column actions are available on some table columns:

Column actionsDescription
Column sort

Using column sorts


The picture opposite shows an example taken from AppClarity. In our example we want to sort the table on the Cost column from the highest cost at the top to the lowest at the bottom. To sort the table on the Cost column:

  1. Click on the filter icon just beneath the header row in the Cost column.

  1. The sort popup is displayed.

  1. Now select the sort direction. In our example this will be Sort descending.



  1. After selecting this the data in the table is now sorted on the Cost column from highest to lowest and the sort icon has changed to a sort descending icon .


Clearing the sort

You can clear the sort by clicking on the sort icon again and selecting the Clear sorting menu item from the sorting popup.

Column filter

Using column filters

The picture opposite shows an example taken from AppClarity. In our example we want to filter the table to show only those items where the Edition contains the text Prof.

To filter the table on the Edition column:

  1. Click on the filter icon just beneath the header row in the Edition column.

  1. The filter popup is displayed.

  1. Now select the operator. In our example this will be contains.



  1. Then type the text Prof into the text field.


  1. Click Apply and a new filter will be added to the table.


  1. The table will be filtered to just those items whose Edition contains the text Prof.


Adding another filter

You can add another filter by clicking on the filter icon for any of the columns. The picture opposite shows another filter added selecting table rows where the Type also contains the text License. The table will also be filtered accordingly.

Removing filters

You can remove filters by clicking on the filter close icon at the end of the filter.