November 2018’s free System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) report is Total Usage Trend Analysis for Collections. Get it here!
Why do you need this report? Keep reading below!
The SCCM built-in software metering reports are great for showing summarized results of your entire SCCM environment. Where do you turn, though, for specific data about a segment of your SCCM environment? One option is to run the built-in report, Total usage trend analysis for a specific metered software program, for each rule and application in a particular collection. Next, you would need to export all of the results to Excel and then merge them together. This is a lot of work in order to get monthly summaries of each software metered rule and application in a collection.
Wouldn’t it be useful to see the results of the built-in software metering reports by a collection instead of for your entire SCCM environment? What if you could also see the results for more than one collection at a time? Wouldn’t it also be valuable to have a report that shows you the results for more than one application? Unfortunately, this isn’t possible with the current crop of SCCM built-in reports. You can only view information for your entire SCCM environment and for one application at a time.
Solution: Total Usage Trend Analysis for Collections
This problem was brought to the Enhansoft team’s attention and we were happy to accept the challenge! In response, we created a dashboard called, Total Usage Trend Analysis for Collections.
Our dashboard gives you results for all applications and will display these details for up to four collections. The original request was to allow for only three collections at a time, however, we wanted to give you more options. Don’t worry, though, you don’t need to choose four collections each time you run this dashboard. Simply select the <Blank> option within the collection prompt and a zero (0) will be placed in the row for all applications within the column. Use this dashboard for one collection or up to four collections at a time!
The results for each software metered application are grouped by month and they will go as far back as what is stored within your SCCM environment. Generally this is around 9-months-to-a-year because, by default, software metering results are stored for 270 days with a maximum of 370 days.
Also of note, unlike the built-in report, Total usage trend analysis for a specific metered software program, this dashboard compiles the User and Terminal Services Users information into one result (called Total) for each month.
Enhansoft Reporting – Total Usage Trend Analysis for Collections
Total Usage Trend Analysis for Collections is found within Enhansoft Reporting’s Software category. This category of dashboards and reports will provide you with more details about the software and software metering results within your SCCM environment.
Would you find it useful to have software metering results for a collection in one report? Then get the Total Usage Trend Analysis for Collections dashboard NOW!
All of our free reports have the Role-Based Administration (RBA) feature enabled. This means that if you are using Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager or above, these reports will work with all RBA settings.