Tag Your Software

Having trouble identifying what software applications are installed on computers throughout your organization? Software ID tags are the answer. However, this new industry standard may take several years for general adoption by software publishers. In the meantime you can prepare your Software Asset Management process by making good use of these tags right now.

❱❱ RevealIT ISO 19770-2 Tag Generator is an easy-to-use tool that can create software ID tags for software that you plan to install. These tags can fill in where they have not been supplied by software publishers. Also, you will need tags for custom software packages that you assemble and deploy.

What is a Software ID Tag?

A software ID tag is an XML file that uniquely identifies a software package in accordance with international standard ISO/IEC 19770-2:2009.

When the software package is installed on a machine the tag is installed along with it. The presence of the tag alleviates the problem of trying to “discover” what software has been installed on a machine, and thereby improves the accuracy of identifying software assets automatically.

An accurate inventory of software installations is essential if an organization is to manage its compliance with software licensing agreements.

ISO 19770-2 Tag Generator — for identifying software reliably

Software ID tags are the key to managing your software entitlement compliance.

Key Features

For proper software recognition it is essential for tag data, including publisher names and software titles and versions, to be consistent across all tags. Software Tag Generator provides this assurance. Behind the scenes it communicates with your Asset Manager database to enforce the use of identifiers known to your system.
You can configure Software Tag Generator to request and generate optional tag information as required by your Software Asset Management process.
Software Tag Generator presents a data-entry form on a web page. Many features assist the user in filling out the form – helpful information describing the various fields, hints about formatting, drop-down lists of entries to choose from, and validation of data. The generated XML file is then downloaded to the user’s machine.