Software purchase items record the transaction details that are associated with purchasing software licenses. You create a software purchase item to record the cost of the software, the number of licenses, and cost allocation. You should create a software purchase item for each purchasing transaction and for each version of a software license.
Symantec recommends that you create the software purchase items in following cases:
You purchase software licenses
If you purchase licenses for Norton Ghost 15.0, you should create a software purchase item to record the following transaction details: the number of licenses, purchase price, and purchase date.
You purchase additional software licenses for the same version
If you purchase additional licenses for Norton Ghost 15.0, you should create a new software purchase item to record the details that are specific to the transaction
You purchase software licenses for different versions
If you purchase licenses for Norton Ghost 15.0 and purchase licenses for Norton Ghost 16.0, you should create two separate software purchase items.
You can create software purchase items manually or you can import the software purchase data. If you choose to import the software purchase data, Symantec recommends that you first add the software license data into the Configuration Management Database (CMDB). When you perform the import, you can then automatically assign the software purchases to their corresponding software licenses.
This task is a step in the process for managing your software license compliance on the Asset Management Solution pages.