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Creating a software purchase item

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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.

See Managing your software license compliance on the Asset Management Solution pages

To create a software purchase item

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Home menu, click Service and Asset Management > Software Licensing.

  2. In the left pane, right-click Software Purchase, and then click Create Software Purchase.

  3. In the Create configuration item window, specify the quantity of licenses, and other settings of the software purchase.

    See Software purchase item attributes

  4. Click OK.