" can I run a weekly report to identify new computers added to the network? Software that has been added? Licenses expiring?"
Computers added? Yes. However you are right that your current reports show what has a LANDESK agent on it. You need to investigate 'Unmanaged Device Discovery' (UDD) as this mechanism is there to find the devices that do not have an agent on them. If you have devices like that, how are they getting deployed without the agent in the first place? Your comment of it being a 'fast growing company' might indicate that the speed of growth is resulting in broken processes and bad practice. UDD is not a substitute for correct process, just a way to capture exceptions. You will have reports associated with UDD. UDD scans on an interval, so machines do not appear immediately.
Software that has been added? Sort of, but probably not what you are looking for. LANDESK as it stands today is a 'current state' inventory tool so you don't see change over time. You could schedule some reports and compare their numbers over time but there isn't a report that does what you ask here. In some cases you can look at the first discovered date for a file on a device but that does not always equal an application.
Licenses expiring? LANDESK doesn't (as yet) have expiry reports but it does have licensing reports. This takes quite a bit of work to get started with as software licensing is a 'fun' subject. If you have the Data Analytics module then some of the heavy lifting could be done for you.
In general, LANDESK can do some of the things you want but you appear stuck between a rock (not knowing the product and how it works yet) and a hard place (possibly unrealistic management requests). If you have not been on training then to 'master' it you need to start there as you will then understand more of what is possible, but also what steps are required in order to get there.
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