I am not familiar with these reports in LDMS, and i didnt see them in DA. Are these ALM or Service Desk reports?
We just have LDMS 9.6 with the addition of Patch Manager. They show up under Standard Reports > Benefit Analysis. There's a few available. I was specifically looking at "Remote Control Benefit" and "Patch Deployment benefit" but I'd eventually like to run the others ("Monthly benefit of remediating viruses," and "Software Distribution benefit")
Ok, all i get is that is a dollar amount. I am not sure how it is managed. I will leave it to the rest of the community unless i can track down more info
Thanks for the question and bringing it to the attention of the community. I have taken a look at these reports and basically its a comparison tool between using the components within landesk at a fixed cost per node or the addition of another tool that does a similar if not the same thing.
For example for a remote tool, designed only to remote into client machines may cost (these are made up figures for example) $500 per node. And you only get this functionality. Where as a LDMS node may cost the same or even less, and you get a lot more functionality. And this would be then a saving of $500 per node because you are using are product do this and the other functionality that the LDMS console provides. The report then would show you the saving by showing how many machines you have remoted on using our tool, with a tally of the saving you have made.
The same idea follows on for patching, software distribution and the AV reports.
Let me know if this clears this up for you or if you have further questions.
Thanks this does help.
We're comparing mostly to low-tech solutions like sneakernet, so if I wanted to make a comparison I see that I'd want to work up an estimated labor costs that is associated with these methods.