Packaged Integration Enhancements for Micro Focus IT Asset Manager

PIE for Asset Manager seamlessly bridges Micro Focus IT Asset Manager (ITAM) and Micro Focus Universal Configuration Management Database (UCMDB) so your enterprise can instantly achieve TRUE single-platform Asset & Configuration Management.


Effectual’s PIE for Asset Manager adds maturity to your Software Asset Management, Contracts & Procurement, and Cloud Chargeback processes. Leverages accountability from what you know in Asset Manager to what you can prove with Universal Discovery. Also extends great value and time savings by aligning Asset Manager hierarchies with UCMDB, bringing a Financial Operations awareness to the rest of your integrated tools by relating asset information accurately about all business services and infrastructure.

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By introducing Micro Focus IT Asset Manager’s product catalog into Micro Focus UCMDB, we simplify the process of matching product catalog models with discovered model data, completely preventing mismatches, significantly reducing the overhead of manual normalization efforts, and making AM’s core use-cases much easier to achieve.
Rey Lejano

Technology Director, Effectual

From Our Blog: Discoverable Vs. Non-Discoverable Data: It All Has Value

Most Micro Focus UCMDB efforts stop at collecting discoverable data. They fail to leverage the high value (and expensive to gather, but mostly free to leverage) data about people, places, and things that their other tools already have. We treat discovery as just one of many integration sources, so you can access the value your team has curated.

Painlessly Bridge Finance and Operations Efforts

Asset Management and Operations have typically experienced conflict when trying to integrate and cooperate on integrations (such as who owns or provides basic information about assets). With the PIE solution, Asset data is managed uniquely with Configuration information, so both teams get exactly what they need. Asset Managers are able to pursue their desired use cases without being forced to change, or accept data that is less than ideal for their work.

Elevates Business Value By Managing Service Assets

Increases the business value of managing services in UCMDB by automatically relating all Asset information (including service and maintenance contracts, purchase orders, licenses, budgets, cost-centers and individual asset costs) to their corresponding assets and related services. This information is accurate and visible not only in UCMDB and UCMDB Browser but also made available to Service Manager (with PIE for Service Manager).

Much Greater Scope of Integration

Maps 90% more content accurately in each direction–including people, location, and organization data–effectively relating assets to CIs in both UCMDB and Asset Manager. This integration capability greatly expands the scope of vital information customers can leverage from ITAM and UCMDB or Universal Discovery, eliminating the cost and work overhead of managing two similar, but inexact, sets of information.

Greatly Reduces Manual Overhead

Less time and manual work needs be spent understanding how Assets are deployed, since the integration will align Assets, their related financial contracts, maintenance, licenses and authorizing parties to business applications, services and individual pieces of infrastructure. The power of UCMDB can be used to rationalize and normalize the two data sets accurately, so the correct answers are always immediately available in Asset Manager.

Replaces Connect-It While Simplifying Migration to Universal Discovery

Using this PIE solution extends all the DDMi value to other Micro Focus solutions without the need for a Connect-It scenario, or the usual conflicts regarding which data set is more accurate or preferred. Customers on legacy versions of Micro Focus Discovery and Dependency Mapping Inventory can upgrade without lengthy conversion or customization projects. PIE for Asset Manager greatly increases the scope and accuracy of integrating former DDMi data into Asset Manager, by treating it as UCMDB data regardless of the source used to collect it (DDMa, DDMi, integration, Service Manager, spreadsheets, etc.).