Financial Asset Managers turn to PC Asset Management and NetCensus to stay
on track for the Millennium
London, UK - February 17, 1999 - Tally Systems Corp. announced today that
Invesco, one of the world's leading investment and financial asset
management firms, will employ Tally Systems' market-leading PC asset
management software. Invesco will be using NetCensus to conduct a complete
survey of the 1,000 plus PCs they have globally, providing them with the
vital systems information they need to face the new millennium with
"Essentially, with the Year 2000 approaching, the business had a need," said
INVESCO Project Manager, Adam Williams. "We seriously needed to conduct an
audit of the 1000 PCs we have globally to assess what applications were out
there, and which ones employees had on their PCs. We also had an Office97
upgrade scheduled and had no idea who needed the upgrade."
Jeff Andrews, the INVESCO Y2K Project Manager, was keen to underline the
importance not just of holding application inventories, but of ensuring that
they are 100% up to date. "I really needed a validation of the inventory to
ensure that it was accurate for the Year 2000," he said. "We have a
database of applications, but our normal process for checking inventory was
to go back through 10 years of purchase orders. I didn't feel comfortable
that our database was completely accurate."
NetCensus uses Tally Systems' patented Census Recognition Technology to scan
each PC automatically, collecting hardware and software asset information
without disrupting end-users. The results are the most accurate and
complete inventories available from a desktop application, crucial not only
for remediating Year 2000 problems but also for establishing effective PC
Asset Management practices that can result in lowered Total Cost of
Ownership of PC desktops.
Jeff Andrews feels that, with NetCensus, Invesco is finally ready to face
the challenges of the Year 2000 and beyond. "NetCensus gives us a
much-needed live audit of the production environment. It gives you such
comprehensive feedback, that I was almost worried that I had too much
information; but you can never have too much when the Year 2000 is looming
ahead. I feel much more confident that we will be ready."
About Tally Systems
Founded in 1990, Tally Systems Corp. is the world's leading supplier of
full-featured asset management products, providing packaged software
solutions and service to improve management of end-user computing resources.
Asset management products include NetCensus, unparalleled inventory for your
PC enterprise; CentaMeter, comprehensive software usage management; and
Cenergy, which combines the inventory and metering products with WinINSTALL,
effortless electronic software distribution.
Tally Systems' desktop asset management products are currently licenced on
over 5,500,000 PCs at more than 10,500 client sites worldwide. Visit the
Tally Systems Corp. on the World Wide Web at http://www.tallysystems.com.
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