Business Importer Tab


From this tab, you can perform the following actions:

Business Importer Actions



View adapter run schedule

See when each of the available business adapters is scheduled to run (and if the Next run column is blank, you need to attach a schedule)

Switch run schedule

Switch the schedule controlling when each business adapter is run and the resulting information is uploaded to the application server

Trigger an immediate run

Trigger an immediate run of a selected business adapter

Delete a business adapter

Delete a business adapter so that it is no longer available in your enterprise

Modify custom adapter or create new adapter

Modify one of your custom business adapters, or start creating a new one (see Creating a New Adapter or Editing an Existing Business Adapter in Using FlexNet Business Adapters.)

Update the templates and sample files

Update the latest collection of factory-supplied templates and sample files (covered in Adjusting the Web Server on the Inventory Beacon).


The business importer gathers information that is not part of hardware and software inventory, but is helpful to managing your overall compliance position. Examples of business information include:

Details of software and maintenance purchases
Relevant contracts
The structure of your enterprise so that you can track allocations to different cost centers and business units.

The business importer works by running adapters that connect to other business systems where the raw information is held, and format the data for import into the operations databases for IT Asset Management. (This is a similar structure used for integrating with inventory sources, so we differentiate between inventory adapters and business adapters.)

Because each enterprise is unique, there are no standard business adapters; but there are business adapter templates to help you quickly build custom business adapters, using the Business Adapter Studio. Full details of the Business Adapter Studio are available in the System Reference.