Managing Hardware and Software Procurement

The Procurement menu covers the details of obtaining hardware and software. It covers all purchases, the contracts you may have (including software maintenance or purchasing agreements) and any payments associated with those contracts, and all the vendors you deal with. Vendors, the group of companies who sell you things, can be subdivided into companies that actually make and publish the software they sell (called "publishers" in IT Asset Management), such as Microsoft and Adobe; and companies that resell the software published by others (called "resellers"). Publishers and resellers are both stored as vendors in IT Asset Management.