Data provided by SysTrack could be used also as an additional information to support the portfolio rationalization by shaving off the applications which are not actually used. Dropping off the unused applications will deliver your first savings and save your valuable resources from the unnecessary workload.
SysTrack consists of a database and simple agents deployed to servers or workstations, depending what is the scope of your project. The deployed agent is running as a background process, collecting information on application usage and saving the data to a database. AppDNA is then reading the database. This means the possibility to find applications which are not managed by corporate IT. It is not so uncommon to give administrative privileges to users, which leads to user managed applications. In general user managed applications are a nightmare for migration as those applications may become business critical over the years. If you don´t have knowledge on critical applications, managed or not, you are in risk of damaging daily business.
By using discovery tools, most of the unmanaged applications would be found and evaluated if they are relevant or not. However, there may be applications which are not used during the time of discovery period while still being critical. Typical examples can be found from financial department as reporting is most likely executed quarterly, which is longer than the typical discovery time. Generally it is not an issue because those applications would be very well known and hopefully not user managed.
Later on, if customer so decides, SysTrack can of course be used for daily application management and monitoring.
Any Citrix customer (current or prospective) has access to the SysTrack FastTrack tool for VDI assessments. It is available through the Citrix Project Accelerator (projects.citrix.com). There is no charge for the use of this tool and it gives a pre-configured report of the application packages in the environment.
Attached illustration describes the high level functionality of SysTrack application discovery.