Every organization needs to be able to rationalize and report on the licening and usage of software. Asset intelligence is a starting point, but is lacking in the ability to aggregate into a true "software catalog". We need a more native management of the families, types, versions of products.
The catalog should organize the visibility by "Publisher". So I can click on 'Microsoft' and then see all the "Products" associated with that publisher (Visio, Project, Office). When I click on a product, I should see the releases/versions associated with that product (Professional 2013, etc). When you click on the release, it should show all mapped inventoried titles (Professional 2013 - 15.12.00). It should have a default rules (15.x) and the ability to added new dynamic "matching rules".
There should also be a table for "unmapped" titles by Publisher, so I can identify any inventorty titles not picked up by the "auto matching" rules. Publishers themselves should also be aggregated into a friendly name (see the publisher mapping for software inventory).
In addition from the catalog, I should be able to view and set the # of licenses associated with that title. It should report on the usage based on inventoried titles. I should be able to set/configure PEOPLE fields for who is responsible for the software (business sponsor, technology owner, support, etc)
Currently the "Catalog" is confusingly just a loosely grouped labels, not actual software titles. In order to try and get some meaning inventory to software title mapping, you have to use a convoluted process outlined at https://www.systemcenterdudes.com/sccm-2012-asset-intelligence-custom-labels/.
Happy to provide a mockup UI if this would help speed this request along. ;)