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|Type of business||Enterprise Software|
|Key people||Patrick McNally (CEO); |
Paul Mansfield (CTO);
iQuate is a software company that specializes in IT Operations and Service Management software for large Enterprises. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, iQuate develops, markets and sells enterprise software used for multiple functions, including Cloud Infrastructure Management, IT Operations and Service Management, and IT Asset Management.
iQuate's flagship product, iQSonar, is an agentless discovery and dependency mapping solution developed to enable IT Operations support both legacy data center infrastructures and cloud environments,
iQuate was founded on 22 May 2002, and its initial products were:
- Audit Manager: An inventory tool, great grandfather to the current iQSonar product. This was an agentless Microsoft Windows focused product which gathered data from remote computers and stored that data in web based, hosted database instances with a web based UI – this was known as an "Application Service Provider" or ASP model – a predecessor to the SaaS Cloud software movement of today.
- Network Manager: An agentless near real time (minute by minute) monitoring tool for availability, capacity and performance across multiple platforms including Windows, Linux, Solaris, HP/UX, AIX, databases, network devices, etc.
In 2004 eManageIT began trading as iQuate as they started selling to the US market. The name change was to avoid a possible conflict with a company which had a product called E Manage (in a non-related space) which was sold in the US.
The Audit Manager product was renamed iQNetScan and the Network Manager product was renamed iQRMS (Remote Managed Services) when the company renamed.
In 2009 iQuate started to focus on the needs of large Enterprise and released a product called iQSonar. Over time this replaced iQNetScan and iQRMS was retired – leaving iQSonar the sole product of the company. iQSonar is a cross-platform, agentless inventory tool which embodies iQuate's DIME methodology. DIME stands for Discovery, Inventory, Measurement and Extensibility. iQSonar focused on server and data center environments including complex areas for license metrics such as databases and virtualisation platforms.
In 2010 iQSonar became the first tool ever verified by Oracle LMS as providing data suitable for use in a license review. The verification means that if customers choose to share data from iQSonar with Oracle's LMS team during a license review Oracle will accept the data as being equivalent to data provided from their own tools.
In 2013, iQuate released Version 3 of their iQSonar solution, which broadened the offering to provide a Scan Engine, Data Warehouse and Reporting Functionality, with the ability to integrate iQSonar data into upstream third-party Asset Management tools.
in 2016, iQuate released Version 4 of their iQSonar solution, a new platform that focused on the dependency mapping functionality to support IT Cloud Migration & Infrastructure Management, while continuing to support upstream IT Operations & Service Management tools like ServiceNow, etc.
iQuate has its headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with European sales offices in London, Paris and Munich. In the US, iQuate's regional headquarters is in San Francisco, with support and services operations based out of Orlando, Florida.
In July 2010 iQSonar became the first tool ever verified by Oracle LMS as providing data suitable for use in a license review. The verification means that if customers choose to share data from iQSonar with Oracle's LMS team during a license review Oracle will accept the data as being equivalent to data provided from their own tools.
In July 2011 iQuate was selected as a Finalist for the Software Asset Management Innovation Partner of the Year award for 2011. This award is part of the Microsoft World Partner Conference (WPC) conference. The award is a global partner award and was the first and only time a non-Microsoft inventory software tool was selected as a Finalist. This is notable as Microsoft has tools which are often seen as partially competitive (such as MS SCCM). In reality as SCCM is agent based and focused typically on Microsoft desktops, it is not really a competitive tool.
German Computerwoche (Computer Week) Magazine shortlisted Ralf Weißbeck from Deutsche Post DHL as a CIO of the year nominee. The nomination related to a project for Cost and Price transparency in IT – Mr. Weißbeck mentioned iQuate as one of the critical tools used in the success of this project.