Organization

An organization structure enables analysis of software and hardware assets based on cost center or department. The organization structure is created in Snow > Manage > Account > Organization structure.

The top-level of the company is normally registered as the legal organization; that is, the legal entity that owns software and hardware assets. If the organization has multiple legal entities, there can be multiple legal organization nodes. Nodes that are not legal, typically nodes further down in the organization hierarchy, are referred to as non-legal organization nodes.

All computers, devices, and users in SAM on Atlas are attached to a node in the organization hierarchy. Licenses are always registered for a legal organization node, but can be allocated to the non-legal organization nodes.