Relationship between software collections & licensed product

I am trying to deal with the situation where I have a suite of products and then some standalone licenses of some of the same software titles (28 licenses of the suite, 19 of one standalone and 18 of another). I need to be able to one accurately determine if I am under or over in the installations and then determine who is actually using the software. I don't see or understand the licensing for suites / collections. What is the relationship between "Licensed Products" and "Software Collections"?

In tracking the licenses, do I create "Licensed Products" entries for each component of the suite and in the case of the standalone licenses, increase the number?
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  • Since nobody wants to educate me on that let me ask why there are differences between my Inventory and discovered products. Inventory says the software is loaded 38 times, discovered products says 33 times. The list of machine names is not the same either.
  • Without looking at the actual data it's hard to answer this question. Best guess I can make from your brief description is that there may be some versions that are seen in the full inventory that - for whatever reason - are being auto-excluded by the compliance engine when calculating discovered products. Or, maybe it's as simple as the compliance engine not running since the inventory was loaded? Compliance engine only runs once a day and inventory counts are updated in real time as loads take place. Beyond those guesses, I'd have to look at data to see if there's something amiss to recommend a bug filing.
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  • Without looking at the actual data it's hard to answer this question. Best guess I can make from your brief description is that there may be some versions that are seen in the full inventory that - for whatever reason - are being auto-excluded by the compliance engine when calculating discovered products. Or, maybe it's as simple as the compliance engine not running since the inventory was loaded? Compliance engine only runs once a day and inventory counts are updated in real time as loads take place. Beyond those guesses, I'd have to look at data to see if there's something amiss to recommend a bug filing.
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