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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 6.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    IT Asset Management

    Absolute Visibility

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    5.9

    ManageEngine AssetExplorer

    59%
    ManageEngine AssetExplorer ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Software and hardware inventory tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.1
    61%
    4 Ratings

    License management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    4 Ratings

    Asset lifecycle monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.2
    52%
    4 Ratings

    Contract management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    3 Ratings

    Asset relationship management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.1
    41%
    3 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Absolute Visibility is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.5

    Absolute Visibility

    95%
    2 Ratings
    6.1

    ManageEngine AssetExplorer

    61%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Absolute Visibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0

    ManageEngine AssetExplorer

    60%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Absolute

    I do think it is well worth the cost and consideration, especially if you are using it on devices containing electronic medical records, personal health information or personal privacy information or devices that contain proprietary information, critical business information or other information that needs to be securely protected. It can also be used to track a device (individual) as well if that is your goal. We use it as an extra precaution to track our mental health clinicians that do home visits. It allows us to keep track of their whereabouts, in case an issue arises at a client's home. We are able to send someone out to check or assist, alert emergency services or send law enforcement if a situation should arise.
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    ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd

    The purchase order module can be very useful if you put a process in place. It is miles ahead of using a spreadsheet or something simple to do purchase orders and track spending. It can be good to keep track of equipment and software you have in house. However it is imperative you have dedicated staff and processes in place to maximize the utility of the software else it can become a white elephant if not implemented properly as it is a complex piece of software that does many things.
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    Pros

    Absolute

    • I tracked a stolen computer all the way to Africa from USA and disabled it.
    • I set up geofences with alerts. As soon as a computer got a wifi connection outside of our fences it would email me its current location.
    • Absolute's persistent technology was helpful. -Even when a pawn shop would attempt to "wipe" a device before getting it online, as soon as it got online it notified me of the OS re-installation and current location. We could call authorities and they could recover the device for us. And they were happy it made their job easier and deterred the pawn shop from reselling stolen devices.
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    ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd

    • The asset discovery across the network is great.
    • The periodic scanning and updating of asset status is super valuable.
    • The software discovery is outstanding. Receiving list of installed software helps greatly with license compliance.
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    Cons

    Absolute

    • I do not know where I would consider this product to be deficient in functionality, difficult to use or any major changes that needed to be addressed.
    • I wish the pricing of this product was a little lower, but I do think it is well worth the cost and consideration, especially if you are using it on devices containing electronic medical records, personal health information or personal privacy information.
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    ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd

    • You can fill the database and link it.
    • You can also add assets that aren't connected with the offline script, I would prefer to get a .exe but this import XML works well.
    • All is handled via the web, I would prefer a GUI standalone client.
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    Pricing Details

    Absolute Visibility

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Absolute Visibility editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

      Additional Details

      ManageEngine AssetExplorer

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      ManageEngine AssetExplorer editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Support Rating

        Absolute

        No answers on this topic

        ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd

        It is not a perfect solution. I don't believe it is the best software for some of the components it offers but I do like and appreciate what it does offer. It offers complexity and a range of features for a company to take advantage of if planned and implemented properly.
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        Alternatives Considered

        Absolute

        I have only used Absolute Data and Device Security (DDS). It was recommended by my Dell sales rep. After reviewing the product info, and loading a demo, it became clear that this is what was needed to add to our existing security to protect us from information loss due to a data breach on our portable devices. I presented this solution to the appropriate departments, and they agreed that this was something well worth the investment.
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        ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd

        Altiris is very daunting for users that have never worked with it. AssetExplorer was much easier to use for our team that had no experience with asset management.
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        Return on Investment

        Absolute

        • Recovery of stolen assets.
        • After recovering a few devices and students becoming aware of Absolute being deployed, it had a prevention effect deterring additional theft.
        • It deterred pawn shops from accepting our stolen machines.
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        ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd

        • Allow us to stay in compliance with licensing requirements. We usually have just the right amount of licenses +2 or 3. We don't have to guess on where we are.
        • Allows us identify older assets and proactively replace them. Reduces downtime.
        • No negative impacts I can think of.
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