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Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

9.5

Absolute

95%
2 Ratings
9.4

PDQ Deploy

94%
10 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Absolute

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

PDQ Deploy

100%
1 Rating

Usability

Absolute

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

PDQ Deploy

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

Absolute

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10.0

PDQ Deploy

100%
7 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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PDQ.com

[PDQ Deploy] is great software for most any shop, but I find it very helpful being a one man show and having to work remotely. I can do things faster not having to connect to each laptop and do updates. This save lots of time and makes managing many computers easy.
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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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PDQ.com

  • Allows targeted software installations on remote PCs based on factors such as AD OU membership.
  • Can automatically install updates for non-Microsoft products based on schedule.
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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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PDQ.com

  • As good as there email support is.. would like a live operator option
  • Some updates are hard to understand when 5 versions of the same program exist
  • Thats about it, PDQ deploy is the best out there
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Pricing Details

Absolute

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Absolute editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    PDQ Deploy

    Starting Price

    $500 per year

    Editions & Modules

    PDQ Deploy editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    1 Admin$5001
    5 Admins$2,5002

    Footnotes

    1. per year
    2. per year

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Absolute

    No answers on this topic

    PDQ.com

    It is an easy and cost effective tool so it is an easy decision to renew.
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    Usability

    Absolute

    No answers on this topic

    PDQ.com

    The interface is straight forward and guides you through the process there. PDQ keeps track of the when new updates are made available writes the scripts and all l you need to do is push the button. (Mr George Jetson) Now with the download done you just sit back worry free and watch the software install in 1% of the time it would take to take care of the PC manually.
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    Support Rating

    Absolute

    No answers on this topic

    PDQ.com

    PDQ Deploy is an outstanding, reasonably priced product that provides as much functionality as SCCM (minus a few minor features). It can be installed and set up by almost anyone and does not require expensive MS licensing (or 10 days of professional services to get it to run to an acceptable standard). All this, paired with unparalleled ease of use and great functionality, is why I would always recommend using this product instead of anything else.
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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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    PDQ.com

    PDQ [Deploy] is the best tool on the market of inventory and a wide range of IT admin tasks. Compared to other tools, it is GUI friendly, low to code, and cost-effective.
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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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    PDQ.com

    • Speed of deployment is very positive for new software setup, saving hours of testing and deployment locally
    • Made patching for large computer estate very efficient, another positive for staff not having to spend hours of patching individual machines
    • Works well for small team of IT's and again makes various repetitive tasks much easier
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