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Asset Manager

5 Ratings

KACE SMA

7 Ratings

Asset Manager

5 Ratings
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Score 7 out of 101

KACE SMA

7 Ratings
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Score 7.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Asset Manager

Asset Manager is great for people who understand the Software Development Lifecycle and are familiar with the terminology, however for a new assistant, or a new novice user, the software can seem over-whelming with the rather confusing terminology and a multitude of tabs that open up. It's definitely great software to use for a professional PM, however an assistant would be lost in the tools being offered.
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KACE SMA

The KACE SMA is well suited for a large corporate and higher education environment. It would not be useful in a smaller 20-machine office setting.
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Feature Rating Comparison

IT Asset Management

Asset Manager
7.0
KACE SMA
6.7
Software and hardware inventory tracking
Asset Manager
8.0
KACE SMA
8.0
License management
Asset Manager
4.0
KACE SMA
7.7
Asset lifecycle monitoring
Asset Manager
9.0
KACE SMA
5.8
Contract management
Asset Manager
7.0
KACE SMA
5.0
Asset relationship management
Asset Manager
7.0
KACE SMA
7.0

Pros

  • One place to track, document and analyze all your Asset Management queries.
  • Love the new layout. It gives you quite a few options to customize your dashboard.
  • HP has included great help topics with their new updates. With the keyword search, all the information is at your fingertips.
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  • The automatic patch management by the KACE SMA helps keep our Windows systems up to date.
  • The ticketing system in the KACE SMA is very helpful for submitting tickets, tracking workloads, and keeping the clients up to date on progress.
  • The software inventory feature in the KACE SMA is really helpful in tracking of software and insuring that we stay in compliance with software licensing.
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Cons

  • Need more video tutorials - Although HP has great FAQs and has included the keyword search for topics, but some video tutorials would be great to help a new user.
  • Overwhelming at times. I remember when I first started using the software, just the magnitude of tools were too much. However even though I don't use half the tools even now, just the possibility of more functions available to me, makes it a great software.
  • Secure Log-in - I would like HP to invest into single sign-on where you don't need to put in your user ID & password constantly. A push notification to a personal device would a great added feature.
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  • The KACE SMA needs a better way to handle different roles in the software so certain users can access or administrate certain parts of the software, but not the entire software installation.
  • The KACE SMA could improve the ticketing process of projects. The aspects of the title and some information do not always flow down from the parent ticket to its child tickets.
  • The KACE SMA could improve the UI of the software with the addition of different CSS color schemes.
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Likelihood to Renew

Asset Manager6.0
Based on 1 answer
I find HP Asset Manager useful but sometimes too much data needs to be entered.
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Usability

Asset Manager6.0
Based on 1 answer
I have used 2 systems (chevron and HPAM), each has it's pluses and minuses.Once I was comfortable with the system I gave it an above average score
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Support

Asset Manager5.0
Based on 1 answer
Have not interacted with HP support that much
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Alternatives Considered

HP Asset Manager is definitely enterprise grade, whereas the other asset Management programs I have are specific to either one industry or a smaller locations that might not need the deep analysis & reporting functionalities & tools that are provided by HP. The cost is indeed higher than other programs like Fox Graphic Tracker (Internal Software) and Samange that I have used in the past, but for a large enterprise with multiple ongoing projects, HP Asset Manager is the way to go !
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We have selected this software because it rolls several different systems into one. We have a helpdesk system with this and an asset and inventory management system as well. We pay one price for the whole system instead of paying multiple companies different amounts that would have totaled more than we pay for the single system.
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Return on Investment

  • HP Asset Manager is great for compliance purposes. We know we have all the licenses in place when needed for upgrades or yearly reviews. Saves us times.
  • Ability to track & print reports saves PMs time in quartely reviews.
  • Great way to prepare for any presentations by the use of analytical tools which saves us money in investing in other software for presentation purposes.
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  • KACE has saved us from having to spend several days of employee hours in crafting DVDs and duplicating them (100+ DVDs)
  • KACE has saved us on the postage required to send out those DVDs for every update (monthly) to all of our customers electronically
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Pricing Details

Asset Manager

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

KACE SMA

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details