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Asset Panda

3 Ratings

Lansweeper

21 Ratings

Asset Panda

3 Ratings
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Lansweeper

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Asset Panda

Asset Panda is good for a non profit because you can add any categories to the asset such as funding source, check number, or anything else you may need to track for grant purposes. It calculates straight line depreciation so if you are using a more complex depreciation method it will not calculate this for you.
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Lansweeper

Suited for the basic x86 environment of Windows machines and those looking for hardware discovery. I would say 150 to 200 device companies it is recommended. Unfortunately, for our environment, it lacks the detailed data, software recognition, coverage and functionality to be considered encompassing.
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Feature Rating Comparison

IT Asset Management

Asset Panda
Lansweeper
6.5
Software and hardware inventory tracking
Asset Panda
Lansweeper
8.2
License management
Asset Panda
Lansweeper
5.2
Asset relationship management
Asset Panda
Lansweeper
6.3

Pros

  • It is great for a non profit organization because you can add any columns you need to the asset. For example, I have added a funding source column to sort different grants that have paid for our assets.
  • Asset Panda provides the depreciation calculation for you.
  • The software is easy to maneuver. It can be easily searched and sorted by type of asset/date or any category you create.
  • You can add and track non depreciable items as well. Reports can be ran for just depreciable assets when needed so this will not interfere with you depreciable asset listing.
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  • Inventory - LANSweeper scans the network for devices - anything with an SNMP trap or using AD or local credentials. We can get an in-depth look at devices.
  • Reporting - LANSweeper can generate just about any report you can imagine. We can check RAM in groups and determine where upgrades are needed. We can find local printers (which aren't allowed on our network) and address that issue with the user. We can check CPU type to help determine end of life without our network.
  • Printers - It's nice to have a quick look at printer statuses. Toner levels, out of paper, and service errors are all reported via LANSweeper.
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Cons

  • When entering dates, the first available date is 2005. If you have assets that predate this, you cannot enter an accurate date. This also interferes with you depreciation in the software.
  • We tag all products with an ID number. However we started also adding bar code tags. Since they were both considered an asset IDs, we lost some of ID numbers when we scanned the bar codes. It was too easy to loose data.
  • I use straight line depreciation so this product is perfect for our company; however, if you added other depreciation methods that may attract more customers.
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  • LANSweeper has a tendency to be extremely slow sometimes. We are running it in a 2016 VM. It has plenty of RAM, CPU, and Storage. However I believe it would benefit from living on an SQL server instead of a local lite instance of SQL.
  • I wish there were more details in the printer reports. It is definitely a bit lacking.
  • It's hard to balance the auto-removal of items from LANSweeper. This isn't necessarily LANSweeper's fault. But sometimes you want to keep record of devices for a period after they're gone. Sometimes, you just want to wipe the slate clean of old items and start over.
  • The Helpdesk system needs a LOT of improvement. We used it for two years. This year, we did not renew. It is comical looking with its colors and large fonts. It is difficult to sort through tickets. I hope it gets better in time. I like having it integrated into the inventory system.
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The price to function scale is so far towards function it would be stupid to get rid of it
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Alternatives Considered

Asset Panda is great for fixed assets or small businesses. I have also used inventory in a retail environment where product coming in and out need to be tracked. I wouldn't recommend it for an extremely high volume business.
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Lansweeper is great for what it does at its price point. However, it has nothing on LabTech. I have been spoiled by the feature rich LabTech and its automation greatness. If you are on a budget and need a robust product that will get the job done. I would recommend Lansweeper
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Return on Investment

  • I use this software for a non profit so there is no return on investment. However, it has helped us with grant reporting. Some grants need us to track assets and depreciation that their funds purchased and this software has been very helpful.
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  • Saves time by easily generating reports.
  • Make managing a software deployment less of a headache.
  • Met our budget and needs.
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Pricing Details

Asset Panda

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

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