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Likelihood to Recommend

Asset Panda

Asset Panda I believe is well suited for even the smallest environment. The pricing for the software is very competitive and worth the value that it brings to solve a lot of problems that normally a lot of companies run into regarding inventory. This product has helped us save money on keeping track of assets that may of otherwise gotten lost and written out. We now know where everything is.
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Symantec Asset Management Suite

If your organization has more than 50 computers and you have a dedicated IT Staff to manage the software then Symantec Asset Management Suite would be a great fit for your organization. The IT Staff can customize and configure the software and console to fit your organization's direct needs. It will speed up software installations and help to keep your computers running smoothly by applying patches and other necessary software updates in a timely manner. It will also help you manage your asset inventory so you know exactly where each computer is located, its IP address, and the users logging into the machine. If your organization is small and only has around 20 computer users then I would not recommend investing in the Symantec Asset Management Suite. Managing 20 computers is a task that is pretty easy to manage even if you do not have a dedicated IT Staff within your organization.
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Feature Rating Comparison

IT Asset Management

Asset Panda
Symantec Asset Management Suite
9.9
Software and hardware inventory tracking
Asset Panda
Symantec Asset Management Suite
10.0
License management
Asset Panda
Symantec Asset Management Suite
10.0
Asset lifecycle monitoring
Asset Panda
Symantec Asset Management Suite
10.0
Contract management
Asset Panda
Symantec Asset Management Suite
9.5
Asset relationship management
Asset Panda
Symantec Asset Management Suite
10.0

Pros

  • Cloud-Based - I can access it anywhere with an internet connection.
  • Mobile App - The mobile app makes life easier with barcode scanning, searching, and even update assets on the go. The best part of the mobile app is I can now capture signatures for assets that users own.
  • User-Friendly - Asset Panda is easy to use out of the box and can be customized for the most complex environments. We built into our site the ability to maintain our credit card machines and utilize and check-in/check-out tracking system and even built into it the ability to audit the devices for tamper checks to update the tamper check automatically.
  • Pictures & Documents - On any asset I can now upload quotes, internal requisitions, receipts, and pictures with each asset! This makes my inventory a one stop shop for all documentation for each asset.
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  • Asset tracking - Very important in a business
  • Reports - Keep track of what programs are installed, who has which computer, etc.
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Cons

  • Time-out settings on the website should be increased.
  • Image structure on the way they organized photos could be improved.
  • Barcode scanner on a mobile device could be improved.
  • Photo editor could be improved.
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  • Ability to tie into and be supported by RHEL, CentOS, and any other Unix based OS. I know that they could tie into some different systems, but weren't truly supported.
  • Altiris was how we deployed to multiple computers all at once, Altiris Agent sometimes stops, and can be an issue to have it update in the Console.
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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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I use Samanage at my new company, and it is much more modern, has more functionality, and is faster/easier to use. However, I am not sure if it would stack up as well in a company the size of my last one. I went from a company of 2,000+ to a company of 350. The need for Symantec isnt there at my new place, but I have liked using Samanage better, regardless. The UI and speed are the breaking factors
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Return on Investment

  • Inventory now has RBAC.
  • Inventory is easily kept up to date with annual verification buttons.
  • Inventory can now use labels and gun scanners for easy reconciliation.
  • Inventory can be searched using any field.
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  • Much faster time finding out what equipment belongs to who, especially if this info is needed and the person is unavailable.
  • Better "Customer Service" (Tech to end user)
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Pricing Details

Asset Panda

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

Symantec Asset Management Suite

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