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ManageEngine AssetExplorer

3 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 101

KACE SMA

7 Ratings
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Score 7.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ManageEngine AssetExplorer

It is perfect for small to medium businesses looking for an inexpensive way to track and catalog all assets in their environment.
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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

ManageEngine AssetExplorer
6.0
KACE SMA
6.7
Software and hardware inventory tracking
ManageEngine AssetExplorer
8.0
KACE SMA
8.0
License management
ManageEngine AssetExplorer
4.0
KACE SMA
7.7
Asset lifecycle monitoring
ManageEngine AssetExplorer
8.0
KACE SMA
5.8
Contract management
ManageEngine AssetExplorer
5.0
KACE SMA
5.0
Asset relationship management
ManageEngine AssetExplorer
5.0
KACE SMA
7.0

Pros

  • Asset Discovery
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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

  • Easier Navigation
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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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Alternatives Considered

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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We liked having the helpdesk portion integrated with our hardware and software inventory instead of having 2-3 different discrete systems that wouldn't talk to each other.
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Return on Investment

  • Accurate inventory of corporate workstations
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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

ManageEngine AssetExplorer

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