8 Ratings
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Score 7 out of 100
21 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ManageEngine AssetExplorer

The purchase order module can be very useful if you put a process in place. It is miles ahead of using a spreadsheet or something simple to do purchase orders and track spending.It can be good to keep track of equipment and software you have in house. However it is imperative you have dedicated staff and processes in place to maximize the utility of the software else it can become a white elephant if not implemented properly as it is a complex piece of software that does many things.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

KACE Systems Management Appliance

I think it has added value for any organization. It reduced our Tech Support cost by:-Supporting users anywhere-Reducing users downtime as well keep them informed with the status of their tickets-Managing software and hardware actively-Processing automation-deploy mass software installs, patching or updates- Provide approved software's to users to install without IT help
Thayer Ramahi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

IT Asset Management

ManageEngine AssetExplorer
6.1
KACE Systems Management Appliance
8.9
Software and hardware inventory tracking
ManageEngine AssetExplorer
6.4
KACE Systems Management Appliance
9.0
License management
ManageEngine AssetExplorer
7.3
KACE Systems Management Appliance
8.6
Asset lifecycle monitoring
ManageEngine AssetExplorer
5.5
KACE Systems Management Appliance
8.9
Contract management
ManageEngine AssetExplorer
7.1
KACE Systems Management Appliance
8.5
Asset relationship management
ManageEngine AssetExplorer
4.3
KACE Systems Management Appliance
9.3

Pros

ManageEngine AssetExplorer

  • The asset discovery across the network is great.
  • The periodic scanning and updating of asset status is super valuable.
  • The software discovery is outstanding. Receiving list of installed software helps greatly with license compliance.
Steve P | TrustRadius Reviewer

KACE Systems Management Appliance

  • Inventory: KACE provides a ton of hardware and software inventory information that is easy to search, filter, and export. This is critical when we need to find the answers to questions about how many of such and such we have in our fleet.
  • Patch Management: We were using WSUS before and it was altogether too cumbersome. KACE has given us the power, flexibility, and verification we need to feel comfortable our patches are up-to-date.
  • Service Queue: We made KACE our help desk system and it does everything we need it to do. Great improvement over our old system.
Jeff Nickles | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ManageEngine AssetExplorer

  • You can fill the database and link it.
  • You can also add assets that aren't connected with the offline script, I would prefer to get a .exe but this import XML works well.
  • All is handled via the web, I would prefer a GUI standalone client.
Jorge Flores | TrustRadius Reviewer

KACE Systems Management Appliance

  • 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.
Andy Anschutz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ManageEngine AssetExplorer

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

KACE Systems Management Appliance

KACE Systems Management Appliance 8.5
Based on 3 answers
Overall, the software is simple to understand and use. That said, most vendors have been slowly updating their user interfaces to HTML5 so that they have a clean updated look and feel. This is where KACE falls short in that the UI is great for a packaged software 10 years ago. This isn't a major limitation as the software is really meant primarily for technology users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ManageEngine AssetExplorer

ManageEngine AssetExplorer 6.0
Based on 2 answers
It is not a perfect solution. I don't believe it is the best software for some of the components it offers but I do like and appreciate what it does offer. It offers complexity and a range of features for a company to take advantage of if planned and implemented properly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

KACE Systems Management Appliance

KACE Systems Management Appliance 8.3
Based on 6 answers
KACE does exactly what you need it to do, it maintains your computer environment. You can set patch schedules, inventory computers, setup software catalogs; basically everything you need to ensure the computers on your network are being actively managed. This is all with little need for constant configuration or updating the setup.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ManageEngine AssetExplorer

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.
Christopher Treece, CISSP | TrustRadius Reviewer

KACE Systems Management Appliance

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ManageEngine AssetExplorer

  • Allow us to stay in compliance with licensing requirements. We usually have just the right amount of licenses +2 or 3. We don't have to guess on where we are.
  • Allows us identify older assets and proactively replace them. Reduces downtime.
  • No negative impacts I can think of.
Steve P | TrustRadius Reviewer

KACE Systems Management Appliance

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ManageEngine AssetExplorer

General

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

KACE Systems Management Appliance

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ManageEngine AssetExplorer
6.3
KACE Systems Management Appliance
8.4

Usability

ManageEngine AssetExplorer
KACE Systems Management Appliance
8.5

Support Rating

ManageEngine AssetExplorer
6.0
KACE Systems Management Appliance
8.3

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