ManageEngine AssetExplorer vs. Snow License Manager

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ManageEngine AssetExplorer
Score 9.0 out of 10
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ManageEngine's AssetExplorer is an IT asset management solution.N/A
Snow License Manager
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Snow License Manager enables organizations to gain an accurate view of software usage and entitlements. Organizations can then dynamically reconcile these findings against license entitlements to optimize their IT environments and be audit-ready. HOW IT WORKS Snow License Manager is the central hub for the Snow Software Asset Management platform, providing a unified view of installed software, SaaS, cloud resources and hardware. With Snow License Manager, usage data is…N/A
Pricing
ManageEngine AssetExplorerSnow License Manager
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ManageEngine AssetExplorerSnow License Manager
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
ManageEngine AssetExplorerSnow License Manager
Top Pros
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Features
ManageEngine AssetExplorerSnow License Manager
IT Asset Management
Comparison of IT Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
ManageEngine AssetExplorer
5.9
4 Ratings
25% below category average
Snow License Manager
-
Ratings
Software and hardware inventory tracking6.14 Ratings00 Ratings
License management7.14 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset lifecycle monitoring5.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract management7.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset relationship management4.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
ManageEngine AssetExplorerSnow License Manager
Small Businesses
ConnectWise RMM
ConnectWise RMM
Score 7.9 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
Score 9.3 out of 10
Freshservice
Freshservice
Score 8.7 out of 10
Enterprises
ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus
Score 9.3 out of 10
Freshservice
Freshservice
Score 8.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
ManageEngine AssetExplorerSnow License Manager
Likelihood to Recommend
6.1
(4 ratings)
8.3
(16 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.4
(15 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(1 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(13 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ManageEngine AssetExplorerSnow License Manager
Likelihood to Recommend
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
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.
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Snow Software
I have said at a number of events that I have attended, where other suppliers have shown their latest and greatest new thing, it is the fundamentals that need to work, and need to work well, and this is what Snow License Manager does. It does not take a team of 100 staff to get the tool working or to keep the tool functioning, it works and is stable out of the box. We have learnt that putting the right processes in at the start means that Snow License Manager can do what it has been designed to do and what we have paid for it to do. Audits from vendors now days are relatively simple actions, with the Snow License Manager doing it's job we can quickly run a report and know exactly what our position is and then act accordingly, quick, simple and accurate data at your finger tips, as long as you put the work in to enter the license details etc. If Snow License Manager could invent a robot to go around the business and find all these bits of paper for us then that would be perfect.
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Pros
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • 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.
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Snow Software
  • SLM finds installations of software reliably.
  • SLM determines the usage of applications, web apps, and the users who employ them.
  • SLM Reports help management determine current and future application usage.
  • SLM notifies when forbidden programs are installed.
  • SLM provides complete license management.
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Cons
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • 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.
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Snow Software
  • Recognition of licensed plugins running in another application's executable is missing
  • There is inconsistent use of Wildcards like "%" across search fields in the SLM and SMACC
  • The search "filter" called "Also include not installed/used" is necessary to see not installed/used applications.
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Likelihood to Renew
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
No answers on this topic
Snow Software
It is a tool that works, a tool that is reliable, and trusted within the industry and our company
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Usability
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
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Snow Software
While the deployment is fairly easy, updating the agent can be tedious. For one, each new version needs a request to customer support, but too it's not possible to "update" the old version rather than reinstall the new one. The lack of customization/configuration possible for the SnowAgent installer is irritating. Putting that aside, once the system is set up it's fairly easy to maintain and with very few hiccups, update. It overall runs very smoothly with little to no error.
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Reliability and Availability
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
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Snow Software
Never had issues in this area. Always up and running
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Performance
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
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Snow Software
It took some growing pains and SNOW fixed performance issues for their product, but never had any issue with it
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Support Rating
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
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.
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Snow Software
Support for the most part is responsive, but there are times when it takes more time than I would like to resolve. But then, most of the time it is related to growing pains and the fact I do not have a Dev/Test environment to test items and upgrades before going to Production
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In-Person Training
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
No answers on this topic
Snow Software
Love it, and I got to go to Sweden
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Implementation Rating
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
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Snow Software
It went well, we took out time and verified each step as we went
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Alternatives Considered
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
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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Snow Software
The deciding factor for the decision makers was the combination of license management and utilization statistics. Our desktop people wanted the utilization and reporting to be very granular and close to real time. Snow was purchased because they promoted their real time utilization in addition to the license management, alerting and reporting. To my knowledge, only Snow was given a proof of concept before the decision was made.
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Scalability
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
No answers on this topic
Snow Software
Not quite sure I understand the deployment question. We deployed company wide
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Professional Services
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
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Snow Software
Worked great and accomplished the goals
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Return on Investment
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • 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.
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Snow Software
  • Allowed for reducing licenses/cost at renewal or true-up time
  • Shows us new software in our environment so we can get it removed or purchase appropriate licensing to avoid compliance issues
  • Shows up blacklisted software when it appears in our environment allowing us to get it removed to avoid security issues
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