ManageEngine AssetExplorer vs. Symantec Asset Management Suite

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
Symantec Asset Management Suite
Score 2.2 out of 10
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The Symantec Asset Management Suite aims to help organizations get an accurate picture of their assets, ensure compliance during software audits, avoid vendor penalties and fines and uncover savings by eliminating the purchase of unnecessary licenses. This IT Asset Management solution is designed to discover, inventory, and track all hardware and software assets in an organization’s IT infrastructure through a CMDB. The CMDB manages assets’ hierarchical relationships to other…N/A
Pricing
ManageEngine AssetExplorerSymantec Asset Management Suite
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ManageEngine AssetExplorerSymantec Asset Management Suite
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Top Pros
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Features
ManageEngine AssetExplorerSymantec Asset Management Suite
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
Symantec Asset Management Suite
-
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
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ManageEngine AssetExplorerSymantec Asset Management Suite
Small Businesses
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Score 10.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
ManageEngine AssetExplorerSymantec Asset Management Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
6.1
(4 ratings)
10.0
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ManageEngine AssetExplorerSymantec Asset Management Suite
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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Broadcom
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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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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Broadcom
  • 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
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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Broadcom
  • 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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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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Broadcom
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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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Broadcom
We compared a lot of products Pulseway, Asset Panda, GoCodes, Service Now, BMC TrackIT, Sysaid, Landesk. After checking all these, found Symantec is the only one which fulfills all my organization's requirements. Glad to find a great choice by doing a proper survey. I would suggest others to go for this too.
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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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Broadcom
  • Increased productivity by PC Support
  • Faster compliance in a zero day situation
  • Reporting and visibility that lead to tangible action
  • Implementation can be cumbersome and technical support may be required.
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