ManageEngine AssetExplorer

3 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 101

Symantec Asset Management Suite

17 Ratings
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Score 8.7 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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Symantec Asset Management Suite

It helps me track my inventories; it helps me manage assets, and it helps me in hardware and software audit. It helps in software licensing cost too. It gives a complete picture of entire IT asset of the organization including location & status. Helps me ensure compliance. Helps me find license gaps, under utilization etc.
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Feature Rating Comparison

IT Asset Management

ManageEngine AssetExplorer
6.0
Symantec Asset Management Suite
9.8
Software and hardware inventory tracking
ManageEngine AssetExplorer
8.0
Symantec Asset Management Suite
10.0
License management
ManageEngine AssetExplorer
4.0
Symantec Asset Management Suite
10.0
Asset lifecycle monitoring
ManageEngine AssetExplorer
8.0
Symantec Asset Management Suite
9.9
Contract management
ManageEngine AssetExplorer
5.0
Symantec Asset Management Suite
9.4
Asset relationship management
ManageEngine AssetExplorer
5.0
Symantec Asset Management Suite
10.0

Pros

  • Asset Discovery
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  • Reporting. The reporting tool can allow down to a granular level. This is important for pinpointing the issues that arise in the infrastructure.
  • Updating. It was easy to update the software. I never had any issues with patches that arose.
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Cons

  • Easier Navigation
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  • Technical documentation may be lacking at times but support will usually make up for it.
  • Training and certification is very limited.
  • Sometimes a tough sell after a rocky reputation in the past.
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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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Used FOG for deployment, and SAM is much more robust
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Return on Investment

  • Accurate inventory of corporate workstations
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  • 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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Pricing Details

ManageEngine AssetExplorer

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