8 Ratings
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Score 7 out of 100
19 Ratings
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Score 6.3 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

Symantec Asset Management Suite

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.
Roberta Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

IT Asset Management

ManageEngine AssetExplorer
6.1
Symantec Asset Management Suite
Software and hardware inventory tracking
ManageEngine AssetExplorer
6.4
Symantec Asset Management Suite
License management
ManageEngine AssetExplorer
7.3
Symantec Asset Management Suite
Asset lifecycle monitoring
ManageEngine AssetExplorer
5.5
Symantec Asset Management Suite
Contract management
ManageEngine AssetExplorer
7.1
Symantec Asset Management Suite
Asset relationship management
ManageEngine AssetExplorer
4.3
Symantec Asset Management Suite

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

Symantec Asset Management Suite

  • Asset tracking - Very important in a business
  • Reports - Keep track of what programs are installed, who has which computer, etc.
Brandan Kusser | 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

Symantec Asset Management Suite

  • 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.
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

Symantec Asset Management Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Symantec Asset Management Suite

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.
Biswajit Tripathy | 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

Symantec Asset Management Suite

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ManageEngine AssetExplorer

General

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

Symantec Asset Management Suite

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
Symantec Asset Management Suite
10.0

Support Rating

ManageEngine AssetExplorer
6.0
Symantec Asset Management Suite

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