8 Ratings
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Score 6.7 out of 100
20 Ratings
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Score 10 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    IT Asset Management

    5.9

    ManageEngine AssetExplorer

    59%

    Symantec Asset Management Suite

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ManageEngine AssetExplorer ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Software and hardware inventory tracking

    6.1
    61%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    License management

    7.1
    71%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Asset lifecycle monitoring

    5.2
    52%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Contract management

    7.0
    70%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Asset relationship management

    4.1
    41%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Symantec Asset Management Suite is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    6.1

    ManageEngine AssetExplorer

    61%
    4 Ratings
    10.0

    Symantec Asset Management Suite

    100%
    7 Ratings

    Support Rating

    6.0

    ManageEngine AssetExplorer

    60%
    2 Ratings

    Symantec Asset Management Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    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

    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

    Pricing Details

    ManageEngine AssetExplorer

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Symantec Asset Management Suite

    General

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

    Starting Price

    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

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