4 Ratings
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Score 7.7 out of 100
6 Ratings
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Score 4.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

CA Asset Portfolio Management

Very well suited for a company that [needs] a true asset management process with a process of inventory purchasing.
Shawn Killeen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Snow License Manager

If you need to centralize your licensing and subscriptions, this solution will work. If you are running standard computers in an office, this will give you decent utilization statistics. If you have any non-persistent workstations, then it isn't going to be for you. If you aren't running the full packages of some major software, you'll have a lot of work to do to convince Snow that you are in compliance.It is heavily dependent on the data entry quality, so if you have a central person in charge of data entry it will be a good solution. If there are many hands entering license and software data, you may run into headaches.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

IT Asset Management

CA Asset Portfolio Management
6.5
Snow License Manager
Software and hardware inventory tracking
CA Asset Portfolio Management
4.0
Snow License Manager
License management
CA Asset Portfolio Management
4.0
Snow License Manager
Asset lifecycle monitoring
CA Asset Portfolio Management
8.0
Snow License Manager
Contract management
CA Asset Portfolio Management
10.0
Snow License Manager

Pros

CA Asset Portfolio Management

  • Tracking of asset through entire life cycle.
  • Updating of asset with mass change utility.
Shawn Killeen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Snow License Manager

  • It can track if a software has been used and report back for utilization review.
  • It can monitor and alert on license and contact expiration, which helps eliminate the human factor with manual reminders.
  • There is a lot of flexibility in the software to handle your license information.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CA Asset Portfolio Management

  • Implementing with service catalog.
  • Common asset viewer.
Shawn Killeen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Snow License Manager

  • The reporting and searching tools are powerful, but are dependent on the person entering the data in a clean, uniform manner. We've had problems that rendered searches, primarily from data issues.
  • The utilization relies on clients writing back at assigned times, we have 'frozen' workstations that don't preserve data. This has led to many problems and manual configurations to get it working properly (and I don't think they all currently are).
  • The software identification can be troublesome. We've had many software 'alerts' that we were out of compliance because part of an application was detected as something else and then didn't match the product. Accuracy is definitely a problem.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CA Asset Portfolio Management

CA Asset Portfolio Management 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Good tool just needs a few little tweaks and updates to make it better.
Shawn Killeen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Snow License Manager

No score
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Alternatives Considered

CA Asset Portfolio Management

Too expensive and lacks a good user feel.
Shawn Killeen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Snow License Manager

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CA Asset Portfolio Management

  • Been able to refresh PCs with little effort.
  • Verify return of equipment.
Shawn Killeen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Snow License Manager

  • Utilization statistics have helped us to eliminate unused licenses and software.
  • The central repository has eliminated the multiple spreadsheets and folders, which also reduced the amount of time our asset manager spends looking up information for others.
  • The computer software mapping has helped our staff during computer upgrades. It allows them to see what software is installed on a current workstation without having to go and inspect the old computer itself. They can now look up the software that needs to be added to the new workstation, saving time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CA Asset Portfolio Management

General

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

Snow License Manager

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CA Asset Portfolio Management
8.0
Snow License Manager
5.0

Support Rating

CA Asset Portfolio Management
7.0
Snow License Manager

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