4 Ratings
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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    IT Asset Management

    6.5

    CA Asset Portfolio Management

    65%

    Snow License Manager

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    CA Asset Portfolio Management ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Software and hardware inventory tracking

    4.0
    40%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    License management

    4.0
    40%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Asset lifecycle monitoring

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Contract management

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • CA Asset Portfolio Management is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    CA Asset Portfolio Management

    80%
    1 Rating
    7.7

    Snow License Manager

    77%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    CA Asset Portfolio Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7

    Snow License Manager

    77%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.0

    CA Asset Portfolio Management

    70%
    2 Ratings

    Snow License Manager

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    CA Asset Portfolio Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8

    Snow License Manager

    68%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Broadcom

    Very well suited for a company that [needs] a true asset management process with a process of inventory purchasing.
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    Snow Software

    In large organizations where control can be exercised over the computers and the range of the software estate is not clear, Snow can be employed with great benefit, easily identifying applications currently in use and determining over-purchase and under-purchase. In BYOD scenarios, Snow would be less effective since the organization has no clear way to control which applications scanned by the Snow agent belong to the user and which to the organization. Perhaps limiting installations to a virtual realm on the devices employed (VMs or virtual appliances) would make it possible, but this would require significant planning on the part of the IT in such scenarios.
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    Pros

    Broadcom

    • Tracking of asset through entire life cycle.
    • Updating of asset with mass change utility.
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    Snow Software

    • 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.
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    Cons

    Broadcom

    • Implementing with service catalog.
    • Common asset viewer.
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    Snow Software

    • I would like to be able to see unidentified software products in the admin user web pages, and not just on the server tool.
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    Pricing Details

    CA Asset Portfolio Management

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    CA Asset Portfolio Management editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Snow License Manager

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Snow License Manager editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Pricing Info

        Usability

        Broadcom

        No answers on this topic

        Snow Software

        No SAM software could get a ten because all have deficits, but Snow is one of the best. Its low local device footprint and non-obtrusive scanning permit calculation-intensive applications to run unimpaired. Its reports are helpful for management, IT, purchasing, and license managing departments. SLM's trouble recognizing plugins and addons running in another application space and an, at times, clumsy SMACC prevents an evaluation of 10, but it is worth an 8 in any event. I doubt any other SAM software would reach the same level.
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        Support Rating

        Broadcom

        Good tool just needs a few little tweaks and updates to make it better.
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        Snow Software

        No answers on this topic

        Alternatives Considered

        Broadcom

        Too expensive and lacks a good user feel.
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        Snow Software

        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.
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        Return on Investment

        Broadcom

        • Been able to refresh PCs with little effort.
        • Verify return of equipment.
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        Snow Software

        • SLM saved almost $1,000,000 in software acquisition costs in its first year.
        • SLM allowed for reducing the number of different applications in use, i.e., consolidation and simplifying IT management.
        • SLM had become a valuable planning tool for software acquisition.
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