Grafana vs. Lansweeper

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Grafana
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Grafana is a data visualization tool developed by Grafana Labs in New York. It is available open source, managed (Grafana Cloud), or via an enterprise edition with enhanced features. Grafana has pluggable data source model and comes bundled with support for popular time series databases like Graphite. It also has built-in support for cloud monitoring vendors like Amazon Cloudwatch, Microsoft Azure and SQL databases like MySQL. Grafana can combine data from many places into a single dashboard.
$0
Lansweeper
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Lansweeper - Network Discovery and IT Asset Management Software Lansweeper is an IT asset management solution that provides network…
$1
per year per asset
Pricing
GrafanaLansweeper
Editions & Modules
Grafana Cloud - Pro
$8
per month up to 1 active user
Grafana Cloud - Free
Free
10k metrics + 50GB logs + 50GB traces up to 3 active users
Grafana Cloud - Advanced
Volume Discounts
custom data usage custom active users
Grafana - Enterprise Stack
Custom Pricing
Free (up to 100 assets)
$0
Enterprise
$1
per year per asset
Additional Help Desk Agents
$120
per year per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GrafanaLansweeper
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Features
GrafanaLansweeper
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
8.0
4 Ratings
5% below category average
Lansweeper
-
Ratings
Pixel Perfect reports7.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable dashboards10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates7.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
8.2
3 Ratings
2% above category average
Lansweeper
-
Ratings
Drill-down analysis8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
9.2
3 Ratings
10% above category average
Lansweeper
-
Ratings
Publish to Web9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to PDF9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Versioning9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
7.5
3 Ratings
9% below category average
Lansweeper
-
Ratings
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)7.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Predictive Analytics7.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Pattern Recognition and Data Mining8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
IT Asset Management
Comparison of IT Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
-
Ratings
Lansweeper
8.2
12 Ratings
7% above category average
Software and hardware inventory tracking00 Ratings8.112 Ratings
License management00 Ratings8.38 Ratings
Asset lifecycle monitoring00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Asset relationship management00 Ratings8.311 Ratings
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User Ratings
GrafanaLansweeper
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(4 ratings)
8.3
(14 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
GrafanaLansweeper
Likelihood to Recommend
Grafana Labs
Grafana is a one stop solution for all application monitoring needs. In our organisation, we use nodeJs. We run it using pm2. Since we didn't use Grafana it was hard for us to know if an app has stopped working unless we find it ourselves because our other app components were failing, or someone called us up and told about the situation. We were already using Grafana for monitoring our Ubuntu servers, but we hadn't had set it up for our app monitoring. Somehow we decided to monitor our nodeJs app with Grafana. It's a really good decision we made. We used Grafana nodeJs module "prom-client" for our node app which brought us relief from app failing situations. Since we have implemented Grafana for our Node app, it has helped us to monitor every health aspect of our node app. Now we have set up alerts based on heap-memory, so when heap memory goes beyond a set threshold we get notified and take the right steps ultimately saving our app from crashing and of course from losing business and reputation.
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Lansweeper
Lansweeper I believe is well suited for any environment - its low cost and small footprint make it an easy addition to any organization, big or small, that is looking for an asset inventory solution that can either replace or supplement existing asset management systems. It may not be well suited for situations where a lot of customization is necessary, such as pulling in custom fields or details from equipment that don't reside in a registry.
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Pros
Grafana Labs
  • It visualizes metrics very well coming from any well known data source.
  • It sends alerts to collaboration channels when a threshold is breeched.
  • Graphs and dashboards are portable (Graph-as-a-Code).
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Lansweeper
  • Inventory - LANSweeper scans the network for devices - anything with an SNMP trap or using AD or local credentials. We can get an in-depth look at devices.
  • Reporting - LANSweeper can generate just about any report you can imagine. We can check RAM in groups and determine where upgrades are needed. We can find local printers (which aren't allowed on our network) and address that issue with the user. We can check CPU type to help determine end of life without our network.
  • Printers - It's nice to have a quick look at printer statuses. Toner levels, out of paper, and service errors are all reported via LANSweeper.
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Cons
Grafana Labs
  • Functions to customize values
  • Improved user experience
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Lansweeper
  • Can only scan what it sees. Doesn't show every item on the machine. Patches are also absent.
  • Software Recognition is OK with Microsoft. It is dire within our network of multiple products. Recognition is at about 35% with constant manual work needed to baseline for each manufacturer in each network
  • Datacenter compliance is a manual project. We used Excel extensively.
  • License optimization is limited to installations v surplus licenses. We need to know who's using what and how.
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Likelihood to Renew
Grafana Labs
No answers on this topic
Lansweeper
The price to function scale is so far towards function it would be stupid to get rid of it
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Support Rating
Grafana Labs
No answers on this topic
Lansweeper
Lots of info online there are tons of SQL Reports you can copy from the web as Lansweeper and users post many of them. They also send out alerts that pop up on Lansweeper, letting you know of an update that you need for certain software and provide an SQL report so you can scan your system to see what PCs need this update.
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Alternatives Considered
Grafana Labs
Grafana has a direct plugin to Icinga monitoring solution and allowed for easy configuration for us. At the time of implementation, other services did not have such an integration. As we already had a very customized and heavily introduced monitoring solution in place, we needed settings that could plug into the system quickly and efficiently. This was the case with Grafana and allowed us to have all the integrations we needed with services such as Icinga
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Lansweeper
Microsoft System Center needs to install agents on all IT asset for discovery and sometimes the agents can easily get corrupted. Lansweeper is a SaaS solution and it's easier to deploy to all IT asset that are connected to the network. This save us a lot of deployment time without the need to engage vendor for professional service.
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Return on Investment
Grafana Labs
  • Helps us to keep our application and server up all time
  • Dashboards are easy to share with others
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Lansweeper
  • It had a positive impact on solutions expense cause several teams we're using different solutions with different costs that used several servers and DB resources. Now, we've been able to simply that a lot with Lansweeper.
  • With my previous point, people had to train and learn about each of their solutions. Now we can put a team in charge and so the other teams can focus on other tasks.
  • Last year Lansweeper changed their licencing prices a lot so it slashed our budget.
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ScreenShots

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