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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 4.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

KACE Asset Management Appliance

The KACE Management Appliance does many different things, but does not do them as well as other products. It is an all-in-one system for Asset tracking, software management, ticketing system, Contact management, and reporting. If you require basic functionality for these, then this product will meet your needs. But when you begin needing advanced/granular functions from the appliance, it will fall short.
Anonymous | 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

KACE Asset Management Appliance
2.2
Snow License Manager
Software and hardware inventory tracking
KACE Asset Management Appliance
7.0
Snow License Manager
License management
KACE Asset Management Appliance
1.0
Snow License Manager
Asset lifecycle monitoring
KACE Asset Management Appliance
1.0
Snow License Manager
Contract management
KACE Asset Management Appliance
1.0
Snow License Manager
Asset relationship management
KACE Asset Management Appliance
1.0
Snow License Manager

Pros

KACE Asset Management Appliance

  • Gives you real time data to systems on my network.
  • I can get information on all applications running on devices on my network.
  • I can get information on what systems are not currently patched and up to date with MS and Virus definitions!
Todd Frazier | 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

KACE Asset Management Appliance

  • Configuring automated software installs is difficult, and logs do not present useful information for troubleshooting.
  • Customer support will just refer you to search itninja.com when you call in for support issues.
  • KACE community site (itninja.com), has outdated documentation, and answers to questions are usually vague at best.
  • KACE Amp agent constantly breaks, and has to be re-installed on end user computers.
  • A parent-child relationship in the ticketing system requires you to create a process.
  • Remote provisioning fails consistently and does not provide any useful information as to why it failed.
  • K1000 is overpriced for the jobs it actually performs and the work that is required to maintain it.
Anonymous | 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

Alternatives Considered

KACE Asset Management Appliance

DAM blows away what Free wear we were previous trying to tweak and change for use to benefit the County. But as we looked into DAM we saw much more available with this product compared to what we had been trying to use over the last 10 years. It took a lot of convincing to get County Administration on board with County IT but after we had Dell come in and demo software and appliand to BOS and County Administrator they saw the added benefits of going with DAM!It has been a great addition to our County IT tools!
Todd Frazier | 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

KACE Asset Management Appliance

  • Asset Tracking works exceptionally well, until the AMP agent breaks an endpoint machine. Quick re-install of the AMP agent usually resolves the issue.
  • The remote provisioning tool fails 90% of the time. If this worked properly or informed us why the remote provisioning failed, this tool could become an invaluable asset.
  • We canceled the support contact because the renewal price was expensive and cost just as much as the initial purchase price.
Anonymous | 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

KACE Asset Management Appliance

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

KACE Asset Management Appliance
5.0
Snow License Manager
5.0

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