KACE Systems Management Appliance (SMA) vs. Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
KACE Systems Management Appliance
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Quest now offers the KACE Systems Management Appliance (SMA) as an IT Asset tracking and management appliance (also available as a virtual deployment if hardware requirements are met). Beyond discovery, inventory tracking and license management, KACE emphasizes automating software upgrade distribution with minimal end-user disruption, featuring remote replication for multi-site upgrades and rollouts. KACE SMA may be bundled with KACE Cloud Mobile Device Management (MDM) to form a complete UEM…N/A
Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management is a recognized, enterprise-level asset management solution, for hardware and physical assets of various kinds.N/A
Pricing
KACE Systems Management Appliance (SMA)Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management
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Offerings
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KACE Systems Management ApplianceOracle Utilities Work and Asset Management
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
KACE Systems Management Appliance (SMA)Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management
IT Asset Management
Comparison of IT Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
KACE Systems Management Appliance (SMA)
8.6
12 Ratings
12% above category average
Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management
-
Ratings
Software and hardware inventory tracking10.012 Ratings00 Ratings
License management9.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset lifecycle monitoring8.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract management6.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset relationship management10.08 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
KACE Systems Management Appliance (SMA)Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(12 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.6
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.5
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
KACE Systems Management Appliance (SMA)Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management
Likelihood to Recommend
Quest
I think it has added value for any organization. It reduced our Tech Support cost by: -Supporting users anywhere -Reducing users downtime as well keep them informed with the status of their tickets -Managing software and hardware actively -Processing automation -deploy mass software installs, patching or updates - Provide approved software's to users to install without IT help
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Oracle
What is your organization trying to achieve? What is the skill level of the staff using the software on a regular basis? What organizational support is available for the software? What are your asset management success factors? What do you want to see from the software?
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Pros
Quest
  • Inventory: KACE provides a ton of hardware and software inventory information that is easy to search, filter, and export. This is critical when we need to find the answers to questions about how many of such and such we have in our fleet.
  • Patch Management: We were using WSUS before and it was altogether too cumbersome. KACE has given us the power, flexibility, and verification we need to feel comfortable our patches are up-to-date.
  • Service Queue: We made KACE our help desk system and it does everything we need it to do. Great improvement over our old system.
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Oracle
  • Manages preventative maintenance with the flexibility to assign tasks to single or multiple assets without adding unnecessary computer effort.
  • Has a very robust work management module with easy to understand schedules.
  • Assigns costs to functions and assets to assist with identifying the most financially intensive portions of the operation.
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Cons
Quest
  • The KACE SMA needs a better way to handle different roles in the software so certain users can access or administrate certain parts of the software, but not the entire software installation.
  • The KACE SMA could improve the ticketing process of projects. The aspects of the title and some information do not always flow down from the parent ticket to its child tickets.
  • The KACE SMA could improve the UI of the software with the addition of different CSS color schemes.
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Oracle
  • Configuration of approval limits and document routing can be challenging.
  • Oracle Forms restricts some functions. A little flexibility in displaying different information would be helpful. Functionality is available in the HTML portions of the software.
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Usability
Quest
Overall, the software is simple to understand and use. That said, most vendors have been slowly updating their user interfaces to HTML5 so that they have a clean updated look and feel. This is where KACE falls short in that the UI is great for a packaged software 10 years ago. This isn't a major limitation as the software is really meant primarily for technology users.
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Oracle
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Support Rating
Quest
KACE does exactly what you need it to do, it maintains your computer environment. You can set patch schedules, inventory computers, setup software catalogs; basically everything you need to ensure the computers on your network are being actively managed. This is all with little need for constant configuration or updating the setup.
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Oracle
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Alternatives Considered
Quest
We have selected this software because it rolls several different systems into one. We have a helpdesk system with this and an asset and inventory management system as well. We pay one price for the whole system instead of paying multiple companies different amounts that would have totaled more than we pay for the single system.
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Oracle
Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management is a fully functional software with numerous capabilities. Job Plus is intended for smaller operations with minimal requirements. It really depends on what the organization needs and desires from its asset management software.
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Return on Investment
Quest
  • KACE has saved us from having to spend several days of employee hours in crafting DVDs and duplicating them (100+ DVDs)
  • KACE has saved us on the postage required to send out those DVDs for every update (monthly) to all of our customers electronically
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Oracle
  • We have been able to apply preventative maintenance to a list of assets easily without significant computer effort.
  • Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management clearly tracks what maintenance has been completed for a given asset and what needs to be completed.
  • Its web architecture allows support staff to quickly and easily address questions and issues without having to be at the project site.
  • Purchase order integration allows seamless transfer of costs directly to assets and functions without additional computer effort.
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