KACE Systems Management Appliance (SMA) vs. ServiceNow IT 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
ServiceNow IT Asset Management
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
ITSM / ITOM specialist ServiceNow launched its software asset management solution in 2017. Built on the Now Platform, the ServiceNow IT Asset Management bundle, which includes the CMDB module also as well as the relatively new SAM module, allows users to manage software licenses and hardware assets with IT workflows and lifecycle visibility. This bundle presents a solution to users not using the ServiceNow ITSM bundle.N/A
Pricing
KACE Systems Management Appliance (SMA)ServiceNow IT Asset Management
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
KACE Systems Management ApplianceServiceNow IT Asset Management
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
KACE Systems Management Appliance (SMA)ServiceNow IT 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
ServiceNow IT Asset Management
8.5
17 Ratings
11% above category average
Software and hardware inventory tracking10.012 Ratings8.217 Ratings
License management9.011 Ratings8.915 Ratings
Asset lifecycle monitoring8.010 Ratings8.916 Ratings
Contract management6.06 Ratings8.715 Ratings
Asset relationship management10.08 Ratings8.116 Ratings
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KACE Systems Management Appliance
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Score 10.0 out of 10
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Score 10.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
KACE Systems Management Appliance (SMA)ServiceNow IT Asset Management
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(12 ratings)
8.9
(18 ratings)
Usability
8.6
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.5
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
KACE Systems Management Appliance (SMA)ServiceNow IT 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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ServiceNow
As I have used it as a ticketing tool, so it has an ability to integrate very well with other softwares to help make co ordination in your work much easier. Whenever, I used to get a scenario from end user regarding an issue via chat, the service now window would pop up immediately as it was integrated.
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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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ServiceNow
  • Single place portal for employees and IT for assets assigned
  • Track the requests raised by employees and manage the historical record for reference
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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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ServiceNow
  • One quick thing is integration to reporting platforms like MS Power BI
  • License levels because a normal user with an ITIL license cannot schedule reports..need another license there
  • Easy way to track SLA for incident Management
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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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ServiceNow
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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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ServiceNow
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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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ServiceNow
We have used Zendesk in past and are able to achieve many functionalities. This tool was also providing almost the same capability but ServiceNow has some more features which [are] more user friendly and easy to use. The knowledge base article feature is very useful and that was not easy to manage with Zendesk. Change management feature was not available with Zendesk too.
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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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ServiceNow
  • Positive: manage ticket in a short time.
  • Positive: relationship with customer.
  • Negative: use two tools in order to manage internally by the team.
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