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Score 8 out of 101
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Score 7.7 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

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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Micro Focus Asset Manager

Asset Manager is great for people who understand the Software Development Lifecycle and are familiar with the terminology, however for a new assistant, or a new novice user, the software can seem over-whelming with the rather confusing terminology and a multitude of tabs that open up. It's definitely great software to use for a professional PM, however an assistant would be lost in the tools being offered.
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Feature Rating Comparison

IT Asset Management

Lansweeper
8.2
Micro Focus Asset Manager
7.0
Software and hardware inventory tracking
Lansweeper
8.9
Micro Focus Asset Manager
8.0
License management
Lansweeper
7.6
Micro Focus Asset Manager
4.0
Asset relationship management
Lansweeper
8.2
Micro Focus Asset Manager
7.0
Asset lifecycle monitoring
Lansweeper
Micro Focus Asset Manager
9.0
Contract management
Lansweeper
Micro Focus Asset Manager
7.0

Pros

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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Micro Focus Asset Manager

  • Export Excel function
  • Notifications
  • Display set up
  • Contract to asset relationship
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Cons

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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Micro Focus Asset Manager

  • Need more video tutorials - Although HP has great FAQs and has included the keyword search for topics, but some video tutorials would be great to help a new user.
  • Overwhelming at times. I remember when I first started using the software, just the magnitude of tools were too much. However even though I don't use half the tools even now, just the possibility of more functions available to me, makes it a great software.
  • Secure Log-in - I would like HP to invest into single sign-on where you don't need to put in your user ID & password constantly. A push notification to a personal device would a great added feature.
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Likelihood to Renew

Lansweeper

Lansweeper 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The price to function scale is so far towards function it would be stupid to get rid of it
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Micro Focus Asset Manager

Micro Focus Asset Manager 6.0
Based on 1 answer
I find HP Asset Manager useful but sometimes too much data needs to be entered.
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Usability

Lansweeper

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Micro Focus Asset Manager

Micro Focus Asset Manager 6.0
Based on 1 answer
I have used 2 systems (chevron and HPAM), each has it's pluses and minuses.Once I was comfortable with the system I gave it an above average score
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Support

Lansweeper

Lansweeper 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very helpful support and fast responses - can answer any questions in a friendly manner and provide guidance and suggestions in trying to solve various configurations within Lansweeper. Another significant benefit is their Newsfeed keeps you update to data on big IT news, such as EOL announcements in the industry, and vulnerability alerts. On top of this, they regularly publish importable reports that you can pull into your Lansweeper installation to assist in searching for vulnerabilities and EOL products to take action against. Very positive experience!
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Micro Focus Asset Manager

Micro Focus Asset Manager 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Have not interacted with HP support that much
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Alternatives Considered

Lansweeper

Samangage is great, it really is. But it just had too much that we did not use but were paying for. Lansweeper was something we were not aware of but once we ran the trial on it, we knew that Lansweeper is what we needed. Plus as I stated before, it saved us money all while giving us the information we wanted and more.
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Micro Focus Asset Manager

HP Asset Manager is definitely enterprise grade, whereas the other asset Management programs I have are specific to either one industry or a smaller locations that might not need the deep analysis & reporting functionalities & tools that are provided by HP. The cost is indeed higher than other programs like Fox Graphic Tracker (Internal Software) and Samange that I have used in the past, but for a large enterprise with multiple ongoing projects, HP Asset Manager is the way to go !
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Return on Investment

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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Micro Focus Asset Manager

  • HP Asset Manager is great for compliance purposes. We know we have all the licenses in place when needed for upgrades or yearly reviews. Saves us times.
  • Ability to track & print reports saves PMs time in quartely reviews.
  • Great way to prepare for any presentations by the use of analytical tools which saves us money in investing in other software for presentation purposes.
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Pricing Details

Lansweeper

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Micro Focus Asset Manager

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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