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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 9.8 out of 100

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.
Brandon Patton | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDQ Deploy

PDQ Deploy is one of those things that comes along from time to time and changes EVERYTHING.Think 'penicillin'.Think 'the wheel'.Think 'fire'.Need to install a program on a remote PC? "PDQ it." Want to execute a program on a remote PC? "PDQ it." From a centralised network management perspective, this is my go-to system; I hate to think what work would be like without it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

IT Asset Management

Lansweeper
9.4
PDQ Deploy
Software and hardware inventory tracking
Lansweeper
9.5
PDQ Deploy
License management
Lansweeper
9.1
PDQ Deploy
Asset relationship management
Lansweeper
9.5
PDQ Deploy

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.
Michael Metalios | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDQ Deploy

  • Effortless deployment of almost any piece of software.
  • Excellent file transfer utility.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDQ Deploy

  • Automation and scheduling are locked behind the pay version, which is as close to a con as I can think of
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Mike Hempel | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDQ Deploy

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Lansweeper

Lansweeper 9.8
Based on 5 answers
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.
Mike Bursack | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDQ Deploy

PDQ Deploy 10.0
Based on 3 answers
The built-in help menus and general ease of use render whatever systems support there might be almost irrelevant. There is stability in the system's simplicity; if you're in the position to use such a product, you're your own best friend.Simple web searches more often than not turn up the solution to any little niggles, such as what silent install switches specific applications require (a remarkably wide choice of options exist).System updates are timely and unobtrusive, installing in no time at all. Maybe I've just been lucky; if so, long may it continue!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Lansweeper

Though Lansweeper isn't designed as a live network management tool, it's intended as a static Networked Asset Inventory Manager. It does share many functions with other applications, and the reporting tool in Lansweeper is much easier to use and to customize (create your own SQL queries to extract information) as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDQ Deploy

We tried using remote access tool TeamViewer, however, that requires supervision and is not really suitable for unattended deployments. Microsoft SCCM (the version we used for a while) is very unreliable, although it has a few features that are great (like the ability to boot from the network and deploy OS images to client computers). After extensive testing and extending my PDQ Deploy trial twice, we decided that this is the product to replace our SCCM deployment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Lansweeper

  • We actually saved a decent amount of money by switching to Lansweeper.
  • The way we have Lansweeper currently setup is on a local machine but if that machine goes offline, we have no access to it. Easy to remedy but just something to note.
Matthew James | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDQ Deploy

  • Using the free version it has saved dozens if not more hours for application management in our environment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Lansweeper

General

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

PDQ Deploy

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Lansweeper
9.2
PDQ Deploy
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Lansweeper
10.0
PDQ Deploy

Support Rating

Lansweeper
9.8
PDQ Deploy
10.0

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