KACE Managment System, Helpdesk
April 30, 2018

KACE Managment System, Helpdesk

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Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with KACE Endpoint Systems Management Appliance

We are primarily using the system as a help desk ticketing software. Our whole organization uses the system to submit help desk tickets to the IT department. We also use it as an inventory and asset management software as well. There are many features that exist in the software that we do not utilize at this time. We like the system and have been overall satisfied. We looked at going to other options when the product was bought from Dell by Quest, but we have been satisfied with the support of Quest and have chosen to remain with the system.
  • Helpdesk ticketing, the software allows not only the building of a portal that the users can log into to submit the tickets, but it also allows them to generate a ticket via email, which is a huge successful implementation that we have had.
  • Live inventory tracking. With an agent installed on a PC, as long as we maintain the data, it can report back information that is crucial to the machine.
  • Web portal makes for easy maintenance and implementation of the software and updates.
  • Prior to Quest, we had issues with Dell support on the product. Since the buyout, it has been better to deal with support on issues.
  • Sometimes there are issues with the software itself. We have to resync some items sometimes to get things to work. For example, the helpdesk system stopped generating email created tickets, we re-entered the password in the KACE system and saved the settings and it fixed the issue. The password had not changed at all, so it doesn't really make sense as to why that happened, but there have been other things similar to the issue I just listed.
  • We are purchasing one product, but the product does many things so it allows us to get more bang for our buck in that case.
  • Because we do not have the manpower to have a person dedicated to this system full time, we cannot devote as much time as needed to fully immerse in the software and use all the features.
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.
It is well suited for our educational environment because we get multiple products in one system. That is handy and allows us to tie multiple things together. A user can generate a ticket and it is tied to that user's device, so we can view reports based on past issues that the user may have had on the device. If a device is having many issues, we can justify replacement of the device because we have history on the asset linked to the tickets that have been created.

KACE Systems Management Appliance Feature Ratings

Software and hardware inventory tracking
7
License management
7
Asset lifecycle monitoring
7
Contract management
Not Rated
Asset relationship management
Not Rated