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We performed a comparison between Spiceworks and Symantec Asset Management Suite based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two IT Asset Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Spiceworks vs. Symantec Asset Management Suite report (Updated: September 2022).
634,325 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Quotes From Members
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Pros
"It lets us know whether devices are getting out of date and tracked warranties. Spiceworks also gave me visibility in terms of what software was installed on each device and its status.""Spiceworks is generic and free.""It's easy to understand."

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"Symantec Asset Management Suite has better features than some of its competitors, such as the Microsoft Configuration Manager."

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Cons
"Once a device was recognized on the network, Spiceworks never got rid of it even after you took it off the network. You had to go in and manually remove it.""Sometimes, it can be difficult to integrate what you need.""Since Spiceworks is a free tool, it's not very scriptable or customizable."

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"The solution has not been updated in a while and parts appear to be outdated, such as the pictures. It is a reactive product in terms of development and features. They do not follow the market trends or have many innovations."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It might be about $300 annually for a bigger company. If you pay annually, it's better and cheaper."
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  • "The price of the solution was reasonable a couple of years ago but now it is expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Spiceworks is generic and free.
    Top Answer:Since Spiceworks is a free tool, it's not very scriptable or customizable.
    Top Answer:We're using Spiceworks mainly for infrastructure monitoring.
    Top Answer:Symantec Asset Management Suite has better features than some of its competitors, such as the Microsoft Configuration Manager.
    Top Answer:The price of the solution was reasonable a couple of years ago but now it is expensive.
    Top Answer:The solution has not been updated in a while and parts appear to be outdated, such as the pictures. It is a reactive product in terms of development and features. They do not follow the market trends… more »
    Ranking
    12th
    out of 43 in IT Asset Management
    Views
    4,272
    Comparisons
    2,714
    Reviews
    2
    Average Words per Review
    586
    Rating
    5.5
    11th
    out of 43 in IT Asset Management
    Views
    267
    Comparisons
    204
    Reviews
    1
    Average Words per Review
    406
    Rating
    8.0
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Symantec Altiris Asset Management Suite
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    Overview
    From network inventory and network monitoring to help desk software, and mobile device management (MDM) to cloud services detection, Spiceworks helps you manage everything about your IT workday from one easy place.

    Are you paying for unused software licenses? Are you prepared for your next vendor software audit? Take control with SymantecTM Asset Management Suite 8.0. In combination with Symantec Client Management Suite, you’ll get an accurate picture of your organization’s assets, ensure compliance during software audits, avoid vendor penalties and fines and uncover savings by eliminating the purchase of unnecessary licenses. Without an in-depth understanding of your organization’s software licenses, vendor contracts, and assets, it’s difficult to make smart business decisions. Asset Management Suite helps you take control with a complete and accurate picture of the relationships between all of them.

    Asset Management Suite discovers, inventories, and tracks all the hardware and software assets in your IT infrastructure through a CMDB. The CMDB manages assets’ hierarchical relationships to other configuration items, users, locations, departments, cost centers, and associated contracts. This information gives you credible information on the location and license status of every important OS, virtualization platform, or application instance. With this detailed, up-to-date information, your team can quickly identify problems, apply solutions, and document compliance.

    Offer
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    Sample Customers
    Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Symantec, Webroot, EMC, Pertino
    Amway (China) Co. Ltd., Barnabas Health, Cabela's Inc., Carrington Holding Company, Comparex, ForceTEC Co. Ltd., Hillsborough County Public Schools, Hutchison Whampoa (China) Commerce Limited, Johnson County Community College, Molina Healthcare Inc., Office of the Senator for Education and Science, Pima Community College, TIVIT, Travelport
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company17%
    Construction Company10%
    Educational Organization7%
    Transportation Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government9%
    Educational Organization6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government9%
    Healthcare Company7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business51%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise20%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise51%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Buyer's Guide
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    Spiceworks is ranked 12th in IT Asset Management with 3 reviews while Symantec Asset Management Suite is ranked 11th in IT Asset Management with 1 review. Spiceworks is rated 6.0, while Symantec Asset Management Suite is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Spiceworks writes "Helpful for ticketing and visibility, but doesn't remove unused devices automatically". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Asset Management Suite writes "Plenty of features, stable, and scalable". Spiceworks is most compared with Zabbix, SolarWinds NPM, Lansweeper, JIRA Service Management and ServiceNow, whereas Symantec Asset Management Suite is most compared with ServiceNow.

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