IT asset manager helps improve cost control, license compliance, and provides an accurate refresh planning for desktops.IT asset manager is very flexible and allows for tracking and recording of assets as well as metering of software.It also ensures that available assets are not re-bought or unavailable assets not bought by assuming that they are available.Cost, time and risks that relate to auditing of compliance are greatly reduced with the use of IT asset manager.
Room for Improvement:
IT asset manager is very complex when integrated with other systems like HR, help desk, procurement and supply chain systems. This makes management and maintenance of these systems difficult and time consuming.
IT asset manager simplifies the management and administration of the life cycle of IT assets thus lowering the capital and operational expenditure. Tracking of software, hardware and licenses not only limits spending, but also allows for accountability of the assets. This can either be on-premise or virtual, thus improving efficiency and decision making.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Jul 01 2012