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"We utilize the package management feature the most. We also use it for getting the inventory. Companies like us don't have an inventory or asset management system per se. A lot of companies, for instance, use SCCM as their asset management tool. We are using Quest KACE Asset Management Appliance for asset management, which is a good feature. The feature that I really like is to be able to upgrade to the Windows management systems or Windows version. It is very seamless, and I have found it fairly good.""Feature-wise, I think it's more to do with the usability. It's pretty simple and it's got a very low learning curve, so that helps a lot. Feature-wise, things work pretty well as it's provided a lot of information available on the guides and the manuals, and things work as per the description."

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"The nice thing about Spiceworks is always it's free. Monitoring of printers for low toner. Finding machines that have low memory or low hard disk space.""Spiceworks is generic and free.""It lets us know whether devices are getting out of date and tracked warranties.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.""The most valuable features are the inventory and personalization.""It shows the users that are currently logged in, which is not something that Active Directory by default will ever let you know up front."

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"Sometimes, it feels like the inventory it takes is not 100% accurate. I would say it is correct 90% of the time. We have had some issues. So, we have to rely on some factors of inconsistency in the data.""The remote desktop tool they are using needs improvement. They have integrated some third-party tools for remote desktop connections but that is a bit complicated. That can be further simplified."

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"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.""Since Spiceworks is a free tool, it's not very scriptable or customizable.""The network mapping could be improved. Putting together an actual bonafide network map would be really nice.""Having an integrated asset management tool, where I can plug in things that are offline, would be good.""There are a lot of disadvantages to Spiceworks because it's not an agent-based solution."

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12th
out of 42 in IT Asset Management
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Rating
7.0
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out of 42 in IT Asset Management
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6.8
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Also Known As
KACE Asset Management Appliance, KACE Asset Management
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Overview

The KACE Asset Management Appliance provides comprehensive hardware and software inventory and asset management across a variety of operating systems — Windows®, Mac®, Linux®, UNIX® and Chrome OS™, plus network-connected non-computing devices — through the entire IT asset lifecycle, giving you and your team more time to focus on IT innovation. Fast to implement and easy to use, this tool discovers all hardware and software on your network, and provides ongoing IT inventory management, IT asset management (ITAM) and software asset management (SAM).

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.
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Sample Customers
Coastal Community Credit Union, St. Dominic Hospital
Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Symantec, Webroot, EMC, Pertino
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company46%
Educational Organization12%
Comms Service Provider12%
University6%
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Manufacturing Company14%
Construction Company7%
Hospitality Company7%
Retailer7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider24%
Government9%
Educational Organization5%
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Small Business49%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise21%
Find out what your peers are saying about Quest KACE Asset Management Appliance vs. Spiceworks and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,695 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Quest KACE Asset Management Appliance is ranked 12th in IT Asset Management with 2 reviews while Spiceworks is ranked 4th in IT Asset Management with 5 reviews. Quest KACE Asset Management Appliance is rated 7.0, while Spiceworks is rated 6.8. The top reviewer of Quest KACE Asset Management Appliance writes "Everything works as per the description and it has a low learning curve". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Spiceworks writes "Has good policy enforcement but the network mapping could be improved". Quest KACE Asset Management Appliance is most compared with Qualys Asset Inventory, ServiceNow, Device42 and Freshservice, whereas Spiceworks is most compared with Zabbix, SolarWinds NPM, JIRA Service Management, ServiceNow and Nagios Core. See our Quest KACE Asset Management Appliance vs. Spiceworks report.

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