Finding software can be overwhelming. Software Advice has helped many organizations choose the right computer inventory software to discover and track all types of computer assets in their organization.

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Giva

Giva is a cloud-based IT help desk that offers ticketing, knowledgebase, asset management, change management, dashboards, self-service portal, user satisfaction surveys, reporting and a mobile app at a very affordable price. Giva is... Read more

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SolarWinds Service Desk

SolarWinds Service Desk is suitable for companies seeking a help desk solution that offers IT service management (ITSM) functionalities. SolarWinds Service Desk offers comprehensive service desk functionality that helps businesses... Read more

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SysAid

SysAid is a cloud-based IT Service Management, service desk and help desk solution that helps users in businesses of all sizes across various industries resolve technology relates issues. Key features include help desk automation,... Read more

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InvGate Service Desk

InvGate Service Desk is an IT service management platform that offers help desk request fulfillment, customer service and support and self-service knowledge management. The system is compatible with Mac, Windows, and iPad (or other... Read more

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LanScope Cat IT Asset Management

LanScope Cat is an IT asset management solution that helps companies manage and secure their business applications and their proprietary information across all devices in real time. Through a centralized user console, you can configure,... Read more

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Vivantio Pro

Vivantio is a service management solution that allows users to create custom processes that align with internal business operations. Key features of the solution include dashboards, charts and reports, routing, assignments and forms... Read more

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IncidentMonitor

IncidentMonitor is an information technology service management (ITSM) solution to support IT, ITIL and other business processes. It can be deployed on-premise or hosted in the cloud. The service management framework offers ITIL process... Read more

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Freshservice

Freshservice is a cloud-based IT Help Desk and service management solution that enables organizations to simplify their IT operations. The solution offers features that include a ticketing system, self-service portal and knowledge-base.... Read more

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BOSS Solutions

BOSS Solutions is available for both on-premise and cloud-based environments. This help desk and ticketing management solution provides asset management and tracking and other service management applications. Major features and capabilities... Read more

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ModM

ModM is an information technology asset management solution catering to businesses across various industries such as retail, telecommunication, aerospace and more. The solution can be deployed either on-premise or in the cloud. Key... Read more

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VIZOR

VIZOR from Vector Networks is a cloud-based modular IT management platform that helps businesses to manage their IT and software related assets and services. Additionally, it also helps businesses to manage the licenses and incidents... Read more

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Cherwell Service Management

Cherwell Service Management is a cloud-based IT service management solution that helps IT teams in organizations to implement, automate and upgrade service and support processes. Cherwell Service Management supports process customization... Read more

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ChangeGear by SunView

ChangeGear by SunView is a cloud-based enterprise-level IT help desk solution that helps businesses to track, manage and control IT services. ChangeGear complies to ITIL standards and offers components for managing incidents, problems,... Read more

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SmartSupport

SmartSupport by Safeharbor Knowledge Solutions is a plug-and-play knowledge base solution that caters to businesses of all sizes across various industries. The solution lets users streamline customer support and web self-service by... Read more

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EasyVista

EasyVista is a help desk solution for large companies in industries including accounting, banking, agriculture, manufacturing, non-profit, food & beverage, healthcare, transportation and many more. The software is offered through a... Read more

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Dude Solutions Help Desk

Dude Solutions Help Desk is a comprehensive Help Desk and Customer Service & Support program designed to help IT professionals in a variety of small-to-midsized businesses. Dude Solutions Help Desk is especially useful for companies... Read more

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SolarWinds Web Help Desk

SolarWinds Web Help Desk is a cloud-based ticketing and asset management solution that gives businesses tools for service management from request to resolution. Web Help Desk assists businesses in the following key areas of support... Read more

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GoCodes Asset Management

GoCodes is a cloud-based asset and inventory tracking solution for small and midsize companies in the accounting, education, construction, engineering and health care industries. Key modules include fixed asset accounting, inventory... Read more

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Bomgar

Bomgar is a cloud-based or on-premise secure access and remote support solution suitable for businesses of all sizes. It offers remote support, privileged access and vault modules within a suite. Key features include customer support,... Read more

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Asset Panda

Asset Panda is a cloud-based platform for facility managers that offers a suite of applications including asset tracking and maintenance management. It is compatible with Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone and can be used from anywhere while... Read more

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Buyers guide


Last Updated: June 26, 2019

Businesses use so many IT assets that network administrators may struggle to keep track of them all. But, just as with a warehouse of goods, your business must track your inventory of IT assets. These include: desktops, laptops, servers, processors, hard disks, operating systems software, anti-virus software etc. To help you keep an accurate inventory without constantly making manual updates, there are dedicated computer inventory software systems.

Computer inventory software scans your overall IT network infrastructure and records every detail about each computer on the network, including software installed and the operating system. You just set up the software with a domain or local administrator password.

This Buyer's Guide will help you better understand how computer inventory software works. We've included all the essential details that you should know before selecting a solution for your business.

Here's what we'll cover:

What Is Computer Inventory Software?
Common Functionality of Computer Inventory Software
What Type of Buyer Are You?
Benefits of Computer Inventory Software
Key Considerations

What Is Computer Inventory Software?

Computer inventory software lets users automatically discover and track all the assets in their organization that are on the same network across multiple locations and throughout the life cycle of each asset.

These solutions monitor assets on your IT network and generate reports that include details of software and hardware configurations, such as the operating system, motherboard, random access memory (RAM) and hard drive of each computer.

This software helps businesses stay compliant with software license agreements. It also lets you evaluate each computer's readiness for technology upgrades, installation or platform migration.

computer inventory management in Samanage software

Computer inventory management in Samanage software (Source)

Computer inventory management in Samanage software (Source)

Common Features of Computer Inventory Software

To help you understand the finer points of computer inventory software, we've broken down the most common features below. Read on to find out the different capabilities that computer inventory software offers.

Vendors offer a variety of functional depth and breadth in their solutions, but most of them will offer some or all of the following capabilities:

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Data discovery and storage Allows you to automatically identify, collect and store new computer inventory details as soon as they're added to your IT network. These details include information about the computer system and firmware updates, memory storage size, USB ports, removable media, processors, network interfaces and operating system.
Asset tracking Lets you track details throughout the life cycle of an asset such as asset purchase dates, asset manufacture dates, as well as hardware and software installation/expiry dates.
Reporting Generates printable reports on the hardware and software details of computers in your network such as existing asset usage data, model number, dates of previous updates, administrators involved in the installation process, total resources utilized and unused hardware. You can also export, filter, search, share and copy the reports.
Alert notifications Sends email notifications whenever prohibited software is detected in the IT network or when new hardware or software is installed/uninstalled on an asset in the network.
Warranty management