Like Penn and Teller, C3PO and R2D2, or Matt and Trey – PDQ Deploy and PDQ Inventory work better together.

is a software deployment tool used to keep Windows PCs up-to-date without bothering end users

is a systems management tool for tracking and organizing hardware, software, and Windows configuration data.

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Better Together: so many features, so little cost
Feature Free
$0 forever
Enterprise
$1000 per admin
Remote, silent deployments Yes! Yes!
Over 200 ready-to-deploy common applications Yes!1 Yes!
Create custom multi-step deployments Yes!2 Yes!
Deploy to computers & groups in Active Directory, Spiceworks,
and PDQ Inventory
Yes!3 Yes!4
Remotely execute commands and scripts (PowerShell, VB, .bat) Yes!3 Yes!
Manually run deployment reports  Yes!3 Yes!
Reboot or shutdown computers remotely  Yes!3 Yes!
Integration with Active Directory for gathering computer data  Yes!3 Yes!
Manually initiate inventory scans for hardware & software  Yes! Yes!
Customize reports of computer inventory data  Yes!3 Yes!
Basic high level groupings of computers based on SW/HW  Yes! Yes!
Create custom groupings of computers based on SW/HW  Yes!3 Yes!
Access to pre-built tools and scripts  Yes! Yes!
Community support  Yes! Yes!
Wake-on-LAN (WOL)  Yes!3 Yes!4
Schedule deployments Yes!
Intelligent deployments (selective PDQ conditions) Yes!
Deployment status emails Yes!
Nest packages for multi-application deployments Yes!
Schedule scans of hardware & software inventory Yes!
Scan hardware & software automatically after a deployment Yes!4
Scan Files and Windows Registry Yes!
Track custom data, like asset information Yes!
Uninstall software Yes!
Command Line Interface (CLI) access Yes!
Deploy to offline machines when they reconnect Yes!4
Integration with Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) Yes!4
Throttle bandwidth Yes!
Automatic patch management: download, schedule,
and deploy
Yes!
Queue failed deployments for automatic retry Yes!
Detailed groupings of computers based on HW/SW Yes!
Deployment history collected in Inventory Yes!4
Save and/or email reports of inventory data on a schedule Yes!
Share server/database with other consoles on the same
license
Yes!
Priority email support Yes!

1 Only a small number of ready-to-deploy applications are available; Enterprise is required to access all applications.
2 Free mode is limited to a single install step.
3 The feature is limited; Enterprise is required to unlock full functionality.
4 If Central Server is active, PDQ Deploy and PDQ Inventory must have Central Server activated.

 

Government / education discount available during checkout