IT asset management

Your systems are the bedrock of your operations, so it’s critical to keep them running smoothly. IT asset management (ITAM) is the process of implementing, maintaining, monitoring, and tracking your information technology assets to optimize performance and maximize the value of investments while maintaining compliance. PDQ Inventory and PDQ Deploy act as asset management software, simplifying inventorying, updating, and tracking hardware and software.

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Advanced software asset management

The average business uses 110 SaaS applications, and that number is steadily increasing. Juggling licenses, installations, and updates requires an effective solution. Deploy and Inventory streamline processes to make software asset management quick and easy.

  • Schedule software deployments

  • Uninstall software on a schedule and/or large scale

  • Categorize computers based on installed applications

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Centralized information

Maintaining a single source of truth equips your staff with the information they need to make crucial decisions regarding your infrastructure. Without centralized IT information, your team may have to rely on guesswork or scramble to collect insights from multiple platforms.

  • Gather hardware, software, and Windows configuration data

  • Maintain current records

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Speedy and affordable 

Don’t let your IT department get mired down by inefficient processes or expensive solutions. A good IT asset management software can save you time, money, and endless headaches.

  • Cut unnecessary purchases

  • Analyze costs and benefits

  • Improve functionality

  • Limit downtime

  • Deploy assets more quickly

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Visibility and compliance

As your systems expand, understanding your assets becomes increasingly complicated. Visibility into your environment allows you to verify software license compliance, make informed decisions, and enhance efficiency.

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Lifecycle management

Both hardware and software need regular upgrades to keep pace with your evolving business needs. Asset lifecycle management helps you plan and budget for changes, limit downtime, and improve your security posture.

  • Maintain up-to-date software

  • Keep a record of updates

  • Write your own PowerShell script to bring in data

  • Access configuration details

  • Review event logs

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Expert support

Exceptional support saves time and simplifies the software asset management process. When you encounter hiccups using Inventory and Deploy, trust our experts and knowledge base.

  • Priority email support

  • Community support

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What our customers say

DEAN MOORE

I used PDQ just last week to update 180 systems, and I did the entire creative cloud suite in three hours time. This would normally take me an entire week. Now that I have been doing this for several years, I think this has probably saved me years on my life.

Rocklin Unified School District

CARL RAESLY

PDQ makes setting up a computer from scratch so simple. We have a custom package to install and it will take. I installed office, chrome, firefox, and an antivirus on an old computer all in 2 minutes. That alone saves you an hour and a half…

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades

Frequently asked questions about IT asset management

What are the benefits of IT asset management?

IT asset management offers many potential benefits to your business.

  • Simplifies asset tracking

  • Reduces costs

  • Improves efficiency 

  • Provides greater visibility 

  • Supports informed decision-making

  • Adds more context for IT service management and service desk support

  • Allows preventive maintenance to avoid downtime

How do you incorporate IT asset management?

The following steps can help you develop an IT asset management system: 

  • Designate an IT asset management team

  • Determine critical physical assets and software assets

  • Follow a lifecycle-based approach

  • Make the process proactive and ongoing

What are IT asset management best practices?

Four keys to effective IT asset management include: 

  • Do routine asset discovery 

  • Implement asset inventory management of each existing asset, including tangible assets and intangible assets

  • Automate processes

  • Collect financial data

  • Document contractual data

How do you choose the right IT asset management solution?

Choosing the right IT asset management tool requires understanding your goals and envisioning how a tool aligns with them. Knowing your assets and processes is critical, potentially making it easier to find a solution that can grow with your business. 


While selecting the most affordable option may be tempting, you should weigh the cost versus the value. A more expensive IT asset management software may ultimately be more budget-friendly if it enables your staff to work more efficiently. Finally, schedule a demo before purchasing a solution to ensure it’s right for you.