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
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
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
Deploy assets more quickly
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.
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
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
Alternate solutions didn’t have the flexibility I was looking for. It would take me a week and a half to outfit a new lab previously. Now, with PDQ, it takes me a couple hours…
South Amboy Public Schools
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
IT asset management offers many potential benefits to your business.
Simplifies asset tracking
Provides greater visibility
Supports informed decision-making
Adds more context for IT service management and service desk support
Allows preventive maintenance to avoid downtime
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
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
Collect financial data
Document contractual data
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.