ITAM or Information Technology Asset Management is a set of business practices that combines financial, inventory and contractual functions within the IT environment. ITAM is a subset of the IT Service Management (ITSM) processes.
The IT Asset Management process involves capturing details of IT inventory including hardware, software & network assets and then using the information in the decision making process of IT-related purchases, redistribution & management of IT Lifecycle.
ITAM solutions assist organizations in the ITAM process. These solutions can detect the hardware, software and network assets across an organization and then capture, record and make the data available as needed. Some of these solutions integrate ITAM with the Service Desk, keeping all the user and access information together with the incidents and requests.
ManageEngine Asset Explorer is a web-based IT Asset Management (ITAM) solution that enables them to monitor and manage assets in their network, right from the Planning phase all the way to the Disposal phase. AssetExplorer delivers a number of ways to make sure that all assets in your network are discoverable.
ManageEngine Asset Explorer makes managing software & hardware assets quick and simple, helping users ensure that their software licenses are compliant. The platform also enables them to follow purchase orders and contracts, to manage the complete IT Asset life cycle, and more. AssetExplorer is very easy to install, and works right out of the box.
With Asset Explorer, businesses can easily come to informed decisions regarding hardware and software purchases throughout the entire IT Life Cycle. They also become well aware of the total cost of ownership of an asset.
Overview of ManageEngine AssetExplorer Features
BMC Client Management optimizes your service management solution to provide comprehensive, automated endpoint management, delivering great service to end users while minimizing cost, maintaining compliance, and reducing security risk.
Desktop Central is integrated desktop and mobile device management software that helps in managing servers, laptops, desktops, smartphones, and tablets from a central location. Automate your regular desktop management routines like installing patches, distributing software, managing your IT Assets, managing software licenses, monitoring software usage statistics, managing USB device usage, taking control of remote desktops, and more. It supports managing both Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. Manage your mobile devices to deploy profiles and policies, configure devices for Wifi, VPN, Email accounts, etc., apply restrictions on using camera, browser, etc., and to secure your devices like enabling passcode, remote lock/wipe, etc. Manage all your iOS, Android and Windows smartphones and tablets.