Free / Open source IT inventory system

Posted on 2009-04-15
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hi I need a free or open source preferably web based IT inventory system.

I need it to be:

1- searcheable
2- preferrably ajax driven
3- ability to new products
4- Ability to add attributes + values to products.
5- Reports

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    Try OCS-InventoryNG combined with GLPI.

    OCS-InventoryNG auto collects information from client machines by running a little client application and sending hardware component, software installation, networking info etc about every workstation to the OCS server.

    GLPI is a helpdesk/IT Inventory system that imports OCS's data and allows you to do a lot more with it, like running ticketing, reporting, and a lot more.

    The two provides a very nice system for IT asset/issue management.

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    I would prefer a solution without a client hardware application
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    Then you can try GPLI standalone. The application on its own is actually an inventory/Issue tracking system that you configure by hand. OCS just adds onto this by doing the inventory bit automatically for you.
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    Yes you are right. I did check it and what you stated is correct. There is one thing I am interested in if possible.

    Suppose I have 10 RAM modules and 10 HDDs and 10 IDE cables in stock.

    Is there a way to list those items ? And their guarantee expiry if possible ?

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    Hi shakoush2001,

    Can you please explain a bit more about what you want to use the system for? Depending on your intended use, other systems might be better. If it is for monitoring your IT assets, GLPI might be the answer. If it is primarily for stock purposes, i.e. in a reseller environment, there are probably better solutions out there. A simple stock/manufacturing/sales/ledger system can be managed by something like sql-ledger.

    To answer your question about component stock in GLPI:

    You have a consumables feature which can be used for this purpose. It keeps track of supplier, serial number, manufacturer, stock location, alarm threshold (how many do you want in stock before you're warned to buy more).

    If you activate the financial information on an item, it provides you with additional fields to capture the order, invoice, warranty commencement date, warranty expiry date, financial value, depreciation and a lot of other things that can be tracked.


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