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What software can I use to profile many computers and create custom reports for inventory purposes

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What software can I use to profile many computers and create custom reports for inventory purpose. I would prefer if it would output in a spreadsheet or database.
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Take a look at Spiceworks (www.spiceworks.com).  It's kind of an all in one systems administration tool, but it will take inventory of your machines and you can customize it's reports.
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Spiceworks is great, one other option would be the Microsoft Assessment and Planning toolkit. (v5)
With the right credentials, it will inventory nearly every aspect of a windows computer, and give you options to export to excel or generate reports.
 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb977556.aspx
Spiceworks would be my first choice if you are looking for long term use, where you manage a domain long term.
For short term, i.e. you need to collect data at a potential clients site to give a proposal for IT services.. the MAP toolkit from microsoft would be my choice.
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While I agree with those above about spiceworks being a great tool, you can also take a look at lansweeper.

http://www.lansweeper.com/
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Lansweeper is good.  Loginventory is another good one I've used.

http://www.loginventory.com/
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Thank you for the great responses! I have used spice works before and I agree it is a fantastic system but we have took great efforts to implement our Tiger Paw CRM and everyone would be a little weary with Spice Works extensive feature set. I am going to look into LanSweeper and Loginventory they look very promising thank you all very much! I had heard of the Microsoft Assesment tool kit as well.
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