Asset Inventory Systems for IT

Looking for a system to track equipment (in this case IT department items).

I know its a wide open question; just want to know what you use and why, cost, pros and cons on what your using, etc

Looking to purchase something for a client and want to get as many options as i can...


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Vince GlissonOwnerAsked:
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RantCanConnect With a Mentor Sr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
Free? Spiceworks or an Excel spreadsheet that Karen from Accounting sets up. I've used both, but I prefer Spiceworks; it scans and imports handily and has a good interface, as well as plenty of support from the community.
Vince GlissonOwnerAuthor Commented:
Leaning more towards a system that would print asset tags (with bar codes preferably)
Carlos IjalbaSenior SysadminCommented:
Open Source GLPI, with Fusion Inventory plugin, for example...

It is a very alive-and-well project, with many plugins:

This plugin is also very nice (tracks entities, consultancies, contracts, hourly rates, licenses, etc):

Also plugs in with OCS Inventory

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Thomas Zucker-ScharffSystems AnalystCommented:
Looks like GLPI is 'NIX based?
Thomas Zucker-ScharffSystems AnalystCommented:
Depending on how much work you wish to do you can use Cellica Everywhere and design your own db and forms for each user type.
Carlos IjalbaSenior SysadminCommented:
GLPI is Linux based, you very easy to deploy in a VM in a linux flavour of your choice.
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