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#233511 19-Apr-2018 08:31
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As per the title, I'm looking for a tool to bring some order to the chaos around asset management at work. Currently we have stacks of information in numerous locations, so whenever a particular question comes up there is a process of running round and gathering information into a spreadsheet, and tedious process of massaging it to get the answer, only to repeat when another different question comes up.


We are looking for something that can inventory systems, tell us about the hardware, OS, patch level, software installed, when that software was last used, understand when the software is up for renewal, etc, and ideally capable of providing this for Windows, Linux and Mac OS.


Any of you had success in this area? Any awesome packages out there? Not looking to roll our own solution, we would want something off the shelf.

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  #1999555 19-Apr-2018 21:18
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I don't know anywhere that's gone this path specifically for those reasons, but SCCM can do most of those things if your organisation is already using System Center for other reasons.


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  #1999576 19-Apr-2018 21:34
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  #1999655 20-Apr-2018 07:24
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I don't know anywhere that's gone this path specifically for those reasons, but SCCM can do most of those things if your organisation is already using System Center for other reasons.



We've found SCCM has a ton of data, but the out of the box reporting makes it difficult to get meaning from it. I don't however have any expertise in SCCM though. If you are aware of any reporting solutions for SCCM though I'd be happy to know about them.


We also have a large chunk of Linux systems which are pretty much invisible to us once they are deployed, we would like to tame them too ideally.



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