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Although its reporting features are better overall than those in WebCensus, AssetMetrixs namesake subscription-based inventory management service for PC hardware and software is not quite ready for prime time.
LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Services dont yet have the horsepower to supplant in-house inventory tools, but it may not be long until they do, which will take much of the sting out of maintaining accurate inventoriesbut at a higher price than traditional systems. Fast data collection; many interesting reports; can compare inventory information over time. Tricky configuration on the client; relies on easily outdated file recognition. AssetMetrix Inc., Ottawa; (613) 244-0235; www.assetmetrix.com
SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // AssetMetrix is a down-and-dirty inventory tool that should make short-term projects, such as quick checks of the installed base before a version migration, much easier.