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Like AssetMetrix, WebCensus is based on a subscription model, and within its limits, Tallys PC hardware and software inventory management service excels. The product gathers accurate information quickly and then makes reports available via the Web.
LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Tally has products such as NetCensus that should be used for permanent, life cycle asset management. WebCensus isnt adequate for large, ongoing inventory management needs. Accurate results; worked on all test systems the first time through. Confusing interface left some users idling at machines; cluttered reporting. Tally Systems Corp., Hanover, N.H.; (800) 262-3877; www.tallysys.com
SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // WebCensus is a good choice for quick inventory projects, such as license compliance checks, or for snapshots of branch-office inventory.