ManageEngine Asset Explorer

Full control over resources

AssetExplorer is a web-based IT Asset Management software that helps users monitor and manages assets in the network from the Planning phase to the Disposal phase. AssetExplorer provides several ways to ensure the discovery of all the assets in the network. By accessing Active Directory, it checks all found workstations. Using network scanning, AssetExplorer can find, among others, Linux-based workstations, network printers, routers, and switches.

With AssetExplorer, the administrator can track and manage ownership of all assets from one location. The tool scans and audits all workstations in LAN, WAN, and VPN networks.

AssetExplorer Offering

Easy and Effective Asset Management for any enterprise


Asset Management

Keep up-to-date information of all the IT assets by periodically scanning the software, hardware & other ownership information.


Asset Lifecycle

Easily handle, manage, and track an asset's complete life cycle, i.e., all stages from procurement to disposal.


License Management

Manages all license types like OEM, concurrent, enterprise, free, named user, node-locked, trial apart from the CAL, volume, individual.


Asset Tracking

Provides full ownership details about the asset along with hardware and software inventory information.


License Management

Scan the network applications installed on workstations. Track compliant, under, and over-licensed applications to ensure compliance.



Configuration Management Database tracks and manages all CIs in a single repository and provides assets details.


PO Management

It helps to reduce spending, enforce policies and remove redundancies by managing the whole lifecycle of Purchase Orders.

Complete Management of IT Resources

The division into IT-related resources and other resources, which additionally has categories for specific types of devices. Asset Explorer also allows users to generate barcodes, helpful in the quick identification of resources within the organization.

Assets Explorer
Assets Explorer

Integration with other ManageEngine Solutions

In conjunction with Mobile Device Manager, the user can access the management of Android, iOS, and Windows mobile devices. Integration with Desktop Central will allow for full management of IT resources, including organization workstations. It also makes it possible to automate most of the processes, e.g., implementing updates, restrictions, conducting remote sessions with access to the device.

Purchasing module for a transparent process of acquiring resources with approvals

The form allows users to complete all the necessary data, e.g. order number and name, required dates, delivery address, invoicing address, delivery cost, tax rate, discount or general ledger code. Having regular suppliers can save time by defining all these data in the system. At the time of creating an order, the information mentioned will be available from the drop-down list.

Assets Explorer

Contract management module with many functionalities

The main view of the module allows users to filter contracts based on two guidelines quickly. Their validity dates and basic types, e.g., maintenance, support, warranty, and leasing contracts. AssetExplorer allows importing data from an XLS file or filling in a form with all the necessary data. These include an identifier, parent contract, vendor, description, duration, and resource linkage.

ManageEngine Asset Explorer Pricing

Professional Edition is Starting From:
  • 250 IT Assets
  • Audit Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configuration Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Inventory Management
  • Maintenance Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Requisition Management
  • Supplier Management

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of Asset Explorer?

AssetExplorer gives users the tools and information needed to:

  • Stay compliant with license agreements
  • Eliminate spending on unused software
  • Manage hardware inventory
  • Track and report on IT purchases
  • Keep unauthorized applications off the network

What are Agentless and Agent-bases Scan option of AssetExplorer?

Agentless and Agent-based scans are supported by the Windows platform. The Agent is client-side software installed in the host to scan inventories and provide easy access for remote assistance. On the other hand, Agentless scans inventories using WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation).

How do I perform a domain scan in AssetExplorer?

After the installation and starting of  AssetExplorer for the first time, it detects all the domains in the network and from the neighboring network of the server on which it is installed.

Click Admin -> Windows Domain Scan to list all the domains.

Users can also enter the domain controller information, login name, and password on editing the domain user want to scan. The login name and password should be a domain admin login name and password.

What is the difference between Windows Domain Scan and Network Scan?

Windows Domain Scan fetches all the Windows Workstations and Servers available in the network. The scan is performed using an Agent or WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation).
Network Scan discovers all the Linux, Solaris, MAC, IBM-AIX machines and devices such as Printers, Routers, Switches and Access Points that are part of the network. In addition, the Windows machines and Workgroup (Windows machines that are not part of a domain) are also fetched.

Can technicians be notified automatically when prohibited software is detected?

Yes, AssetExplorer provides an option to automatically notify technicians on detecting prohibited software under Admin -> Notification Rules under General block -> select “Notify Technicians when Prohibited Software are identified during Domain/Network Scan” check box.

How do I install AssetExplorer?

Being the Swiss Partner of ManageEngine, Kidan is responsible for aiding with professional services, such as installing, implementing, configuring, training, and supporting the company to ensure an effective on-boarding of Asset Explorer.

To make it even better, Kidan even provides advice on top of it all!

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