Asset Panda vs Asset Tiger

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Finding a proper asset management program that has the specific functions you need to deliver quality information when you need it, is like trying to find a needle in a needle stack. The internet is loaded with options when it comes to asset management systems, so how do you know which one can meet your company’s specific needs?

Your company's resources may be stretched thin and we know how much of a hassle searching for a complete application to fit your tight budget can be. The best thing to do in this situation is to stack different asset management systems against each other and weigh the benefits each can offer you. 

One of the most common requests we receive is to compare Asset Panda vs AssetTiger— and it’s not just because we’re both named after zoo animals.  But before we battle these two beasts of the biz, we need to define asset management software and what it can do for your business.

What is Asset Management Software?

Asset management software is designed to help companies and organizations track valuable assets and the details surrounding them, whether they’re physical or exist only in the digital space— including financial assets. In the case of physical assets, asset management software uses a range of technologies, often barcodes or QR codes, to track the movement of these items from one location to the next. Tracking digital assets requires a different version of the same thing, without the physical scanning of barcodes or other unique identifiers.

Whether you're running a small company or a corporation, having a reliable database of asset information at your fingertips is a modern solution to an old problem. Manually tracking assets on spreadsheets and other outdated systems limits the reliability of the data which can lead to frustrating consequences like unintentionally developing a ghost inventory, missing warranty expiration dates, and losing time and money. 

What is Asset Panda?

Asset Panda is an industry-leading asset management system that offers a highly configurable and robust asset tracking platform with a user-friendly interface that makes deployment and training fast and easy. This cloud-based platform is designed with flexibility in mind, which allows Asset Panda to be configured to work the way you work, go where you go, and track the things you want to track. Asset Panda clients have reported up to 800% ROI in saved time alone.*

*Based on customer feedback of hours saved multiplied by an average hourly wage of employees responsible for asset tracking. Actual results may vary.

What is AssetTiger?

If you’re tracking fewer than 250 assets, AssetTiger is a free-to-use tool that’s cloud-based and managed by the team from MyAssetTag.com, the world’s largest online retailer of physical asset tags. Through their connection to MyAssetTag.com, AssetTiger offers free pricing for users who order more than a certain dollar amount in asset tags from their parent company. In this way, AssetTiger is somewhat like a side product offering of MyAssetTag.com itself.

Comparing Asset Panda vs. AssetTiger

While both Asset Panda and AssetTiger offer a product that’s similar from a bird’s eye view— cloud-based asset management— a look at their features, pricing, overall value, configurability, and other metrics shows two very different systems.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at Asset Panda vs. AssetTiger when it comes to seven key areas that matter most to users:

  • Configurability
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Service
  • Features
  • Value
  • Integrations
  • Security

Configurability

Asset Panda is built on the idea that no two businesses are the same, and no two businesses have the same asset management needs. That’s why our system is fully configurable from the main dashboard outward. You have the option to change, add, or remove fields so ensure that you’re tracking all of the information you need— and not tracking any unnecessary information that will simply clutter your interface and slow down your asset tracking process.

AssetTiger offers basic configurability on features like asset forms and e-mail alerts, however, admins still have to work around limitations if they want to configure dashboards, calendars and workflows.

Ease of Use

When it comes to ease of use, both Asset Panda and AssetTiger customers report a high-quality experience, short learning curve and overall user-friendly system. Both platforms are fully smartphone compatible with a dedicated mobile app, and both provide fast deployment and straightforward training to get you and your company started quickly.

These traits make both systems very appealing for non-technology-focused companies that may not be staffed with the most technologically savvy employees. For organizations like this that want to switch to a cloud-based, mobile-centric platform, a fast learning curve and overall ease of use are essential for overcoming barriers of entry. No one wants to implement an asset management system that actually slows down their process as everyone struggles to learn and use it. Fortunately, both Asset Panda and AssetTiger excel in this particular area.

That said, Asset Panda integrates with many legacy applications which may help companies even more with the transition— when you can continue using some of the platforms and apps you’re already comfortable with after deploying an asset management system, it can make the transition all the more efficient.

Customer Service

Asset Panda has built a community around customer support because we understand the challenges most companies and institutions face when implementing new software at any level. First, we offer implementation and ongoing training services to ensure a smoother onboarding process and assign each client a Customer Success Manager to help them optimize their account. Once Asset Panda is up and running in your organization, you will have access to a world-class support team, dedicated to answering questions and troubleshooting issues during business hours Monday-Friday. The Support Portal inside every admin’s Asset Panda account also features video tutorials, articles, and chat with an expert when you need quick answers and advice.

AssetTiger provides a contact form and accessible support team for active users of their platform.

Features

When it comes to total features, AssetTiger falls short not only of Asset Panda but of many other asset management systems available on the market. 

Here’s a brief list of features offered by Asset Panda that you won’t find in Asset Tiger.

  • Application integration
  • Assignment management
  • Barcode generation
  • Cost tracking
  • IT asset tracking
  • Inventory tracking
  • Repair tracking

To its credit, AssetTiger does offer access control, reservations, barcode support, and barcode scanning— all features you’ll also find in Asset Panda.

In this respect, AssetTiger has truly positioned itself as a budget-friendly asset management system. They’ve chosen to exclude a large range of beneficial features in favor of offering an inexpensive and in some cases free version that offers the absolute basics necessary for asset management. For some companies, this may be enough. But for businesses looking to not only track assets but also make asset management a tool that helps them save money, optimize spend and efficiency, and make their company more agile and effective, more robust offerings like Asset Panda are a better choice.

Value

When it comes to pricing, AssetTiger and Asset Panda use distinct pricing structures. While AssetTiger offers free plans for companies with 250 pieces of equipment or less, and a glance at their pricing tiers beyond that point shows lower figures than Asset Panda, there is a catch. To obtain certain pricing figures, AssetTiger users can commit to purchasing a certain amount of asset tags. 

For example, a company managing 50,000 assets can either pay for the ATS-50K plan that’s $700/year, or buy asset tags worth $1,050/year, which would then entitle them to that level plan without any additional subscription. This approach is relatively unique among asset management systems, though you have to buy asset tags directly from AssetTiger in order to take advantage of this benefit.

In overall terms, AssetTiger is the more affordable option in some cases. But when assessing value, users should take into account just what they’re getting for their investment. (See the Configurability, Features, Integrations, and Security sections in this piece for more info in that regard.)

Integrations

While Asset Panda integrates with a wide range of 3rd party programs and systems, AssetTiger doesn’t currently offer any 3rd party integrations. If you’re comfortable working entirely within the AssetTiger system, this may not be a major downside. But if you like to connect your asset management experience with other familiar systems that you use every day while operating your business, Asset Panda offers a list of integrations with industry-leading 3rd party vendors including Zendesk, OneLogin, Google Workspace, Microsoft System Center, Jamf, ConnectWise, Microsoft Active Directory and Azure Active Directory, Okta, and many more. 

Security

Asset Panda has integrated security into every aspect of our asset management system, from secured user permissions and role-based access to multi-factor software authentication that’s configurable based on your company’s needs. For example, in Asset Panda you might create a custom ‘Asset Manager’ role, and anyone with that role can be given a specific set of predetermined capabilities when using the system that are restricted in other roles. This helps ensure that your asset management system doesn’t fall victim to too many editors making too many changes and disrupting the efficiency of your system.

Security is another area where AssetTiger’s budget-friendly positioning has led them to sacrifice a few key features. AssetTiger also does not offer the feature of custom user roles for individual users, which means that permissions must be set manually user by user rather than being able to assign permissions based on role. 

FAQ

Now to answer a couple of the most commonly asked questions about Asset Panda and AssetTiger— can you get their benefits for free?

Is Asset Tiger free?

AssetTiger is free up to 250 assets, and beyond that subscription plans are tiered all the way up to 250,000 total assets, at $1,400/year. 

Is Asset Panda free?

When you sign up for a live demo of Asset Panda, an expert will guide you through everything you need to know about our web and mobile application and help you configure your 14-day free trial account. Asset Panda uses an asset-based pricing system with unlimited users and plans starting as low as $125/month (billed annually), becoming more cost-effective the more assets are managed. For companies with 5,000 assets or more, customized plans are available to meet their exact needs. 

The only winner in any software solution comparison should be you. If Asset Panda seems to check all your boxes and you’re ready to take the next step: Get a Demo

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