Best Five Open Source Asset Management Applications

  • Tue, 11/17/2015 - 15:29 by aatif

Best 5 Open Source Asset Management Tools

Asset managements tools are used to balance costs, opportunities and risks against the desired performance of assets, to achieve organizational goal. These tools also track the financial, contractual and inventory details of the organizations. It is used to manage tangible assets such as buildings and to intangible assets such as human capital, intellectual property, goodwill and financial assets.

Asset management softwares increase the utilization and value of assets. They are not only used to manage asset but also used to manage services. They have ability to track vendor and supplier performance through transparent metrics and provide big return on investment through optimize allocating of asset. Lets see some of the open source asset management tools.

Here we have listed top five asset management software application ranking wise and our criteria to rank best five applications is based on Github http:/ project stars + update frequency + latest development + maturity of the application in question however we are open to accept any feedback from user experience .

Snipe-it Asset Management

This is a FOSS project for asset management in IT Operations. Knowing who has which laptop, when it was purchased in order to depreciate it correctly, handling software licenses, etc.

It is built on Laravel 5.4. and offered with open source License AGPL 3.0

Snipe-IT is actively developed and we're releasing quite frequently. (Check out the live demo here.)

This is web-based software. This means there there is no executable file and it must be run on a web server and accessed through a web browser. It runs on any Mac OSX, flavor of Linux, as well as Windows, and we have a Docker image available if that's what you're into.

Managing assets with a Google doc or a shared Excel spreadsheet is more common than you think. When your company is small, it can (sort of) work for a while, but as you grow, things get messy, fast. Snipe-IT lets your admins work together to track physical assets, software licenses, accessories and consumables -- all in one place.

Snipe-IT makes asset management easy. It was built by people solving real-world IT and asset management problems, and a solid UX has always been a top priority. Straightforward design and bulk actions mean getting things done faster. What's the good of having software if it's so hard to use, no one bothers?

GLPi Asset Management

GLPI is the Information Resource-Manager with an additional Administration- Interface. You can use it to build up a database with an inventory for your company (computer, software, printers...). It has enhanced functions to make the daily life for the administrators easier, like a job-tracking-system with mail-notification and methods to build a database with basic information about your network-topology.

The principal functionalities of the application are :

1) the precise inventory of all the technical resources. All their characteristics will be stored in a database.

2) management and the history of the maintenance actions and the bound procedures. This application is dynamic and is directly connected to the users who can post requests to the technicians. An interface thus authorizes the latter with if required preventing the service of maintenance and indexing a problem encountered with one of the technical resources to which they have access.

DSpace digital Asset Management

DSpace open source software is a turnkey repository application used by more than 2,000 organizations and institutions worldwide to provide durable access to digital resources. For more information, visit

DSpace enables organisations to:
capture and describe digital material using a submission workflow module, or a variety of programmatic ingest options

distribute an organisation's digital assets over the web through a search and retrieval system

preserve digital assets over the long term

Assetic digital Asset Management

Assetic is an asset management framework for PHP and offered with open source License MIT.

Ralph-NG Asset Management

Ralph is full-featured Asset Management, DCIM and CMDB system for data center and back office.


keep track of assets purchases and their life cycle
generate flexible and accurate cost reports
integrate with change management process using JIRA integration
It is an Open Source project provided on Apache v2.0 License.

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