Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Cost Justification Analysis

Cost Justification Analysis

Cost Justification Analysis

Can anyone lead me to a Cost-Justification analysis which shows why someone should purcahse Zenworks over other desktops management tools or simply how does having Zenworks help the company, ROI...

RE: Cost Justification Analysis

it's cake when you break it down.
1 - imaging. Turns a 4-8 hour PC build into a 10 minute image job with maybe 30min of tweaking. Net savings: 6+ hours per PC every time you build one. Plus fewer support calls bc everyone has the same "flat" PC that you took the time to build "perfectly".. does wonders for your network!
2 - remote control- for the price of PC Anywhere, you have directory enabled remote control with central rights control. that alone would pay for the product as the 'upgrade' price you typically pay for Zen is ~$30-40 per user roughly.
3 - inventory services - tracking all PC's (and servers if you want) takes a load off..
4 - software inventory and license management: making sure you're in compliance..
5 - if you distribute apps via Zen, you can save countless hours of app reinstalls (as users can DIY with a simple rigt click), uninstall and upgrade automagically, add host file entries to everyone, or just a couple people..  the limits of zen are your imagination. Here, zen paid for itself by replacing PCA as the help desk tool. We have a very demanding PC build here and making one typically took 8-10 hours by the time everything was installed and configured. We have that down to about 1 hour. We have also imaged key workstations for rapid full restores in emergencies. This has saved $$$ and time. Being able to generate an inventory report in seconds that tells me every machine, date of OS install, proc, ram, SN#, etc is also very helpful.. I always know what's out there and who is due for a new box..
I could go on, but use your imagination.
there is also a good IDC paper linked from the Novell site about ROI on Zenworks.
Get someone to help you set it up who knows it in and out. You will come up to speed fast, and can have a basic working system in a day (inventory & remote control) imaging (use PXE if possible) takes some extra work but it 100% worth it.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close