Is Aptien or Asset Panda the best equipment management software?

Well, it depends on your industry, requirements, budget - even your preferences of style and taste. In short, there are not one equipment management software solutions that suits all - thankfully. To figure out what equipment management software solution that might be right for you, we have compiled and structured information about some of the most commonly used solutions in the market.

In this article, we compare Aptien to Asset Panda, however, you read other comparisons as well.

What is Aptien?

Platforms: Web app

Office and employee management. Ease office life, onboarding, employees, assets, contracts, projects, tasks, meeting minutes etc.

What is Asset Panda?

Platforms: Web app, Mobile app

Cloud/Mobile App fixed asset tracking platform that help people track, manage and support their fixed assets throughout their life cycle.

Feature comparison - Aptien vs. Asset Panda

Although within the same category, be aware that each software product are solving problems differently and may also describe each feature using different words and terms:

Aptien top features:

  • Asset & Equipment Tracking
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Audit Management
  • Business Process Control
  • Buy Side (Suppliers)
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configuration Management
  • Contract Lifecycle Management
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
  • CRM
  • Inventory Management & Control
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Scheduling
  • Time & Expense Tracking

Asset Panda top features:

  • Equipment Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Inventory Control
  • Job Management
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Scheduling
  • Work Order Management
  • Asset Assignment
  • Asset kitting
  • Barcode generation
  • Checkouts and returns
  • Compliance tracking
  • Contract management
  • Full lifecycle history
  • Funding source tracking
  • Custom reports
  • Custom fields

How is Aptien priced compared to Asset Panda?

Aptien is mainly priced per seat/user, and you can try for free it with a limited amount of resources. It also appears to be a free version for one user.

The number of resources (number of records, storage etc.) increases with the number of users, but so does the price per user. A large amount of users will cost quite a lot.

Most features seems to be included in all tiers, but intranet and extranet users are included from 30 users and up.

Asset Panda provides no information about pricing on their website, however it seems to be priced by the number of assets from 250 items and up.

It also seem to provide anual subscription plans only, but this is not confirmed.

A time limited free trial demo account is available upon request.

Pricing examples

Each equipment management software uses different pricing models, and are not always compareable. Some uses tiers with different amount of features and resources, others are customizable, or they may use a hybrid pricing model.

Instead of trying to compare pricing using one table, each of the two products has its own pricing examples with different configuration examples:

Aptien Price (USD)/month
  • 50 records
  • 1 user
  • 0.1 GB storage
  • Limited features
  • 500 records
  • 10 user
  • 2 GB storage
  • Limited features
  • 50 000 records
  • 5 user
  • 30 GB storage
  • All features
  • 5 000 records
  • 25 user
  • 10 GB storage
  • Limited features
  • 5 000 records
  • 50 user
  • 10 GB storage
  • Limited features
  • 50 000 records
  • 25 user
  • 30 GB storage
  • All features
  • 5 000 records
  • 75 user
  • 10 GB storage
  • Limited features
  • 5 000 records
  • 100 user
  • 10 GB storage
  • Limited features
  • 50 000 records
  • 50 user
  • 30 GB storage
  • All features
  • 100 000 records
  • 50 user
  • 100 GB storage
  • All features
Asset Panda Price (USD)/month
No pricing examples available

Disclaimer: Software changes constantly, and reviews like this doesn't always keep up with all changes. Please check the software provider's website for the most updated information on features, pricing etc.

Should I choose Aptien or Asset Panda - or something else?

Choosing the right software isn't (unfortunately) as simple as picking the cheapest or most function rich one. However, most equipment management software solutions has a free, time limited trial account option that makes it easy to test and evaluate the software.

Also, you should consider factors like if it will become very expensive if you need to add more assets/items or users, how easy it is to use, if there sufficient help resources like tutorials and help topics available etc.

You should also take into consideration that if a solution is free or very cheap, it still may come at a cost (no software suppliers can run their businesses for free).