I've found commercial products to be very lacking where it counts. A customized system that integrates with billing is way more useful in the long run. I'd suggest sticking with what you have and making it more robust to fit around your company
i've been working on my own in house ip / host management system. it's shaping up really well and the majority of it has been done all with dreamweaver. it's not too hard to make an sql database and some pages that view and update info.
i would have to agree that excel or a simple database for ip / host / customer tracking can work fine. it has for me.
I still insist that a custom solution will surpass excel, access, rwhois for tracking reasons. This will relate IP "ownership" back to the customer and billing records. If you've got the coders to make it happen, doing it this way and linking a rwhois daemon (or make your own) to this info will be prove to be invaluable.
I would have to agree. An inhouse setup for something like this is extremely basic and is probably going to be the only viable way to manage your inventory. It would have been wise to have this configured from the beginning - now that you've got 750 machines, you'll be spending quite some time populating your database! :p
Originally posted by Mfjp
Excel works if you set it up correctly. You can also use something like Access to setup a DB
You could track IP addresses effectively with a ledger and a box of pencils if your staff was trained correctly. We have effective tracking tools for our clients; the problem is getting them to use them.