DeskCenter Management Suite, a systems management tool aimed at small-to-midsized businesses (SMBs), is now available in the U.S. The suite offers fast, easy installation and scalable pricing to appeal to businesses as small as 25 users.

The suite offers the functions you'd expect in a systems management utility, including discovery, inventory, OS deployment, software distribution, and patch management. According to DeskCenter representatives, the applications in the suite are as easy to use as Windows Explorer and have such a small installation footprint that they can be installed on a laptop.

Where DeskCenter really aims to stand out is its pricing. The product can scale up to large deployments, but the company is focused on SMBs. The suite boasts a $3,000-$15,000 price tag for deployments of 25 to 250 users, so DeskCenter is hoping it will be adopted in places such as law and medical offices that don't usually deploy systems management products but that could use their features. DeskCenter also offers the suite as a service, so if you have a short-term need for a task such as inventorying a network, there's no need to make a long-term commitment.

DeskCenter Management Suite is certified to manage and deploy Windows 7 and can work with virtual machines. More information and a trial of the suite are available at the DeskCenter site.