FYI, Chrome Gopher is the (superior) replacement for Chromebook Inventory.
I've heard of it but never used it. Why is it superior?
The guy that wrote the original, Andrew Stillman, left New Visions and went to Amplified IT. They couldn't work out a deal to have him keep updating the add-on so he wrote it again for Amplified. So, the biggest thing is Chrome Gopher is maintained and updated. I stopped using Chrome Inventory a while ago, but it wasn't being updated when I was still using it.
Chrome Gopher has a whole bunch of new reports that are super useful, the inventory page is color coded and laid out much better, and I believe that the cache has been rewritten a couple times to take advantage of new Google features.
The free features from chrome inventory are still free I believe. We started paying for it like 2 years ago simply for the bulk updating and it's been totally worth it. He's added a ton to it since then making paying for it even more worth it. The pricing is transparent and right on their website. It's pretty inexpensive.
Oh and Andrew is on top of support. I've had to put in a few tickets because it stopped working while we were in some beta programs with Google and the response and fix is always super fast.
Awesome. Thanks for such a detailed response. I will check look at it and stop using Chromebook inventory. I wasn't aware that it's no longer supported.