Compare CA Spectrum vs. IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager

CA Spectrum is ranked 4th in Event Monitoring with 12 reviews while IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager is ranked 14th in Event Monitoring with 2 reviews. CA Spectrum is rated 7.8, while IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of CA Spectrum writes "Great network discovery means we have high confidence in our inventory". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager writes "The most valuable feature for my team is the ability to taken event feeds from all/any source tool and put them in a single pane of glass. It's being replaced for our work by another Tivoli tool". CA Spectrum is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, Nagios XI and Zabbix, whereas IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager is most compared with CA OPS/MVS Event Management and Automation and SCOM. See our CA Spectrum vs. IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager report.
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Find out what your peers are saying about CA Spectrum vs. IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager and other solutions. Updated: November 2019.
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Pros
The Spectrum tool improved our network assurance levels for our business units.All networks (or network equipment) are monitored through CA Spectrum.It is easy to understand and determine when and/or where the network is failing.The monitoring just comes to us: "Oh, there's something wrong with that machine." It tells us. There are some 50,000 machines or so, all doing different things. And if they go down we hear about it.It helps our NetOps group actually handle alarms in a way that lets them see the bigger picture of those alarms, and how they might affect our services. It helps us communicate information about the network state better to services that might be impacted by a specific network condition.As the kind of enterprise that straddles the line between telco size and enterprise size, it scales for us, because we're not all the way at telco yet.​It covers a lot of different types of hardware. It can do a lot and saves us time.​It is very stable. We have not had any major issues in over 10 years.

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The most valuable feature of this solution is the efficiency.

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Cons
The CA Technologies sales team destroyed their relationship with our business units.It needs better integration with other CA products.OS monitoring needs to be better developed, as well as their services, e.g., cluster monitoring, URLs, etc.Make it easier to certify devices.If they could interact with the MIBs of vendors better, and have a lot more pre-loaded ones, that would be amazing for us right now.The Spectrum OneClick is a Java-based client, and that's aging. Really, before any new feature integration, I'd love to see a comprehensive rebuild of the UI.The upgrade process could be smoother. More of the steps around upgrading could be automated.A better integration with the UIM, as far as being able to do root cause analysis and that type of analytics.

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This application should be made easier to use because it usually needs training and it is not easy to operate.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The cost of some of these products are a little cost prohibitive, which is unfortunate. We have to find lower cost solutions for some of the things that we have to pull in. For the most part, CA has capabilities in pretty much everything that you would need. You just have to figure out where are you going to spend the most money for what you have to actually get done. You can do all these things but, which ones do you have to do? And that's hard to choose sometimes because you want to do them all.

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14th
out of 20 in Event Monitoring
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302
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162
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2
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Avg. Rating
7.5
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Tivoli Business Service Manager, BSM
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Overview
CA Spectrum can enable your organization to discover, optimize and improve its infrastructure and the business services running on top of it. By delivering large-enterprise scalability, robust features and superior root cause analysis, this solution can help your organization effectively manage its dynamic, complex IT infrastructure including physical, virtual and cloud environments as well as network virtualization. IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager monitors business services and tracks them against business objectives and technology infrastructures. It shows the operational status of services using prebuilt reports, scorecards and dashboards for fast data analysis. Tivoli Business Service Manager helps you assess service levels throughout an organization for more effective service management.
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Sample Customers
National Informatics Centre India, Banese, Olympus, AlphaServe Technologies, SicrediSSGC
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company16%
Financial Services Firm14%
Insurance Company12%
Retailer7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company25%
Comms Service Provider22%
Healthcare Company10%
Insurance Company7%
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