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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM) vs. ManageEngine Desktop Central and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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"The stability of the solution is very good. It's reliable. We don't have crashes or experience freezing. There aren't bugs or glitches.""I have found the location analytics feature that is built into the APs to be the most valuable. It allows you to compare data and to single out individuals who are repeatedly coming into your store. We can observe different trends. This is what separates it from a lot of the other solutions."

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"The ability to run event viewer, task manager, services, command, file browser, certificate all remotely without interrupting users is the most valuable aspect. Software deployment and prohibiting, allowing us to standardize on the software that has been deployed through the environment and then prohibiting illegal software such as torrent applications has been valuable.""Desktop Central has improved these organizations and this is why it has been repeated multiple times at multiple organizations. If something works and is getting better it is worth repeating.""Since deploying Desktop Central our endpoints are all updated. We use configuration management to deploy shortcuts to our users' desktops with ease. Also, we use configuration management to map logical hard drives to our users. Our users are very happy with how much ease IT can solve their problems.""Honestly, I have to say all features together have become the Swiss army knife of desktop management. They all work hand in hand. Software deployment saves an unbelievable amount of time installing an application on hundreds of computers.""ManageEngine Desktop Central has greatly improved our organization by utilizing Service Desk Plus to monitor and keep track of issues that our end users report to our Help Desk Department. We also have written in the ode of our company's software to notify Support if an end-user experience an issue and does not report it.""The most valuable in Desktop Central is the way it is tightly coupled with the rest of the modules and the entire gamut of ManageEngine.""The most important feature we found to be useful in the COVID situation is the secure connection, which gives the IT support staff the ability to seamlessly connect with the users remotely and in a secure way.""It's a complete product that allows you to remote troubleshoot, has an inventory of systems."

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Cons
"We've really only experimented with their iOS client. This is due to the fact that their Windows client has a lot to be desired. We first tried experimenting with the Windows one but very quickly determined that it wasn't going to cut it for most Windows cases. The Windows portion of this product needs improvement. I'd say that it's not really viable.""The cost of installing this solution can be more expensive depending on who is doing the installation. Cisco is very expensive, and I'd like to see a reduction in cost."

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"I would like to see more click to complete actions such as - USB lockdown for Mac, the ability to check AV compliance on servers, bit locker controls, printer tracking or print page tracking, self-help for self-healing like "BMC my IT" and more options in the self-service menu other than just software - maybe add integration in ADSelfService at the self-service menu.""Computer imaging is powerful but breaks frequently. The reason for this breaking is not clear and requires heavy amounts of attention to keep operational. There is a lot of room for this tool to do more but the reliability of this process should be focused on first to ensure core competencies are being fixed before more features are added.""We would like to see options for deploying Microsoft 365 accounts into Outlook. For now we only can use it to deploy exchange accounts. Also we would like to see an option do decline Windows 7 ESU patches in a bulk.""I really feel like asset explorer should be a component of desktop central. That would make it the ultimate desktop management tool. This would also simplify the asset management role since an agent is already being deployed and assets could be added at the same time.""Not many things are needed for improvement, everything seems to be great as it is. One thing that would be good to have would be the ability to add MDM to a tablet running Android 5.0 using the EMM Token Enrollment. If we wanted to add MDM to an older tablet, we just have to go the "long route" to get it added.""The performance sometimes lags a bit because the solution is demanding on system resources.""The pricing is lower than other well-respected solutions in this category.""There is a slight delay in customer support, which is something that can be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The cost of installing this solution can be more expensive depending on who is doing the installation. Cisco is very expensive."

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"The licensing is very easy to understand and pricing is right for what you get.""Choose wisely between the Professional and Enterprise editions, based on your needs.""I have been using the free version and am in the stage where I have to decide if I will proceed with the paid license, or instead choose another product.""We pay about $250 a year for our license."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I have found the location analytics feature that is built into the APs to be the most valuable. It allows you to compare data and to single out individuals who are repeatedly coming into your store… more »
Top Answer: The setup cost can be expensive depending on who is doing the installation. Licensing can be done on a monthly basis. A lot of clients prefer to use the cloud-based option.
Top Answer: The cost of installing this solution can be more expensive depending on who is doing the installation. Cisco is very expensive, and I'd like to see a reduction in cost.
Top Answer: The initial setup is pretty straightforward.
Top Answer: The pricing of the solution could be better. The solution should be better at integrating with other solutions. Right now, it's not the best.
Top Answer: We primarily use the solution to run on all the desktops in our company. We have unique requirements, and this was the only solution that really met them.
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Also Known As
Meraki MDM
Desktop Central, ManageEngine Desktop Management MSP
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Overview

Every user is unique. Every device, a bit different. Systems Manager keeps the network in the loop about constantly changing devices, automatically tracking device posture and adjusting security policies to match.

A web-based windows desktop management software that helps in managing 1000s of desktops from a central location. It can manage desktops both in LAN and across WAN. It automates regular desktop management activities like installing software, patches, and service packs, standardize the desktops by applying uniform configurations such as wallpapers, shortcuts, printer, etc. In simple terms, it helps administrators to automate, standardize, secure, and audit their windows network.

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Sample Customers
Hafen Hamburg & Empire Riverside Hotel, Eastview Church, Tourism Holdings, Colegio Sagrada Familia Hijas de Jesús, Tommy Bahama's, Canadian School Mexico, Rosebank College
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Strathallan School, BMI Healthcare, Comercial Kywi, First Priority Federal Credit Union, Gerab National Enterprises
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company22%
Government7%
Educational Organization5%
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Financial Services Firm19%
Healthcare Company10%
Manufacturing Company10%
Engineering Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company19%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise25%
REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise53%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM) vs. ManageEngine Desktop Central and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM) is ranked 10th in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 2 reviews while ManageEngine Desktop Central is ranked 4th in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 12 reviews. Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM) is rated 8.6, while ManageEngine Desktop Central is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM) writes "A stable and scalable solution that allows you to pre-configure the devices before you get them into the company". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ManageEngine Desktop Central writes " Patch and upgrade many devices simultaneously in a DevSecOps pipeline which is effective but demanding on resources". Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM) is most compared with Microsoft Intune, Jamf Pro, VMware Workspace ONE, Google Cloud Identity and IBM MaaS360, whereas ManageEngine Desktop Central is most compared with Microsoft Intune, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, VMware Workspace ONE, ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus and Microsoft 365 Business. See our Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM) vs. ManageEngine Desktop Central report.

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