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"The solution is very stable. We never had any issues with stability."

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"This solution allows us to standardize all of the reports for monitoring the network, so it helps a lot for auditing purposes.""This solution satisfies all of the requirements that we need for our Windows-based systems, so if you are using the Windows platform then this is an easy solution.""It takes a lot of the headache out of managing your data centers and software in other places.""The most valuable features for us are the monitoring, the health explorer, and the console.""This solution helps our application teams by allowing them to drill further into issues and perform a root cause analysis.""This solution saves us a lot of work because it reduces the effort that is required in order to start monitoring.""This is a product that does more generally than any of the competing solutions.""The solution is scalable. If you want to monitor more you have to buy more licenses, but you can add on. We don't plan to increase usage."

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"I would like to see more standard libraries for the market solutions, out of the box, that you don't need to do a lot of work on.""I would like to see better support for monitoring Unix-based systems.""On-prem network monitoring is something that could be improved drastically.""The console feature is very poor, and it would be very good for us if this were improved.""The end-user components, including the dashboards, the administration console, and the web console, need to be improved.""All of the areas of reporting are very bad and need to be improved.""It lacks certain details that other products do better, like granular access and better application monitoring.""Of course, price is always an issue with Microsoft and could be improved."

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"Our licensing fees are approximately $30 per user, per month.""If you have a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, then this is part of the agreement.""It is more expensive than the competition.""SCOM is part of the System Center suite and I am satisfied with the pricing.""We have an enterprise agreement that includes this product as part of it.""The pricing is good, and it's part of their system center suite.""We have to pay for a license and the price is fine for us.""We have an EA with Microsoft, and it comes as part of the EA."

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Tivoli Composite Application Manager
System Center Operations Manager, SCOM 2012
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Overview
IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Application Diagnostics on z/OS manages real-time problem detection, analysis, and repair to help maintain the availability, performance and general health of on-demand composite applications. it can gain in-depth diagnostic information for specific application requests to identify the root cause of problems. This software provides a consistent way to manage composite applications throughout Java EE application environments. Set alerts to help detect and fix potentially troublesome situations before they affect users. It can resolve performance issues faster and reduce downtime costs.
System Center Operations Manager provides infrastructure monitoring that is flexible and cost-effective, helps ensure the predictable performance and availability of vital applications, and offers comprehensive monitoring for your datacenter and cloud, both private and public.
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IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager is ranked 40th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 1 review while SCOM is ranked 1st in Event Monitoring with 20 reviews. IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager is rated 7.0, while SCOM is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager writes "A stable solution with an easy setup but a poor interface". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SCOM writes "Best all-around, multi-features single interface, cross-platform monitoring solution for complex environment groupings". IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager is most compared with IBM Application Performance Management, BMC TrueSight Operations Management, Azure Monitor and Dynatrace, whereas SCOM is most compared with Zabbix, Dynatrace, Nagios XI, PRTG Network Monitor and BMC TrueSight Operations Management.

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