Vijay-DanielAssistant Vice President at a financial services firm
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The solution is great at being able to fetch almost any kind of file."
"The most valuable feature that comes with Netcool/Impact is the ISPF APA support. It is inherent to Netcool/Impact, so I can use the ISPF of any other product, which I can invoke and consume through Impact, and do integrations, which is great. I run the Netcool desktop application so I can integrate with other applications in the ticketing system. It's a great ability being able to invoke ISPF and integrate."
"The monitoring is the solution's most valuable feature."
"The most valuable feature is the event management capability."
"It is customer-centric. Customers can access the event list from their location or desktop and view the event. There is no need to go and connect to any other server and run events to have a view of all the events happening in the environment. We get a good response from customers about this feature and the main architecture of NetCool. Its processing is very good. Deduplication and correlation functionalities are good in this solution as compared to other solutions. A big advantage of NetCool is that it also supports multi-layered protocols. We can receive multiple events from different protocols like UDP, HTTP, and those events can be captured in NetCool."
"The solution is somewhat complicated. It's not exactly straightforward."
"For improvement, I'd say the dashboard and the overall GUI could use some work. Although, I don't think that there's much improvement that Netcool really needs to achieve in this area, because when we're talking GUI, Impact is able to integrate with any third-party system and it comes with ISPF APA. It's more beneficial than Netcool/OMNIbus in this respect, and it's quite easy to handle."
"The cost of the product is quite high. They should work to adjust their pricing models."
"The web portal and typical event controls are a little outdated."
"Its integration could be better. They should provide an easier integration for all the monitoring stuff, and it will make things easier for us. Currently, there is a complexity in integrating it with a vendor application, and we have to use another tool to integrate it with a vendor application. To integrate some applications with NetCool, I need to install an IBM tool on top of it. It would be good if they can provide an API or any kind of interface that we can leverage while developing a new protocol interface or application. We should be able to use an API or interface with NetCool. Its GUI can also be better. As compared to other tools, it is not user friendly, and it is not easy to do stuff through GUI. Whenever we do anything on the GUI, it takes time. They need to focus on the GUI part, especially the dashboard. They should focus on how users can effectively drill down from one box to another. The visual appeal of the dashboard is as important as the data and functionality."
"The licensing is yearly, and although I'm happy with the pricing I do think it could be better."
"You have to have the right level of budget to afford this solution."
"Its license cost is a little bit more than other solutions. Our customers expect a standard market price that is comparative to other products. For each and every NetCool OMNIbus component, we have to purchase a separate license. These components are not free with the product."
IBM Tivoli NetCool Impact is ranked 9th in Event Monitoring with 2 reviews while IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus is ranked 5th in Event Monitoring with 3 reviews. IBM Tivoli NetCool Impact is rated 8.0, while IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of IBM Tivoli NetCool Impact writes "Supports APA through ISPF and lets us easily integrate with other apps for ticketing purposes". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus writes "It is customer-centric and has support for multi-layered protocols, but it needs better integration and GUI". IBM Tivoli NetCool Impact is most compared with BigPanda, ScienceLogic and PagerDuty, whereas IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus is most compared with ScienceLogic, SCOM, BigPanda, PagerDuty and BMC TrueSight Operations Management. See our IBM Tivoli NetCool Impact vs. IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus report.
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