Compare IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus vs. SCOM

IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus is ranked 5th in Event Monitoring with 2 reviews while SCOM is ranked 1st in Event Monitoring with 11 reviews. IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus is rated 9.6, while SCOM is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus writes "Good event management features and supports SNMP devices well". 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 NetCool OMNIbus is most compared with ScienceLogic, IBM Tivoli NetCool Impact, BMC TrueSight Operations Management, Micro Focus Operations Manager and BigPanda, whereas SCOM is most compared with Zabbix, Dynatrace, Nagios XI, PRTG Network Monitor and AppDynamics. See our IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus vs. SCOM report.
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The most valuable feature is the event management capability.The monitoring is the solution's most valuable feature.

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The advantages of SCOM are that it is definitely user friendly and a more appropriate solution for what we need.Availability monitoring is the feature I have found most valuable, as well as the capacity and ability to send notifications.SCOM has improved our organization by simplifying the monitoring process. The system tells you what the bi-weekly or monthly usage was and that enables us to report this information to the manager. It shows if there was a connectivity issue that needs to be fixed and it's easier to concentrate on what needs to get fixed. System errors, therefore, get fixed faster.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.This is a product that does more generally than any of the competing solutions.This solution saves us a lot of work because it reduces the effort that is required in order to start monitoring.This solution helps our application teams by allowing them to drill further into issues and perform a root cause analysis.The most valuable features for us are the monitoring, the health explorer, and the console.

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The web portal and typical event controls are a little outdated.The cost of the product is quite high. They should work to adjust their pricing models.

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I would like more customized reports. People should have some customization option on the dashboards for whenever they put multiple lists into it. Beyond customizing the content, there should be the ability to customize the colors so that they can engage some priority and mark challenges separately.In terms of features that could be improved, I would say the agent integration into the operating system. We are having difficulties integrating Linux into some of the networking devices.Then there is also an issue with capacity and limited space. That is something that needs to be improved.Of course, price is always an issue with Microsoft and could be improved.It lacks certain details that other products do better, like granular access and better application monitoring.All of the areas of reporting are very bad and need to be improved.The end-user components, including the dashboards, the administration console, and the web console, need to be improved.The console feature is very poor, and it would be very good for us if this were improved.

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You have to have the right level of budget to afford this solution.

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If you have a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, then this is part of the agreement.Our licensing fees are approximately $30 per user, per month.

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Also Known As
Tivoli NetCool OMNIbusSystem Center Operations Manager, SCOM 2012
Tivoli Netcool OMNIbus provides near real-time service assurance for business infrastructure, applications, servers, network devices and protocols, Internet protocols, storage and security devices.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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Sample Customers
Consolidated Communications, €sterreichische Bundesbahnen (€BB), CapgeminiDialog Telekom
Top Industries
Computer Software Company55%
Comms Service Provider18%
Media Company5%
Financial Services Firm11%
Healthcare Company11%
Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider12%
Manufacturing Company6%
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