We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"The most valuable features are visibility and remote access."
"The remote control we have helps us a lot."
"We can do auto patch updates using SOTI. SOTI has been well placed in terms of the number of endpoints it can handle."
"The most valuable features are remote control and geo-fencing."
"All features are useful. It is useful for preventing the use of unauthorized software on corporate-owned devices. It provides an option to lock the devices for unauthorized software. The devices can only be used under the supervision of the device manager."
"The installation is very straightforward."
"SOTI's most valuable feature has to be mobile device management and visibility through the main console. There's a central dashboard that you can use to monitor the devices and keep track of usage, battery consumption, and battery life."
"It is very reliable, and their support is excellent."
"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."
"There is room for improvement when it comes to the ability to customize devices and choosing what information goes onto them."
"The solution could use better reporting."
"In the next release, they should make it easier to migrate."
"Adding more features for iOS devices would be an improvement."
"The pricing policy of SOTI is not stable. You buy it today at one price, and the following year, it becomes something like 5% or 7% higher. From my point of view, SOTI is a little bit weak in terms of implementation on the new Windows 10 devices, and they have to work on this. It can't compete with Intune and other solutions when it comes to Windows implementation. It almost doesn't work with iOS. It works well with Android."
"It would be helpful if the product offered more integration and more features around the iOS and macOS platforms."
"Companies like SOTI and Mobile Iron are working with Google to help them manage these devices and eliminate the use of bar code scanner sales and mobile device sales. That's kind of crazy."
"Its user interface needs to be improved."
"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."
"There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."
"Its pricing policy is not stable. The licensing is on a one-yearly, two-yearly, or three-yearly basis. There is no monthly fee."
"SOTI is fairly priced. It's not super expensive. If you have a thousand devices that are licensed, it's going to start climbing up in price. Typically, it's like 25 bucks a seat for a year."
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.
SOTI MobiControl, our award-winning mobility management solution provides the ability to securely manage mobile devices and connected peripherals, applications, content, and email. With MobiControl's advanced security and management features, businesses have granular control of how mobile devices are used for business, and how data is accessed to ensure sensitive corporate information is kept in authorized hands only.
ManageEngine Desktop Central is ranked 4th in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 12 reviews while SOTI MobiControl is ranked 7th in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 8 reviews. ManageEngine Desktop Central is rated 8.6, while SOTI MobiControl is rated 8.2. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SOTI MobiControl writes "Effective mobile device management and high visibility using the main dashboard". ManageEngine Desktop Central is most compared with Microsoft Intune, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, VMware Workspace ONE, ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus and ConnectWise Automate, whereas SOTI MobiControl is most compared with Microsoft Intune, VMware Workspace ONE, Ivanti Avalanche, IBM MaaS360 and BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Suite. See our ManageEngine Desktop Central vs. SOTI MobiControl report.
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