Anonymous UserOperations Leader - Global Automation at a computer software company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable feature is that everything can be consolidated into one dashboard."
"The initial setup is pretty straightforward. It's not complex at all."
"You can create an application topology that shows relationships between different components."
"It's a very good product overall."
"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."
"Availability monitoring is the feature I have found most valuable, as well as the capacity and ability to send notifications."
"The advantages of SCOM are that it is definitely user friendly and a more appropriate solution for what we need."
"The most valuable feature is the monitoring of Windows and Linux servers."
"It is a user-friendly product that requires almost no maintenance."
"The most valuable feature is the extensibility, as there are really no limits as to what you can do with it."
"It is very good at monitoring Microsoft Server."
"I enjoy its integration with the Microsoft Active Directory functions, which means users, computers, or other group policies can connect with Windows Active Directory."
"The service takes a very long time to start and it requires a lot of resources."
"The pricing is a bit expensive for smaller companies."
"The initial setup of this tool is complex for people who lack experience with it."
"The pricing could be improved."
"Then there is also an issue with capacity and limited space. That is something that needs to be improved."
"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."
"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."
"The dashboard features are not user-friendly for our management team, only for the technical department."
"It would be a much better product if Microsoft provided management packs with the product."
"The interface is a little bit cumbersome and certain actions could be simplified."
"The initial setup should be easier to complete."
"There are some negative points about this product. Sometimes, the capabilities of the software don't appear, and you can't directly see the results. You have to wait for a long period to refresh the policy to push it to the software or other patches."
"The licensing cost for this solution is approximately $1,000 USD."
"The cost is very high."
"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."
Micro Focus Operations Manager is infrastructure monitoring software that proactively performs root cause analysis to help you reduce the time to repair and the cost of operations management.
Micro Focus Operations Manager is ranked 6th in Event Monitoring with 4 reviews while SCOM is ranked 1st in Event Monitoring with 14 reviews. Micro Focus Operations Manager is rated 8.2, while SCOM is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Micro Focus Operations Manager writes "Good custom dashboards and reports with an easy initial setup". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SCOM writes "Feature rich, scalable and user-friendly, but open-source products are free and do the same thing". Micro Focus Operations Manager is most compared with Operations Bridge, BMC TrueSight Operations Management, IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus, BigFix and ScienceLogic, whereas SCOM is most compared with Zabbix, Dynatrace, Nagios XI, PRTG Network Monitor and BMC TrueSight Operations Management. See our Micro Focus Operations Manager vs. SCOM report.
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