Compare Microsoft SMS vs. Sonatype Nexus Repository

You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Most Helpful Review
Quotes From Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

"It has been working for us, and it has never been down so far."

More Microsoft SMS Pros »

"The most important feature of Nexus Repository Manager is the storing and sharing of components. For Nexus IQ, it's the scanning of projects and the rating of vulnerabilities and license violations that we may have in our products.""The key benefit we get from it is speed to delivery. It has improved our overall time to get new applications out with new code. That's true whether from a platform perspective, where we are quickly deploying up-to-date docker containers, or whether we are looking to deploy new code out to deliver a new application."

More Sonatype Nexus Repository Pros »

"Its dashboard can be improved and made a little bit better."

More Microsoft SMS Cons »

"[A] main feature that is missing in Nexus IQ is the ability to explore the history of the different reports that have been generated for a given product. For the time being, in the Nexus IQ UI, we are only able to browse the latest reports that have been generated for a given product. It would be really useful for us to be able to go back in time by browsing through the reports and to have a tool that would give us the evolution of the metrics.""We've had some challenges around the database they use. We've had some big outages and it's due to the fact that we haven't found the database they use is all that stable... We've had some really positive conversations with Sonatype around that and they've provided us with the support and special services to help us migrate off of that, on to another type of database platform which we have more control over."

More Sonatype Nexus Repository Cons »

Pricing and Cost Advice
"It comes free with the Microsoft account. We have a yearly agreement, and all products are covered under it."

More Microsoft SMS Pricing and Cost Advice »

"Nexus Repository Manager Pro is quite affordable because it's about €100, per user, per year. Purchasing licenses was not really a big issue for us. Regarding Nexus IQ, it's much more expensive. We purchased 250 licenses and they cost us about €120,000.""One of the challenges we had around licensing was how to deal with anonymous requests. According to the letter of the contract, an anonymous request consumes a license. We had to do some work to get over the fact that any anonymous interactions with the Repository product had to be put back to an end-user account."

More Sonatype Nexus Repository Pricing and Cost Advice »

Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Software Distribution solutions are best for your needs.
511,607 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It has been working for us, and it has never been down so far.
Top Answer: It comes free with the Microsoft account. We have a yearly agreement, and all products are covered under it.
Top Answer: Its dashboard can be improved and made a little bit better.
Top Answer: Hello, thanks for reaching out about Nexus Repository. For information about recent releases, please visit
Average Words per Review
Average Words per Review
Popular Comparisons
Also Known As
Microsoft Systems Management Server, MS SMS, MS SMS, MS SMS
Nexus Repository, Nexus Repository Manager
Learn More
Shopfloor management solution that provides simple to understand, real time graphical view of work requirements set against the actual working capacity of the machine tools.
Nexus Repository is powered by Repository Manager, the same technology engine found in our OSS version deployed at more than 100,000 organziations world-wide. It is Built on the shoulders of Maven, Repository Manager supports all popular component formats and brings your entire development organization together. It includes staging and release functionality that provides support for operations and quality assurance processes prior to production and gives you instant insight into potential component security, license, and quality issues, enabling teams to take corrective action early and quickly.
Learn more about Microsoft SMS
Learn more about Sonatype Nexus Repository
Sample Customers
Curtin University, MyCNX, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Kecioren Municipality, Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing, Delphi Automotive, Turkcell, Arcoflex Automation Solutions, Atasun Optik
Goldman Sachs, Toyota, Disney, Deutsche Bank
Top Industries
No Data Available
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
No Data Available
Small Business25%
Large Enterprise75%

Microsoft SMS is ranked 2nd in Software Distribution with 1 review while Sonatype Nexus Repository is ranked 1st in Software Distribution with 2 reviews. Microsoft SMS is rated 8.0, while Sonatype Nexus Repository is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Microsoft SMS writes "Reliable, stable, and free with our subscription". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sonatype Nexus Repository writes "Vastly improved our whole release cycle; automated processes help to deliver code". Microsoft SMS is most compared with EMCO Remote Installer, Symantec Ghost Solution Suite and EMCO MSI Package Builder, whereas Sonatype Nexus Repository is most compared with JFrog Artifactory, Archiva, Bitbucket Data Center, JFrog Bintray and Inedo ProGet.

See our list of best Software Distribution vendors.

We monitor all Software Distribution reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.