Compare Pandora FMS vs. Spiceworks

Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Most Helpful Review
Use Spiceworks? Share your opinion.
Find out what your peers are saying about Pandora FMS vs. Spiceworks and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
446,956 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members

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

Pros
"This solution allows me to have true visibility for any metrics when it comes to my cloud, and private.""This solution makes it a lot easier to figure out trends within very different data sources, which makes it easy to see why something is misbehaving.""The features I find most valuable is the querying and alerting capabilities.""People are very pleased with the implementation.""The most valuable aspects of the solution are its ease of use and its ease of implementation.""No issues with stability."

More VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront Pros »

"Thanks to this software and to the work of the support team, we have everything under control.""The most valuable feature is that it is an all-in-one monitoring system.""This product has allowed us to identify and correct certain issues that were affecting our solution.""You can configure several types of architecture for high availability or load balancing.""It provides us with proactive monitoring and is very easy to configure and maintain.""I like this solution a lot because it has a very large Hispanic community and the platform looks very friendly.""This solution has screens that are easy to understand and provide a wealth of information.""The official forum is active enough to answer most of the high-end technical questions that you may have."

More Pandora FMS Pros »

"The solution is very stable. It's reliable and efficient.""The solution can find all asset details automatically, whether it's a Mac address, computer name, IP address, models, etc. It's very helpful.""The most valuable features are the inventory and personalization.""It shows the users that are currently logged in, which is not something that Active Directory by default will ever let you know up front.""The nice thing about Spiceworks is always it's free. Monitoring of printers for low toner. Finding machines that have low memory or low hard disk space."

More Spiceworks Pros »

Cons
"I would like to see integration with Kubernetes cluster and APIs so that you can manage the entire stack.""I would like to see more out-of-the-box dashboards for in-depth application monitoring of standard products that are out there.""In the new version, I would love to see more prediction capabilities. It would be great if one could see the alerts get a little more enriched with information and become more human-friendly instead of the technical stuff that they put in there. I think those would be really awesome outcomes to get.""The implementation is a long process that should be improved.""They could make it more easy to plug-in data so that a nontechnical person will be able to use it, like accountants or finance people. That way they don't have to ask us.""It could use a URL document server. Everything in the market is moving towards automation and everybody's looking for the single click operations as well relational data locality."

More VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront Cons »

"In the future, we may have double the number of devices, and we do not want to have any issues with performance in the data display.""Improvements are needed for server and network discovery, including service-based discovery.""An update to the Android app would be appreciated.""A nice feature in the next release would be an automation module to run workflow actions.""I think some improvements to the Android app would be good.""I find that this software is resource heavy, and demands a lot of processing capacity.""I would like to have a dashboard with all assets displayed, with a quick hover-over status.""Pandora FMS is an overall great monitoring solution, but it does not have a community that is as large as Zabbix or Nagios."

More Pandora FMS Cons »

"I would like the solution to allow for more direct interaction with computers. I can open tickets and I can see their status, but I can't interact directly with the computers themselves.""It would be nice to have remote access to the solution via a tablet. They also need remote control from a PC. Right now, to complete the technical support process, you have to have a tool to access the PC, and check the problems.""Having an integrated asset management tool, where I can plug in things that are offline, would be good.""The network mapping could be improved. Putting together an actual bonafide network map would be really nice.""There are a lot of disadvantages to Spiceworks because it's not an agent-based solution."

More Spiceworks Cons »

Pricing and Cost Advice
"Educational pricing is available for this solution.""We were given a year's worth of service. It was included within our ELA. We were trying to do a proof of concept, which is almost over now.""Different locations require different setups. In your terms, around 300 to around 400K USD."

More VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront Pricing and Cost Advice »

"Only one payment and it includes support, updates, new versions, and access to the complete library of plugins except for SAP and z/OS.""Pandora FMS is easy to implement and the pricing of licenses is competitive.""You get the license and it includes updates, new versions, and access to the complete library of modules.""My rule of thumb would be that if you need more than thirty agents, and you lack an automation tool such as Chef or Puppet, you will save a lot of time and money going to the Enterprise edition.""In terms of money, the Enterprise version is the cheapest that I have found after a market study.""The open-source version offers 100% functionality and the hardware requirements for a solution like this one are very modest.""Growing the solution or migrating to the Enterprise version is easy, and various plans are available.""The Open Source Community Edition is great to just explore the software, or use it on medium-sized infrastructures."

More Pandora FMS Pricing and Cost Advice »

Information Not Available
report
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which IT Infrastructure Monitoring solutions are best for your needs.
446,956 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It’s in INR. Our data is on four sites and these are in the development phase. Different locations require different… more »
Top Answer: It could use a URL document server. Everything in the market is moving towards automation and everybody's looking for… more »
Ask a question

Earn 20 points

Top Answer: The most valuable features are the inventory and personalization.
Top Answer: Having an integrated asset management tool, where I can plug in things that are offline, would be good. If I have taken… more »
Top Answer: I primarily use this solution for the Spiceworks Inventory system, as well as for helpdesk-related stuff. I have used it… more »
Popular Comparisons
Compared 56% of the time.
Compared 8% of the time.
Compared 7% of the time.
Compared 6% of the time.
Compared 1% of the time.
Compared 41% of the time.
Compared 14% of the time.
Compared 7% of the time.
Compared 4% of the time.
Compared 2% of the time.
Also Known As
Wavefront, Wavefront by VMware, VMware Tanzu Observability
Learn
VMware
Artica Soluciones Tecnologicas
Spiceworks
Overview

VMware Tanzu Observability provides metrics-driven analytics at massive scale, so you can get the most out of your cloud-native apps.

Pandora FMS Enterprise is the perfect on-premise monitoring software for companies with at least 100 devices. 

Stop wasting your time and resources on complex and silo'd monitoring systems that are poorly integrated.

It’s an all-in-one package offering modern and flexible IT monitoring, replacing the need for multiple, difficult-to-integrate, and more costly monitoring systems.

From network inventory and network monitoring to help desk software, and mobile device management (MDM) to cloud services detection, Spiceworks helps you manage everything about your IT workday from one easy place.
Offer
Learn more about VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront
Learn more about Pandora FMS
Learn more about Spiceworks
Sample Customers
Box, Intuit, Workday, Groupon, British Gas, SpaceApe, Marketo, DoordDash, LyftRakuten, Prosegur, Repsol, Teléfonica, Allianz, Ottawa Hospital, HughesBroward Center for the Performing Arts, Symantec, Webroot, EMC, Pertino
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm12%
Retailer5%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company38%
Healthcare Company25%
Engineering Company13%
Manufacturing Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Engineering Company43%
Comms Service Provider15%
Computer Software Company12%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company11%
Construction Company7%
K 12 Educational Company Or School7%
Transportation Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider22%
Computer Software Company19%
University9%
Government8%
Company Size
No Data Available
REVIEWERS
Small Business90%
Midsize Enterprise10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business98%
Large Enterprise2%
REVIEWERS
Small Business51%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise20%
Find out what your peers are saying about Pandora FMS vs. Spiceworks and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
446,956 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Pandora FMS is ranked 7th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 15 reviews while Spiceworks is ranked 16th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 5 reviews. Pandora FMS is rated 9.4, while Spiceworks is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Pandora FMS writes "Single-point continuous supervision makes it efficient for detecting and solving problems". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Spiceworks writes "Has good policy enforcement but the network mapping could be improved". Pandora FMS is most compared with Zabbix, Centreon, Nagios Core, SolarWinds NPM and Amazon CloudWatch, whereas Spiceworks is most compared with Zabbix, SolarWinds NPM, JIRA Service Desk, Nagios Core and Centreon. See our Pandora FMS vs. Spiceworks report.

See our list of best IT Infrastructure Monitoring vendors.

We monitor all IT Infrastructure Monitoring 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.