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"The main purpose for this automation tool would be: deploying, controlling, ordering change for the system and IT Infrastructure.""Puppet Enterprise has reduced the time of production changes or environment changes.""The versatility is great."

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"The most valuable feature is the graphical-based reports of software updates that have been successful, the ones that have failed, and a summary of where the failures are what security breaches may occur.""This solution helps us by automating the patching of our system.""This has made the management of our environment easier.""This solution has made life easy with respect to patching, compliance, and OSD.""The most valuable features are Remote Connect, SUP, Cloud functionality, Report, Query, and third-party patching.""The most valuable features are application deployment and task-sequenced imaging.""Patching is the main feature because SCCM is made to control the entire environment without manually interpreting. So it is good to use for patching.""Microsoft is being very competitive right now, and they are really investing in a lot of new features to be more competitive in the marketplace."

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"At the beginning the initial setup was kind of complex.""There's a lot of scope for enhancement on the DevSecOps side. They should definitely include features for compliance, for both the Linux and Windows side of the devices, as well as for network devices. Compliance is something they need to work on."

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"I would like to see an agentless version of the solution.""This solution should be simpler, and more consistent across modules/sections.""Not everything is readily available, and there are a lot of commands that are only executable via PowerShell.""This solution needs to be supported on all Operating systems.""The cost of the product can be improved.""The operations could be faster and you need some patience with this tool.""The main room for improvement is the on-screen display. I think it would be good if some improvements were made.""We'd like the solution to make it easier to manage remote users."

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"The licensing is good because they have various options, depending on what you are looking for.""Pricing is negotiable with Microsoft, depending upon which of their packages you choose.""When you compare this solution with other tools in the market you might actually find a lot of variation in the pricing and that's why people opt for the other tools rather than Microsoft tools."

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Top Answer: The most valuable features are application deployment and task-sequenced imaging.
Top Answer: The operations could be faster and you need some patience with this tool. I wish that sending media to remote distribution points was faster.
Top Answer: The primary uses are PC imaging, application deployment and updates, Windows patching, and baselining.
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Puppet Data Center Automation helps sysadmins automate configuration and management of machines and the software running on them. With our software, businesses can make rapid, repeatable changes and automatically enforce the consistency of systems and devices, across physical and virtual machines, on prem or in the cloud.

With System Center Configuration Manager, you can manage PCs and servers, keeping software up-to-date, setting configuration and security policies, and monitoring system status while giving your employees access to corporate applications on the devices that they choose.
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Los Alamos National Laboratory, GitHub, IP Commerce, Cedexis, Spiceworks, Server Density, Swisstopo, Chockstone, Constant Contact, NICS, CitrixBank Alfalah Ltd., Wªrth Handelsges.m.b.H, Dimension Data, Japan Business Systems, St. Lucie County Public Schools, MISC Berhad
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Computer Software Company29%
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Media Company6%
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Financial Services Firm15%
Insurance Company15%
Computer Software Company15%
Construction Company15%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government9%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Small Business63%
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Large Enterprise25%
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Small Business7%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Puppet Enterprise vs. SCCM and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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Puppet Enterprise is ranked 9th in Configuration Management with 2 reviews while SCCM is ranked 1st in Configuration Management with 18 reviews. Puppet Enterprise is rated 8.0, while SCCM is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Puppet Enterprise writes "It has reduced the time of production changes or environment changes". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SCCM writes "Works well with Windows, very stable, and can scale well". Puppet Enterprise is most compared with Ansible, BigFix, UrbanCode Deploy, Chef and BMC TrueSight Server Automation, whereas SCCM is most compared with Ansible, BigFix, Quest KACE Systems Management, Chef and SaltStack. See our Puppet Enterprise vs. SCCM report.

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