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"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.""The initial setup is straightforward and not too complicated.""The product is useful for patch management.""The most valuable feature is the scalability."

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"There are many valuable features, including the network configuration manager, and the network performance manager.""One of the most valuable features are the reports. They're pretty good. Also, the ease of installation and customization for the client is another feature that we value. SolarWinds has a lot of features but these are the ones I like the most. We also like that the KPIs have the ability to be preset.""The more valuable feature of this solution is the Exchange feature.""I'd rate technical support at eight out of ten. They are helpful and fast.""Solarwinds has an open database that allows you to do serious integrations. It doesn't matter which service desk you have, you can implement and integrate it with SolarWinds.""This product can monitor application environments no matter where they reside and provides capabilities for deep insight into infrastructure.""The solution is great for monitoring. If something is going wrong, we can immediately find the root cause.""The most valuable feature is the Access Rights Manager."

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Cons
"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.""With Microsoft Premier Support, you get what you pay for. There's Third Tier Support that you pay for. If you pay for that, you get excellent support, and if you don't pay for that, then you get the less experienced staff.""Microsoft should extend support for additional platforms.""The deployment process is lengthy and should be quicker to complete."

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"The setup was complex. We had local support to assist us.""They should incorporate more artificial intelligence. There should also be more predictive features.""Some custom applications cannot be monitored, and a lot more applications need to be included.""It would be helpful if the solution could integrate more with the security compliances, like this IDSS, etc.""When you implement SolarWinds on a larger scale my customers complain about the speed.""This product has no real downside unless they fail to continue development of its capabilities.""The templates could use improvement. Currently, they are quite complex. They should have drag-and-drop functionality instead. It would make it easier to use.""Support for the IBM Mainframe is needed."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""Its price is okay because it is part of our licensing.""Presently, I am using a free trial version.""We have to pay for a license."

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"The product might cost you $30,000 USD to buy, but scaling this solution requires the purchase of additional polling engines at $20,000 USD each.""The licenses start from USD 3000.00 and go up to USD 20,000.00 for the year. It's a perpetual license. Nothing is free in SolarWinds, anything that you need is an additional cost.""Pricing is inexpensive, starting at 2440 euros. For that, you get the ability to monitor a couple of nodes and one year of maintenance and support.""I like the pricing for this SolarWinds product.""Price can always be lower. It is neither on the expensive side nor on the cheap side. We have worked with them for a lot of years, so we get a discount due to the size of the installation."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: We are happy with the collaboration of SCCM with Patch My PC, which allows us to do patch work.
Top Answer: Pricing is not in my work description and is left up to management and my colleagues.
Top Answer: While the solution is quite good, it can be difficult to understand the logic of this product when it comes to software inventory. Upon examination of the on-premise and Azure environments, I feel… more »
Top Answer: The solution has good alerts. Notifications are sent via email to technicians. You can filter the kinds of alerts you want to receive as well. It's excellent.
Top Answer: The cost should be a bit less. It's high right now, or higher than it should be.
Top Answer: In terms of the dashboards on offer, they should work to improve them. The types of dashboards that you get in terms of the graphs on offer aren't ideal right now. The pricing of the solution should… more »
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Also Known As
System Center Configuration Manager
SolarWinds SAM
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Overview
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.

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) delivers powerful application and server monitoring capabilities for IT pros, enabling them to diagnose and troubleshoot performance issues faster. Do not let slow applications and downtime impact your end-users and business services. Pinpoint the root cause of application issues across various layers of the IT stack. SolarWinds SAM is affordable and easy to deploy, use, and customize. You can automatically discover your system's environment and start monitoring in about an hour. No professional services or consultation needed.

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Bank Alfalah Ltd., Wªrth Handelsges.m.b.H, Dimension Data, Japan Business Systems, St. Lucie County Public Schools, MISC Berhad
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Find out what your peers are saying about SCCM vs. SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
522,946 professionals have used our research since 2012.

SCCM is ranked 2nd in Server Monitoring with 27 reviews while SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is ranked 6th in Server Monitoring with 12 reviews. SCCM is rated 8.0, while SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of SCCM writes "Works well with Windows, very stable, and can scale well". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor writes "A Performance Monitor, Control Virtual Environments, and helps you build your CMDB". SCCM is most compared with Ansible, BigFix, Quest KACE Systems Management, Ivanti Patch for Windows and ManageEngine Desktop Central, whereas SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is most compared with Dynatrace, Azure Monitor, AppDynamics, BMC TrueSight Operations Management and SolarWinds AppOptics. See our SCCM vs. SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor report.

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