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Pros
"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.""The initial setup is straightforward and not too complicated."

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"The interface is very user-friendly and the solution is simple to use.""There are a lot of features, but I've found vMotion and VRS most valuable.""It is a stable solution.""The most valuable features that VMware's vCenter Configuration Manager have, when compared with other solutions, are their disaster recovery and business connectivity capabilities.""This solution supports multiple platforms in a single solution.""The feature that I have found most valuable is the virtual machine management across different hosts, located in different areas.""The solution is very easy to manage.""The solution is stable and we haven't run into issues with bugs or glitches."

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Cons
"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.""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."

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"The reporting could be improved.""There isn't a clear document covering all the errors. It would be helpful if the company provided better documentation for solving issues.""The technical support could be faster.""It lacks the capability to manage the other systems.""The cost of this solution should be improved.""They could improve the hybrid-cloud environment and its management, not only for the local host but also including the connection between public and private cloud.""The snapshot functionality on the solution needs improvement. After renewing the snapshot, all of the production was stuck. Right now, its functionality is one of our main concerns.""The solution should allow for more customization."

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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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"Their licensing costs are high. But I think for the scale that we are using, it's suitable. If you use it on a larger scale with many servers, you have to pay a lot of money for them. I think it's suitable for organizations that don't need expert people that want more money each year or each month because it's a straightforward solution. We prefer to pay for these products that are integrated and straightforward.""The price of the solution is expensive. However, it is reasonably priced compared to competitors."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I have found the solution to be scalable. We have around 50,000 users using the solution.
Top Answer: I currently need to increase my compliance level in the patching processes which this solution could improve on. For this purpose, I am looking for another solution to perform more efficiently and to… more »
Top Answer: vCenter has some good user experience, and the initial setup is straightforward.
Top Answer: Their licensing costs are high. But I think for the scale that we are using, it's suitable. If you use it on a larger scale with many servers, you have to pay a lot of money for them. I think it's… more »
Top Answer: It would be better to integrate this infrastructure with native cloud environments, but we can't do it. We are trying to improve our experience by converting our infrastructure through virtualization… more »
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Average Words per Review
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Average Words per Review
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Also Known As
System Center Configuration Manager
vCM
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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.
Automate configuration management across virtual and physical servers, workstations, and desktops.
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Sample Customers
Bank Alfalah Ltd., Wªrth Handelsges.m.b.H, Dimension Data, Japan Business Systems, St. Lucie County Public Schools, MISC Berhad
Bank Al Bilad, Thomas-Krenn.AG, Pronto!, Unimed Juiz de Fora
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm20%
Computer Software Company15%
Insurance Company10%
Transportation Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm5%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company20%
Comms Service Provider10%
Hospitality Company10%
Government10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider17%
Manufacturing Company8%
Financial Services Firm7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise56%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise82%
REVIEWERS
Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise45%
Find out what your peers are saying about SCCM vs. vCenter Configuration Manager and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
511,307 professionals have used our research since 2012.

SCCM is ranked 1st in Configuration Management with 27 reviews while vCenter Configuration Manager is ranked 5th in Configuration Management with 18 reviews. SCCM is rated 8.2, while vCenter Configuration Manager is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of SCCM writes "Works well with Windows, very stable, and can scale well". On the other hand, the top reviewer of vCenter Configuration Manager writes "Great for automating and very stable, but complex to implement". SCCM is most compared with Ansible, BigFix, Quest KACE Systems Management, Ivanti Patch for Windows and ManageEngine Desktop Central, whereas vCenter Configuration Manager is most compared with BigFix and BMC TrueSight Server Automation. See our SCCM vs. vCenter Configuration Manager report.

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