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Find out what your peers are saying about SCCM vs. vCenter Configuration Manager and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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The most valuable feature is the scalability.The product is useful for patch management.The initial setup is straightforward and not too complicated.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.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.The most valuable features are application deployment and task-sequenced imaging.The most valuable features are Remote Connect, SUP, Cloud functionality, Report, Query, and third-party patching.This solution has made life easy with respect to patching, compliance, and OSD.

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My experience working with this solution has been good and I recommend it.The online configuration, especially in the latest version, is very good.The solution is excellent at automating processes.Beneficial patch management and template features.The solution is stable and we haven't run into issues with bugs or glitches.The solution is very easy to manage.The feature that I have found most valuable is the virtual machine management across different hosts, located in different areas.This solution supports multiple platforms in a single solution.

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The deployment process is lengthy and should be quicker to complete.Microsoft should extend support for additional platforms.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.We'd like the solution to make it easier to manage remote users.The main room for improvement is the on-screen display. I think it would be good if some improvements were made.The operations could be faster and you need some patience with this tool.The cost of the product can be improved.This solution needs to be supported on all Operating systems.

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The Self Service Interface is not very good and it needs improvement.The solution could be more integrated with the Microsoft environment.There are some complexities within the system center. For example, we use two different applications for updates and the deployment of the machine. We also have another third party solution.Not very user friendly, too many configurations.The solution should allow for more customization.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.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 cost of this solution should be improved.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The licensing is good because they have various options, depending on what you are looking for.SCCM comes with its own version of SQL Server. If you use that SQL Server with SCCM and don't use it for another applications than you get an SQL Server for free.Overall, I think it's fine. It's pretty much in-line because there are ways to offset it with the Office 365 licensing.

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It's a large application. It consumes a lot of resources. Sometimes the price is too high for our customers. If they buy it directly from VMware, its hard to convince the customer that we will bring down the total cost of ownership, in the end.I am not knowledgeable with the pricing of the product.

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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.
Top Answer: The solution is stable and we haven't run into issues with bugs or glitches.
Top Answer: We've had the solution for four to five years, but I'm unsure of the licensing costs surrounding it.
Top Answer: I don't think there are any features that the solution is lacking. The solution is already quite user-friendly and offers good technical support, but it could always be further refined and improved… more »
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Also Known As
System Center Configuration ManagervCM
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 BerhadBank Al Bilad, Thomas-Krenn.AG, Pronto!, Unimed Juiz de Fora
Top Industries
Financial Services Firm20%
Computer Software Company20%
Construction Company10%
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider12%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise50%
Small Business5%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise85%
Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise43%
Find out what your peers are saying about SCCM vs. vCenter Configuration Manager and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
437,064 professionals have used our research since 2012.
SCCM is ranked 2nd in Configuration Management with 14 reviews while vCenter Configuration Manager is ranked 5th in Configuration Management with 14 reviews. SCCM is rated 8.4, while vCenter Configuration Manager is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of SCCM writes "It saves a lot of money when you can install things automatically and they are installed the exact same way on every computer". 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 Chef, whereas vCenter Configuration Manager is most compared with BigFix and Ansible. See our SCCM vs. vCenter Configuration Manager report.

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