SolarWinds NPM vs Spiceworks

SolarWinds NPM is ranked 2nd in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 28 reviews vs Spiceworks which is ranked 16th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 6 reviews. The top reviewer of SolarWinds NPM writes "It provides SNMP monitoring and I like the web interface". The top reviewer of Spiceworks writes "The stability of the program is remarkably good, but it gets bogged down in an enterprise environment with over 2000 endpoints". SolarWinds NPM is most compared with PRTG, Nagios XI and ManageEngine OpManager. Spiceworks is most compared with Zabbix, Nagios XI and ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus. See our SolarWinds NPM vs Spiceworks report.
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Pros
I believe the ease of setup and use, including everything, from the initial installation to the discovery of devices is the most valuable.I love the GUI. Almost everything is accessible through the web interface. It is very user-friendly. It is easy to drag and drop resources wherever you want them.The SolarWinds NPM framework, upon which most of their flagship products are built, empowers a wide variety of admins and users to quickly find value in their installed products.It combines and presents information from many different sources, giving a corporate-wide vision on a single pane of glass.From web interfaces to custom monitors and alarms, this product has a high level of flexibility that can be molded to suit your business needs, regardless of the size of your organization.With just three modules, I can monitor server performance (whether it’s a VM, in the cloud, or an on-premises server.

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Tickets by e-mail, with actions by hastag.Helpdesk and inventory are both equally valuable, and they form the true core of the product.

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Cons
The SolarWinds notification and alerting configuration could be simplified as it would be easier to find if it was within the NPM web application instead of in a separate client application.The reporting is good, but I want it to be a little easier when creating custom reports. The reports are all on the website now, but it takes some know how to get some to display the way you would like.Real-time analytics is the major weakness of the SolarWinds NPM platform today. They've done a fantastic job enabling the collection of data. Users are now demanding the ability to generate their own graphs, views, and so on; all of this must be done by an admin today.Time: A worldwide deployment can be confusing for dispersed users with non-local times. Each node should have a local time (with summer offset if appropriate) & each user should view & report in their local time.Better offline license management. I’ve had to get in touch with customer support several times simply to remove an expired license from our NPM servers.If they’re going for a “cover everything” approach, then they need to do so and enable a bit more of the "cover everything approach" within every one of the tools.

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The SNMP sniffer requires a lot of work to get right.They've also tried to integrate it with social logins, like Twitter and LinkedIn, and that type of login authentication has no place in a corporate application.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
I believe the original setup cost was around $3500 with an annual cost of around $1200-$1500 to renew the support license. This would bring the average day-to-day cost of around $5-$6 over three years.The price points are more than competitive when compared to other vendors.The licensing model is such that you can purchase only what you need; and then grow into the next level by paying only the difference in price and the associated maintenance costs.I think that the cost has risen, but the functionality and versatility is way above other products.Excluding the costs of running VMs and physical blade servers, our licensing costs run around US$200,000/year for over 60 polling engines.I’d suggest that people be aware that licensing has tiers.

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741
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7.8
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Also Known AsSolarwinds Network Performance Monitor
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Overview

Check the health and performance of your entire network for easier troubleshooting and faster results using SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor. NPM lets you quickly detect, diagnose, and resolve network performance problems and outages. Now with built-in deep packet inspection and analysis you can immediately determine the impact of network or application latency on user experience.

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.
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Sample Customers
Sample Customers Microsoft, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, and MasterCardBroward Center for the Performing Arts, Symantec, Webroot, EMC, Pertino
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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company
18%
Comms Service Provider
10%
Manufacturing Company
10%
K 12 Educational Company Or School
6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider
19%
Financial Services Firm
14%
Healthcare Company
8%
University
6%
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company
13%
Retailer
9%
Construction Company
9%
Non Profit
9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Manufacturing Company
10%
Comms Service Provider
9%
Security Firm
9%
University
7%
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Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business
31%
Midsize Enterprise
20%
Large Enterprise
49%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
17%
Midsize Enterprise
27%
Large Enterprise
56%
REVIEWERS
Small Business
49%
Midsize Enterprise
31%
Large Enterprise
20%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
32%
Midsize Enterprise
37%
Large Enterprise
30%
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