SCCM Pricing and License Cost

Reviewer729
Solutions Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
Pricing and licensing are a downside of SCCM. It's expensive. I'd have to confirm this, but I think they changed the licensing to core-based instead of socket-based. It's not cheap, because you have to buy the software, you have to buy SQL. Another thing we learned from talking to Microsoft is that they provide you a license for SQL if you run it on the same box as the primary server. If you run it outside that box, you have to buy SQL. Microsoft does recommend you running it on the same box because of performance. But then, in order to run SQL, SCCM, and everything on the same box, you better have some resources. It's an expensive solution. There's no doubt about it. View full review »
Curtis Wright
IT System Administrator at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Microsoft has affordable pricing for Small to Medium Businesses, and it comes with many SMB packages already. It is worth investing in these, because the returns in automation and environmental integrity pay back the cost. View full review »
David Alvarez
Senior Systems Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
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. This option was available a few years ago, I assume it still is around. View full review »
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TntisIT544
IT Assistant at a international affairs institute with 10,001+ employees
The licensing is good because they have various options, depending on what you are looking for. There are one-year up-to three-year license contracts. View full review »
JunedShaikh
Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Pricing and licensing are horrible. You have to not look at dollar value to use SCCM. It's super-duper expensive but it works. The acquisition cost is expensive, it's labor-intensive. But it works. View full review »
Reviewer309
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Overall, I think it's fine. It's pretty much in-line because there are ways to offset it with the Office 365 licensing. View full review »
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