SOTI MobiControl Scalability

MobileIT403e
Mobile ITS Technology Manager at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I'm not worried about growth with SOTI at all. I'm more worried about growth on my end. If we grow any more, I will need more SOTI administrators. That's about it. I would need more people who can do what I and my colleague do. There are only two of us. But that's just resources. SOTI itself is scalable. We're a pretty small fish compared to some of their other customers. View full review »
CTO512c
CTO with 51-200 employees
As I mentioned, we have nearly 9,000 users on one machine. Over the four years, we have had to upgrade the type of machine we're running it on. It scales but the problem is that you need to upgrade the server on which you run. You need to add more CPU or more disk space to support the scalability. The scalability is horizontal, not vertical. One machine has to have all the accounts. That's one of the issues that we have found with scalability: You always have to keep the same machine. If you want to add a second machine, you need to split the account and that removes flexibility of management. The other weakness that they have currently is that they don't have systems that are built for redundancy. You have one database that manages everything and, if that database crashes, you have a problem. They could have done a better job with redundancy, and on scalability there is some weakness. It scales but you need to add more horsepower every time. Because machines are very powerful, it's not so much of an issue. Now we're on the cloud. You can scale servers very easily. But I would like, eventually, for there to be better redundancy in the system for failovers. Failovers are a weakness of the solution. If my server goes down then my solution goes down. They don't have a failover strategy for their solution. That's a weakness in the scalability. View full review »
reviewer946341
Project Coordinator at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
SOTI has the ability to help us scale, no matter what market we're in. One thing that would be helpful is, when we purchase licenses through SOTI for our devices, there isn't a reminder that lets us know when we're about to run out of licenses, and that has been a bump in the road for our company a few times. There are so many iPads or devices in the field, with so many different managers utilizing them to download the SOTI management system, that when we're running low on licenses I don't know about it. The day a manager needs to sync with SOTI on the device and it doesn't allow it, we go through so many different hypotheses on why it is not working. Is it the iPad? Is it this? Maybe, at the end of the day, I go into our SOTI account and see it's because we have no more licenses. And there is a 24- to 48-hour window that it takes for our license to go in, get approved, signed, etc. If SOTI is able to build that to help us scale, that would be very crucial. They let me know when my device is about to expire but shouldn't they let me know when my licenses are running out? If we have ten left, we might easily purchase another fifty from SOTI. That way, they would help us scale and they would have more business. View full review »
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Peter Kolbeck
Automation Specialist at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
It's very much scalable to our needs. It's a function of devices out there. We acquired 220 device licenses, and we float between 200 and 210. I do have spare devices, I still need that room. Then, depending on our company strategy, if we're going to provide another device - we're looking at the tablets - if we do that, then we acquire as we need. If we're willing to pay for them, we can get as many as we require. View full review »
Directora3a3
Director, IT Services at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Scalability is easy. It's very scalable. Other business areas that are associated with my corporation have very quickly added 400 to 500 users. When we need to add licenses and bump up our device number of accounts, it's very quick. Within 24 to 48 hours they can add capacity for us. View full review »
SystemsA04e1
IT Analyst
I think it could handle a bit if it worked right. View full review »
Nicholas Cardinal
Software Developer at a construction company with 501-1,000 employees
It's super-scalable. We started here in Perris with the phones that we're using, and I was able to role this out to two more divisions and it was no issue at all. It was pretty much the same thing: "Assembly-line" them through; got them set up. The app automatically pushed out to all the devices so I didn't have to mess with anything on the device at all. I just went and dropped off the devices, did some training, and they were good to go. View full review »
ITAnalysdc34
IT Analyst at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The scalability is good. We have two groups that manage SOTI. I'm in manufacturing and I have a counterpart in logistics. He has more facilities, so he has deployment servers around the globe, whereas I just have one. That is going to change in the next couple of years. We're going to be putting in new deployment servers, probably in Europe and China, likely next year. From what I've understood, that's going to be pretty easily done. We're just going to use a management server in the United States and updates will be sent to all the deployment servers that we set up. So it seems really scalable, and we've purchased an additional quantity of licenses that we think we'll need for that deployment. View full review »
LeadApplaec5
Senior Software Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
When we looked to scale out the solution to manage more devices, it became a little bit cumbersome, as far as managing when devices checked in, managing multiple deployment servers, etc. Once you figure out how to scale it, it seems to work pretty well. View full review »
reviewer948468
IT Engineer at a transportation company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It is scalable. As we grow, the solution can grow with us. View full review »
Susan Neuder
Site Lead - Lancaster Facility at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
The scalabililty is very good. We've not seen any issues. We have five sites, so far, that are using it. View full review »
Ramil Lopez
Team Lead, Store Systems Support - Digital at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
We haven't encountered any issues with scalability, as long as we meet the minimum requirements on the server side. If you want to scale up, they're able to do it and support is there. They'll help you out through the process. View full review »
Dir832
Director at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Our biggest user now has 6,000 customers. View full review »
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