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2018-07-05T19:00:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for SCCM?

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Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

For enterprises, there is an annual license required to use this solution. The price of the solution could be cheaper. However, this is mostly because of the exchange rate from the dollar to the Nigerian currency.

2021-09-14T12:00:27Z
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Top 20Real User

They are always changing their price model, which I don't like. It would be better if they didn't keep adjusting their price model. The price model is different for every client. It depends on the corporation, the company's subscription balance, and how many machines they have. For us, it fluctuates. Some clients have a smaller infrastructure, and for those with large infrastructures, it will cost them more. Others will also have multiple versions of it for backup and failovers.

2021-07-30T16:17:06Z
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Top 20Real User

Pricing is not in my work description and is left up to management and my colleagues.

2021-05-27T06:08:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We have to pay for a license.

2021-03-31T14:34:15Z
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Top 20MSP

I don't deal with the pricing. I'm not aware of the costs in general. I can't say if it's reasonable or expensive. It's not my area of expertise.

2021-02-16T13:53:31Z
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Top 10Real User

Its price is okay because it is part of our licensing.

2021-02-10T21:15:42Z
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Top 5LeaderboardMSP

There are a few licensing required. When you purchase the SCCM licence the SQL server license is included. 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.

2020-12-14T14:40:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The solution is pretty expensive. A company really needs to consider their environment.

2020-12-10T13:00:14Z
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Top 20Real User

Pricing is negotiable with Microsoft, depending upon which of their packages you choose. They're changing their packages, and I don't know how they're changing them yet. It's been a few years since I have worked in that capacity.

2020-10-30T19:55:28Z
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Top 20Real User

I'm more interested in features, which is where I spend most of my research time with products. I don't really get into pricing. I'm not sure of the exact price. I can't say if it's cheaper or more expensive than other options.

2020-10-06T06:57:43Z
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Top 5MSP

I don't know much about the licensing structure but I believe everything is probably included within the package.

2020-10-04T06:40:19Z
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Top 20Real User

We have a basic enterprise agreement with Microsoft which isn't cheap, per se. I can't get into the exact cost structure. The question of pricing is a bit relative. The enterprise-level that we use is always a negotiation. I don't want to use the word monopoly, however, there's no alternative enterprise vendor that covers all bases, from server storage and backup and everything else in between. Pricing is just a matter of negotiation every time the contract renewal period comes up.

2020-08-23T08:17:26Z
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Real User

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.

2019-05-30T08:12:00Z
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Real User

Overall, I think it's fine. It's pretty much in-line because there are ways to offset it with the Office 365 licensing.

2018-10-04T17:27:00Z
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Real User

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.

2018-08-14T07:42:00Z
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Real User

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.

2018-08-09T06:47:00Z
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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.

2018-08-09T06:47:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2018-07-05T19:00:00Z
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