4me.com vs. Microsoft System Center

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
4me.com
Score 10.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Next-Generation Enterprise Service Management Built for the world’s most demanding enterprises. 4me® combines ITSM with ESM and SIAM capabilities making it possible for all internal departments, such as IT, HR and Facilities, to work seamlessly with each other, as well as with external managed service providers. The vendor describes…
$0
per user per month
Microsoft System Center
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft System Center Suite is a family of IT management software for network monitoring, updating and patching, endpoint protection with anti-malware, data protection and backup, ITIL- structured IT service management, remote administration and more. It is available in two editions: standard and datacenter. Datacenter provides unlimited virtualization for high density private clouds, while standard is for lightly or non-virtualized private cloud workloads.
$1,323
per month
Pricing
4me.comMicrosoft System Center
Editions & Modules
4me.com Freemium
$0
per user per month
4me Premium
on Request
per month per user
Standard Edition
$1323
Datacenter Edition
$3607
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
4me.comMicrosoft System Center
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
4me.comMicrosoft System Center
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
4me.comMicrosoft System Center
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
4me.com
8.7
1 Ratings
6% above category average
Microsoft System Center
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Ratings
Organize and prioritize service tickets10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Expert directory9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Service restoration6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Self-service tools10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
ITSM reports and dashboards7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
ITSM asset management
Comparison of ITSM asset management features of Product A and Product B
4me.com
8.3
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Microsoft System Center
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Ratings
Configuration mangement8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset management dashboard10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Policy and contract enforcement7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Change management
Comparison of Change management features of Product A and Product B
4me.com
10.0
1 Ratings
17% above category average
Microsoft System Center
-
Ratings
Change requests repository10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Change calendar10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Service-level management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
4me.comMicrosoft System Center
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.5
(20 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
4me.comMicrosoft System Center
Likelihood to Recommend
4me.com
Great visibility of asset assignment to user but not so good if you track also assignment of user rights through CI for users. It would be nice if you can group types of assets/configuration items to user not to show everything mixed up. There is great options to adopt product to your particular needs, there are options for adding some special fields in process automation to help to have tailored process from enduser fill in forms to complex workflow which utilises various specialists
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Microsoft
We used a product before that was designed to prevent users making changes and saving files to the desktop computer. This required a renewal of the license. By using SCCM in our environment we were able to discontinue using that product because SCCM allows us to completely restore a machine back to the original configuration. We have taught our users to save their individual work on either a network drive or a cloud drive. By doing this, if we do a re-image of their machine they have lost no data, and it makes for a faster resolution. In some instances having a computer in our SCCM environment it can become cumbersome when creating new users for very specific purposes. It can be done by creating new organizational units and applying new policies but when in a pinch it can be frustrating. For the most part we have tried to make "new" purpose images and groups to at least accommodate a quick install.
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Pros
4me.com
  • IT processes automation
  • Responsive GUI
  • Weekly updates which pinpoint some difficulties in daily usage
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Microsoft
  • Provides our users the ability to deploy and manage our own datacenter based on defined software with understandable solutions for storage, compute, networking and security.
  • We are able to update at once all the computers from all departments without having to install the OS on every computer.
  • It allows us to have everything in one place for database management and datacenter inspection as well.
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Cons
4me.com
  • It is easy to do first deployment in wrong direction - maybe there should be better guidance how to setup services/service instances to properly work at the end.
  • Reporting is based on predefined templates - to get most of them you have to properly implement services in IT - it is not an easy process
  • Integration with O365 for out of office would be helpfull
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Microsoft
  • Needs web based storefront for requesting new software
  • Needs ability to manage the packaging work flow better
  • Sometimes is slow to download and there is no indication the entire catalog is being loaded, resulting in confused users not being able to find common software in the available list.
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Usability
4me.com
Tool has built-in automation module which helps to more precisely define user requests or workflow condition. This from one hand gives end-user easy and understandable forms to fill in, and from other had it ensure all needed information has been fulfilled for further steps in workflow. Once you follow service principle which is base for that tool it will help you to track in detail your business and your partners
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Microsoft
It is not user-friendly for the most part. With IT infrastructure, sometimes it cannot handle excess requests. Every few months, you will need an upgrade in terms of server resources to keep up with incoming alerts and requests. This does not happen all of the time, but it does happen when there are too many requests.
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Support Rating
4me.com
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Microsoft
If I had to dislike something about the system it would be how much it changes once you upgrade. This could be more of a problem of mine since I get used to one way and don't like it when it changes so much. I am enjoying the newest update, but it is a mess when you are actually going through the upgrades.
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Alternatives Considered
4me.com
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
We previously used a mix of FOG and Clonezilla to image machines. The biggest issues with these products is that changing one piece of the image required you to rebuild the entire image itself. These pieces of software also did not allow you to manage applications and Windows Updates, causing IT to have to constantly touch machines after they were imaged and update or manage them with a much more hands on approach.
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Return on Investment
4me.com
  • As we are finance institution we are strictly regulated so this product helps us in many fields to satisfy regulatory requests through easy workflow management setup.
  • Product is easy to implement, easy to adopt so we use it in different segments of business (central purchase department, security office, IT department) for tracking and standardising various processes in each niche.
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Microsoft
  • We have been able to automate our patch management, firmware and other security concerns.
  • We have a standardized "image" ensuring our setup is consistent across the enterprise. This alone has saved us in time to support and time to understand how to use our desktops.
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ScreenShots

4me.com Screenshots

Screenshot of Portfolio ManagementScreenshot of Change Calendar showing possible conflicts of changesScreenshot of Customer SLA Reports: after defining a SLA the report is automatically thereScreenshot of Waterline Portfolio Management analysisScreenshot of Agile Project ManagementScreenshot of Enterprise Resource planning with 4me