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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon CloudWatch

Ideal for monitoring AWS services and workloads. We have several of our websites entirely hosted on AWS and we're able to get a Grafana dashboard of all the relevant metrics from CloudFront, S3, EC2, RDS, and Elastic Beanstalk. This can be set up within the hour or templated on your code for infrastructure (we do this with terraform & cloud formation). By design, it isn't suited for non-AWS workloads.
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Stackify Retrace

If I need to change a logo design on the invoice, the new logo is slightly larger or smaller so the type below the logo is in a different area than before. In this case, you would need to load the new version of the document into APM Plus and redo the mapping of the field areas to properly grab the information needed to process the document. Without doing this, the document could fail or go to the wrong archive based on the fields.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

Amazon CloudWatch
Stackify Retrace
6.4
Application monitoring
Amazon CloudWatch
Stackify Retrace
7.0
Database monitoring
Amazon CloudWatch
Stackify Retrace
6.0
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Amazon CloudWatch
Stackify Retrace
6.0
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Amazon CloudWatch
Stackify Retrace
7.0
Server availability and performance monitoring
Amazon CloudWatch
Stackify Retrace
6.0

Pros

Amazon CloudWatch

  • Application Performance Management.
  • Error Management.
  • Utilization Management.
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Stackify Retrace

  • APM Plus has a searchable archive that makes it easy to find a previously sent document.
  • APM plus can automatically decide if the email address isn't present on a document, send it by fax. If no fax number exists the document is sent back to sender for evaluation.
  • Sending to APM Plus is as simple as sending a document to a Printer! APM Plus does the rest!
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Cons

Amazon CloudWatch

  • Only used with AWS resources
  • Not cloud agnostic
  • Have to pay much for detailed report.
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Stackify Retrace

  • To set up the fields that APM Plus monitors, you need to map each field area on each document.
  • APM Plus could use a way to link the documents back into the finance or business software so you can find the document under the PO, Sales Order, Invoice, etc.
  • APM Plus setup is only for the professionals. There are many areas that need tweaking on setup, having a better default setup would lessen the learning curve to set it up for use.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon CloudWatch

We choose Amazon CloudWatch because, first, we use AWS and we need a monitoring tool. That is why we considered CloudWatch as soon as we started deploying AWS services to our company. Second, CloudWatch is a great, handy tool to monitor our services. Its strength is obvious that we can plug and monitor. Combined with our AWS services, you can build a strong cloud-native application.
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Stackify Retrace

APM Plus does a better job of archiving documents than DocSend and makes it easier to find the documents when you need them. DocSend seemed to be more of a marketing tool than a business tool. APM Plus is all business and consistently does what you need on a daily basis. We selected APM Plus because of the great support on setup and after implementation. They are always ready to help.
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Return on Investment

Amazon CloudWatch

  • Improved our ability to monitor resources.
  • Shortened our response time to unhealthy services.
  • Helps us keep a high in-service rate, so we can deliver stable service.
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Stackify Retrace

  • APM Plus has freed up users from having to manually attach documents to each place they are sending it. APM Plus will do it automatically.
  • APM Plus provides a searchable archive to re-visit sent documents with customers and vendors. Having to reprint a document you risk the potential that something has changed since it was last printed.
  • APM Plus does need IT staff for adjustments and to review sending problems. Not for an average user.
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Pricing Details

Amazon CloudWatch

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Amazon CloudWatch Editions & Modules

Amazon CloudWatch
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Stackify Retrace

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Stackify Retrace Editions & Modules

Stackify Retrace
Edition
APM
$401
Basic server and app monitoring
$151
1. per server/month
Additional Pricing Details

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