10 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 100
3 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Apica Synthetic

All http checks with Apica Synthetic [make] it the natural choice. When it comes to other types of checks, Apica Synthetic has a solution but there are [also] some other tools you can use instead.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Business Process Monitor

It is really good to have Business Process Monitor for being proactive with monitoring critical business services. And it is even more recommended along with APM. However, you will still need some training in order to configure them as they are sophisticated tools.
Mohamad CHAABAN | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

Apica Synthetic
8.8
Micro Focus Business Process Monitor
9.0
Application monitoring
Apica Synthetic
9.1
Micro Focus Business Process Monitor
9.0
Database monitoring
Apica Synthetic
9.1
Micro Focus Business Process Monitor
9.0
Threshold alerts
Apica Synthetic
8.2
Micro Focus Business Process Monitor
9.0
Predictive capabilities
Apica Synthetic
8.6
Micro Focus Business Process Monitor
8.0
Application performance management console
Apica Synthetic
8.6
Micro Focus Business Process Monitor
10.0
Collaboration tools
Apica Synthetic
7.7
Micro Focus Business Process Monitor
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Apica Synthetic
8.6
Micro Focus Business Process Monitor
8.0
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Apica Synthetic
9.1
Micro Focus Business Process Monitor
8.0
Virtualization monitoring
Apica Synthetic
9.1
Micro Focus Business Process Monitor
9.0
Server availability and performance monitoring
Apica Synthetic
9.1
Micro Focus Business Process Monitor
10.0
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
Apica Synthetic
9.1
Micro Focus Business Process Monitor
10.0
IT Asset Discovery
Apica Synthetic
9.1
Micro Focus Business Process Monitor

Pros

Apica Synthetic

  • Synthetic alerts triggered
  • Helpful to rectifying the actual issue
  • After resolution of the issue, apica notifies green signal
Prashant Saxena Rahul | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Business Process Monitor

  • Being proactive in monitoring critical business services.
  • Uses pre-saved scripts using Vugen.
  • Almost all protocols are supported by it.
Mohamad CHAABAN | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Apica Synthetic

  • It's very clunky. Infrastructure is large and very difficult to upgrade.
  • SaaS and On-premise versions are different. There is an LDAP integration but users can only be assigned to one group (i.e. department). If you are in 2 departments, you need 2 separate logins.
  • It filled a gap in monitoring for us, but we're looking to move on.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Business Process Monitor

  • It depends heavily on Vugen so it would be great to give more courses on writing scripts in the Business Process Monitor trainings.
  • When issues arise, we don't have insights into if the issue is from the script itself or if it is a real issue. Here you lose trust in determining which is right until you interfere personally. As an example, one day I got an alert from a business server and the issue was that the script didn't finish successfully and thus it kept the session opened. So the next schedule of the script will fail, not because there is a real issue on the business service, but because you need to go yourself open the application, close all pages, then log out so that the script will continue to monitor.
Mohamad CHAABAN | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Apica Synthetic

Apica Synthetic 9.1
Based on 1 answer
On the basis of last and current using, i rated the Apica. Thanks!
Prashant Saxena Rahul | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Business Process Monitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Apica Synthetic

Apica Synthetic is more flexible [when] making custom checks. The support from Apica can help you with nearly every check you have to do.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Business Process Monitor

We didn't try anything else as we are satisfied with Business Process Monitor.
Mohamad CHAABAN | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Apica Synthetic

  • Got visibility into availability other than relying on just canary pages.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Business Process Monitor

  • Proactive.
  • Monitors critical services by simulating every step you could use and get alerts for performance issues and availability issues.
  • Has almost all the needed protocols to write a script.
Mohamad CHAABAN | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Apica Synthetic

General

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

Micro Focus Business Process Monitor

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Apica Synthetic
9.1
Micro Focus Business Process Monitor
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Apica Synthetic
9.1
Micro Focus Business Process Monitor

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