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Score 7.8 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

SCOM

More appropriate for:
  • Pure Microsoft ecosystem environments (Windows Server and SQL server) and the most common Linux and UNIX platforms.
  • Environments where cost is less of a factor than settling on a single platform for monitoring
  • Environments where the administrators are familiar with the setup and installation of SCOM.
Less appropriate for:
  • Pure UNIX/Linux shops, especially versions not supported out of the box by SCOM.
  • Shops that cannot afford the engagement to setup/configure and maintain on a continuous basis.
  • Shops that cannot dedicate personnel to the care and feeding of SCOM, especially when supporting larger environments.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

Apica Synthetic
8.8
SCOM
7.4
Application monitoring
Apica Synthetic
9.1
SCOM
7.7
Database monitoring
Apica Synthetic
9.1
SCOM
7.7
Threshold alerts
Apica Synthetic
8.2
SCOM
8.2
Predictive capabilities
Apica Synthetic
8.6
SCOM
7.1
Application performance management console
Apica Synthetic
8.6
SCOM
6.7
Collaboration tools
Apica Synthetic
7.7
SCOM
5.7
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Apica Synthetic
8.6
SCOM
7.3
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Apica Synthetic
9.1
SCOM
6.8
Virtualization monitoring
Apica Synthetic
9.1
SCOM
7.4
Server availability and performance monitoring
Apica Synthetic
9.1
SCOM
8.6
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
Apica Synthetic
9.1
SCOM
8.2
IT Asset Discovery
Apica Synthetic
9.1
SCOM
7.5

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

SCOM

  • Pick real-time health data from a large number of systems through their agent services installed on those remote systems.
  • Have the ability to directly create an incident in snow with its SCOM-SNOW Integration pack.
  • Have the capability to design activities to perform actions on apps or infrastructure components directly from SCOM Dashboard.
Anonymous | 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

SCOM

  • One of the biggest drawbacks to SCOM is the sheer scope and complexity of the system. This can be a pro and a con. The system is very customizable, what you put into it is what you'll get out of it. That said, the learning curve is fairly steep. An organization needs to be committed to putting time and resources into SCOM to get the most out of it. I've heard stories from colleagues of several different companies that invested in SCOM and then abandoned it due to the excessive time and care required.
  • SCOM is expensive. Not only is the enterprise licensing costly, SCOM requires it's own servers, operational and warehouse databases to be maintained.
  • The OOB SCOM reports are a bit clunky and feel outdated.
Anonymous | 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

SCOM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Apica Synthetic

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SCOM

SCOM 7.9
Based on 12 answers
We are very pleased with the support provided by the Microsoft System Center Operations Manager team. At first, we were quite hesitant to contact support, but the support team showed a very proactive approach and helped with a bunch of issues which would be much harder to overcome on our own, especially when deploying the platform for the first time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SCOM

We didn't consider any other alternatives, nor did we try or demo any other product prior to our purchase of SCOM. I know there are several other products out that perform many of the same functions and more such as SolarWinds, however, those products are pricey as well and we decided to stick with the Microsoft product in the end.
Joe Spradlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Apica Synthetic

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

SCOM

  • We wanted to make sure that updates and patches deployed are actually successfully installed on devices and other tools cannot match SCOM for detailed feedback on deployment status.
  • We can now confidently provide management and security teams on successful update of security patches with high accuracy.
  • Deployment complexity took over a year to fully implement all necessary features with help of consultants and in house teams. Wish it was simpler.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Apica Synthetic

General

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

SCOM

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
SCOM
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Apica Synthetic
9.1
SCOM

Support Rating

Apica Synthetic
SCOM
7.9

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