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Score 7.5 out of 100
21 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

Any application where real-time communication is required.Not suited for secure communications.If storage and network overhead are a concern, Microsoft Bot Framework is lightweight and no additional storage capacity or network interfaces are needed.If 100% availability is required, this is not a good choice, stability was an area of concern.
Maurice Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

KACE Systems Management Appliance

I think it has added value for any organization. It reduced our Tech Support cost by:-Supporting users anywhere-Reducing users downtime as well keep them informed with the status of their tickets-Managing software and hardware actively-Processing automation-deploy mass software installs, patching or updates- Provide approved software's to users to install without IT help
Thayer Ramahi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

IT Asset Management

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)
KACE Systems Management Appliance
8.8
Software and hardware inventory tracking
Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)
KACE Systems Management Appliance
8.9
License management
Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)
KACE Systems Management Appliance
8.7
Asset lifecycle monitoring
Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)
KACE Systems Management Appliance
8.9
Contract management
Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)
KACE Systems Management Appliance
8.5
Asset relationship management
Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)
KACE Systems Management Appliance
9.3

Pros

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

  • Azure Bot Services helps to run frequently asked questions speedily and consistently. Thereby, reducing customer issues/inquiries management.
Francis Banda | TrustRadius Reviewer

KACE Systems Management Appliance

  • Inventory: KACE provides a ton of hardware and software inventory information that is easy to search, filter, and export. This is critical when we need to find the answers to questions about how many of such and such we have in our fleet.
  • Patch Management: We were using WSUS before and it was altogether too cumbersome. KACE has given us the power, flexibility, and verification we need to feel comfortable our patches are up-to-date.
  • Service Queue: We made KACE our help desk system and it does everything we need it to do. Great improvement over our old system.
Jeff Nickles | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

  • Azure documentation still needs some improvement.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

KACE Systems Management Appliance

  • The KACE SMA needs a better way to handle different roles in the software so certain users can access or administrate certain parts of the software, but not the entire software installation.
  • The KACE SMA could improve the ticketing process of projects. The aspects of the title and some information do not always flow down from the parent ticket to its child tickets.
  • The KACE SMA could improve the UI of the software with the addition of different CSS color schemes.
Andy Anschutz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

KACE Systems Management Appliance

KACE Systems Management Appliance 8.6
Based on 3 answers
Overall, the software is simple to understand and use. That said, most vendors have been slowly updating their user interfaces to HTML5 so that they have a clean updated look and feel. This is where KACE falls short in that the UI is great for a packaged software 10 years ago. This isn't a major limitation as the software is really meant primarily for technology users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework) 7.3
Based on 3 answers
Microsoft offers robust support without a high amount of extra cost to add this product on into our existing support contract.No new onsite personnel as required and training sessions and manuals were included.Very fast response and problem resolution were made available.Detailed configuration guidance was provided at no extra cost.Patching was a bit too frequent.
Maurice Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

KACE Systems Management Appliance

KACE Systems Management Appliance 7.9
Based on 6 answers
KACE does exactly what you need it to do, it maintains your computer environment. You can set patch schedules, inventory computers, setup software catalogs; basically everything you need to ensure the computers on your network are being actively managed. This is all with little need for constant configuration or updating the setup.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

Azure Bot Services is part of Azure subscription so it is ideal to have apps working [on] one platform so as to manage resources effectively.
Francis Banda | TrustRadius Reviewer

KACE Systems Management Appliance

We have selected this software because it rolls several different systems into one. We have a helpdesk system with this and an asset and inventory management system as well. We pay one price for the whole system instead of paying multiple companies different amounts that would have totaled more than we pay for the single system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

  • High impact on time savings.
  • Database independent support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

KACE Systems Management Appliance

  • KACE has saved us from having to spend several days of employee hours in crafting DVDs and duplicating them (100+ DVDs)
  • KACE has saved us on the postage required to send out those DVDs for every update (monthly) to all of our customers electronically
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

General

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

KACE Systems Management Appliance

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)
7.7
KACE Systems Management Appliance
8.3

Usability

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)
KACE Systems Management Appliance
8.6

Support Rating

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)
7.3
KACE Systems Management Appliance
7.9

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