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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Catchpoint

It's an excellent tool for monitoring results and looking for failures, errors, or abnormal behavior in your applications; also, you can configure alerts to be sent to the appropriate person in case of failures. It can be used to run a smoke test so you can save some time. It's not the appropriate tool to run regression testing.
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

Catchpoint
Micro Focus Business Process Monitor
9.0
Application monitoring
Catchpoint
Micro Focus Business Process Monitor
9.0
Database monitoring
Catchpoint
Micro Focus Business Process Monitor
9.0
Threshold alerts
Catchpoint
Micro Focus Business Process Monitor
9.0
Predictive capabilities
Catchpoint
Micro Focus Business Process Monitor
8.0
Application performance management console
Catchpoint
Micro Focus Business Process Monitor
10.0
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Catchpoint
Micro Focus Business Process Monitor
8.0
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Catchpoint
Micro Focus Business Process Monitor
8.0
Virtualization monitoring
Catchpoint
Micro Focus Business Process Monitor
9.0
Server availability and performance monitoring
Catchpoint
Micro Focus Business Process Monitor
10.0
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
Catchpoint
Micro Focus Business Process Monitor
10.0

Pros

Catchpoint

  • Reporting
  • Customized scripts
Anonymous | 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

Catchpoint

  • Would like Catchpoint to replace awful canned scheduled reports with customized ad-hoc reports built from the Performance tab.
  • Pricing for Catchpoint Points is too high. Limits the number of tests we use.
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

Usability

Catchpoint

Catchpoint 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It's hard to find the functionalities that I am looking for in the application. Even if I did something in the past, after a time I have to re-learn again where the functionalities are. This is a powerful tool, but not user-friendly. Texts in the buttons and menus are not always meaningful or easily comprehensible.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Business Process Monitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Catchpoint

Catchpoint 8.9
Based on 6 answers
Whenever asked for, the representatives would jump onto a call and help us out with ongoing issues without any trouble.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Business Process Monitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Catchpoint

We are an ex-Keynote customer and an ex-Gomez customer. Catchpoint is better than both of those platforms.
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

Catchpoint

  • It's very helpful to run tests after a deployment or release, so we can quickly see at the results before investing time on testing manually or running other tools.
  • It provides alerts, so we can be aware of errors even during the weekends (when our engineering team is not usually looking at the application).
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

Catchpoint

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

Catchpoint
8.1
Micro Focus Business Process Monitor
9.0

Usability

Catchpoint
7.0
Micro Focus Business Process Monitor

Support Rating

Catchpoint
8.9
Micro Focus Business Process Monitor

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