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Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Meraki SM is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability
  • Fleetsmith is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Cisco Meraki SM

90%
11 Ratings
8.1

Fleetsmith

81%
21 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Cisco Meraki SM

90%
1 Rating
8.5

Fleetsmith

85%
19 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

Cisco Meraki SM

80%
4 Ratings
8.8

Fleetsmith

88%
42 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.6

Cisco Meraki SM

86%
5 Ratings

Fleetsmith

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Meraki SM

One of the scenarios where we can apply Cisco System Manager is when our company has the need to manage, monitor and support mobile devices and portable computing equipment, allowing us centralized management and remote support for devices. If we have devices apple system manager has more features. A scenario where it does not apply is when we have mobile devices that are not compatible with the SM software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fleetsmith

Fleetsmith is well suited for companies with a lot of Macs, Mac minis, Apple tvs, etc., that are all over the place (different offices, states, countries, floors, remote employees, etc). It makes the management of these central where it would be almost impossible otherwise.
Andrew Vo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Meraki SM

  • We can create templates for our mobile devices that make new hardware deployments a breeze.
  • Pushing out new with Apple Business Manager is easy and efficient.
  • We get tons of real-time information on our devices and useful historical information and logs.
  • Kiosk and Single App mode is great for single purpose tablets.
Philip Dixon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fleetsmith

  • Fleetsmith does a great job of being unobtrusive on managed devices. After initial deployment, one might never know it’s there except when it prompts to enforce a software update.
  • Fleetsmith has sensible defaults and relatively few decisions for the administrator to make; for most applications and configurations, it’s sufficient to enforce a minimum version. For more complex use cases, I suggest falling back on Fleetsmith’s ability to install tools such as Puppet and run arbitrary shell commands.
Steve Huff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Meraki SM

  • Limited ability for "command line" functions. For example, we had a laptop that was stolen and showed to be online, but we could not wipe it. We were able to access a command prompt, but it would not accept DISKPART or FORMAT commands to try and make the PC unusable.
  • The GPS location is not terribly accurate and frequently it "guesses" location based off of an IP address rather than actually activating the GPS on the device. This makes tracking lost/stolen devices very difficult.
  • Difficulty getting devices to correctly show their status in the dashboard. For example, I can have a PC that is online and connected to the Internet, but shows to be offline in the dashboard. Only after refreshing many times would it indicate that the PC was actually online, thus allowing me to administer it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fleetsmith

  • We were told that this was in the works and it would be implemented at the beginning of the year 2019. That has still not happened and whenever we ask about this functionality we cannot get a good answer.
  • Management of devices that are already in the field—we were told that in order to use Fleetsmith as we would like (pushing apps to devices) we would have to get each device and set them up from a Mac.
  • Integration with Windows.
DeMarcus Ketchum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Meraki SM

General

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

Starting Price

Cisco Meraki SM Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Fleetsmith

General

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

Starting Price

$8.25 per device, per month

Fleetsmith Editions & Modules

Edition
Fleetsmith Managed$8.251
  1. per device, per month
Additional Pricing Details
Free unlimited trial for up to 10 devices Device Intelligence free for unlimited devices iOS/tvOS devices free during beta period

Usability

Cisco Meraki SM

Cisco Meraki SM 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It has is easy to use overall and is very powerful. The learning curve for the system is very small and I have found it easy to train members of our team to use it. It can fit any size organization and the support is excellent. The ROI is well worth it. If you have a multiplatform ecosystem, this tool is near perfect.
Laurance J. Specht | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fleetsmith

Fleetsmith 8.5
Based on 19 answers
The installation steps are very easy and the UI for admin panel is user-friendly. Enrolment all based on Gmail accounts and the import function is there to fetch the user accounts. Navigating in Fleetsmith admin panel is simple and clean.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Meraki SM

Cisco Meraki SM 8.0
Based on 4 answers
We have found that Cisco Meraki has always had very good customer support. In the rare case, when we have needed assistance they have always been quick to respond and solve the issue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fleetsmith

Fleetsmith 8.8
Based on 42 answers
Fantastic support. I have had a few queries on how to go about doing things in the best way and the support at Fleetsmith was always very quick to reply and with excellent advice and detail to solve the problem and lead is into our best use of their product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Meraki SM

The only product I have used that is similar is Apple Configurator. While a powerful solution, it requires physical access to the devices which is not always possible, especially on a large site. Meraki is able to achieve many of the same functions as the Apple configurator but without ever needing to physically access the device, other than initial setup and registration.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fleetsmith

The primary products we checked out were Mosyle, JAMF, and SimpleMDM. In the end it really came down to the simplicity of our needs and the simplicity of Fleetsmith's approach being in tight harmony. We kicked the tires, hard, for about a month and then dove all the way in.
Pax Whitfield | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco Meraki SM

Cisco Meraki SM 8.6
Based on 5 answers
It’s scalable up to a point and will scale well from small to a medium business, however, as a business grows and policies get more mature or detailed, you might have to later upgrade to a more appropriate enterprise solution such as MaaS360 or AirWatch. This solution however, will last quite a long tome for a growing business.
Matthaniel Cowell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fleetsmith

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Cisco Meraki SM

  • Our immediate take away has been a savings of thousands a year in MDM fees. We were paying around $3.00 a device with our previous MDM and our average with Meraki is about $1.88 per device. That while providing far more functionality than our previous provider.
Mike Madsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fleetsmith

  • Lesser cost for managing device, instead of getting more manpower to do it manually.
  • Lesser security threats (which will cause financial damage) as all devices are configured according the the company security policies, such as firewalls, media management, app security updates.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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