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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Meraki SM

The free tier of Meraki SM was excellent and we used it for a few years. We now use the paid version. Meraki SM is excellent for schools that need to manage large amounts of iPads without needing to maintain physical contact with them. We are a small primary school on a single site however Meraki SM is able to handle larger sites. Devices are able to be configured so that the permissions are automatically set depending on the current user, or the current location. This allows for excellent customization. In my experience, Meraki SM works best when used with iPads. It does have some features for managing other devices but I have not used it for this.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jamf Now

Anywhere with under 100 Apple devices, I would recommend this service. It was always so simple to add a device you recently purchased to your inventory and be able to check in on it anytime. If they had more than 100, I would recommend Jamf Pro, the enterprise version of this software.
Logan Wiser | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Meraki SM

  • The tagging feature is quite nice. One of the tags we use is for lost/stolen devices and we have it configured to email us when one of these devices show to be online. This allows us to take actions (such as remote wipe, track GPS, etc).
  • The ability to configure Geofences is also a nice feature to have. This allows us to restrict where our clients/employees are able to utilize the device.
  • Cloud-based management offers the ease of management which simply is not found with on-premises solutions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jamf Now

  • Resetting passwords remotely..
  • Locking or wiping a device.
  • Pushing new apps out to all or one iPad.
  • Controlling what apps are installed on the iPads.
Steven Nielsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Meraki SM

  • Currently the application addition to Meraki has gone through some changes that make it not as user friendly as it used to be but has improved some areas of the function such as easy of deployment.
  • It would be nice to have the ability to reset a users password from the control panel. This function is currently missing.
  • Some of the navigation within the panel is not the best. It is a little obscure at times where you need to go for certain functions. For instance, to manage users, instead of a nav feature just saying, Manager Users, you have to know to click on a link simply called, "General". This could be improved.
Mike Madsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jamf Now

  • I would like to see some more advanced functions for the iOS supervised mode. Maybe pushing iOS updates? Right now we can only see if it requires an update, but can't schedule an update time, etc.
  • I would like to see Jamf Now work with Apple to allow apps with in-app purchases that can be used with Jamf Now. Right now some apps don't have two versions available in the app store (a full version, and a free version with in-app purchases), so the single version free app with in-app purchases can't be used across our enterprise environment. :(
  • They could do with a better lost device activation lock. Currently, you can only lock a device from being erased and re-setup if you associate an icloud account with it and turn it on to find the lost device.
Ricky Jordan | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Jamf Now

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Jamf Now

Jamf Now 9.2
Based on 2 answers
No body is perfect and occasionally, but rare, it take a little bit to get a reply on the chat, but overall as compared to other chat sessions it is pretty responsive and fairly quick. They allow you to upload a screen shot if that helps and to reply with solutions via email so I have it as a reference in writing for future problems.
Steven Nielsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Meraki SM

It was the most affordable and provided our company with the features we needed. Even after multiple re-evaluations, we were still able to justify the on-going use of Cisco Meraki SM over the the more expensive options. The others provide some more features, but Meraki provides the most features a growing business needs at an affordable price.
Matthaniel Cowell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jamf Now

Ease of use, price point, support, features - are all the reasons why we chose Jamf Now.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco Meraki SM

Cisco Meraki SM 7.8
Based on 3 answers
It is super easy to add users and deploy MDM license on all new devices on the dashboard. It’s also quite simple to personalize the policies from different teams, sites, or apply rules on a certain type of devices versus another. There are many levels to safely allow managers and admins to control the solution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jamf Now

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Cisco Meraki SM

  • Allowed us to track phone data usage to save on data overage costs
  • Billing of applications to specific departments cut down on administrative hours spent looking at bills line by line
  • Track and recover lost or stolen devices with fairly accurate GPS
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jamf Now

  • Low Cost: 2-3 dollars a device for a month was cheaper than the time spent repairing the Mac server.
Logan Wiser | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Cisco Meraki SM

Pricing Details

Cisco Meraki SM

General

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

Jamf Now

General

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

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