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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Meraki SM is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Cisco Meraki SM

90%
11 Ratings
8.0

SOTI MobiControl

80%
4 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Cisco Meraki SM

90%
1 Rating
8.0

SOTI MobiControl

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.0

Cisco Meraki SM

80%
4 Ratings
6.0

SOTI MobiControl

60%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

8.6

Cisco Meraki SM

86%
5 Ratings

SOTI MobiControl

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

SOTI MobiControl

Well if you have lots of devices to maintain, then you cannot give admin privileges to the users. You need the kiosk mode, so that the users only operate on whitelisted applications. The usage of SOTI MobiControl also causes efforts. You should consider using it, when the number of devices increases. If there are only a few devices, it might be easier not to use a MDM solution.
Anonymous | 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

SOTI MobiControl

  • Flexibility.
  • Ease of configuration.
  • Admin simplicity.
Anonymous | 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

SOTI MobiControl

  • Make it easier to load batch files and scripts
  • Have the ability to add full file installs for computers and other devices
  • Ability to have multiple people connected to a device
Ashley Babiarz | 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

SOTI MobiControl

General

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

Starting Price

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

SOTI MobiControl

SOTI MobiControl 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I support other users with the help of this tool. I really like the remote support functionality. You can make screenshots or even capture videos. If you face network problems, the tool doesn't help at all. It might be helpful, if they would develop a kind of offline support mechanism. So that there is some kind of logging even when there is no network and we can check the logs afterwards (or do video capture while being offline, etc.).
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

SOTI MobiControl

SOTI MobiControl 6.0
Based on 1 answer
We had a feature request. They accepted the request, but couldn't tell us whether the feature will be developed or when. I think this is not helpful for us as a customer. We do not always ask the SOTI MobiControl for help but other consultants. I think that is quite expensive.
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

SOTI MobiControl

Soti was always the go to for Windows Mobile. Nobody else came close.
Shawn Winters | 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

SOTI MobiControl

No score
No answers yet
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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

SOTI MobiControl

  • Costly per device.
  • Capable solution.
  • Relatively limited configuration capabilities.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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