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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Citrix Profile Management

This allows remote workers great flexibility. You can setup working profiles that are tailored to the end users' needs to assist them in being more productive. This also allows you to view idle sessions to see how productive your remote end users are. You can set timers to only allow access during certain times of day. You can also set auto log off for sessions.
Ed Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Dynamic Environment Manager (formerly User Environment Manager)

VMware User Environment Manager is very well suited for environments such as call center PCs and where users log on to different PCs (floating PCs). All their settings come over, and no matter what computer they log into they have everything that they customized from their last session. Very helpful when setting up floating pools with VMware Horizon.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Citrix Profile Management

  • UPM does extend the features of Microsoft roaming profiles. It gives you the ability to load ADM files and create group policies to set settings.
  • With UPM you are able to include or exclude files and folders in a user's profile.
  • There are some tie ins between UPM and Citrix Director to give administrators the ability to quickly see the size of the user's profile.
Ben Tusa | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Dynamic Environment Manager (formerly User Environment Manager)

  • The VMware User Environment Manager helps place all tools on a virtual desktop, creating ease of access for employees.
  • The use of VMware User Environment Manager also helps with addressing problems within a remote environment by limiting those issues to the desktop that it creates. This also helps when issues arise that may need to be addressed for a particular program, and allows us to focus on a problem without affecting the real-time desktop.
  • Allowing to log in to different servers quickly is also a benefit. Time is of the essence for many employees, and the ability for employees to take 2 minutes or so to log in to the VMware User Environment Manager helps each employee have additional time to do other tasks.
Shauna Stermer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Citrix Profile Management

  • Disconnected session sometimes doesn't clear properly.
Ed Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Dynamic Environment Manager (formerly User Environment Manager)

  • Takes a bit of time to get the hang of.
  • If you are setting it up yourself, there will probably be a few calls to support to get the kinks of your environment worked out
  • Works well with standard applications, but is a bit cumbersome in setting up in-house built applications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Citrix Profile Management

We decided to use Citrix UPM because it was included in our XenDesktop purchase. There was no additional cost for us to do so. It extends the features of Microsoft Roaming Profiles.
Ben Tusa | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Dynamic Environment Manager (formerly User Environment Manager)

For the most part, VMware User Environment Manager is a solid virtual remedy for the remote employee. Ease of access, up-time, the ability to access programs quickly within the environment, security features such as timeouts, and other items, all prevent the logistical nightmare we see with other programs. Issues do arise, as with any other program, but the problems that do occur are normally very quickly resolved. This is really not a bad program as long as employers do their due diligence in ensuring the program stays up to date.
Shauna Stermer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Citrix Profile Management

  • CPM is a must to manage Citrix user.
Ed Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Dynamic Environment Manager (formerly User Environment Manager)

  • Positive: Ability to create floating pools through VMware Horizon, and the user can log in to any PC and have the best experience. No more dedicated PCs.
  • Positive: No wasted time in transferring over old profile data to a new PC.
  • Negative: A bit of work to set up and get working properly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Citrix Profile Management

General

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

VMware Dynamic Environment Manager (formerly User Environment Manager)

General

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

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