DX Application Performance Management vs. OpenText Business Process Monitor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
DX Application Performance Management
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
DX Application Performance Management (formerly CA APM, or CA Application Performance Management) is an application performance management platform designed to correlate and analyze data in real-time. DX APM supports hybrid environments and customizable failure thresholds.N/A
OpenText Business Process Monitor
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
OpenText Business Process Monitor, formerly from Micro Focus, is a synthetic application monitoring tool.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Top Pros
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Features
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Application Performance Management
Comparison of Application Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
DX Application Performance Management
3.7
6 Ratings
70% below category average
OpenText Business Process Monitor
9.0
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Application monitoring3.26 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Database monitoring3.24 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Threshold alerts3.26 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Predictive capabilities4.04 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Application performance management console3.26 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Collaboration tools4.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications4.05 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Application dependency mapping and thresholding4.05 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Virtualization monitoring4.04 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Server availability and performance monitoring3.24 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting4.04 Ratings10.01 Ratings
IT Asset Discovery4.02 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
DX Application Performance ManagementOpenText Business Process Monitor
Likelihood to Recommend
3.2
(6 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
2.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
DX Application Performance ManagementOpenText Business Process Monitor
Likelihood to Recommend
Broadcom
CA Wily is well suited for monitoring the load balanced application nodes and determine their main performance bottlenecks like if problem exists in heap or in some connection issues. But I think when it comes to providing the entire report of the application, it is less appropriate as there is no way to create the entire report of the test for all the counters monitored. Also there is no way to detect some issues based on the system configuration.
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OpenText
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.
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Pros
Broadcom
  • Alerting which can be customized by the end user.
  • Visualization of the metrics and data presented to provide a unique and attractive interface.
  • Flexibility to manage actions and commands that we deem important for each application. The ability to define these and customize the metrics reported for each individual application is huge for us.
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OpenText
  • Being proactive in monitoring critical business services.
  • Uses pre-saved scripts using Vugen.
  • Almost all protocols are supported by it.
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Cons
Broadcom
  • We are facing challenges to meet RFP requirements in few areas where I would recommend CA to improve.
  • We are facing challenges for non (java and dotnet application) which CA APM does not support. SAP is another solution where CA APM is not able to address our business requirement.
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OpenText
  • 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.
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Support Rating
Broadcom
We have never received any support from CA on this product
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OpenText
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Broadcom
We only have 1 application using DX APM, while most of other applications are instrumented using Dynatrace. Dynatrace provides a better monitoring and instrumentation for applications. The required effort to setup monitoring capability using DX APM is way more work compared to Dynatrace, also the amount of KPIs offered from Dynatrace is more than DX APM.
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OpenText
We didn't try anything else as we are satisfied with Business Process Monitor.
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Return on Investment
Broadcom
  • Introscope is deeply utilized within the organization. However, CEM and Team Center not as much. Those that use one piece don't generally use the others. Partially because of the curve in learning how to use the consoles effectively.
  • reporting is pretty well configured and easy to setup if you know how to use the tools. So this can be easy to use and takes less time to configure for the different groups within the organization.
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OpenText
  • 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.
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