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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 10 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Freshping

Freshing is well suited for user-facing systems, the systems they directly use. It also serves as nice eye-candy for them to look at. It does not monitor internal IT systems as well as we had hoped, so we use other tools to monitor those systems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

This software is suited for a smaller organization with a small datacenter that uses mainly HP hardware. Once the environment gets larger it would pay to move to some of their paid for products
Alex Gouskos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Monitoring Tasks

Freshping
4.8
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
Remote monitoring
Freshping
7.5
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
Network device monitoring
Freshping
2.0
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
Multiple Server Monitoring
Freshping
4.5
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
Multi-device monitoring
Freshping
2.0
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
Automated alerts and notifications
Freshping
8.0
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

Management Tasks

Freshping
8.0
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
Policy-based automation
Freshping
8.0
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

Reporting

Freshping
6.2
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
Performance data reports
Freshping
8.0
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
Customizable reporting
Freshping
4.0
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
Data visualization
Freshping
6.5
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

Pros

Freshping

  • The UI is neat. It's very easy to use, and with lots of information.
  • It's very easy to set up.
  • The "badge" feature is interesting for showing up on institutional website.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

  • HP Systems Insight Manager is very good at scanning for devices and adding them for monitoring is almost effortless.
  • HP Systems Insight Manager is very good at detecting most HP hardware and integrating with local management software.
Alex Gouskos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Freshping

  • Better integration with Freshservice to generate tickets
  • Monitor internal systems
  • Better ability to customize
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

  • I think some of the areas that HP Systems Insight Manager can improve is non HP hardware.
  • This software also sometimes struggles handling larger environments.
  • This software also has issues managing environments that aren't set up perfectly.
Alex Gouskos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Freshping

Freshping 9.0
Based on 2 answers
It's perfectly easy and straightforward to use. There's no need to read documentation, you just register and will surely be able to configure whatever monitor you want to set up. It's also very easy to use other features like the status page, reporting, alerts, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM) 7.0
Based on 1 answer
For basic functions it's very easy to set up and use. However, for more advanced functions it takes a lot of time to figure out its quirks
Alex Gouskos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Freshping

Freshping 10.0
Based on 3 answers
To date we have had no need of support from Freshping, it has just been that easy to use. It is highly intuitive and self-explanatory.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Freshping

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM) 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It's good for small organizations that use HP branded equipment
Alex Gouskos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Freshping

We use Uptime Robot, and also some internal health checks, which report directly to our emails and chat applications. They all work "pretty fine," but unfortunately all of them have had some false positives or missed some minor downtime, so as for us, it doesn't add too much overhead, and we prefer to use several. I would say all the ones mentioned are good for the job.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

Some of the other products I use for system management are HP SiteScope and SolarWinds Orion NPM and APM. SiteScope is another good HP product but it isn't very cost effective to use for general system management. It's good for performing complex alerting and monitoring. SolarWinds makes a great product but it is better geared for gathering statistics and performance data real-time and historically. Again the cost of this product makes it ineffective for general system monitoring.
Alex Gouskos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Freshping

  • Good visual for end users
  • Adds another check to verify uptime/outages
  • Cost for us was free, so we had nothing to lose by adding it
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

  • Since this software is free if you buy HP hardware the cost is nothing which is nice for cash strapped businesses.
  • This software has a somewhat difficult time handling large environments where systems are not configured perfectly for this software.
  • I would always recommend having multiples of this software installed for redundancy because generally unless it and the environment is properly configured it can require maintenance.
Alex Gouskos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Freshping

General

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

Freshping Editions & Modules

Edition
SproutFree1
Blossom - 60 checks (can add more checks)$11.002
Garden - 80 checks (can add more checks)$36.002
  1. 50 checks (none additional)
  2. per month, billed annually
Additional Pricing Details
Every additional 10 checks - $8/month billed annually

HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

General

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

HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Freshping
7.5
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
7.0

Usability

Freshping
9.0
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
7.0

Support Rating

Freshping
10.0
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

Implementation Rating

Freshping
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
7.0

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