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Score 8.1 out of 100

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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

KACE Systems Management Appliance

I think it has added value for any organization. It reduced our Tech Support cost by:-Supporting users anywhere-Reducing users downtime as well keep them informed with the status of their tickets-Managing software and hardware actively-Processing automation-deploy mass software installs, patching or updates- Provide approved software's to users to install without IT help
Thayer Ramahi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

Windows Autopilot makes provisioning user Windows PC laptops a breeze. A user only needs to turn on the laptop, join it to their local WiFi, login with their O365 account then sit back and let Windows Autopilot handle the app installations required for work, configure the laptop settings to meet my organization requirements. I have seen this all completed in less than 30 minutes depending on how fast the internet connection is. Where Microsoft Intune needs to improve I think is the part where it can push out software updates to 3rd party apps. Right now I have to use Automox to fill in this gap.
Joe Aldeguer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

IT Asset Management

KACE Systems Management Appliance
8.9
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
Software and hardware inventory tracking
KACE Systems Management Appliance
9.1
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
License management
KACE Systems Management Appliance
8.6
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
Asset lifecycle monitoring
KACE Systems Management Appliance
8.9
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
Contract management
KACE Systems Management Appliance
8.4
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
Asset relationship management
KACE Systems Management Appliance
9.3
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

Pros

KACE Systems Management Appliance

  • Inventory: KACE provides a ton of hardware and software inventory information that is easy to search, filter, and export. This is critical when we need to find the answers to questions about how many of such and such we have in our fleet.
  • Patch Management: We were using WSUS before and it was altogether too cumbersome. KACE has given us the power, flexibility, and verification we need to feel comfortable our patches are up-to-date.
  • Service Queue: We made KACE our help desk system and it does everything we need it to do. Great improvement over our old system.
Jeff Nickles | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

  • [Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)] helps to speed up the deployment of patches/software throughout our environment. I can easily build a package and then deploy across all endpoints.
  • The ability to supercede software is also quite handy. This automates the removal of old versions and replacing them with newer versions.
  • The Intune Autopilot option is very useful if you want to deploy software to devices straight out of the box. You can configure them to download software when a user opens a new PC and turns it on for the first time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

KACE Systems Management Appliance

  • The KACE SMA needs a better way to handle different roles in the software so certain users can access or administrate certain parts of the software, but not the entire software installation.
  • The KACE SMA could improve the ticketing process of projects. The aspects of the title and some information do not always flow down from the parent ticket to its child tickets.
  • The KACE SMA could improve the UI of the software with the addition of different CSS color schemes.
Andy Anschutz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

  • The program itself can be challenging to use, especially if there hasn't been any formal training on the use of the product. Either training/reviewing documentation is recommended prior to using SCCM.
  • At times, it can be difficult to try and find out why a certain machine that's listed in SCCM says that the endpoint has the SCCM client and shows as Active, but in fact, it's not. It's also difficult at times to try and figure out why the client can't be pushed down to the endpoint.
  • Even though the remote assistance features in SCCM are really good, it can be challenging at times when the remote options don't work for a particular endpoint, even though the machine is active, online, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

KACE Systems Management Appliance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM) 9.8
Based on 2 answers
Mascom Wireless is a Microsoft shop and SCCM has proved to be helpful in keeping our Microsoft products up to date every month without fail. We also have a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement which we renewed for three years ending 2022. The remote access utility works wonders for the organisation and have saved travel bills including subsistance allowance.We have been able to fulfill security audits both internal and external. We have been able to keep a robust inventory of our computer assets and nothing falls of the cracks
Junie Johwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

KACE Systems Management Appliance

KACE Systems Management Appliance 8.5
Based on 3 answers
Overall, the software is simple to understand and use. That said, most vendors have been slowly updating their user interfaces to HTML5 so that they have a clean updated look and feel. This is where KACE falls short in that the UI is great for a packaged software 10 years ago. This isn't a major limitation as the software is really meant primarily for technology users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM) 8.0
Based on 6 answers
The console is not intuitive and does not work well often. Due to the complexity of the product, documentation can be confusing. When properly configured, routine tasks like OS deployment, remote control, and software deployment are easy to do. Troubleshooting of System Center Configuration Manager issues is hard, as there are various logs, and their content can be hard to understand.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

KACE Systems Management Appliance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM) 7.0
Based on 28 answers
It's a 'heavy' system, which demands a lot of resources form the datacenter perspective. So, make sure you followed the requirements to avoid frustration in the future. From the 'client' perspective, it's fine. I've never had any issue with that.
Eduardo Viero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

KACE Systems Management Appliance

KACE Systems Management Appliance 8.8
Based on 6 answers
KACE does exactly what you need it to do, it maintains your computer environment. You can set patch schedules, inventory computers, setup software catalogs; basically everything you need to ensure the computers on your network are being actively managed. This is all with little need for constant configuration or updating the setup.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM) 8.5
Based on 20 answers
Being a Microsoft product, support was good. Out interaction was limited to our in-house IT team which was installing the Intune app in our mobile device. The installation was smooth and we haven't faced any difficulties with the app while using it. Provides a smooth and secure access to all Office 365 apps in mobile while separating the personal and professional data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

KACE Systems Management Appliance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM) 8.9
Based on 4 answers
Work with a "test group" of users who you have a good relationship with so that when things don't work properly they understand!Work with your partner nicely without forcing things especially timelines as you are bound to make mistakes and create oversights in the projectManagement can also interfere with the implementation (which can cause delays) if you make too many mistakes which takes me back to having a "test group" where you have good relations
Junie Johwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

KACE Systems Management Appliance

We have selected this software because it rolls several different systems into one. We have a helpdesk system with this and an asset and inventory management system as well. We pay one price for the whole system instead of paying multiple companies different amounts that would have totaled more than we pay for the single system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

We did not evaluate or use other products like Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM). The main reason we did not evaluate or use other products is because Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM) integrates seamlessly with Microsoft 365 and Windows PCs. Expenses would have increased as well if we had purchased another similar product.
Rich Lusk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

KACE Systems Management Appliance

  • KACE has saved us from having to spend several days of employee hours in crafting DVDs and duplicating them (100+ DVDs)
  • KACE has saved us on the postage required to send out those DVDs for every update (monthly) to all of our customers electronically
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

  • Cuts down our software deployment and patch management time compared to our old tools.
  • Better reporting capability to determine the success to fail ratio of a deployed software or patch and additional information provided to mitigate the failed deployment.
  • Consistent tool usage across our global units with centralized reporting to monitor monthly patch and software deployment results.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

KACE Systems Management Appliance

General

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

KACE Systems Management Appliance Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

General

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

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM) Editions & Modules

Edition
Microsoft 365 For Families9.991
Microsoft 365 For Individuals6.991
Microsoft 365 Business Basic$52
Microsoft 365 Business Standard12.502
Microsoft 365 Business Premium$152
Microsoft 365 Apps8.252
  1. per month
  2. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

KACE Systems Management Appliance
8.5
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

KACE Systems Management Appliance
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
9.8

Usability

KACE Systems Management Appliance
8.5
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
8.0

Performance

KACE Systems Management Appliance
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
7.0

Support Rating

KACE Systems Management Appliance
8.8
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
8.5

Implementation Rating

KACE Systems Management Appliance
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
8.9

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