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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 9.5 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

NinjaRMM

I really don't find anything wrong with NinjaRMM. Getting a quote and working with sales was great. Getting the software loaded and working went just fine. Users don't complain and everything works. Support is great and customer service rep keeps tabs on me to be sure everything is going smoothly and answer any questions that come up and share new features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

IT Asset Management

KACE Systems Management Appliance
8.9
NinjaRMM
Software and hardware inventory tracking
KACE Systems Management Appliance
9.1
NinjaRMM
License management
KACE Systems Management Appliance
8.6
NinjaRMM
Asset lifecycle monitoring
KACE Systems Management Appliance
8.9
NinjaRMM
Contract management
KACE Systems Management Appliance
8.4
NinjaRMM
Asset relationship management
KACE Systems Management Appliance
9.3
NinjaRMM

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

NinjaRMM

  • Ninja does a nice job on providing robust monitoring of network servers. It provides peace of mind with monitoring of clients server infrastructure.
  • Ninja's interface is simple yet clean. It makes navigating and getting where you need to be easy.
  • Ninja's staff is always willing to help and their support is top-notch! They work hard to address any issues quickly and efficiently.
Steve Ricketts | 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

NinjaRMM

  • I would really like the Dark Mode they have been promising on their roadmap for some time
  • The ability to have multiple technicians connect to a splashtop session would be nice
  • The ability to configure all splashtop settings through the main console would be helpful
Anonymous | 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

NinjaRMM

NinjaRMM 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Ninja's interface is clean and simple. Overall usability from an interface perspective is good. Some items, policies and scripting for instance, are a bit cumbersome and it's really not clear how to implement with a best practice mind-site. Ninja RMM got the job done for us but as we pushed our needs more into automation and efficiency we felt it wasn't keeping up with our speed of growth. There is definitely usability in the product, and it will get the job done, but there are other RMM's out there that fit better in our business.
Steve Ricketts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

KACE Systems Management Appliance

KACE Systems Management Appliance 8.9
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

NinjaRMM

NinjaRMM 9.6
Based on 8 answers
NinjaRMM support has been very helpful in getting us set up and running. They contacted us several times to make sure everything was working like we wanted and have been very responsive to any questions we had. The only reason I wouldn't give it a 10 is we wish they have more "out of the box" scripts and alerts that would help us automatically manage workstation issues before they become problems for our users. We have some automation going now but feel there is more if we only knew what we needed.
Jon Quincy | 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

NinjaRMM

Atera uses a pay by technician model but can't do half as much as Ninja. We still employ one Atera user to monitor some of our old clients that don't pay for monitoring. The UI of Atera is also amazing. Other RMMs could learn from them. We will stick with Ninja for the foreseeable future.
Anonymous | 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

NinjaRMM

  • Ninja allows us to run without active directory which is a very positive impact on ROI
  • The lack of all the Apple tools we need is a negative impact on ROI as we have to invest time or other tools to accomplish tasks we could with Ninja
  • Ninja includes Teamviewer which is a powerful remote management tool by itself
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

KACE Systems Management Appliance

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

NinjaRMM

General

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

NinjaRMM Editions & Modules

Edition
Pay-as-you-go$3.001
  1. per device per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

KACE Systems Management Appliance
8.5
NinjaRMM
9.5

Usability

KACE Systems Management Appliance
8.5
NinjaRMM
8.0

Support Rating

KACE Systems Management Appliance
8.9
NinjaRMM
9.6

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