ManageEngine OpManager vs. Microsoft System Center

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ManageEngine OpManager
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
ManageEngine's OpManager is network performance monitoring software.
$245
for 10 devices
Microsoft System Center
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft System Center Suite is a family of IT management software for network monitoring, updating and patching, endpoint protection with anti-malware, data protection and backup, ITIL- structured IT service management, remote administration and more. It is available in two editions: standard and datacenter. Datacenter provides unlimited virtualization for high density private clouds, while standard is for lightly or non-virtualized private cloud workloads.
$1,323
per month
Pricing
ManageEngine OpManagerMicrosoft System Center
Editions & Modules
Standard Edition
$245
for 10 devices
Professional Edition
$345
for 10 devices
Enterprise Edition
11,545
for 250 devices
Standard Edition
$1323
Datacenter Edition
$3607
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ManageEngine OpManagerMicrosoft System Center
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$245 per installationNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
ManageEngine OpManagerMicrosoft System Center
Considered Both Products
ManageEngine OpManager
Chose ManageEngine OpManager
OpManager teams' technical support was excellent. They helped us throughout the implementation - from the initial discovery phase. It is also very easy to use. Our Infrastructure team was able to use it with minimal training.
Microsoft System Center

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
ManageEngine OpManagerMicrosoft System Center
Network Performance Monitoring
Comparison of Network Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
ManageEngine OpManager
8.8
38 Ratings
5% above category average
Microsoft System Center
-
Ratings
Automated network device discovery8.737 Ratings00 Ratings
Network monitoring9.235 Ratings00 Ratings
Baseline threshold calculation8.934 Ratings00 Ratings
Alerts9.538 Ratings00 Ratings
Network capacity planning8.928 Ratings00 Ratings
Packet capture analysis8.323 Ratings00 Ratings
Network mapping8.028 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable reports8.436 Ratings00 Ratings
Wireless infrastructure monitoring8.425 Ratings00 Ratings
Hardware health monitoring9.338 Ratings00 Ratings
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ManageEngine OpManagerMicrosoft System Center
Small Businesses
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Score 9.3 out of 10

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Score 9.5 out of 10

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Enterprises
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Score 9.6 out of 10

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User Ratings
ManageEngine OpManagerMicrosoft System Center
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(38 ratings)
8.5
(20 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.5
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.9
(5 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(6 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ManageEngine OpManagerMicrosoft System Center
Likelihood to Recommend
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
OpManager offers a set of advantages that allow it to adapt to the needs of the company, guaranteeing effective monitoring of the application networks used in our organization. It has an intuitive and easy-to-use interface. The initial setup went smoothly and in a decent amount of time.
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Microsoft
We used a product before that was designed to prevent users making changes and saving files to the desktop computer. This required a renewal of the license. By using SCCM in our environment we were able to discontinue using that product because SCCM allows us to completely restore a machine back to the original configuration. We have taught our users to save their individual work on either a network drive or a cloud drive. By doing this, if we do a re-image of their machine they have lost no data, and it makes for a faster resolution. In some instances having a computer in our SCCM environment it can become cumbersome when creating new users for very specific purposes. It can be done by creating new organizational units and applying new policies but when in a pinch it can be frustrating. For the most part we have tried to make "new" purpose images and groups to at least accommodate a quick install.
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Pros
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • 3D NOC Dashboard gives granular visibility on Port in error, which saves Technician time prior to Onsite troubleshooting.
  • Separate modules such as Network Bandwidth, IPAM/SPM, APM, Server Monitoring can be opt-out Individually, huge cost saving for clients.
  • MSP version gives flexibility for Service providers, to offer Uninterrupted Infrastructure services across to their wide clientele.
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Microsoft
  • Provides our users the ability to deploy and manage our own datacenter based on defined software with understandable solutions for storage, compute, networking and security.
  • We are able to update at once all the computers from all departments without having to install the OS on every computer.
  • It allows us to have everything in one place for database management and datacenter inspection as well.
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Cons
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • Adding devices to existing groups and applying a group-wide parameter.
  • Email alerts can be a bit challenging depending on how email is managed within a company, sometimes adding ManageEngine OpManager to the allowed relay list for Exchange is necessary to receive any alerts
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Microsoft
  • Needs web based storefront for requesting new software
  • Needs ability to manage the packaging work flow better
  • Sometimes is slow to download and there is no indication the entire catalog is being loaded, resulting in confused users not being able to find common software in the available list.
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Likelihood to Renew
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
This product works very well for our organization, and it would be hard to not have a tool like this going forward
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Microsoft
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Usability
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
We are extremely pleased with the network discovery feature of ManageEngine OpManager. It greatly streamlines the process of discovering our network. Additionally, the bandwidth utilization feature is crucial. The detailed bandwidth and traffic reports aid in monitoring traffic at various levels.
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Microsoft
It is not user-friendly for the most part. With IT infrastructure, sometimes it cannot handle excess requests. Every few months, you will need an upgrade in terms of server resources to keep up with incoming alerts and requests. This does not happen all of the time, but it does happen when there are too many requests.
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Support Rating
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
At first, we were not able to add our Avaya switches to the configuration backup module, our partner tried to help, but they did not find the solution, we had one remote session with tech support of ME and they solve the problem.
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Microsoft
If I had to dislike something about the system it would be how much it changes once you upgrade. This could be more of a problem of mine since I get used to one way and don't like it when it changes so much. I am enjoying the newest update, but it is a mess when you are actually going through the upgrades.
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Alternatives Considered
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
ManageEngine OPManager has already made its place in the market as compared to other tools available due to following reasons - 1. Monitoring capabilities for almost every infrastructure types such as Network, Servers, Virtualization etc 2. Medium Licensing Cost and not that aggressively increasing every year. 3. Good Support and steady pace of growth and marketing.
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Microsoft
We previously used a mix of FOG and Clonezilla to image machines. The biggest issues with these products is that changing one piece of the image required you to rebuild the entire image itself. These pieces of software also did not allow you to manage applications and Windows Updates, causing IT to have to constantly touch machines after they were imaged and update or manage them with a much more hands on approach.
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Return on Investment
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • Better visibility of the network
  • Better visibility of server performance which helps us to take calls on increasing or exact utilization of server
  • Report of ISP link helps us to calculate the exact bandwidth used by location which helps to take a call on fixing the requirements of each site
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Microsoft
  • We have been able to automate our patch management, firmware and other security concerns.
  • We have a standardized "image" ensuring our setup is consistent across the enterprise. This alone has saved us in time to support and time to understand how to use our desktops.
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ScreenShots

ManageEngine OpManager Screenshots

Screenshot of OpManager's DashboardScreenshot of OpManager's realtime graphsScreenshot of Device snapshot page in OpManagerScreenshot of Alarms in OpManager