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System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)

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Likelihood to Recommend

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)

It is well suited in organizations that are looking for an all-in-one Systems Management solution, that is well-known in the industry, and comes from a vendor that is also well-known, and that offers good support for this kind of product. It is less suited for organizations that want to use something right away, without a whole lot of setup/management on the back-end. This also wouldn't be suited for organizations that don't have funding for their IT folks to get formal training in the use of the product or have the time to read through the documentation, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SCOM

More appropriate for:
  • Pure Microsoft ecosystem environments (Windows Server and SQL server) and the most common Linux and UNIX platforms.
  • Environments where cost is less of a factor than settling on a single platform for monitoring
  • Environments where the administrators are familiar with the setup and installation of SCOM.
Less appropriate for:
  • Pure UNIX/Linux shops, especially versions not supported out of the box by SCOM.
  • Shops that cannot afford the engagement to setup/configure and maintain on a continuous basis.
  • Shops that cannot dedicate personnel to the care and feeding of SCOM, especially when supporting larger environments.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
SCOM
7.5
Application monitoring
System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
SCOM
7.9
Database monitoring
System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
SCOM
7.7
Threshold alerts
System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
SCOM
8.1
Predictive capabilities
System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
SCOM
6.8
Application performance management console
System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
SCOM
6.8
Collaboration tools
System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
SCOM
5.2
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
SCOM
7.6
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
SCOM
6.9
Virtualization monitoring
System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
SCOM
7.7
Server availability and performance monitoring
System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
SCOM
8.3
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
SCOM
8.1
IT Asset Discovery
System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
SCOM
8.4

Pros

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)

  • Remote Control works well and does not require a lot of configuration. It must be understood that the Remote Control feature of System Center Configuration Manager is different from RDP, as it does not establish a separate user session and allows a tech to troubleshoot issues in a way visible to a user.
  • It is easy to add client devices for management, and multiple options are available (push, Active Directory, etc.)
  • It's modular and extensible. For example, a third-party company, Parallels, makes a System Center Configuration Manager plugin to manage Macs from the same console.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SCOM

  • Pick real-time health data from a large number of systems through their agent services installed on those remote systems.
  • Have the ability to directly create an incident in snow with its SCOM-SNOW Integration pack.
  • Have the capability to design activities to perform actions on apps or infrastructure components directly from SCOM Dashboard.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)

  • The licenses can be expensive if you are a small organization. Make sure you have a good deal with your Microsoft partner.
  • Deal with collections can be a little hard sometimes. Collections are the say the product classify or organize the groups. As the concept is a little different from what we're used to, like Active Directory Organizational Units or Security Groups, etc., it's best if you spend some time studying this before you deploy the product in your organization, especially if your organization has severy business or business units and remote sites.
  • You don't have as much product specialists as you have for other Microsoft products like MS Exchange, for example. So, make sure you hire a partner that have the skills needed to help you during the deploy of the product. Indeed, it is a complex product and it demands attention to details to avoid frustration in the future. People tend to save money on the implementation phase and that leads to frustration and, in some cases, projects cancellation due to underestimation of the requirements of the product.
Eduardo Viero | TrustRadius Reviewer

SCOM

  • One of the biggest drawbacks to SCOM is the sheer scope and complexity of the system. This can be a pro and a con. The system is very customizable, what you put into it is what you'll get out of it. That said, the learning curve is fairly steep. An organization needs to be committed to putting time and resources into SCOM to get the most out of it. I've heard stories from colleagues of several different companies that invested in SCOM and then abandoned it due to the excessive time and care required.
  • SCOM is expensive. Not only is the enterprise licensing costly, SCOM requires it's own servers, operational and warehouse databases to be maintained.
  • The OOB SCOM reports are a bit clunky and feel outdated.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 9.1
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

SCOM

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Usability

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 6.2
Based on 4 answers
It leaves a lot to be desired from a user-friendly experience. You must do a lot of Googling or guide reading to get it to do what you want. It has all the power to do pretty much whatever you need, but actually implementing it is not laid out in the simplest way.
Adam Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer

SCOM

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Performance

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 7.5
Based on 14 answers
Due to SCCM being developed by Microsoft and meant to work with other Microsoft products, there has been no performance issues on servers nor client devices. We have done two upgrades without any unplanned downtime or issues, and there has been no requirement to roll-back any deployment or updates of SCCM due to any bugs or vulnerability found later. This is a well made product for specific use and specific platform. Other competitor products can do more and compatible with other Operating Systems, but if there is no requirement for that, SCCM is the best of breed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SCOM

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Support

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 7.9
Based on 7 answers
We have not needed to seek support for this product in the time that we have used it thus far. It's been working really well, and have not had any major issues. Being that it's a Microsoft product, it goes without saying that there will be many support options available if needed. This includes phone, web, forums, KB articles, etc. There is even comprehensive documentation that is available on the web through Microsoft's website for use of the product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SCOM

SCOM 8.6
Based on 8 answers
We are very pleased with the support provided by the Microsoft System Center Operations Manager team. At first, we were quite hesitant to contact support, but the support team showed a very proactive approach and helped with a bunch of issues which would be much harder to overcome on our own, especially when deploying the platform for the first time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 8.5
Based on 2 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

SCOM

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Alternatives Considered

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)

Microsoft System Center Configuration manager was always selected because it combines several standalone solutions provided by other vendors. Has great integration with all Microsoft services including Azure. Being an enterprise standard level product, you can expect that your IT personnel has experience with it and you don't need to spend too much time to educate them.
Valery Mezentsau | TrustRadius Reviewer

SCOM

We didn't consider any other alternatives, nor did we try or demo any other product prior to our purchase of SCOM. I know there are several other products out that perform many of the same functions and more such as SolarWinds, however, those products are pricey as well and we decided to stick with the Microsoft product in the end.
Joe Spradlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)

  • Positive Impact #1: Leveraging the Remote Access feature, we can simply remotely connect to a users workstation to assist with any issues they may encounter. We have multiple locations, so it is a huge time saver in troubleshooting end user issues.
  • Positive Impact #2: ROI is different for everyone, but ours has been positive in that we dont have to travel back and fourth between building as often to assist users. This saves time, gas and ultimately money.
  • Positive Impact #3: After you have deployed all the SCCM agents SCCM will start performing its magic. Inventory of your hardware and software is readily available in fully customizable reports that you can provide upper management for tech refreshes, etc. We also use the reports to ensure we have the right licensing installed vs. the licensing we have purchased.
Joe Spradlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

SCOM

  • We wanted to make sure that updates and patches deployed are actually successfully installed on devices and other tools cannot match SCOM for detailed feedback on deployment status.
  • We can now confidently provide management and security teams on successful update of security patches with high accuracy.
  • Deployment complexity took over a year to fully implement all necessary features with help of consultants and in house teams. Wish it was simpler.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)

General

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

SCOM

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
8.3
SCOM
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
9.1
SCOM

Usability

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
6.2
SCOM

Performance

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
7.5
SCOM

Support

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
7.9
SCOM
8.6

Implementation

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
8.5
SCOM

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