Likelihood to Recommend
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. Read full review
If I need to change a logo design on the invoice, the new logo is slightly larger or smaller so the type below the logo is in a different area than before. In this case, you would need to load the new version of the document into APM Plus and redo the mapping of the field areas to properly grab the information needed to process the document. Without doing this, the document could fail or go to the wrong archive based on the fields.
Read full review Pros Allows us to visualize our systems in a single interface and see the status of health as well as relevant performance metrics. A flexible and powerful interface with active alerting covering domain controllers, SQL servers, etc... Allows you to customize your views and workspaces for specific tasks and needs. Reporting is powerful and flexible. Read full review It combines code profiling with application logger. It is safe for production usage. Read full review Cons 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 The OOB SCOM reports are a bit clunky and feel outdated. Read full review Need to improve their mobile support Documentation improvment Read full review Support Rating
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.
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Submitting a ticket to Stackify Retrace support team is very easy and the response is always within a few hours. In case of some serious problems they are able to provide assistance coming directly from one of their developers what decreases significantly the amount of time needed to figure out what is causing the issue.
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We used Altiris and WSUS and in the beginning Altiris had the better admin interface than SCOM, but it is no longer the case as SCOM has refined their admin interface. Altiris still has better and more robust group assignments for management roles and those two other tools can better manage non Windows OS devices than SCOM but for a large enterprise Windows shop, if you can afford it, SCOM is the way to go.
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APM Plus does a better job of archiving documents than
and makes it easier to find the documents when you need them.
seemed to be more of a marketing tool than a business tool. APM Plus is all business and consistently does what you need on a daily basis. We selected APM Plus because of the great support on setup and after implementation. They are always ready to help.
Read full review Return on Investment It has allowed us to provide an Enterprise Event/Alert management solution to the Global company It has taken a long time to get it to provide valuable alerts and information, lots of user resources and investment. It assists with 24/7 monitoring and out of hours support Read full review We shorten the time we fix app issues We spend a lot less time digging through data We can be proactive and see issues as they are trending before the completely explode I have APM on all production servers so I can catch issues as they happen I no longer get 2000 email on an issue but rather one full of data Read full review