110 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 100
15 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Application Performance Management

    8.8

    Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)

    88%

    Tivoli

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) ranks higher in 12/12 features

    Application monitoring

    8.9
    89%
    22 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Database monitoring

    9.3
    93%
    24 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Threshold alerts

    9.9
    99%
    24 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Predictive capabilities

    7.6
    76%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Application performance management console

    7.9
    79%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Collaboration tools

    8.8
    88%
    19 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications

    8.9
    89%
    22 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Application dependency mapping and thresholding

    7.6
    76%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Virtualization monitoring

    9.2
    92%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Server availability and performance monitoring

    9.6
    96%
    23 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting

    8.0
    80%
    23 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    IT Asset Discovery

    9.2
    92%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.9

    Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)

    89%
    27 Ratings
    8.0

    Tivoli

    80%
    3 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.6

    Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)

    76%
    18 Ratings

    Tivoli

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (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

    Tivoli

    For either DB2 or zLinux, Tivoli is hands-down the best solution. For Oracle and other operating systems, there are more advanced solutions available. Some of these features are considered "game-changing" by our Sys Admins. Of the three solutions I've dealt with, Tivoli ranks right in the middle with cost, features, and complexity. A nice solution (and the best for the options I listed above), but not cutting-edge.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (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

    Tivoli

    • Fully customizable
    • Automate various portions of various applications
    • Great at Access Management (but also Release, Change, Event, etc)
    Shaun Houshmand | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (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

    Tivoli

    • Tivoli is not manageable from the GUI console and I believe it needs a dedicated resource to manage the software.
    • Tivoli (TSM) configuration is complex, granular, and scalable with customizable configuration features, but it requires a good administrator that has a strong knowledge of the product.
    • It needs additional agents or plugins for administration; for example, I have to use an MMC plug-in on the servers.
    Naveen Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Tivoli

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?

    Starting Price

    Support Rating

    Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)

    Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 7.6
    Based on 18 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

    Tivoli

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (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

    Tivoli

    Tivoli sits right in the middle of these two products, all things considered. Each has its own strengths (Cohesity has bells and whistles, CommVault works well with Microsoft). Tivoli is a nice blend and rock-solid once implemented.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (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

    Tivoli

    • Single sign on and web-threat protection
    • Cutting down time to enter multiple usernames and passwords
    • Cutting support call times across multi apps
    Shaun Houshmand | TrustRadius Reviewer

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