Nexthink vs. Request Metrics

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Nexthink
Score 9.1 out of 10
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Nexthink is a SaaS provider headquartered in Lausanne, that provides a digital workplace experience management software solution that combines real-time analytics, instant remediation, automation and employee feedback across endpoints and applications.N/A
Request Metrics
Score 10.0 out of 10
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Request Metrics is presented as a fast, simple, and affordable way to monitor the real user performance of a website. The vendor states they approach APM differently, rather than trying to understand everything about every part of a system, their solution focuses on understanding the performance as experienced by real users, and showing metrics that any developer can understand. Request Metrics is built for the small busy software teams that can't spend all their time and budget on software…N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeRequired$10 monthly page views
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Features
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Application Performance Management
Comparison of Application Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Nexthink
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Ratings
Request Metrics
9.0
1 Ratings
17% above category average
Application monitoring00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Threshold alerts00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Application performance management console00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
NexthinkRequest Metrics
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(12 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
NexthinkRequest Metrics
Likelihood to Recommend
Nexthink
I've been managing desktops for 20+ years and Nexthink was the missing tool out of my toolbox. Just to give some perspective, if you were building and maintaining a house, Nexthink would be comparable to switching up from a hammer and nails and to full blown using a nailgun. Nexthink is a solution accelerator and a well thought out toolset to give you the customer experience at a glance. It allows for so much more visibility just with the default set of data points the Collector (agent) gathers, which is A LOT, and grants you the ability to gather even more data with remote actions. All of this evidence cuts how the "it could possibly be this" and "maybe it's that" discussions when you're troubleshooting an issue. It may not provide the exact answer all the time, but it gives you a "compass point" on where you need to start looking to resolve the issue. Also the service monitoring, activity monitoring, and critical event thresholds really empower the teams to know when a problem is happening and they can get ahead of it before the first call even reaches the Help Desk. Nexthink is a cornerstone tool in our environment for end user experience and I'm excited to see where the go next.
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TrackJS
Request Metrics is great for small web development teams that want to make fast web applications. It was quick for us to get started and we could use the reports right away without having to read through documentation. If you just need to get some performance metrics, Request Metrics is perfect. It would not be so good for a larger team or a complex backend application as it is pretty limited in what it can measure.
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Pros
Nexthink
  • It allows for an IT department to be proactive with finding/solving issues before they happen
  • It allows for a company to have a great tool for engaging with end users using campaigns/surveys
  • It shows the full overall picture of a device/network connections when troubleshooting user issues.
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TrackJS
  • Performance charts are really simple and easy for us to understand what is happening
  • It was easy to get started and doesn't need administration or training
  • It's affordable for our team
  • It's fast
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Cons
Nexthink
  • The on-premise solution can be slow at times and resource-demanding even on newer laptops. (This isn't the case with the cloud offering.)
  • Some useful features are only available to cloud customers.
  • Library pack configuration could be made easier, often these packs require some customization and it's not always clear how to get them up and running after importing.
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TrackJS
  • I wish that it could also do uptime checking of the site
  • There is not enough detail to drill into individual users
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Alternatives Considered
Nexthink
Nexthink had better integration and a better user interface. 1E did not have the engagement capability which is so critical to many of the actions we complete using Nexthink. Nexthink had better trending data capabilities. 1E did not capture and hold data the way Nexthink does so all data assumes you are able to pull information from all systems at any time. with remote systems it is unlikely you will capture all systems at the same time so it makes any actions less effective. this review was performed 4 years ago so 1E may have addressed some of these limitations but Nexthink has also grown and continues to add and improve on their industry-leading capabilities.
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TrackJS
We also consider Speedcurve and Calibre for monitoring. Speedcurve was really nice, but the reports were slow. We had to wait a lot to get information. It was also out of our budget and would require extra justification to use it. Calibre was also nice, but the numbers were based on synthetic rather than real user performance. We felt that this wasn't as helpful for us.
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Return on Investment
Nexthink
  • SCCM proactive remediation: Automatically resolving hundreds of SCCM issues per month
  • Hardware: Identification of over $5m cost avoidance by seeing a lack of usage for 128GB SSDs - no need to upgrade to 256GB... coupled with OneDrive migration packs in the Nexthink library this is valuable.
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TrackJS
  • The launch of our project dashboard was much smoother and more successful because we could fix problems earlier
  • It fit without our existing operations budget
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ScreenShots

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Request Metrics Screenshots

Screenshot of Website performance dashboard rolls up the performance of your users as well as the busiest and slowest URLs.Screenshot of Page performance report shows you the performance distribution and breakdown of a single normalized URL as well as web vitals.Screenshot of API endpoint performance report shows you the performance distribution and breakdown of an API call.Screenshot of Alert history report shows you when and why an alert was triggered with the history of the URL.