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Sean McDonough | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 19, 2020

SysKit SPDocKit fills a need no other product can.

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SysKit is actually the name of the company, not a product. Formerly Acceleratio, I've used and evaluated SysKit products throughout years for a variety of purposes. In my organization specifically, I use SPDocKit the most often in my line of work. SPDocKit is an excellent tool for documenting SharePoint farm configurations and settings, both for informational purposes as well as more formal D&R preparedness needs. I've been using the product since it was first offered years ago, and there is no other product that does what it does as well as it does on the market currently.
  • Discovery. When trying to learn the ins and outs of an unfamiliar SharePoint farm configuration, SPDocKit creates a complete and accurate picture.
  • Documentation. Documenting farm configurations manually is a very time and labor intensive process, so I turn to SPDocKit to automate the process for me.
  • Change Tracking. SPDocKit can take a series of farm snapshots over time, and it can highlight and track differences in configuration and settings from snapshot to snapshot.
  • Cloud Readiness. Unfortunately, SPDocKit cannot run against SharePoint Online (SPO) environments due to its reliance on server APIs that aren't exposed in the cloud.
  • Variations. SPDocKit exists in a number of forms for licensing purposes, and not all versions are equivalent. It's sometimes difficult to know what version of the product houses the feature that I want to use, as well as whether or not I'm licensed for it.
The product is second to none in providing an accurate and detailed view of a SharePoint farm, its composition, and its configuration. It is an essential tool for discovery purposes, and it should be used anytime business continuity and disaster recover plans/documentations are being prepared.

Since SharePoint doesn't include a "farm clone" method, SPDocKit provides the next best thing in attempts to replicate configuration. It can also be used as a Q&A checkpoint through the use of farm snapshots to highlight differences that exist between two or more environments.
SysKit support is second to none. On occasions where I've had questions about any aspect of SPDocKit, I've reached out to SysKit through available channels and usually gotten back a detailed and helpful answer within 24 hours of my request submission. They're also very friendly and supply more information that may be related to my inquiry or problem. I never feel like customer support is an afterthought with SysKit.
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About SysKit

SysKit enables users to monitor and administer their entire server environment. It’s an agentless enterprise solution which helps users monitor server performance, track user activity, analyze application usage, document environment, and more. Additionally, it enables users to manage servers remotely with the help of PowerShell, serving as GUI for PowerShell reporting with advanced possibilities. SysKit comes with a quick installation containing built-in prerequisites, and it’s available as a desktop and web interface.

SysKit Features

Has featureTrack user activity and RDS logging on your servers
Has featureAnalyze application usage for locally used and published applications
Has featureMonitor all existing services and performance counters and in real-time and historically
Has featureDocument IT assets and server configurations. Compare them over time and different servers
Has featureAudit security events and automatically block potential threats
Has featureRemotely manage your servers with PowerShell GUI and advanced scripting features
Has featureReceive intelligent real-time alerts for all events in your environment
Has featureKeep track of and enforce critical license compliance requirements

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SysKit Pricing

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
  • Entry-level set up fee?No
EditionPricing DetailsTerms
Standard$299per server
Professional$449per server
Enterprise$649per server

SysKit Customer Size Distribution

Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)
Enterprises (> 500 employees)

SysKit Support Options

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Live Chat
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Video Tutorials / Webinar

SysKit Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise
Operating Systems: Windows
Mobile Application:No
Supported Countries:All
Supported Languages: English