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WS
IT Operations Executive at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

Everything that AppDynamics yields we use in some way. 

We are a rather big user of AppDynamics. We use synthetic monitoring. 

From an application perspective, all the elements that come stock standard with the product, we are heavily invested in. We built a long list of dashboards and auto-alerts that goes through our call center to resolution groups, to fix issues, as and when they occur. 

The SAP monitoring element is very helpful. Historically, three or four years ago, AppDynamics couldn't tool an SAP instance. Now, there's a specific agent that you can deploy to SAP. We've invested in that element. There seems to be a market requirement for that element. Fairly recently, however, Dynatrace also added that to the inherent product capabilities, in order to monitor SAP ecosystems.

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Chandan-Kumar - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate Director at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

The tracing is the most important aspect of the solution. The way it traces the information within the particular application or within the particular infrastructure is great. That actually helps. Apart from that, all of the data that's in the production APM is good.  

Technical support is helpful.

The solution scales well.

The stability is good. 

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Yacin  HATTAB - PeerSpot reviewer
Responsable Commercial at Zen Networks

You can use one module for each server, for each application, and for each API.

It can monitor the income and the outcome. For example, when you have a website that has online payments, if there are bugs in the online payment for the provider, it will check it, see the problem, and send you an alert.

If the development team makes a mistake with this tool, it points really the mistake and sends it to the manager and it provides also a solution too, as it monitors the code. It provides solutions to make the code more effective.

The initial setup is simple. 

With the solution you can put add-ons on it and it's very customizable. You can customize it easily. If you want something that the tool doesn't have, you can add it easily.

It is stable.

The solution can scale. 

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UA
Head Of Information Technology at a mining and metals company with 11-50 employees

The dashboards of the solution are excellent. They can be customized very easily.

The stability is good.

The solution helps us save a lot of time on certain tasks.

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DavidGrudek - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

I have found the main feature of the solution to be its ability to analyze an application's code to see where there are issues. Additionally, it is easy to use and configure.

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JG
Senior Director : Database Infrastructure and Site Reliability at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees

This solution is great at alerting us to issues and letting us know if anything is correlated.

The release management capabilities are great. If you do a new release, you have to ask: how's will it perform? Is it going to have problems? Before it was hard to actually measure. Now we're able to precisely measure the performance and also the error rate. That's very helpful.

It's also helpful with building dashboards. You can build dashboards for different parts of the company, for the operations, for the application, for the infrastructure, all the above.

The initial setup is pretty straightforward.

The stability has been good.

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AnandYadav - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr Technical Architect at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees

From the performance management side, I like everything from business transaction work to tracking. On the database side, we can get a lot of insights from the database. On the server monitoring side, it helped us a lot to find out some of the issues on the VM side because VMs were creating a little trouble for us.

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Oguz Mutlu - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Devops Engineer at a media company with 201-500 employees

The ability to check parameters for microservice applications is most valuable. It is important for me. I can manually create new business transactions for applications and individually monitor business transactions. 

I can also use a lot of extensions. It has a lot of extensions to monitor other third-party applications, such as NoSQL applications, memory cache applications, Kafka applications, and Couchbase applications. It is very useful. We are also using the end-user monitoring site to follow all end-user activities. It is important for us to check the errors on the customer site.

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Mahesh Deshpande - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Technology Architect at Infosys

Transition tracing is the most valuable is pretty easy and useful, but the user experience piece is also good. 

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Ashish Jaiswal - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Software Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

Application monitoring is the most valuable feature.

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ES
Regional Director (CEER) at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

It is easy to gain visibility into complex environments with AppDynamics. It has the ability to combine operation information of the environment and business information with strong business IQ support. 

The solution makes it easy to find the root cause of the problems and provided the visualization of data. It is really simple, useful, and intuitive. 

It enables integration with other systems very easily. It can monitor applications of different technologies as well as manage log files. 

It has a lot of capabilities and the solution features function well overall.

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MM
Senior Performance Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable feature is the application performance. We have details such as CPU utilization and memory utilization, which we make use of to finalize the amount of CPU power or memory that we should allocate to our ports.

AppDynamics is easy to implement if you follow the documentation, and the documentation that they provide is good.

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MP
Head of IT Operations at a retailer with 10,001+ employees

This solution makes it fast and easy to diagnose performance issues and exceptions/errors in application coding.

After a major incident, root cause analysis is conducted and, most of the time, we understand what caused the incident and how it can be prevented from happening again.

The Web Dashboards are also very useful and sometimes can really prevent incidents before they happen.

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Tjeerd Saijoen - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Rufusforyou

What I found is that there is a lot of room to develop things in it and to connect to other tools like IBM.

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Abdulrahman Kazamel - PeerSpot reviewer
Presales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The features that I like best are the dashboard and Business Journey.

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MM
Senior Performance Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

The best feature of AppDynamics is the analytics, which gives us the business insights of the application. For example, if there are any failures, AppDynamics will give us the number of failures and the reason for those failures. 

The solution also allows us to deep-dive into the code by taking us to the line of code where it feels there is an issue.

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SR
Consultant at a financial services firm with self employed

We're a large organization, so we appreciate AppDynamics' wide coverage. It may not work great in all areas, but it has broad coverage. We use the same dataset for different use case aspects. That is the beauty of AppDynamics. You can coordinate APM, EUM, and infrastructure through one dataset. 

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SathisKumar - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

It gives me the ability to trace logs between transactions, for example, a DB transaction or JVM transaction from one hub to the other. I can easily find out where the problem is or where the bottleneck of the issues lies. 

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YS
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

AppDynamics has a very broad range of supported technologies, and it's user-friendly. It looks nice, and it's easy to sell the solution to the stakeholders when we can visualize how the website is working. For example, where we have any problems through visual analytics.

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CY
Service Delivery Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The product is good for the enterprise SAS application performance monitoring. It's good for a larger scale deployment such as what my company is working on.

The solution is scalable.

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KV
Systems Engineer at a consultancy with 1-10 employees

The business transaction that stands between multiple applications is proving to be most valuable.

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AS
Associate Director, Application Performance Management Solution Design & Engineering at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

In 2014 and 2015, AppDynamics was one of the best products on the market.

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SathisKumar - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable feature is the flow map.

It's easy to use, and the instrumentation is also good.

The alerting mechanism is very good.

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lebohang-motloung - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Team Lead at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable feature in AppDynamics is the identifying of the slow responses. Additionally, it is easy to use.

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MN
Manager, Enterprise Service at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees

Capacity planning is, in my opinion, the most useful.

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VK
Associate QA Manager at Xcel Serv Solution

AppDynamics is a complete tool for server and usability monitoring.

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Oscar Montufar - PeerSpot reviewer
Operation Manager at Totalplay

This solution is easy to use and very powerful, it is a complete tool for us.

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AF
Test Specialist at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees

The monitoring is similar to Dynatrace.

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Subhajit Nag - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Process Associate at Tata Consultancy Services

I find troubleshooting is quicker because we can drill down into the end points and see which endpoints are getting critical. Visibility-wise, the micro details are easy to find. 

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RS
IT Executive at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

It is a good monitoring tool. Its stability is very good.

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