Auvik Network Management (ANM) vs BMC TrueSight Operations Management comparison

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Executive Summary
Updated on Aug 13, 2023

We compared Auvik and BMC TrueSight Operations across several parameters based on our users' reviews. After reading the collected data, you can find our conclusion below:

  • Features: Auvik excels in SNMP and WMI communication, syslog centralization, and live topology mapping. The solution offers NetFlow monitoring as well as backup and configuration management. BMC TrueSight Operations Management earned high marks for its comprehensive analysis, simulated monitoring capability, and detailed reporting.

  • Room for Improvement: Auvik users would like more flexibility to customize reporting and dashboards. Reviews also suggested improvements in probe deployment and integration with third-party products. TrueSight users say the solution could allow the user to drill down more and improve interoperability.

  • Service and Support: Auvik's customer service is highly rated. Users said it’s convenient to contact support through the platform, and responses are fast. Some noted that problems are typically resolved in a single phone call without the need to escalate. Some customers praised BMC support as quick and efficient, but others experienced delayed responses and said some engineers lacked product knowledge.

  • Ease of Deployment: Auvik's setup is simple, fast, and customizable, with clear instructions. BMC TrueSight Operations Management's setup can be more challenging and time-consuming than some solutions.

  • Pricing: Auvik’s pricing structure is considered reasonable and competitive. Licensing is based on the number of billable devices, and users have control over which devices are billed. BMC TrueSight Operations Management is geared toward enterprise customers, so it’s more costly than some, but the price is negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

  • ROI: Auvik users said the solution saves time, improves efficiency, and reduces costs through automation and better insights. Users said TrueSight’s ROI is difficult to quantify and uncertain.

Comparison Results: Auvik is a user-friendly option for network monitoring and troubleshooting. The solution stands out for its support and ease of navigation. Users like its topology maps and centralized log information. Some users noted that Auvik’s dashboard could be more customizable and suggested that it could improve probe deployment. BMC TrueSight Operations Management is a premium enterprise solution suitable for large enterprises. It features comprehensive monitoring capabilities and excellent reporting. However, TrueSight’s steep price tag may put it out of reach for many small businesses, the setup is complicated, and the solution’s support has received mixed reviews.

To learn more, read our detailed Auvik Network Management (ANM) vs. BMC TrueSight Operations Management Report (Updated: March 2024).
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Pros
"All of the features are valuable, but the ability to remote into anything, whether it's a terminal or a browser, is really big for us. It makes things a lot easier day-to-day.""The most valuable features of Auvik are the alerting and monitoring. Those functions mean it easily more than pays for itself. I have it integrated with Slack with multiple channels set up for our IT office. When just about any part goes down that I have assigned in the alerting portion, it will let the right people know within minutes.""The most advantageous feature is the ability to back up the configuration settings on switches and routers.""We like the alerts, the network mapping, and the backup of configurations.""I have found Auvik extremely stable. They do a lot of scheduled maintenance, but it's almost always on the weekends, so it doesn't impact us.""Its network discovery capabilities are very impressive. The discovery piece is amazing. I don't know if they have an AI or some type of advanced intelligence inside of their program that helps with the discovery piece. I haven't seen anything that discovers products that well and is able to label them, tag them, and pull as much information about them. I don't know what drives that engine, but I'm just absolutely blown away by it. It is cool.""The topography and historical data are excellent; the latter essentially allows us to see back in time, which is helpful as users don't always report issues promptly. The ability to go back and look at historical data is a good feature.""Topography mapping is incredibly useful, especially when it's functioning properly."

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"Valuable features include wide support for monitoring, strong event management, service management capability, baselining (analytics) and easy to integrate other tools with it.""I use the solution to monitor servers, databases, Windows, Linux, and web services.""It is a stable solution.""The noise reduction for ticketing works much better than we have seen in a lot of other companies.""The most valuable feature of BMC TrueSight Operations Management is the dashboard presentation server.""TSOM's ability to consolidate alerts into a single location and provide filtering of alerts is great.""It is a scalable solution.""The tailoring of the knowledge modules has been particularly useful as I can streamline the agents to only report on critical events."

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Cons
"I'm still undergoing the trial period. My only complaint is that I still don't understand what the license cost will be. More transparent pricing would be massive.""The deployment of the probe onto a particular device could be improved. That usually requires one of our level-two people to step in from the help desk team. It would be much better if it were a click-and-go deployment. What I would like to see in particular is the ability to download an MSI builder for a probe for a particular building. We would simply double-click and install it onto the machine and have it work. Having to roll through with the entire API key is a little time-consuming.""Sometimes it's a little bit slow to load, but I can't think of anything else that could be improved.""Their system is a little difficult because it shows a lot of LANs and it's a little difficult to find each device. In our system, we have over 20 devices showing and it really takes a long time when I want to find a particular device. If it's easier to use, it will improve work efficiency.""The logging features could be a little bit better polished, although that aspect is relatively new. It comes in as raw data, with different formats for different vendors. It's not immediately clear to people what's going on with some of that and you have to read through the codes. Some of the higher-end logging solutions, like Splunk, which is very expensive, can parse through it and correlate items better. Improvement to the logging features would be a value-add, but I'm still very happy that it exists.""If the out-of-the-box price was about 30% lower, I think it would have allowed us to purchase it sooner. It definitely costs more than some of the competitors that are out there. It's also better, so I understand why it's a little bit more expensive.""Auvik could have better compatibility with more devices. The devices that we're using are essential within our network infrastructure. It would be great to access the full range of features that some of the other ones do, such as the device configuration backups and the configuration change alert.""When it comes to monitoring, Auvik provides a single integrated platform, but I feel it could do more things. If it could facilitate device upgrades, that would be great."

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"There are some small limitations with this tool in terms of reporting dashboards that fit all of the requirements of the individual customer.""Specifically around application performance monitoring, BMC is definitely not the market leader. The Dynatraces, the New Relics and the like are more of the market leaders in that space. I would like to see them grow that space a little bit more aggressively. It has not really been their bread and butter.""We have a unique use case because BMC typically sells this solution into enterprises that are deploying it within their IT, versus to a managed services provider like us where we're supporting thousands of customers. Multi-tenancy and the scalability have been challenges along the way, as we've grown... If anything could have gone better as we were ramping this up and adding a lot of volume to it, I would say it's the scalability. That would be one thing that could be improved.""The product must provide more AI capabilities.""BMC's solutions for cloud monitoring (monitoring of AWS and Azure resources) are very poor in stability and customization.""We were somewhat limited in TrueSight due to some of the RBAC controls not quite being what we wanted as far as delegating out administrative privileges for implementation. But because we were able to turn requests around pretty well, that burden wasn't too heavy.""This solution is lacking in application monitoring features. Technical support for this solution also needs improvement, particularly in product knowledge and response time.""In our company, we faced some issues with the solution’s application endpoint, IP, and the physical location of the transactions."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Compared to other products, Auvik's pricing is more feasible since you get all its features. You pay for licenses on a per network device basis. It monitors hypervisors, but does not bill for that. There are no additional costs, which is something that I like."
  • "The pricing is fair for the value and time saved that you get out of it. The larger you go, the more sense it makes per device, because as you hit different pricing tiers, it becomes much more affordable per device."
  • "Its pricing is a little on the high end. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees. It is more expensive than other solutions, but their per-device model is very fair. Anything other than the networking gear is monitored by Auvik at no charge."
  • "The value is there. It's not that expensive per device and it's licensed per device. Unlike some of the other tools that I use, it's not real expensive. It's a good value for the price."
  • "It's great for small businesses, but when you start reviewing the pricing model, depending on how many devices, and what sub-devices you decide to pull in, it can get tricky as far as the pricing goes."
  • "As an individual IP company, Auvik is a little bit pricey. It is a little expensive, but as an MSP owner, I have a small side business. So, I'm an Auvik customer in that sense too. In that, I think it's reasonable to pay $10 to $15 a device or less depending on the endpoint. For the amount of capability that it has, it is very reasonably priced."
  • "Its pricing is very reasonable. We had looked at other solutions where you pay based on the amount of traffic that was filtered through and analyzed. With Auvik, we pay by a billable device. We're not paying based on every single device we have. For one of the locations I have, one network element would likely be a billable device. So, every billable device has a network element, but not every network element is a billable device. If I have a location that has 50 network elements, then maybe 30 of them are billable devices. PCs, VoIP phones, and access points are monitored at no charge."
  • "The cost for all the devices that we were billed at in my last job was about $2500 annually. It wasn't much. It has the most reasonable pricing as compared to any product out there. I can't complain. It is amazing. It allows me to bundle inside the package what I charge customers per user per month. I don't charge them per device anymore. That's not how we do things in the industry. It is per user per month. The way Auvik is charging us allows me to do it. For example, if they charge $250 for a certain number of seats, I'm just going to write the costs onto per user per month. I have a few leftover licenses to use, which allows me to go out and make some more sales and give some freebies at some shows. So, it makes me very flexible. I am very happy with it. It is billed by network devices. You could choose which billable device you want. What is really nice is that if you don't want one switch to be billable and the other one to be billable, you can do that. You just won't have the features that the billable switch has, which isn't horrible. Sometimes, you don't need that. What I'm really happy about is that Auvik doesn't force things on you and doesn't say, "You have to have all of this," and that's a great business model."
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  • "Use conservative figures. In terms of hardware, monitored servers and also effort. The product is not cheap. But as with other products, you get what you pay for."
  • "The solutions are not the cheapest but are robust and stable. License model is rather complex and BMC do often change the model."
  • "Pricing is very high."
  • "We pay license fees of between $150 and $200 per asset. There is an enterprise software license fee, and then you pay a percentage for your maintenance, and then Premier Support. For example, if you buy a two-year license for the product, then the maintenance fee is added to that for two years at X percent a year. Then there's a small fee on top of that for Premier Support..."
  • "Pricing is all volume-driven. I think we were paying between $80 and $85 per license. That's per unit, for a perpetual license. You pay it one time and then, every year, you pay 20 percent of that for annual maintenance and support. But now that we've grown, we've purchased tens of thousands of licenses and the cost per license has gone down to something like less than $30..."
  • "It is a large, complex product. So, there is a commitment of manpower to deploy it, as it is not a cheap product."
  • "There is a big upfront cost when you buy the license, then there is annual maintenance. We look at, if I bought a license and paid for maintenance for five years, then average it out, what would be my monthly cost. We have had some of the competing tools come in around four dollars. This is coming in as a premium, which is why I don't have it deployed as I would like it. Therefore, we're in negotiations right now. If I can get it down to the four dollar range, I will triple my deployment in a year and a half."
  • "The only possible additional cost that I can mention, that you might not be aware of, is that it uses Oracle partitioning, if you use Oracle. There are Oracle partitioning fees that go with that."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Auvik is its ability to drill down and identify unusual activity on the network, such as unauthorized devices connecting to our Wi-Fi.
    Top Answer:While Auvik's pricing was attractive, we ultimately had to make budget cuts. After evaluating our various solutions, Auvik was not the best fit for our current needs.
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    Top Answer:The product must provide more AI capabilities. AI is already available but must play a deeper role in the solution.
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    Also Known As
    ProactiveNet, TrueSight Operations Management
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    Overview

    Auvik is a network management software that provides real-time visibility and control over network infrastructure. 

    It automates network mapping, monitoring, and troubleshooting, allowing IT teams to easily identify and resolve issues. 

    With its intuitive interface and powerful features, Auvik helps businesses optimize their network performance and ensure smooth operations.

    BMC TrueSight Operations Management is a solution that delivers end-to-end performance monitoring and event management. It does so by using machine learning, analytics, and AIOps to identify, analyze, and resolve application and infrastructure problems quickly. BMC TrueSight Operations Management also offers automated remediation and ticketing.

    BMC TrueSight Operations Management Features

    BMC TrueSight Operations Management has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • TrueSight Smart Reporting
    • Broad monitoring capabilities
    • Hundreds of integrations
    • Event grouping
    • Proactive alerts
    • Incident tickets
    • Cause analysis
    • Automated log analysis

    BMC TrueSight Operations Management Benefits

    Some of the benefits of using BMC TrueSight Operations Management include:

    • Detects performance issues: BMC TrueSight Operations Management helps you detect and address performance abnormalities before they impact your organization.
    • Beneficial for IT teams: Since BMC TrueSight Operations Management automatically learns the behavior of your infrastructure, it is able to alert you when specific behaviors require attention, helping IT departments focus on other pressing priorities.
    • Cost efficient: BMC TrueSight Operations Management will save your company money by eliminating the need to manage thousands of traditional, static thresholds for event generation.
    • Reduces manual tasks: BMC TrueSight Operations Management minimizes the need to manually define, configure, and maintain correlation rules and policies.
    • Fewer false alarms: With BMC TrueSight Operations Management, the number of false alarms and associated incidents decreases drastically.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by BMC TrueSight Operations Management users.

    Mudassir A., Sr. Technical Consultant at a tech services company, says, "The event management part of TrueSight Operations Management, in my experience, is probably the best in the market. You have endless flexibility. You can build your own rules, you have the MRL language, and you can implement any kind of logic on the alerts. It may be correlation, abstraction, or executing something as a result of the alerts. You have almost the whole range of options available for event management using the available customization."

    A General Manager - Sales at a tech services company explains, “There are many features that are most valuable in BMC TrueSight Operations Management. First, its proactive monitoring feature is highly developed. BMC TrueSight Operations Management is an intelligent tool that's able to understand day-to-day operations and consistently gives alerts. The alerts are not automatic for some activities, e.g. some alerts are given monthly, while some are given more frequently. The consolidated dashboard where you can enjoy a single pane of glass to look at the full infrastructure from the servers to the VMs, to the clouds, to the application, to the database, to the network devices, including having a topology, and having a tendency map of the topology of key offerings, is also a valuable feature of this solution.”

    An Information Systems Computer System Controller at an insurance company states, “The business event manager tool that consolidates detailed information from a single instance of equipment is the most valuable thing for me. It provides support for the business tools and the IT services which come from several systems.”


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    Ensono, Transamerica, Boston Scientific, Park Place Technologies, inContact, TD Ameritrade, PNC Bank
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    Buyer's Guide
    Auvik Network Management (ANM) vs. BMC TrueSight Operations Management
    March 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Auvik Network Management (ANM) vs. BMC TrueSight Operations Management and other solutions. Updated: March 2024.
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    Auvik Network Management (ANM) is ranked 4th in Cloud Monitoring Software with 131 reviews while BMC TrueSight Operations Management is ranked 18th in Cloud Monitoring Software with 48 reviews. Auvik Network Management (ANM) is rated 8.8, while BMC TrueSight Operations Management is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Auvik Network Management (ANM) writes "Enables us to get on top of issues before they become an outage". On the other hand, the top reviewer of BMC TrueSight Operations Management writes "The product is reasonably priced, but the solution is a little obsolete because it is deployed on-premise". Auvik Network Management (ANM) is most compared with PRTG Network Monitor, LogicMonitor, Meraki Dashboard, SolarWinds NPM and Domotz, whereas BMC TrueSight Operations Management is most compared with BMC Helix Monitor, Dynatrace, ServiceNow IT Operations Management, Zabbix and New Relic. See our Auvik Network Management (ANM) vs. BMC TrueSight Operations Management report.

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