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We performed a comparison between IBM SevOne Network Performance Management (NPM) and ScienceLogic based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Network Monitoring Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed IBM SevOne Network Performance Management (NPM) vs. ScienceLogic Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"In 90% of the cases, new devices are plug-and-play, so when a new version comes out then SevOne has support for it out of the box.""One of the most valuable features is the graphs, which you can build instantly. I have used some open-source platforms in the past, but they are not as good. With SevOne, the sampling in the graph can be every few seconds, not just every few minutes, and that's really helpful. It's really fast.""We find that the reporting is particularly valuable in terms of not only communicating with our peer teams but also with the executives.""Another useful feature is that SevOne gives you real-time insights into your network performance. It polls every five minutes. That is important for our customers because there are some network teams that are always monitoring their networks.""SevOne provides support for all universal connectors. They internally work with other data sources to get features implemented. We have an SD-WAN implementation and use other app data to monitor performance. If you pull that data into one centralized location, that is very useful for management.""The most valuable feature as of late has been the API integration with ServiceNow.""Data Insight reporting tool is the most valuable feature. They came up with it a couple of years ago. The most pleasing factor is the dark theme. You don't have a white background. It has templates that you can create for all kinds of reports that you can hit on the fly. It's much better printing of the reports. If you want to send PDFs to people, the reports are actually decent. Whereas for years, the old architecture of the PDFs was rubbish and even our customers said, "We have to manipulate your PDFs because they all have bad margin breaks. SevOne fixed that a couple of years ago with the new Data Insight. It's fantastic.""The comprehensiveness of this solution's collection of network performance and flow data is one of the basics in the field for what it does. It meets all of our needs. So for all those areas, for the most straightforward collection capabilities, right up to NetFlow and even telemetry, it meets all those demands. Not only just basic or fundamental SNMP collection capability, but the product also supports what we need for the future with telemetry streaming. So it's very comprehensive."

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"I'm satisfied with ScienceLogicfor for what they can offer today because they can offer both serverless connectivity and agent connectivity.""The most valuable features of ScienceLogic are AI and machine learning.""The power flow is great.""When it comes to features, the power pack is the most valuable.""Provides agentless monitoring so there's no need to install the agent on each server.""The best feature is the highly flexible graphs.""It has good monitoring capabilities across cloud environments, data centers, and hybrid environments.""It is simple."

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Cons
"I'm not really sure if this was the software's fault or a server issue, but a couple of years back the disks were failing on our SevOne physical server every month and the server would go down. The secondary server took over from the primary until the disk issue was resolved. That was annoying.""We previously have had discussions on some reporting enhancements. So, we raised a feature request, which was delivered from SevOne.""One area that requires a little bit of improvement is the topology of visualization and being able to map out connections, end-to-end. It's able to do that, but it's not as impressive as we would like it to be. We would like to understand the different interface types and the connection points better, through the visualization. Heatmaps also need further development.""The reporting of NMS is good, but it could be better.""The reports are easy to configure but they are a bit outdated in terms of appearance and visualization.""There are some tweaks and enhancements that I've already requested. One is to be able to make changes per device rather than as a global setting. That has to do with naming. It's minor.""High-frequency polling is data-intensive because you're pulling more. If SevOne could figure out a way to manage the impact of high-frequency polling on the system, that would be very popular.""You need to plan integrations. That has been the biggest bug with SevOne so far. For the things that SevOne pulls directly, those are easy to understand, modify, and put into the database. For things that need to use the Universal Collector or xStats, you need to plan that stuff well in advance."

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"We want to understand: how does the back end work? What if some problem occurs? What we can do? They need to provide more information.""From a performance perspective, it needs to improve a lot.""It was challenging onboarding users.""ScienceLogic does not have application monitoring. We definitely need something integrated within ScienceLogic to monitor applications so that we don't have to rely on monitoring tools to monitor other applications. At least the ones that are market leaders, such as SAP, Oracle, and others.""ScienceLogic could improve the implementation, it could be made easier.""There are often bugs in new releases.""They need a little more self-service."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The pricing has been fair."
  • "Many tools price things based on the number of KPIs that you're collecting around a device. In many cases, there could be hundreds of metrics that you need to collect. SevOne provides device-level pricing. That gives us the flexibility to turn on, and expand on, the metrics that we're collecting around those devices, without taking a financial hit."
  • "The pricing has not evolved with the market, which is one of the reasons we are moving to a new product."
  • "Although I don't have exact details in terms of cost, my experience has been that SevOne is willing to make a deal with the customer."
  • "There are different options available for licensing, with the per-device option being more expensive but more flexible."
  • "A blocking point is the high upfront cost because it is challenging to get it accepted and the purchase approved."
  • "For the value that you get from SevOne, it's worth the price. There are a lot of cheaper alternatives on the market, and even free options. But they require more staff, more resources, and engineers with more advanced knowledge of monitoring. That's what makes SevOne worth the price."
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  • "The pricing model for ScienceLogic could improve."
  • "The solution is license-based. It's between $8 and $15, depending on what you need from the product."
  • "I'm not the best person to discuss pricing, but what I do know is that it's a use-and-go structure. You use this much storage and pay this much for it. That's how it is. Every time, we continue to add a large amount of data to the environment."
  • "The license of ScienceLogic is based on how many endpoints are used. The number of monitoring points you want to have."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:One of the solution's biggest strengths is its capacity management performance, with out-of-the-box reports through NMS, as well as its ability to collect NetFlow-related data from devices. The… more »
    Top Answer:Many tools price things based on the number of KPIs that you're collecting around a device. In many cases, there could be hundreds of metrics that you need to collect. SevOne provides device-level… more »
    Top Answer:One area that requires a little bit of improvement is the topology of visualization and being able to map out connections, end-to-end. It's able to do that, but it's not as impressive as we would like… more »
    Top Answer:It is very easy to configure because we are using an agent-less version. You can very quickly implement a collector for monitoring device servers.
    Top Answer:Its price could be lower, but for what you pay, you got a lot of value from its features and functionalities. Customers always want a discount or a cheaper solution.
    Top Answer:It doesn't have the complete application-level topology. It could have service topology and business service monitoring. I would like to see how business service monitoring will function with… more »
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    Overview

    The IBM® SevOne Network Performance Management (IBM SevOne NPM) solution helps you spot, address, and prevent network performance issues early with machine learning-powered analytics from a single source. Boost network performance and improve your user application experience by proactively monitoring your multivendor end-to-end network across enterprise, communication, and managed service provider networks.

    Transform raw network performance data into intelligent and actionable insights. The IBM SevOne NPM solution goes beyond detection, combining industry-leading expertise and advanced technology to help your IT team plan and optimize your network and act on what matters: improving network performance to provide an exceptional customer experience.

    For further information, please visit www.ibm.com/cloud/sevo...



    ScienceLogic is a hybrid IT infrastructure monitoring tool that is designed to help organizations digitally transform their companies by making the management of complex, distributed IT services easier. Using the solution’s discovery techniques, users can find everything they need in a network, gaining visibility across all vendors and technologies that are run in the cloud or data centers. In addition, the ScienceLogic solution can help users seamlessly monitor and manage cloud environments, monitor network resources, manage storage, and monitor app health and performance.

    By implementing ScienceLogic, organizations can:

    • Act on data that is shared across technologies and IT ecosystems in real time.
    • Apply multi-directional integrations to automate workflows at cloud scale.
    • View everything across cloud and distributed architectures.
    • Discover all IT components across physical, virtual, and cloud.
    • Collect, merge, and store a variety of data in a clean, normalized data lake.
    • Contextualize data through relationship mapping and machine learning (ML) for actionable insights.
    • Understand the impact of infrastructure and applications on business service health and risk.
    • Accelerate root cause analysis and execute recommended actions.

    ScienceLogic Features

    ScienceLogic has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Visibility
    • Collaboration
    • Monitor internet of things
    • Monitor key applications
    • Storage management
    • Bandwidth monitoring
    • CPU monitoring
    • Virtual machine monitoring
    • Video conference monitoring
    • IP address monitoring
    • Data migration
    • Prevent unused capacity
    • Monitor public and private cloud
    • Monitor services
    • View performance of server environment

    ScienceLogic Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing ScienceLogic. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Single console: ScienceLogic allows you to monitor the performance of services, apps, and other resources - whether they are private, public, hybrid, or multi-cloud - from a single console. In addition, the solution makes it possible for you to also contextualize the resources and determine dependencies.
    • Spot unused resources: With ScienceLogic’s platform, you can spot unused resources so you can decommission them or distribute them to avoid congestion.
    • Unified view of interdependencies: ScienceLogic is capable of mapping relationships between infrastructure components and storage environments, giving users a unified view of the interdependencies. This enables users to determine the root causes of problems that come from their storage assets.
    • Easier app health and performance monitoring: ScienceLogic can help you identify components of apps that are vital to business operation, apply the best practice monitoring policies to well-known applications, and track where infrastructures are deployed.
    • Voice, video, and collaboration capabilities: ScienceLogic makes it easy for you to monitor call quality, collaboration stack, and endpoints.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the ScienceLogic solution.

    A Senior Infrastructure Architect says, “ScienceLogic can offer both serverless connectivity and agent connectivity. The stability of ScienceLogic is great.”

    A Senior Consultant at a tech services company mentions, “It is very easy to configure because we are using an agent-less version. You can very quickly implement a collector for monitoring device servers.”

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    Sample Customers
    ATOS, Devereux, Spark New Zealand, Access4, Rogers Communication, Lumen (formerly known as CenturyLink)
    Kellogg Company, Booz Allen, Cisco, Red Bull, Fidelus, Telstra, Comcast, CSC, Peak 10, HughesNet, Hosting, Datapipe, US Army, Equinix, Rite Aid, Carbonite, Sybase, Carpathia, AT&T, ePlus, Dimension Data, Virtustream, Boeing, Honeywell
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider37%
    Media Company11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Computer Software Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Government6%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider44%
    Transportation Company11%
    Media Company11%
    Real Estate/Law Firm11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Government11%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business6%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise83%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise39%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Buyer's Guide
    IBM SevOne Network Performance Management (NPM) vs. ScienceLogic
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM SevOne Network Performance Management (NPM) vs. ScienceLogic and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    IBM SevOne Network Performance Management (NPM) is ranked 7th in Network Monitoring Software with 20 reviews while ScienceLogic is ranked 15th in Network Monitoring Software with 8 reviews. IBM SevOne Network Performance Management (NPM) is rated 8.2, while ScienceLogic is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of IBM SevOne Network Performance Management (NPM) writes "Easy to use, facilitates proactive problem detection and resolution, with helpful and responsive support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ScienceLogic writes "Granular discovery, good integration, with responsive and available support". IBM SevOne Network Performance Management (NPM) is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, Zabbix, IBM QRadar, Fortinet FortiAnalyzer and PRTG Network Monitor, whereas ScienceLogic is most compared with Dynatrace, LogicMonitor, SolarWinds NPM, Splunk and Datadog. See our IBM SevOne Network Performance Management (NPM) vs. ScienceLogic report.

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