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We performed a comparison between IBM Tivoli NetCool Impact and IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Event Monitoring solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed IBM Tivoli NetCool Impact vs. IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus report (Updated: September 2022).
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Pros
"The most valuable feature that comes with Netcool/Impact is the ISPF APA support. It is inherent to Netcool/Impact, so I can use the ISPF of any other product, which I can invoke and consume through Impact, and do integrations, which is great. I run the Netcool desktop application so I can integrate with other applications in the ticketing system. It's a great ability being able to invoke ISPF and integrate.""This product allows us to make use of open-source products, including running Java code."

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"It is customer-centric. Customers can access the event list from their location or desktop and view the event. There is no need to go and connect to any other server and run events to have a view of all the events happening in the environment. We get a good response from customers about this feature and the main architecture of NetCool. Its processing is very good. Deduplication and correlation functionalities are good in this solution as compared to other solutions. A big advantage of NetCool is that it also supports multi-layered protocols. We can receive multiple events from different protocols like UDP, HTTP, and those events can be captured in NetCool.""Probes are the best feature because they are well written which rarely requires you to write additional rules. These probes monitor activity within your environment."

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Cons
"For improvement, I'd say the dashboard and the overall GUI could use some work. Although, I don't think that there's much improvement that Netcool really needs to achieve in this area, because when we're talking GUI, Impact is able to integrate with any third-party system and it comes with ISPF APA. It's more beneficial than Netcool/OMNIbus in this respect, and it's quite easy to handle.""Stability-wise, this product needs to be improved."

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"I would like for the next release to be more user-friendly and out of date. The next release should focus on the cloud, AI, and ML technologies.""Its integration could be better. They should provide an easier integration for all the monitoring stuff, and it will make things easier for us. Currently, there is a complexity in integrating it with a vendor application, and we have to use another tool to integrate it with a vendor application. To integrate some applications with NetCool, I need to install an IBM tool on top of it. It would be good if they can provide an API or any kind of interface that we can leverage while developing a new protocol interface or application. We should be able to use an API or interface with NetCool. Its GUI can also be better. As compared to other tools, it is not user friendly, and it is not easy to do stuff through GUI. Whenever we do anything on the GUI, it takes time. They need to focus on the GUI part, especially the dashboard. They should focus on how users can effectively drill down from one box to another. The visual appeal of the dashboard is as important as the data and functionality."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The licensing is yearly, and although I'm happy with the pricing I do think it could be better."
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  • "Its license cost is a little bit more than other solutions. Our customers expect a standard market price that is comparative to other products. For each and every NetCool OMNIbus component, we have to purchase a separate license. These components are not free with the product."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The solution is great at being able to fetch almost any kind of file.
    Top Answer:The accreditation, user interface and operational views could be improved on the solution. The configuration process needs work. Everything, including the management part, could be improved. The… more »
    Top Answer:Mainly we're using Impact for event engagement. We're also trying to connect from the third party database like IDSM, and fetching the data. It's for event engagements. and for looking at results… more »
    Top Answer:Probes are the best feature because they are well written which rarely requires you to write additional rules. These probes monitor activity within your environment.
    Top Answer:Its license cost is a little bit more than other solutions. Our customers expect a standard market price that is comparative to other products. For each and every NetCool OMNIbus component, we have to… more »
    Top Answer:I would like for the next release to be more user-friendly and out of date. The next release should focus on the cloud, AI, and ML technologies.
    Ranking
    8th
    out of 18 in Event Monitoring
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    Average Words per Review
    526
    Rating
    7.5
    7th
    out of 18 in Event Monitoring
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    Average Words per Review
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    Rating
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    Also Known As
    Tivoli NetCool Impact
    Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus
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    Overview
    IBM Tivoli Netcool Impact is an enterprise and network management software that automates the support of business-critical functions. The software helps to enrich events with business context, provides an integrated view of data from multiple sources in context and enables custom automations.
    Tivoli Netcool OMNIbus provides near real-time service assurance for business infrastructure, applications, servers, network devices and protocols, Internet protocols, storage and security devices.
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    Sample Customers
    Claranet, Consolidated Communications, Telus, €sterreichische Bundesbahnen (€BB), Telekom Srbija, Bendigo Community Telco, Capgemini, Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB)
    Consolidated Communications, €sterreichische Bundesbahnen (€BB), Capgemini
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Performing Arts6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm37%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Government5%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise6%
    Large Enterprise73%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise50%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise80%
    Buyer's Guide
    IBM Tivoli NetCool Impact vs. IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Tivoli NetCool Impact vs. IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
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    IBM Tivoli NetCool Impact is ranked 8th in Event Monitoring with 2 reviews while IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus is ranked 7th in Event Monitoring with 2 reviews. IBM Tivoli NetCool Impact is rated 7.6, while IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus is rated 6.6. The top reviewer of IBM Tivoli NetCool Impact writes "Supports APA through ISPF and lets us easily integrate with other apps for ticketing purposes". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus writes "It is customer-centric and has support for multi-layered protocols, but it needs better integration and GUI". IBM Tivoli NetCool Impact is most compared with ScienceLogic, BigPanda and PagerDuty, whereas IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus is most compared with BigPanda, SCOM, ScienceLogic, Micro Focus Operations Bridge and PagerDuty. See our IBM Tivoli NetCool Impact vs. IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus report.

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