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"It allows you to transfer along with many other functions.""The initial setup was very easy.""LogMeIn Central allows numerous active clients, say... 50, to use licenses for remotely accessing a computer from home, taking advantage of all the solution's built-in security features.""I like the options for multiple displays. The unattended access is very useful, but it can also be misused. So, it is something you have to be careful with."

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"The ability to make collections and deploy to them has been great.""We're a Microsoft-centric organization, so we are happy with the integration between products.""It's helped us solve problems surrounding patching, installing, and reporting different patches, etc., on the virtual machines.""The major features of this product are the reporting tools. The most valuable features are package deployment and application deployment. Security management is also good because any vulnerability will be identified, and you can fix it. It's the best tool because you never know what kind of client you will have. For example, you may have your offices in low bandwidth remote areas. But it's achievable because it accommodates the bandwidth that you have available. Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is an excellent reporting tool for your environment. If you want to know the details about the hardware configuration, software configuration, what is causing a problem, or when a new feature update comes in for Windows, even that goes on SCCM itself. A lot of deployment stuff.""SCCM is a stable solution.""The initial setup is straightforward and not too complicated.""The solution is highly scalable.""The most valuable feature of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is the availability of being able to manage the Microsoft estate. It handles many areas, such as asset management and tracking."

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Cons
"The solution is expensive as hell.""Compared to other products, I feel that their biggest weakness has been customer service. They are very nice, but things take forever to resolve. It has been a major issue there. Otherwise, we're happy. We haven't moved away from them because we haven't found anybody with comparable pricing for our business model.""Our clients are having issues with printing."

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"Could do with some cosmetic improvements on the user interface.""Its client interface should be more accessible, and the notifications should be more customizable from the console. It should be more user friendly and have some kind of customized notifications so that we can use it on the client side. These are the reasons why we restricted its use only for the server environment and didn't use it on the client side.""Cloud-based improvements need to be better managed.""They need to improve the support for the Mac operating system.""In spite of us being a premier customer we find the support unsatisfactory.""It would be better if reporting were more user-friendly. I would like to see an upgrade in the reporting structure in the next release. At the moment, you have to use an SQL query or configure it to pull reports through the graphical user interface. Their updates could be more regular. I think Mircosoft updates it every six months. They are also moving many things to Intune, and Microsoft decided to move the deployment solution there. I think SCCM is getting old, and Intune is new.""It would be nice to have everything in one place. Now they have Intune for the desktops and SCCM to handle their servers.""We'd like the solution to make it easier to manage remote users."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Coming from where it was free, it's getting to be expensive."
  • "We've been trying to nail its cost down ourselves, and it is a disaster in that area because you get different numbers all the time. They say this is what it is, but the numbers don't make a lot of sense to me. I know that the numbers change. So, the more you have, the less they are per seat, but I don't really understand where those breakdowns are. Its billing is confusing. It is definitely the worst part. For 7,500 seats, it might be between 2,250 and 2,700 a month. It is somewhere in there."
  • "Having to spend so much money on remote access is what I feel to be a necessary evil."
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  • "Pricing is negotiable with Microsoft, depending upon which of their packages you choose."
  • "When you compare this solution with other tools in the market you might actually find a lot of variation in the pricing and that's why people opt for the other tools rather than Microsoft tools."
  • "Its price is okay because it is part of our licensing."
  • "Presently, I am using a free trial version."
  • "We have to pay for a license."
  • "The price model is different for every client."
  • "For enterprises, there is an annual license required to use this solution. The price of the solution could be cheaper. However, this is mostly because of the exchange rate from the dollar to the Nigerian currency."
  • "Its licensing is quite complicated because we are getting the license not only for SCCM but for the full Microsoft package. We don't need to pay for a separate license. We need to have one license that includes everything we need, such as Windows, Microsoft 365, SCCM, encryption, and so on. So, we don't have a specific price for it. Perhaps, it is good that it includes the full suite of licensing of Microsoft. It is expensive, but we are getting a lot of features."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:LogMeIn Central allows numerous active clients, say... 50, to use licenses for remotely accessing a computer from home, taking advantage of all the solution's built-in security features.
    Top Answer:While I am not in charge of the finances, I do know that the solution is expensive as hell. This is a very unpleasant point. We are charged a lot of money and are a non-profit which works with other… more »
    Top Answer:While I am not in charge of the finances, I do know that the solution is expensive as hell. This is a very unpleasant point. We are charged a lot of money and are a non-profit working with other… more »
    Top Answer:Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager takes knowledge and research to properly configure. The length of time that the set up will take depends on the kind of technical architecture that your… more »
    Top Answer:ManageEngine Desktop Central is very easy to set up, is scalable, stable, and also has very good patch management. What I like most about ManageEngine is that I can log on to every PC very easily and… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is patch management.
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    Also Known As
    System Center Configuration Manager, SCCM
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    Overview
    LogMeIn Central enables you to effectively monitor, manage, and secure your endpoint infrastructure with a robust endpoint management feature set.

    Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM, formerly SCCM or System Center Configuration Manager) is a software management suite that allows users to manage large numbers of Windows-based computers and servers.

    Configuration Manager features software distribution, operating system deployment, remote control, network protection, security management, patch management, and hardware and software inventory, among other services. It allows you to set configuration and security policies, keep your software up-to-date, and monitor your system status while giving your employees access to corporate applications on whatever devices they choose.

    Configuration Manager allows you to manage computers using macOS, Windows UNIX, or Linux, and mobile devices running iOS, Windows, or Android operating systems. It can be integrated with Microsoft Intune, allowing you to manage computers connected to a corporate network.

    With Configuration Manager, you can manage PCs and servers, keeping software up-to-date, setting configuration and security policies, and monitoring system status while giving your employees access to corporate applications on the devices that they choose.

    Benefits and Features

    • Proactively manage all device life cycles, starting from purchase all the way to retirement.
    • Automatically deploy software as well as printers to devices, using a common software library.
    • Deploy upgrades and patches to your operating system.
    • Ensure that all devices are patched, encrypted, and secured in compliance with security best practices.
    • Provide mobile device management functionality, which includes the ability to reboot and/or lock devices remotely.
    • Provide end users with “self-service” so that they can update machines when it is convenient for them.

    Reviews from Real Users:

    Users of MECM like that it is stable and flexible. Patching is one of its most useful features, although users cite many other features as useful as well. One user stated that "It does what you need it to do, and it's a one-stop-shop for the company and for all your deployments." Overall, “the entire solution, from end to end, is excellent.

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    Sample Customers
    Au Bon Pain, BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life)
    Bank Alfalah Ltd., Wªrth Handelsges.m.b.H, Dimension Data, Japan Business Systems, St. Lucie County Public Schools, MISC Berhad
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government6%
    Construction Company5%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Government7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business93%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise41%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise60%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    LogMeIn Central is ranked 7th in Remote Monitoring and Management Software with 4 reviews while Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is ranked 2nd in Server Monitoring with 38 reviews. LogMeIn Central is rated 8.6, while Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of LogMeIn Central writes "Fast with an easy setup and a good interface". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager writes "A stable systems management software product with useful package deployment and application deployment features". LogMeIn Central is most compared with LogMeIn Rescue, LogMeIn Pro, TeamViewer, Kaseya VSA and ConnectWise Automate, whereas Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, BigFix, ManageEngine Desktop Central, Tanium and Ivanti Patch for Windows.

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