ManageEngine Endpoint Central vs ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus comparison


Categories and Ranking

ManageEngine Endpoint Central
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Client Desktop Management (1st), Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) (4th), Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) (3rd)
ManageEngine Patch Manager ...
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
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Patch Management (7th)

Market share comparison

As of June 2024, in the Client Desktop Management category, the market share of ManageEngine Endpoint Central is 50.0% and it increased by 75.0% compared to the previous year. The market share of ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus is 50.0% and it decreased by 65.0% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Client Desktop Management
Unique Categories:
Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM)
Unified Endpoint Management (UEM)
Patch Management

Featured Reviews

Jan 26, 2024
They constantly upgrade features
ManageEngine facilitates our control of the engines. It enables us to access our endpoints remotely and manage endpoint configuration We don't use it much for software license management, but we use it for deploying some in-house software. It helps us in that way, so we don't have to do have to…
Isaac Al Wahaibi - PeerSpot reviewer
Nov 20, 2022
Directly receive updates and push them to the server using a stable solution
There is one area that confuses me and can use a lot of improvement in ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus. Once we add a server inside the solution, we cannot specify the server or target for a specific customer. If I want to apply a patch for a specific customer, I have to look at them by the IP, I have to sort them by the IP, then select them, one by one. There is no tagging or a site where I can include them in that group, so I have to patch the group. I would like the ability to segregate the customer. The solution should have a customer label where we can label those servers or include those servers for specific customers.

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"One of the benefits of Desktop Central is it made the provisioning process simpler because now we have a provisioning package. We have around 1,500 laptops at the moment and all these PCs were provisioned by a provisioning package. In the provisioning package, we have integrated every aspect of renaming, deploying applications, patching, etc., so we simply execute the provisioning package and as soon as it's executed, it will install the management agent. Once the agent is installed, it will take care of all the tasks, so we don't have to sit in front of the computer to prepare the machine. This really helps us to provision the PC quickly with our agent."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the Patch Management."
"The solution is definitely scalable."
"ManageEngine Desktop Central is stable."
"In terms of technical capability, it is doing very well. It is doing better than other industry products. It is at a place where we can compare it with Microsoft products. Its scalability is also good."
"Very good, functional solution for endpoint management."
"The solution is time-saving and resource-saving."
"What is great about the patch management solution, is that it patches OS, applications, browsers, plug-ins, and firmware updates."
"Scalability-wise, I rate the solution a ten out of ten."
"The fetch repository is a good feature."
"The ability to deploy patches seamlessly is the solution's most valuable aspect. It allows us to not only deploy patches but to monitor the deployment of those patches."
"The initial setup was easy."
"The solution's technical support is top-notch. Whenever I have a question, they get back to me immediately, which is probably one of the best features of the solution's technical support."
"ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus covers almost all my end devices, and I can easily look over my device's hardware status."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is centralized management."
"ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus is lightweight and has a remote push feature that helps me manage several main sites and subsites."


"ManageEngine Endpoint Central’s scalability could be improved."
"Improvement of the chats on the web communication through the WAN would be helpful."
"Even when it shows Java as up-to-date, it might not be. So, to make it better, they should improve the accuracy of Java patch reporting."
"Some difficulties with setup for multiple locations."
"The solution is expensive."
"The solution should be better at integrating with other solutions."
"The solution lacks some configuration."
"ManageEngine Desktop Central should keep up with some of the features that other major vendors are providing, such as Microsoft."
"The solution's UI is an area that requires improvement."
"The solution should have a customer label where we can label those servers or include those servers for specific customers."
"The agent can be a bit more intelligent."
"There are limitations to this solution when we are working with iOS, Apple laptops or desktops such as the Mac and iMac."
"The user interface of ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus needs to be made more user-friendly, simplified, and less complicated."
"The tool's support needs improvement."
"The cloud version should have option to add all the endpoints using the agent. Not only for Windows, but also the Linux version. There are some versions which are not compatible with SaaS Manager. So some customers do not want to use the latest version of Linux latest version of CentOS. Actually, CentOS is not available. But some are using and patch manager is compatible for some versions only, not older older versions. So there are some pros and cons that are referred to patch management."
"I find the user interface a little bit intimidating and not very appealing."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"Choose wisely between the Professional and Enterprise editions, based on your needs."
"The product is cheap."
"There are multiple flavors of the app. They have a distributed version for enterprises. It depends on your size. They price it on a per machine basis. 250 or 500 is probably their least amount."
"The pricing is average."
"The solution is very affordable."
"The licensing is very easy to understand and pricing is right for what you get."
"The price could be cheaper."
"Affordable for any customer."
"I rate the product price a three on a scale of one to ten, where one is low price and ten is high price."
"Our licensing fees are on a yearly basis, and the charge for support is extra."
"ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus is a little bit cheaper."
"I rate the price of the product a five on a scale of one to ten, where one is cheap, and ten is expensive."
"The solution cost is around $5,000 per year."
"Its price needs improvement."
"The pricing for ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus is on the moderate side."
"Patch Manager is cost-effective."
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Top Industries

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Educational Organization
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Manufacturing Company
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Computer Software Company
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Questions from the Community

How to choose between ManageEngine Desktop Central and Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (formerly SCCM)?
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 a...
What do you like most about ManageEngine Endpoint Central?
Well, what we like is that it catch actually a lot of features constantly upgrading. So all the three maybe there there were some features as the tenant on the earliest version. Now it's it's almos...
What needs improvement with ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus?
The cloud version should have the option to add all the endpoints using the agent. Not only for Windows but also the Linux version. There are some versions that are not compatible with SaaS Manager...

Also Known As

ManageEngine Desktop Central, Desktop Central, ManageEngine Desktop Management MSP
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Sample Customers

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Strathallan School, BMI Healthcare, Comercial Kywi, First Priority Federal Credit Union, Gerab National Enterprises
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