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We performed a comparison between ManageEngine OpManager and Meraki Dashboard 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 ManageEngine OpManager vs. Meraki Dashboard Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"We have found the solution to be stable.""The most valuable feature of ManageEngine OpManager is the management of the virtual machine and the host machine.""I liked Network Configuration Manager. They had some pretty decent features there, and they also had pretty good monitoring and alerts.""The solution is scalable.""The features we found most valuable in ManageEngine OpManager are the probe server and reporting because they're pretty good features.""The most valuable feature of ManageEngine OpManager makes it easy to monitor all the network alerts on the application.""We find the networking aspect of this solution to be the most valuable.""Some of the most valuable features are the accessibility of the solution and the fact that it is simpler than other products. For example, discovering devices in the network is very simple, making it user-friendly."

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"It is very stable and we have been using it for five years.""I would say the ease of use is the most valuable feature. It's very easy to set up and get up and running.""Scalability is one of Meraki Dashboard's strongest features. We have thousands of users if we're counting the end-users on our clients' network, but we have hundreds of clients.""What I found most valuable in Meraki Dashboard is that it's well-organized, easy to use, and practical.""It's a scalable solution.""What I found most valuable in the Meraki Dashboard is straight monitoring of the different devices, as well as the ability to easily set up VPNs, for example, both Meraki client VPNs and non-Meraki VPNs for different organizations that work with my company. I also like that the tool is a really good firewall.""The most valuable feature is knowing the wireless and switch are healthy.""The most valuable features are that it's easy to use and technically very complete. I can configure, do advanced troubleshooting in the dashboard, and reboot access points remotely."

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"We had some stability issues at the outset that have since been resolved.""We would like the solution's customize and build functionality to be more user-friendly.""The dashboard could include more features.""ManageEngine OpManager could improve the default dashboards that are available. We are not able to customize them easily and they do not give us the information we need unless we customize them. You need to have the technical knowledge to be able to do it, the customization should be easier.""We would like link monitoring included. At times we need to monitor those specific links closely.""There should be an option to get mobile notifications or SMS mirror notifications for critical issues. That way, when we don't have access to email, we can still receive notifications via our phones.""There are certain things that are not possible to do with Op Manager. It's a solution that still needs time to develop.""The only problem with it is that the setup isn't very intuitive. I know that they just upgraded the product to make it a little bit easier to use, but compared to some of the other platforms, it is not easy to configure it, set it up, and get it running. However, once you have set it up and got it running, it runs great."

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"I would like to see an alert event feature to monitor what users are downloading and how to block some applications.""The wait time to speak with a Meraki support engineer is always long, but they get the job done.""For my purposes, I don't need to see any other features added to the Meraki Dashboard. I have no criticisms and I do like the tool. If I had a criticism for it, it would be about the pricing because it could be a little less, but again, for the service that you get, I won't complain about that too much.""Some features could be added.""The price could be lower because the license for access points is expensive.""Meraki lacks their own software for connecting to the VPN which creates some issues.""More integration would be an improvement.""There needs to be more improvement on the device-connected interface."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We had perpetual licenses. The cost was around 36,000 for OPManager, and then you'd have the yearly maintenance fee of 2,000 or 3,000."
  • "The licensing is on a yearly basis and the pricing is on the cheaper side."
  • "In terms of pricing, I would rate it a two out of five. It was expensive."
  • "ManageEngine OpManager has a three-tier licensing model."
  • "We have a standard license for ManageEngine OpManager. We purchased the license for one year and now we are upgrading it soon."
  • "Pricing for ManageEngine OpManager depends on the number of nodes you onboard and whatever pricing is reflected on the ManageEngine portal which offers discounts from ten percent to fifteen percent. It purely depends on the sales volume and the negotiation. In my organization, there are about one thousand two hundred nodes which cost around $29,000 per year. There's no additional support fee or maintenance fee from ManageEngine OpManager. Pricing for the solution is highly competitive and I would rate it five out of five. ManageEngine OpManager is one of the most competitive options out there."
  • "The price for ManageEngine OpManager is average."
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  • "My view is that it's expensive, but it's the best."
  • "The price of Meraki Dashboard is not expensive because knowing that it is a cloud-based solution has its benefits."
  • "Licensing for Meraki Dashboard is paid every year, and it's on a per-device model that costs roughly $300 to $400 per device, but that comes with full support and troubleshooting, etc. Compared to similar products, Meraki Dashboard is quite high-end, but the costs you pay are all-in."
  • "I’m not sure of the exact cost, however, it’s my understanding the Meraki WiFi is around $800. That’s for a three-year license. It’s about $150 a year."
  • "The Meraki Dashboard has more competitive pricing."
  • "You don't have to pay for the dashboard."
  • "Meraki Dashboard is a utility and portal that's part of the Meraki solution."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The uptime and monitoring are valuable to us because we need to monitor the uptime of our services, the memory, and the CPUs.
    Top Answer:There should be an option to get mobile notifications or SMS mirror notifications for critical issues. That way, when we don't have access to email, we can still receive notifications via our phones… more »
    Top Answer:Some of the features I have found valuable are the ease of access, simple configuration, and monitoring.
    Top Answer:Typically, the license model is for one, three, and five years. They can just be a bit more flexible around it and look into providing an option for 24 months.
    Top Answer:There are some issues with the NAT configuration, it is now impossible to some operations with the solution. I would like to see a VPN feature in a future release that supports tunnelling.
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    Overview

    ManageEngine OpManager is a network, server, and virtualization monitoring software that helps SMEs, large enterprises and service providers manage their data centers and IT infrastructure efficiently and cost effectively. Automated workflows, intelligent alerting engines, configurable discovery rules, and extendable templates enable IT teams to setup a 24x7 monitoring system within hours of installation.

    The dashboard that hosts all of the information around the Meraki product data.

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    Sample Customers
    Bonita, Thorp Reed & Armstrong, Galaxy, Fiserv Credit Union Division, Universitas 21 Global, ERP Suites LLC
    Coop eG, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Priefert Manufacturing, Century Care Management, Clifton College, Zürs Ski Resort, Capital FM Arena, MAXI Autohöfe
    Top Industries
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    Non Tech Company25%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Government8%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government11%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Comms Service Provider16%
    Retailer11%
    Computer Software Company5%
    Government5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Retailer6%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise45%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise58%
    Buyer's Guide
    ManageEngine OpManager vs. Meraki Dashboard
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about ManageEngine OpManager vs. Meraki Dashboard and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    ManageEngine OpManager is ranked 16th in Network Monitoring Software with 13 reviews while Meraki Dashboard is ranked 9th in Network Monitoring Software with 15 reviews. ManageEngine OpManager is rated 7.6, while Meraki Dashboard is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of ManageEngine OpManager writes "Simple and easy to use, and has good probe server and reporting features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Meraki Dashboard writes "Incredibly easy to use, great troubleshooting and prevention of malicious events". ManageEngine OpManager is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, Zabbix, PRTG Network Monitor, Nagios XI and LogicMonitor, whereas Meraki Dashboard is most compared with ThousandEyes, Zabbix, SolarWinds NPM, PRTG Network Monitor and Mist AI and Cloud. See our ManageEngine OpManager vs. Meraki Dashboard report.

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