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Updated on Apr 10, 2022

We performed a comparison between Microsoft Intune and SOTI MobiControl based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.

  • Ease of Deployment: Some Microsoft Intune users say the initial setup is straightforward, while others say it is complex. SOTI MobiControl users say that the initial setup is straightforward.
  • Features: Reviewers of both products are happy with their stability and scalability. Microsoft Intune users like the product’s Autopilot feature and say Microsoft Intune is easy to use and reliable. Several users mention that the solution’s reporting needs improvement.

    SOTI MobiControl users say it has robust security, device management, and remote access features. Several users would like to see better support for IOS devices.
  • Pricing: Some Microsoft Intune users feel that the price of the product is high, while others feel it is fair. SOTI MobiControl users feel that the price of the product is fair.
  • ROI: Reviewers of both products report seeing an ROI.
  • Service and Support: Some Microsoft Intune users say that the support is good, but some say it could improve. SOTI MobiControl reviewers are generally very satisfied with the level of support they receive.

Comparison Results: SOTI MobiControl is the winner in this comparison. It is easy to deploy, high performing, fairly priced, and has excellent customer support.

To learn more, read our detailed Microsoft Intune vs. SOTI MobiControl Report (Updated: March 2023).
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"It's easy to deploy a configuration or policy to a system, especially when you don't have Azure AD. Now we are talking to all these small and medium-sized customers who don't necessarily have an on-premise Windows Active Directory. If they have invested in Office 365 Premium, this functionality becomes available to them.""We have found the solution is capable of scaling.""The key benefit of Intune is its integration with the Microsoft ecosystem.""The ability to manage devices with different sets of policies is most valuable.""It's easy to manage and easy to configure.""The most valuable features are the ones that make sure that the deployment is of a standard operating system and the Zero Touch deployment, which is very useful. This allows users to have an out of box experience.""One of the main features of the solution is it allows the management of many devices in different ways.""I believe that the solution is actually in Gartner's top quadrant at the moment for mobile device management."

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"The ease of access was awesome. The guys helping us out were pretty fluent in the product. I currently have two devices in a dashboard that we're testing, but the solution that they have is awesome. I like that it's a cloud-based based solution, and I think there will be some significant cost savings.""The company's support is the best. That'd be the number one thing.""The most valuable feature of SOTI MobiControl is the feature to control what software is on the equipment that is authorized.""SOTI's most valuable feature has to be mobile device management and visibility through the main console. There's a central dashboard that you can use to monitor the devices and keep track of usage, battery consumption, and battery life.""The most valuable features are remote control, remote monitoring of the mobile phone data, GPS localization, automobile network management, identity management, speaker logging, and remote management of mobile content.""The SOTI MobiControl Assist tool is very good for remote controlling devices for troubleshooting. SOTI MobiControl is very helpful.""The keywords menu is better than other MDM. They have an Out of Contact policy, which other MDMs don't have.""It is very reliable, and their support is excellent."

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"There are a lot of small use cases where we realized that some technical solution was missing in Microsoft in comparison to other products. For example, it lacks something similar to sensing or location-based rules and configurations.""I'd like some more reporting so that I don't have to delve into PowerShell and I can pull more of the local device information such as memory, apps installed, etc. It would be nice to be able to see the apps that are present there but might not be managed. For example, if they installed 7Zip, it could report that back via an installed program or feature to see what was currently installed.""The UI also needs improvements because it is complex for end-users. We have had feedback from a few users in our organization who found the UI is not feasible for tracking and analyzing all the processes and monitoring all the devices.""It's only good for a Microsoft environment.""It would be nice to have a location tracker for the mobile device management tool. I'm not sure if it exists but hasn't been configured or if it's missing, but we've been unable to utilize the location features.""The solution could be improved by the opportunity to connect third-party application databases, such as Chocolatey or another setup store, to Intune.""Microsoft Intune could improve by being more user-friendly and having it geared toward device management. The graphic interface is not very good.""The solution could improve by having better integration with Apple."

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"I wish that I had some more tutorials and educational resources on how to use the product.""Companies like SOTI and Mobile Iron are working with Google to help them manage these devices and eliminate the use of bar code scanner sales and mobile device sales. That's kind of crazy.""I would like to see some SMS integration so people can send data directly from a mobile phone through SMS when there's no internet.""I have used Microsoft Intune but it is more complicated than SOTI MobiControl.""They could make it easier to configure. While setting it up from scratch, I find many networking issues, and I have to call our network people for them, but our network people don't understand. It's a nightmare to try to communicate to them that this port needs to be open, or this needs to be opened here or there. Networking people are very security conscious, and they're wary of doing anything. So, if you can't tell them exactly why they need to do something, they get really paranoid. SOTI could do a better job of making the configuration of their software easier to understand and more clear. The prerequisites should be clear. They should clearly specify what is required to get this software working. There should be a list of prerequisites that is easier to understand and trust.""Its user interface needs to be improved.""SOTI MobiControl could improve by being more user-friendly.""They have legacy design architecture, and sometimes the support isn't helpful."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Most of our clients come to us with licensing already in place. On average, it costs $6 per device per month to add Intune to an Office 365 subscription, but I am not sure."
  • "The price is reasonable, but they should lower it a bit to make it more competitive. It's cheaper than AirWatch and other products, but I still feel like Microsoft can make a base version or with Exchange online or a la carte only Intune version which will be useful. A customer who doesn't want to go full-fledged E3 or E5 can take out or consume an Intune solution only for their purpose, and we want to target that customer."
  • "There is a license needed for this solution and it is either included in one of the enterprise license agreements. Microsoft licensing is a mathematical institute, it could be quite complex. We tend to ask specialized organizations to research what the most profitable way it would be for us to use licenses in the organizations."
  • "The licensing costs we leave up to the customer and these vary from one to another."
  • "The pricing needs improvement."
  • "Pricing depends on the features. Microsoft offers special packages if there are more than 10,000 users, and you may be able to get a reduced rate."
  • "They have categorized the licenses according to the size of the business. So, if it's a smaller organization, we can choose the license accordingly. If it's a big organization, then we can choose accordingly. Everything is clearly mentioned, and we can decide. It's suitable for all kinds of infrastructure, and that's very goo"
  • "If you're ever going to buy an Office 365 environment, then pricing is reasonable given all that it does, but if you're not, then you might find the pricing expensive."
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  • "SOTI is fairly priced. It's not super expensive. If you have a thousand devices that are licensed, it's going to start climbing up in price. Typically, it's like 25 bucks a seat for a year."
  • "We have annual licenses to use this solution."
  • "The price of this solution is high when you compare it with Microsoft Intune. This is mainly because Microsoft Intune is included with some packages, such as Microsoft Office 365. It makes it difficult to sell SOTI MobiControl because of the pricing against Microsoft Intune."
  • "The price is average. SOTI manages the price according to the type of client they have. I would rate the cost as five out of ten."
  • "It's a little bit expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
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    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of SOTI MobiControl is the feature to control what software is on the equipment that is authorized.
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    Top Answer:I have used Microsoft Intune but it is more complicated than SOTI MobiControl.
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    Also Known As
    Intune, MS Intune, Microsoft Endpoint Manager
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    Microsoft Intune is a comprehensive cloud-based service that allows you to remotely manage mobile devices and mobile applications without worrying about the security of your organization’s data. Device and app management can be used on company-owned devices as well as personal devices.

    In an increasingly mobile workforce, Microsoft Intune keeps your sensitive data safe while on the move. Microsoft Intune makes it possible for your team members to work anywhere using their mobile devices. Microsoft Intune provides both the flexibility and the control needed for securing all your data on the cloud, no matter where the device with the data is located.

    Microsoft Intune Device Management Key Features

    With Microsoft Intune Device Management you can:

    • Ensure devices and apps are compliant with your security requirements.
    • Rapidly deploy and authenticate apps on all company devices.
    • Remotely access devices to troubleshoot issues or to remove data from them.
    • Generate reports for all devices in the system.
    • Monitor the way users access and share information to protect company information.
    • Set rules and configure settings on personal and organization-owned devices to access data and networks.
    • Create user groups and device groups, allowing you to rapidly access many users and devices simultaneously.

    Mobile Application Management

    Mobile application management in Intune is designed to protect your organization’s data at the application level.

    With Microsoft Intune Application Management you can:

    • Configure apps to run with specific settings enabled.
    • Update existing apps that are already on the device.
    • See reports on which apps are used and monitor their usage.
    • Selectively wipe organization data from apps.
    • Add mobile apps to user groups and devices.

    As part of Microsoft's Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) suite, Intune integrates with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) for access control and with Azure Information Protection for data protection. It also integrates with Microsoft 365 Applications.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Microsoft Intune stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its ability to secure all devices under its management and the flexibility that the solution offers its users.

    A computing services manager notes, "Its security is most valuable. It gives us a way to secure devices, not only those that are steady. We do have a few tablets and other devices, and it is a way for us to secure these devices and manage them. We know they're out there and what's their status. We can manage their life cycle and verify that they're updated properly."

    The head of IT engineering at a financial services company writes, "The one feature we find most useful is the Mobile Application Manager. There are two types: we have the complete MDM and the Mobile Application Manager (MAM). We don't give our users phones, it is their own personal phone, and we need to allow them to have access to the company details on their phone. We need to create a balance between their own personal data and the company data. We deploy the Mobile Application Manager for them so that we won't be able to interfere with their own personal data."

    SOTI MobiControl, our award-winning mobility management solution provides the ability to securely manage mobile devices and connected peripherals, applications, content, and email. With MobiControl's advanced security and management features, businesses have granular control of how mobile devices are used for business, and how data is accessed to ensure sensitive corporate information is kept in authorized hands only.

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    Sample Customers
    Mitchells and Buzzers, Callaway
    Citizen Mexico, Sanctuary Housing, PENINSULA HOTELS, East Orange High School, Andrews Distributing, Amey Plc, American Airlines
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Educational Organization8%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Transportation Company16%
    Healthcare Company8%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Company Size
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise49%
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Buyer's Guide
    Microsoft Intune vs. SOTI MobiControl
    March 2023
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    Microsoft Intune is ranked 1st in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 76 reviews while SOTI MobiControl is ranked 6th in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 8 reviews. Microsoft Intune is rated 8.2, while SOTI MobiControl is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Microsoft Intune writes "Enables you to use MDM to lock devices and push restrictions, but isn't as stable as other solutions". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SOTI MobiControl writes "Their enterprise support is the best, and we get good visibility and control over our mobile devices". Microsoft Intune is most compared with VMware Workspace ONE, Jamf Pro, ManageEngine Endpoint Central, IBM MaaS360 and MobileIron UEM, whereas SOTI MobiControl is most compared with VMware Workspace ONE, IBM MaaS360, Jamf Pro, 42Gears SureMDM and ManageEngine Endpoint Central. See our Microsoft Intune vs. SOTI MobiControl report.

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