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We performed a comparison between OP5 Monitor and SCOM 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 OP5 Monitor vs. SCOM report (Updated: September 2022).
632,779 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Pros
"The best feature is that it is very relatable, stable, and scalable. The logger is a part of the software, but it's not the most important point of it.""The API makes it pretty easy to integrate with any system."

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"I enjoy its integration with the Microsoft Active Directory functions, which means users, computers, or other group policies can connect with Windows Active Directory.""I like some of their newer features, such as maintenance schedules, because SCOM records SLA and SLO time.""We have found the scalability capabilities to be okay.""It is very good at monitoring Microsoft Server.""Being able to make and customize management packs and send out notifications is very valuable.""They have great integration with the active directory.""SCOM's most valuable features are the network path feature, reporting, and integration with business intelligence.""The monitoring features are the most valuable. We have seen a major benefit from that so far."

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Cons
"The user interface is not what we are used to these days, and should be improved.""They need to improve the dashboard interface."

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"There could be more integration of SIM in the solution.""Third-party tools have had to be created to make SCOM management pack creation more efficient and effective. However, this weighs down the application as it just adds a resource requirement, which is ballooning the size of the necessary storage and all that for essentially substandard components.""The initial setup should be easier to complete.""The management of the servers could be better.""It'll help if they can provide real-time or closer to real-time monitoring.""The configurations could be better. There are multiple tests where you can do something, but they can be a trigger as well. The overriding methodologies are not that easy. The configurations are difficult. The configuration and thorough day-to-day operations to get them to the level you want takes some time. It's very difficult.""There are some negative points about this product. Sometimes, the capabilities of the software don't appear, and you can't directly see the results. You have to wait for a long period to refresh the policy to push it to the software or other patches.""System Center just provided upgrade and update features for Windows clients, and Windows systems, and did not support Linux, Android, or iOS, and other operating systems. They need to provide better integration with other operating systems if they don't already."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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  • "We have an enterprise agreement that includes this product as part of it."
  • "The pricing is good, and it's part of their system center suite."
  • "We have to pay for a license and the price is fine for us."
  • "We have an EA with Microsoft, and it comes as part of the EA."
  • "Our Enterprise Agreement includes the price."
  • "SCOM is very cheap because it's included in the license for the System Center suite, which is around $8,400 per CAL."
  • "I don't know the exact cost because it's managed by our sales team, but Microsoft is on the higher side."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The API makes it pretty easy to integrate with any system.
    Top Answer:The user interface is not what we are used to these days, and should be improved. For example, the dashboards are easily customizable to a certain degree, but not as well as a product like Tableau… more »
    Top Answer:We use this product for our network monitoring solution.
    Top Answer:The stability has been great.
    Top Answer:I don't have an individual cost for SCOM. We buy all our licenses under the program. We get invoiced for the quantities of each of the products without having an individual cost for SCOM. If you buy… more »
    Top Answer:We haven't upgraded the SCOM version yet, however, there's a few of the versions where we would like to have improvements in terms of more visibility into some of the details of the device. We'd like… more »
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    43rd
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    Rating
    8.0
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    Reviews
    12
    Average Words per Review
    463
    Rating
    8.1
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    Also Known As
    System Center Operations Manager, SCOM 2012
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    Overview

    OP5 Monitor - The Complete Monitoring Solution

    OP5 Monitor is a flexible and highly scalable monitoring solution for all sizes of environments. Use just one product to monitor your IT environment regardless of location, whether on-premise, in dynamic environments, public cloud or a hybrid of these.

    Digital transformation adds extra layers and complexity to the IT estate by creating a hybrid IT environment of both static and dynamic environments, that can be difficult to monitor efficiently. ITRS OP5 Monitor gives enterprises full visibility over their entire IT estate through a single pane of glass, allowing them to consolidate monitoring tools and cut down costs.

    SCOM (System Center Operations Manager) is a cross-platform data center monitoring and reporting tool that checks the status of various objects defined within the environment, such as server hardware, system services, etc. The solution allows data center administrators to deploy, configure, manage, and monitor the operations, services, devices and applications of multiple enterprise IT systems via a single pane of glass. It is suitable for businesses of all sizes.

    SCOM Features

    SCOM has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Application monitoring
    • Database monitoring
    • Threshold alerts
    • IT Asset Discovery
    • Predictive capabilities
    • Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
    • Application performance management console
    • Server availability and performance monitoring
    • Collaboration tools
    • Virtualization monitoring
    • Patch management
    • Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
    • Application dependency mapping and thresholding

    SCOM Benefits

    There are several benefits to implementing SCOM. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Management and monitoring of Windows as well as Unix/Linux platforms
    • Remotely connect to Windows machines and perform administrative tasks from the console itself
    • Custom dashboard creation to help monitor the datacenter with ease
    • Agent based monitoring
    • Integrates well with other Microsoft products
    • Easy to use and reliable

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the SCOM solution.

    A Manager at a financial services firm says, “The feature I like most about SCOM is that it is easy-to-use. I find it very user-friendly. I also like the knowledge base which it has. You can find the resolution to questions or issues directly within the SCOM itself. It will alert you with a recommendation of what you need to do at the same time. This sort of self-diagnosis or prompting is one of the great values you get from SCOM compared to other solutions.”

    PeerSpot user Zahari Z., Information Technology Auditor at a financial services firm, mentions, “Availability monitoring is the feature I have found most valuable, as well as the capacity and ability to send notifications. There is a mechanism to set up a notification from the SCOM and whenever there is a drop in the availability the notification alerts not only for availability but for other issues as well. You can align thresholds according to the speed of your environment and you can have a threshold related notification, which is one of the useful features.”

    Bill W., Sr. Systems Engineer at Arapahoe County Government, comments, “ I like some of their newer features, such as maintenance schedules, because SCOM records SLA and SLO time. When we patch, things are automatically put into maintenance mode so that the numbers for our systems being down, do not count against us.”

    A Project Manager at a tech services company explains, “The feature I have found most valuable is the book feature. While we run the Sprint one we can add some setups for multiple sprints.”

    A Systems Engineer at an educational organization states, “Because it's Windows-based, it actually reports quite well. It reports everything you can think of on the Windows server and allows you to monitor anything. It's excellent for those in the Windows world as it's very good at it.”

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    Sample Customers
    Svenska Spel, Carus, VGL, Tele2, Viking Line, Clas Ohlson, Vanderlande, Försäkringskassan
    Dialog Telekom
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm24%
    Retailer10%
    Government10%
    Healthcare Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government13%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise60%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise57%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Buyer's Guide
    OP5 Monitor vs. SCOM
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about OP5 Monitor vs. SCOM and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
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    OP5 Monitor is ranked 43rd in Network Monitoring Software with 2 reviews while SCOM is ranked 11th in Network Monitoring Software with 13 reviews. OP5 Monitor is rated 8.0, while SCOM is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of OP5 Monitor writes "Flexible, helpful support, and the API makes integration easy". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SCOM writes "Easy to scale, offers helpful maintenance schedules, and free online training is available". OP5 Monitor is most compared with Nagios Core, Zabbix, Nagios XI, ITRS Geneos and PRTG Network Monitor, whereas SCOM is most compared with Zabbix, Dynatrace, PRTG Network Monitor, SolarWinds NPM and Nagios XI. See our OP5 Monitor vs. SCOM report.

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