We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.
Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
I would rate the cost as a 9/10 because my original alternative was Intune but since the cost of owning Intune effectively is much more I went for this.
The technician license is expensive compared to the product
I'd rate the cost at a seven out of ten. It's okay. It could be a bit more affordable, however, it's not too expensive. We pay about $250 a year for our license.
I have been using the free version and am in the stage where I have to decide if I will proceed with the paid license, or instead choose another product.
The cost is fairly reasonable for what you're getting. As an end user, you always want everything for nothing, but the reality of the matter is you get what you pay for so I think the price is fair. If you compare it to things like other patch management and third party tools, I'd say the price is probably fairly good.
It's relatively cheap if you take the overall product. Choose wisely between the Professional and Enterprise editions, based on your needs.
Desktop Central can be less expensive than other solutions like VMware for managing DevSecOps. You have to pay per asset with Desktop Central and the final cost depends on how many assets you have across the organization. Per asset, the license cost will be less than using a more expensive license for VMware and vRealize. I think per desktop it might be somewhere around $50 or $100 each using ManageEngine.
I would advise others to think about using Desktop Desktop for all their network, tickets, and assets needs. I personally have not used the network monitoring software, but it's like any of the other portions of Desktop Central, it must be good.
Go with what you can afford. Every part of the application is going to save time and money and a very worthwhile investment.
The licensing is very easy to understand and pricing is right for what you get.
Setup requires you to really roll up your sleeves and to dig in to connect the dots to get things up and running. Resources are not easy to find that are experts in deploying this platform and getting it fully up and running. The more you can refine the deployment the more value that the platform provides and someone that has never deployed this platform will see a high barrier of entry to accomplish these finer elements.
Setup costs are very little, pricing is reasonable and licensing can get complicated but it isn't rocket science.
Which is better and why?