System Center

Data center management software for businesses of all sizes

About System Center

System Center is a data center management software that helps businesses of all sizes monitor networks, system storage, security, and more. It offers integration with cloud platforms and provides teams the ability to gain insights into system analytics and diagnosis metrics affecting the health of monitors.

The solution enables administrators to scan the workload across Windows, Linux, and UNIX operating systems, identify problems and notify relevant personnel to resolve issues. System Center also lets professionals compile routine operations or system-level workflows and execute them using PowerShell scripts to deliver tasks across data centers.

The platform lets admins manage devices in the storage area network (SAN) to create, assign, and mask logical unit numbers (LUN) and manage internet small computer systems interface (iSCSI) as well as fiber channel capabilities. System Center also provides a service center automation module, which lets managers use service request form templates to share relevant information with concerned individuals via a self-service portal.

Devices

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported Languages

English

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Features

Total features of System Center: 19

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Analytics
  • Backup Management
  • Change Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Visualization
  • Inventory Management
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Monitoring
  • POS Integration
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Self Service Portal
  • Server Monitoring
  • Third Party Integration
  • Uptime Monitoring

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,3 /5
(80)
Value for Money
4,1/5
Features
4,5/5
Ease of Use
3,6/5
Customer Support
4/5

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Yagneshkumar P.
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  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

System Center by Microsoft Review

Reviewed on 2018/06/19

This product is great for companies and organizations that want to quick apply the fix, patches,...

This product is great for companies and organizations that want to quick apply the fix, patches, and updates throughout thier server environment so they can maintain thier web traffic effectively and other business related issue they may want to revolve or enhance.

Pros

One of the reasons why I tend use Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manage (SCCM) at ProfitSword is the ability to track network inventory, application installation and deploying updates and security patches across all of our Organization. what i like about SCCM is that it gives me the ability to take over our Microsoft SQL servers to implement security patches, and updates to our QA environment servers so we can quickly apply updates to our BI software and deploy the updates to production. Next best feature of system center is the ability to integrate with other Microsoft products to give us a fast and flexible updates to our servers at all times.

Cons

One of the downside of SCCM is the average cost to run and maintain SCCM, which is usually not sold as bundle within Microsoft product, but it is a larger separate suite from Microsoft and it is primarily expensive since it is not a Enterprise product.

I hope Microsoft to create an enterprise version of SCCM .

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

This is one of the best software and OS deployment systems out there

Reviewed on 2019/10/27

Literally couldn't do my job without this application.

Literally couldn't do my job without this application.

Pros

I love how easy this product is to use. It is very intuitive and doesn't require any unnecessary steps to create a beautiful working operating system image.

Cons

I wish there were more new features being added with the new versions. There is a very active and very large UserVoice out there for this app and it seems like their team only works on 1 or 2 at a time and there are HUNDREDS of requests out there for changes/adds/etc/

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Machinery
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Must have for Microsoft shops

Reviewed on 2021/01/08

I love the software and it allows me to better manage my time with product and service...

I love the software and it allows me to better manage my time with product and service implmentations.

Pros

The software suite is all encompassing. From managing hypervisors down to client PC's. The scalability of the software to make managing 1000 computers feel like 100.

Cons

The software isn't cheap. The licensing is pretty complicated too. There can be a sheep learning curve for some of the products.

Stephen C.
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  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Asset management, CRM, incident management, deployment all in one. But, man, if it isn't...

Reviewed on 2018/05/04

I have never used a better CRM tool, but that isn't saying much. Asset management is good....

I have never used a better CRM tool, but that isn't saying much. Asset management is good. Application/OS deployment is good but difficult.

Pros

Asset management, CRM, incident management, application deployment and those are just the features we use. Excellent, detailed reporting of incidents, users, assets, etc. Integration with everything Microsoft. The desktop apps are actually pretty decent, if you have used other Microsoft apps and are already used to how they are laid out. It really is better than some CRM tools and asset management tools.

Cons

Slow. Maybe it is just us and our on-prem setup (another con, these days) but boy is it slow. We were even told by Microsoft that it just is slow. That's it. Other MDM, asset management, CRM tools come with manufacturer setup teams to help you get started, we just threw ours together from scratch and a few classes. Everything is a learning experience and almost nothing is intuitive. Writing C# and XML are a must. SCCM/SCSM is not user friendly and takes 1, 2, or 3 full-time employees to run, let alone get setup.

Jose leandro M.
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  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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It is a fantastic and incredible tool for the administration of computers and servers

Reviewed on 2018/06/13

Pros

- It can be unified with Active Directory and DHCP to locate any computer that is connected to the network.
- You can deploy Windows desktop and Windows server updates automatically or manually.
- You can implement any application or shortcut.
- Most impressive is the ease with which you can implement operating systems through the network.
- When you deploy an application, update or operating system, you can easily see the progress of the implementation.
- Has a wide range of created reports.
- Can generate Querys according to the need of the company.
- SCCM has its own remote connection system that provides great help at the time of remote technical support.
- You can set up an "SCCM server" or a "distribution point" in each location you need to avoid bandwidth consumption.
- It has a great security to establish the differences between the roles of the different areas of the company that require the use of the tool.
- You can use the LOG as they are very useful.

Cons

- Microsoft System Center is a very expensive tool
- It requires many pre requisites for the installation of the SCCM in a server.
- The set-up requires many hours of work so that SCCM is 100% configured
- The creation of additional reports is very complicated.
- Generating Querys in SCCM does not have much documentation and is really difficult.
- You really need to do a course to be able to use the tool.
- Many errors of the tool are basic and do not show details.
- It is complicated to verify the installation of Windows updates.

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System Center offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$1 323,00
  • Pricing model: One Time License
  • Free Trial: Not Available

System Center is offered across two pricing plans, outlined below. Standard Edition for managing physical servers - $1323 per license Datacenter Edition for managing virtual servers - $3607 per license

System Center offers the following features:

  • Change Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Multi-Platform
  • Multi-User
  • Online payment processing
  • POS Integration
  • Self Service Portal

System Center has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

System Center supports the following languages:

English

We do not have any information about what devices System Center supports

System Center integrates with the following applications:

Microsoft Azure, PCmover Enterprise, xAssets IT Asset Management

System Center offers the following support options:

Online Support, FAQs, Knowledge Base

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