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.

Pricing starting from:

US$1 323,00/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$1 323,00/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to System Center

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Features

Total features of System Center: 22

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Change Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Visualization
  • Inventory Management
  • Issue Auditing
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Platform
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Self Service Portal
  • Server Monitoring
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Ticket Management
  • Uptime Reporting

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,4 /5
(82)
Value for Money
4,1/5
Features
4,5/5
Ease of Use
3,6/5
Customer Support
4/5

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Muhammad adil M.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

System Center by Microsoft

Reviewed on 2021/07/03

For big companies and organizations this is one of the best for deploying and managing. Incident...

For big companies and organizations this is one of the best for deploying and managing. Incident management and deploying systems over the network is very easy to monitor. Must have for any enterprise organization which have hundreds of services to manage. Deployment of systems and laptops is very easy handled through it.

Pros

One of the best network management system which help my organization to grow and manage the network problem. There are lots of built-in reports to monitor. Great security features and easy to define roles. Top of the cherry is remote control and management. If you are able to learn UI then it is very easy to manage all products.

Cons

There are some glitches while remote support. It is not a cheap one, products are expensive as compare to competitors. Bit slow as well in performance.

Leonardo B.
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

System Center allows for end-to-end device management and provides a wealth of actionable...

Reviewed on 2021/04/10

System Center offers any business, regardless of its size and complexity a platform to manage...

System Center offers any business, regardless of its size and complexity a platform to manage endpoints consistently. For me, where it really shines is in the consolidation of various operational processes and the wealth of underlying data you get, which can easily be turned in useful and actionable information for not only technology teams, but the business.

Pros

System Center gives us the ability to consistently deploy and manage both servers and workstations, as well as continuously monitor key indicators for executive reporting, like patch compliance, software deployment and inventory information, supporting risk and cost management decisions and empowering project teams to have a wealth of information about the environment at hand.

Cons

System Center is very much a suite of components and adoption, as well as operational running, requires expertise, however this is a small price to pay for the capability of its integration of functionality and the data/useful information it provides.

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Reasons for Switching to System Center

It was simply far more capable, especially in overall integration with our environment and offering superior reporting capabilities.
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.

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  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • 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/

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/one-time
  • 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 has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

System Center supports the following languages:

English

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System Center integrates with the following applications:

Microsoft Azure

System Center offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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