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"ManageEngine Desktop Central has greatly improved our organization by utilizing Service Desk Plus to monitor and keep track of issues that our end users report to our Help Desk Department. We also have written in the ode of our company's software to notify Support if an end-user experience an issue and does not report it.""The centralized control of all of our Windows hardware that this solution offers has been most valuable to our organization.""The ability to run event viewer, task manager, services, command, file browser, certificate all remotely without interrupting users is the most valuable aspect. Software deployment and prohibiting, allowing us to standardize on the software that has been deployed through the environment and then prohibiting illegal software such as torrent applications has been valuable.""Since deploying Desktop Central our endpoints are all updated. We use configuration management to deploy shortcuts to our users' desktops with ease. Also, we use configuration management to map logical hard drives to our users. Our users are very happy with how much ease IT can solve their problems.""The most valuable in Desktop Central is the way it is tightly coupled with the rest of the modules and the entire gamut of ManageEngine.""The most important feature we found to be useful in the COVID situation is the secure connection, which gives the IT support staff the ability to seamlessly connect with the users remotely and in a secure way.""The solution is time-saving and resource-saving.""It's a complete product that allows you to remote troubleshoot, has an inventory of systems."

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"The most valuable features are patch management and mobile device management.""The ability to deploy patches seamlessly is the solution's most valuable aspect. It allows us to not only deploy patches but to monitor the deployment of those patches."

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Cons
"I would like to see them come out with a SaaS version of the product in the future.""There is a slight delay in customer support, which is something that can be improved.""Not many things are needed for improvement, everything seems to be great as it is. One thing that would be good to have would be the ability to add MDM to a tablet running Android 5.0 using the EMM Token Enrollment. If we wanted to add MDM to an older tablet, we just have to go the "long route" to get it added.""Computer imaging is powerful but breaks frequently. The reason for this breaking is not clear and requires heavy amounts of attention to keep operational. There is a lot of room for this tool to do more but the reliability of this process should be focused on first to ensure core competencies are being fixed before more features are added.""The performance sometimes lags a bit because the solution is demanding on system resources.""ManageEngine Desktop Central should keep up with some of the features that other major vendors are providing, such as Microsoft.""The solution should be better at integrating with other solutions.""I would like to have the option to install the agent remotely."

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"I find the user interface a little bit intimidating and not very appealing.""The agent can be a bit more intelligent."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The licensing is very easy to understand and pricing is right for what you get."
  • "Choose wisely between the Professional and Enterprise editions, based on your needs."
  • "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."
  • "We pay about $250 a year for our license."
  • "The solution is very affordable."
  • "We had perpetual licenses. The cost was around 36,000, and then you'd have the yearly maintenance fee of 2,000 or 3,000."
  • "The pricing is very low, compared to other products. Compared to Intune or SCCM, it's much less. I can say it's a good product for less of a price."
  • "Affordable for any customer."
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    ManageEngine Desktop Central is very easy to set up, is scalable, stable, and also has very good patch management. What I like most about ManageEngine is that I can log on to every PC very easily and… more »
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    The initial setup is pretty straightforward.
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    The pricing of the solution could be better. The solution should be better at integrating with other solutions. Right now, it's not the best.
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    Hello @Ishaq Siddiqui Mohammed, Can you possibly assist @Frank Nyarangi with any relevant information/pointers?  Thanks in advance.
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    8.4
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    out of 23 in Patch Management
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    Also Known As
    Desktop Central, ManageEngine Desktop Management MSP
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    Overview

    A web-based windows desktop management software that helps in managing 1000s of desktops from a central location. It can manage desktops both in LAN and across WAN. It automates regular desktop management activities like installing software, patches, and service packs, standardize the desktops by applying uniform configurations such as wallpapers, shortcuts, printer, etc. In simple terms, it helps administrators to automate, standardize, secure, and audit their windows network.

    Patch Manager Plus is a simple patch management tool that makes it easy to keep your network patched and secure. It is an endpoint patch management software that provides enterprises a single interface for automating all patch management tasks - from detecting missing patches to deploying patches - for Windows, Mac, Linux and 250+ third-party applications. Whether you have one computer or hundred, they can all be patched at the same time from a single point of console.

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    Sample Customers
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Strathallan School, BMI Healthcare, Comercial Kywi, First Priority Federal Credit Union, Gerab National Enterprises
    IKEA Honda UNICEF The University of Georgia Evander
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm18%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Healthcare Company7%
    Engineering Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company4%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Government5%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise52%
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    ManageEngine Desktop Central is ranked 1st in Client Desktop Management with 22 reviews while ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus is ranked 9th in Patch Management with 2 reviews. ManageEngine Desktop Central is rated 8.4, while ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of ManageEngine Desktop Central writes "Useful for patching and software deployment, but needs a proactive remediation feature ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus writes "Robust, excellent patch deployment, and overall good stability". ManageEngine Desktop Central is most compared with Microsoft Intune, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, VMware Workspace ONE, Jamf Pro and Symantec Client Management Suite, whereas ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus is most compared with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, GFI LanGuard, BigFix, Microsoft Windows Server Update Services and Ivanti Patch for Windows.

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