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Find out what your peers are saying about ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus vs. Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"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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"SCCM does everything from A to Z for a Windows operating system.""Patching is the main feature because SCCM is made to control the entire environment without manually interpreting. So it is good to use for patching.""The technical support is good.""The product is useful for patch management.""It is easy to install, and quick to deploy.""The main, clear valuable feature is updating the latest, patches and updates from Windows. This is the main feature we really utilize a lot.""We're a Microsoft-centric organization, so we are happy with the integration between products.""The most valuable feature is the scalability."

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Cons
"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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"The solution is a bit heavy on the sources such as RAM or CPU and the software needs to be a bit lighter.""With Microsoft Premier Support, you get what you pay for. There's Third Tier Support that you pay for. If you pay for that, you get excellent support, and if you don't pay for that, then you get the less experienced staff.""It should provide the ability to remotely connect to mobile devices. There are some solutions that are doing that, but with Microsoft Intune, the only way to remotely connect to devices outside the organization and mobile devices is by using TeamViewer. It is pretty strange for a big company like Microsoft to not have something for that.""In terms of the monitoring, the timeframe it takes to actually report back on the compliance of a device after it has been patched is a bit too long.""There should probably be better remote support. They should also continue to improve on patch management, patching, and creating or turning products in software into deployable apps.""It would be nice to have everything in one place. Now they have Intune for the desktops and SCCM to handle their servers.""They need to improve the support for the Mac operating system.""Microsoft should extend support for additional platforms."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Pricing is negotiable with Microsoft, depending upon which of their packages you choose."
  • "When you compare this solution with other tools in the market you might actually find a lot of variation in the pricing and that's why people opt for the other tools rather than Microsoft tools."
  • "Its price is okay because it is part of our licensing."
  • "Presently, I am using a free trial version."
  • "We have to pay for a license."
  • "The price model is different for every client."
  • "For enterprises, there is an annual license required to use this solution. The price of the solution could be cheaper. However, this is mostly because of the exchange rate from the dollar to the Nigerian currency."
  • "Its licensing is quite complicated because we are getting the license not only for SCCM but for the full Microsoft package. We don't need to pay for a separate license. We need to have one license that includes everything we need, such as Windows, Microsoft 365, SCCM, encryption, and so on. So, we don't have a specific price for it. Perhaps, it is good that it includes the full suite of licensing of Microsoft. It is expensive, but we are getting a lot of features."
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    It is a very well-rounded product. It is a complete package with all the features using which we are able to manage our PCs very efficiently.
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    Also Known As
    System Center Configuration Manager, SCCM
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    Overview

    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.

    Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM, formerly SCCM or System Center Configuration Manager) is a software management suite that allows users to manage large numbers of Windows-based computers and servers.

    Configuration Manager features software distribution, operating system deployment, remote control, network protection, security management, patch management, and hardware and software inventory, among other services. It allows you to set configuration and security policies, keep your software up-to-date, and monitor your system status while giving your employees access to corporate applications on whatever devices they choose.

    Configuration Manager allows you to manage computers using macOS, Windows UNIX, or Linux, and mobile devices running iOS, Windows, or Android operating systems. It can be integrated with Microsoft Intune, allowing you to manage computers connected to a corporate network.

    With Configuration Manager, you can manage PCs and servers, keeping software up-to-date, setting configuration and security policies, and monitoring system status while giving your employees access to corporate applications on the devices that they choose.

    Benefits and Features

    • Proactively manage all device life cycles, starting from purchase all the way to retirement.
    • Automatically deploy software as well as printers to devices, using a common software library.
    • Deploy upgrades and patches to your operating system.
    • Ensure that all devices are patched, encrypted, and secured in compliance with security best practices.
    • Provide mobile device management functionality, which includes the ability to reboot and/or lock devices remotely.
    • Provide end users with “self-service” so that they can update machines when it is convenient for them.

    Reviews from Real Users:

    Users of MECM like that it is stable and flexible. Patching is one of its most useful features, although users cite many other features as useful as well. One user stated that "It does what you need it to do, and it's a one-stop-shop for the company and for all your deployments." Overall, “the entire solution, from end to end, is excellent.

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    IKEA Honda UNICEF The University of Georgia Evander
    Bank Alfalah Ltd., Wªrth Handelsges.m.b.H, Dimension Data, Japan Business Systems, St. Lucie County Public Schools, MISC Berhad
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Government5%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Financial Services Firm22%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Insurance Company7%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Large Enterprise76%
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    ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus is ranked 9th in Patch Management with 2 reviews while Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is ranked 1st in Patch Management with 33 reviews. ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus is rated 8.0, while Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus writes "Robust, excellent patch deployment, and overall good stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager writes "A stable systems management software product with useful package deployment and application deployment features". ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus is most compared with ManageEngine Desktop Central, GFI LanGuard, Microsoft Windows Server Update Services, BigFix and Ivanti Patch for Windows, whereas Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, BigFix, ManageEngine Desktop Central, Ivanti Patch for Windows and Chef. See our ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus vs. Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager report.

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