4 out of 5 (44 Ratings)

41 Verified Reviews

System Center Configuration Manager

Amazing software but takes time to implement

SCCM has helped us reduced the time and cost of gettings computers ready to go for our end users. Through SCCM we are able to deploy OS, software, and policies to computers with ease. It took a while (about 3-5months) to get it working to the point we have it now but it is definitely worth a shot. It is very easy for us to update the existing software packages and task sequences to adapt them to new software and operating systems that come.

System Center Configuration Manager

Integration with OS is great, but vendor size is challenging.

The size of the vendor can be overwhelming to find the resources you need to get things done.

System Center Configuration Manager

Easy to use in Microsoft environment

While it doesn't have the depth for Compliance and Audit as BMC's Bladelogic Server Automation, however due to operational changes and in-house expertise, made a more cost efficient solution for the entire organization. Easy solution to ramp up quickly and fits well in an organization that is predominantly windows based. Plays well with existing Microsoft tools and makes it easier to get additional staff trained and ready to use for daily functions.

System Center Configuration Manager

Our SCCM implementation was only limited by what we wanted it to accomplish for us.

We were given ample resources to choose from including training opportunities. The pre-existing relationship with the vendor helped with the deployment and allowed us to leverage the training opportunities in the process.

System Center Configuration Manager

Needs to be maintained

System Center is a beast and it needs to be maintained to keep it running at it's best. But it works very well for OS deployment and appliction management.

System Center Configuration Manager

Great product for system management

Great product with a lot of 3rd party experience with it.

System Center Configuration Manager

Great user community for support.

Implementation was a little tricky at first but there was a abundance off support help online.

System Center Configuration Manager

SCCM worth every penny

Integrating SCCM into our current environment was a challenge. We ended up having to dedicate an FTE directly to SCCM and its upkeep. That said however once we dedicated someone to this task and learning about all of its complexities it has functioned perfectly. We have been able to use features of SCCM that we did not even know existed for a project we had not even thought of yet. PRO: This software can be configured to perform more tasks than you could image. In the end using SCCM will net us large savings in hours spent and the cost of other software we used to do all the things that SMMC cannot. CON: Be prepared to have staff who are either very knowledgeable or can dedicate time to large amounts of training to proper make the best use of this software.

System Center Configuration Manager

Setup and Implementation was Easy. Ensuring all computers had clients was not.

Vendor and its contractors knew their product well and we were able to implement many of the features quickly. Some comptuers would not accept the new SCCM client, and we had to figure out why.

System Center Configuration Manager

A great product that could be better

As with many of the Microsoft products not all of the features are well documented. They rely heavily on the user community to figure things out and document them. The down side of that is that until the user community implements features, documentation is sparse at best.