Why Easy Software Deployment is so much better than SCCM.
The last couple of years, more and more companies decided to choose Microsoft’s SCCM for their software deployment. One of the main reasons is that it’s the only tool on the market that lets you deploy software on an enterprise level. At least, before there was Easy Software Deployment… Implementing and working with SCCM is a very complex and time-consuming task. Discover below why Easy Software Deployment is so much better than SCCM.
With SCCM, deploying software and installing the software is very slow. This way, rolling out software takes ages. SCCM has you choose all sorts of applications, deployment types, deployments, distribution points… With Easy Software Deployment you just select what you want to deploy, to what computers and/or users and you’re done! This saves you a lot of time and money.
SCCM will never cease to surprise you. When you deployed software to a specific computer, you never know when the installation actually starts. This waiting could take a few hours, or sometimes even up to a day. Repeatedly checking if the installation has started yet can be quite annoying for your end users. With Easy Software Deployment there’s no waiting, we offer you instant deployment.
In order to create a customized report in SCCM, one would need profound knowledge and experience doing so. It’s not easy to get useful summaries of installed software and/or software licenses. But with Easy Software Deployment you can quickly get extensive summaries of both the installed software and the software licenses. And as a bonus, Easy Software Deployment also offers license management.
The costs for SCCM are rather high, to put it mildly. Next to the costs for licenses, there are also costs for implementation, several courses, an in house SCCM specialist for maintenance and implementation, etcetera. The cheaper (and easier) option would definitely be Easy Software Deployment. Contact us for pricing, we promise you we’re much cheaper than SCCM!. And free on site implementation on the house*! (*Within The Netherlands. Outside The Netherlands we charge only traveling and accommodation costs, still no charge for the implementation itself!)
SCCM has many different log files to save important information. Unfortunately, they are located in many different locations on a target system and log files in one location don’t always provide the full picture. So you need to collect and analyze many different files to get a good view/picture and you even need extra tools to make them easily readable. With Easy Software Deployment you’ll find all the logging files you need in one location, easy to read!
In order to save all the data from everything that happens in SCCM, you’ll need databases. To read those databases, you need to be able to build queries. Also, the databases will grow, which could eventually slow it down. And of course, again, this will lead to extra costs: you’ll need to hire a Database Administrator to build and manage the databases and there are extra license costs for the databases. So, to make things much easier, our product Easy Software Deployment does not have any database at all, so no extra trouble and costs for you!
A complete install of SCCM, including configuring databases, distribution points, etc. could take you days. Days. It is an extensive project. Installing Easy Software Deployment would keep you busy for, maybe a few minutes!
Another option SCCM lacks, is the possibility to instantly deploy software, as also mentioned above. But this push option, which is included in Easy Software Deployment, also gives you the possibility to instantly deploy software in case there is an urgent safety update or virus scanner update.
Unfortunately, SCCM does not offer the option to create, alter or configure shortcuts in the Start Menu. This means you need another tool for this. Unless, you choose Easy Software Deployment instead of SCCM, since we can easily handle your wanted shortcuts!
Keeping SCCM up to date takes up a lot of time. A new SCCM update is usually considered as a separate and complex project that could take up to a few weeks. In comparison, when Easy Software Deployment releases an update, you’re usually done within minutes. No need to explain again the tremendous amount of time and money Easy Software Deployment will save you compared to SCCM.
When the worst happens, SCCM won’t have your back. You would not only need to completely re-configure SCCM, but also all of its databases. This means a lot of extra, unwanted work. Also, you need to use an extra back up tool. Easy Software Deployment saves you an incredible amount of time and money because you only need to back up a handful of files.