Application Performance Management (APM) Reviews- Best of 2016

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IT Central Station users review the best enterprise APM solutions of 2016

IT Central Station users have reviewed the main enterprise APM solutions and ranked them based on reliability, stability and ROI from the solution. Below are the top 5 solutions in 2016 according to our user community.

APM user reviewsAppDynamics APM:

IT Central members highlight ease of deployment and reliability as key factors for picking AppDynamics APM as their APM solution, while one area of improvement our community member noted was adding more support for next generation mobile platforms.


Our community members who have used the solution have highlighted a number of pros such as CEM and EP agents, Introscope, the transaction recording feature and the ADA which helps with the root cause analysis. Noted area for improvement by our users included better integration with other tools, and out of the box reporting.

New Relic APM:

Our IT Central users highlight real time performance metrics, on demand profiling and ApDex/ Error monitoring as key features of New Relic APM they like  while areas to improve include better configurability through the dashboard and the cost of the solution.

HPE AppPulse Suite:

IT Central users list user action response time, crash trail and stability as key features of HPE AppPulse Suite, while areas to improve according to our community are more reporting and analytics and separate views for the management and technical teams.


This user comments that valuable features of Dynatrace include, “simple classic but effective UI (unlike some modern UI’s out there that have too much white-space), wide variety of dashlets available to monitor various services/components.” This user pointed out that an area where there was room for improvement was that, “they could increase the restrictions available for user-based roles.”

You can read more user reviews for Enterprise APM solutions, including the full top 10 Application Performance Management solutions of 2016 on IT Central Station.


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