Mobile app performance management (APM) software provides visibility into mobile app performance and helps pinpoint and resolve issues that affect end-user experience. It typically provides crash reporting, network monitoring and user interaction monitoring to keep users active and satisfied with the app.\nAccording to the IT Central Station user community the most important criteria to consider when choosing a mobile APM product are in-depth data visibility, strong monitoring capabilities and advanced trend analysis. \nSix of the top mobile APM solutions are New Relic APM, AppDynamics APM, HPE AppPulse Mobile, Dynatrace, Dell Foglight and Aternity, according to online reviews by enterprise users in the IT Central Station community.\n[ Also on CIO.com: How to save on mobile plans: Your guide to 16 no-contract carriers ]\nBut what do enterprise users really think about these tools? Here, users give a shout out for some of their favorite features, but also give the vendors a little tough love.\nMobile app performance management (APM) software provides visibility into mobile app performance and helps pinpoint and resolve issues that affect end-user experience. It typically provides crash reporting, network monitoring and user interaction monitoring to keep users active and satisfied with the app.\nAccording to the IT Central Station user community the most important criteria to consider when choosing a mobile APM product are in-depth data visibility, strong monitoring capabilities and advanced trend analysis. \nSix of the top mobile APM solutions are New Relic APM, AppDynamics APM, HPE AppPulse Mobile, Dynatrace, Dell Foglight and Aternity, according to online reviews by enterprise users in the IT Central Station community.\n[ Also on CIO.com: How to save on mobile plans: Your guide to 16 no-contract carriers ]\nBut what do enterprise users really think about these tools? Here, users give a shout out for some of their favorite features, but also give the vendors a little tough love.\nEditor's note: These reviews of select mobile APM vendors come from the IT Central Station community. They are the opinions of the users and are based on their own experiences.\nNew Relic APM\nValuable Features\nNew Relic helped us in realizing that sometimes our online service wasn't as fast and reliable as we expected it to be. With the help of New Relic tools, our organization was able to detect, track and fix errors in our website, so we focused our efforts in these areas.\u009d\n\u2014 Marc P. Technical project lead at a tech services company\nThe most valuable feature is the transparency into how applications are running. That's huge because we previously didn't have it and we had no idea what was going on. Now, we can see exactly what's going on and are able to understand what code paths are running.\n\u2014 Kyle B. Lead Developer at a media company\nRoom for Improvement\nOne of my issues was with not getting enough insight into errors, as I can only go back seven days. The data collection is not a long-enough period of time if I want to see some trends. If someone is having some errors, I can't get historical insight.\u009d\n\u2014 David S. SQA Manager at a wholesaler\/distributor\nI wish it had more insight into what might be causing a particular slowness issue. It finds the function, but it would be great to have insight into what's slow.\n\u2014 SrSoftwareEng508 Senior Software Engineer at a retailer \nYou can read more New Relic APM reviews on IT Central Station.\nAppDynamics APM \nValuable Features\nIt provides great tools for monitoring and managing all the different environments of development, QA and product [groups] with different needs but from a common interface. And because it's also a SaaS-based application, it can be accessed by all team members from anywhere at any time.\n\u2014 Utkarsh C. Performance Tester\/QA at a tech consulting company\nWe can evaluate the performance of an application by doing a few clicks and find bottlenecks very easily. We have become more proactive rather than reactive.\n\u2014 Jose L. Senior Application Support Specialist at a gaming company\nRoom for Improvement\nAppDynamics should try to find some measure of support or functionality for SAP and PeopleSoft environments. Additional support for next-gen mobile platforms also need to be high in the road map prioritizations.\n\u2014 Sid R. Vice President - Operations & Client Support at a tech services company\nAppDynamics should add more features to identify [when] there is some [code] thread waiting for something. We are keenly looking for this feature. Currently only custom exit points can be created for non-instrumented nodes.\n\u2014 SrSoftwareEng528 Senior Software Engineer at a financial services firm\nYou can read more AppDynamics APM reviews on IT Central Station.\nHPE AppPulse Mobile\nValuable Features\nThe first thing that really turned me onto AppPulse Mobile was that they had a tag list, which can instantly capture all of the data that end users were creating by interacting with our app, without having to write a single line of code.\n\u2014 Yan A. Co-Founder and COO at a software R&D company\nIt took me less than 30 minutes to integrate it, with no additional development needed. As a start-up, that's really important because everyone is doing five jobs.\n\u2014 Xavier W. CTO at a tech company \nRoom for Improvement\nI would like to see more reporting and analytics. I also want to be able to get notifications when something goes wrong or something unusual occurs.\n\u2014 Zvi L. CTO at an investment company\nI would love if AppPulse delivered more details about my users, for example, age and sex. It could split up the users into categories based on how frequently they use my product.\n\u2014 Xavier W. CTO at a tech company\nYou can read more HPE AppPulse Mobile reviews on IT Central Station. \nDynatrace\nValuable Features\nThe most important features are the ability to see trends in performance and also to aid in diagnosing any performance degradation in the web applications.\n\u2014 Dan S. Technical Architect at a software R&D company\nDynatrace facilitates great live performance monitoring, allowing us to easily and visually detect problems before they become a large impact issue to the business.\n\u2014 SysAdmin9707 Systems Administrator III at a retailer\nRoom for Improvement\nBetter intelligence in terms of identifying business transactions, would be appreciated. Also useful would be pointers to recurring issues, and automated incident management.\n\u2014 Praveesh B. Assistant Manager at a tech services company\nThey need to improve the browser interface. I can't get it to work visually for some of the things I want to do, and that's frustrating.\n\u2014 WebExAnalyst329 Analyst at a hospitality company\nYou can read more Dynatrace reviews on IT Central Station. \nDell Foglight\nValuable Features\nHaving standard monitoring features and a central repository saves us a lot of time and reduces risk of incidents. It replaces a lot of manual tasks and makes it easier for us to be more proactive and to prioritize issues across multiple systems. It also keeps a history which we use for post-incident reviews and performance monitoring.\n\u2014 Robert S. Database Administrator at a tech services company\nThe ability to track performance of an application or application suite over time is extremely valuable to our business partners and for our application development team, with near real-time results.\n\u2014 Josh K. Senior Systems Engineer at a software R&D company\nRoom for Improvement\nIt needs a more intuitive way to create and implement custom cartridges to be deployed throughout a federated environment.\n\u2014 Franco A. Sr. Virtualization Architect \/ Engineer at a tech company\nThe upgrade process could use some fine-tuning. I have done an upgrade of the system, as well as added or updated agents, and sometimes that process is a bit cumbersome, and does not go as planned.\n\u2014 Diran S. PeopleSoft Administrator at a K-12 educational company\nYou can read more Dell Foglight reviews on IT Central Station. \nAternity (acquired by Riverbed)\nValuable Features\nThe dashboards of this platform are the most valuable, especially the Desktop Health dashboard. This gives you the ability to see the trend in health of all desktops in a historical view.\n\u2014 Thomas K. Infrastructure Engineer Specialist at a healthcare company \nThe most valuable feature for us is trend analysis \u2014 such as blue screens, application errors and application crashes. It also gives us the ability to correlate that with different attributes, such as location or the Internet Explorer version or whatever comparisons we'd like to try to make to analyze our environment.\u009d\n\u2014 Phil T. IT Administrator at a financial services firm\nRoom for Improvement\nThe dashboards and navigability of the platform could use improvement. It often takes five or six clicks to drill down to exactly what you want to see, but many of our stakeholder groups have refused to use the tool because they perceive it as too cumbersome to get the information they need.\n\u2014 Jess K. Enterprise Performance Analyst at a petroleum contract drilling company\nI'd like to be able to build monitors easier. And they need to make the program less complicated. The documentation could be better. Also, I'd like to be able to download the latest version for testing.\n\u2014 CST469 CST at a government agency\nYou can read more Aternity reviews on IT Central Station.