Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) is a software management tool that provides comprehensive management of servers, desktops and laptops. Configuration Manager is a part of the Microsoft Intune family of products.
SCCM allows administrators to deliver more effective IT services by enabling the creation and deployment of software packages, deploying updates and providing endpoint security polices that keeps the devices in compliance with organizational regulations. SCCM also provides the capability to manage hardware inventories while monitoring system status across an organization.
SCCM uses a client-server architecture where the SCCM server manages and controls the client computers using a combination of server-side components, site roles and client agents. The server side is known as the Configuration Manager Console while the user side is the Software Center.
The overall goal of Configuration Manager is to reduce the administrative overhead and total cost of ownership maintaining a large-scale IT environment.