Anonymous UserNetwork Support Specialist IV at a computer software company
David FitzermanChief Alchemist/ IT Operations Manager at DFC International Computing
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The implementation is nice and easy."
"A good automated scripts feature."
"Scripting and patch management are really important for us. Patch Manager is something that we use a lot, and we would love to have it continually improved. It is one of the most useful features for us for controlling patches and other things for different clients."
"We use monitors to keep track of our machines. We use a pretty good portion of information from Automate."
"It's definitely improved the help-desk servicing, et cetera."
"The initial setup is easy and the deployment is quick."
"ConnectWise Automate's interface is pretty easy to use. It's pretty intuitive to get around and navigate it. It does what I need, which is usually connecting to the client and customers systems."
"I've left Splashtop running for seven or eight hours connected to a system. I've left TeamViewer running for seven or eight hours to a connection or two. I have a hard time working out on four computers at a time, but three is not impossible for me. So even if I've had three computers connected it has been fairly stable."
"We are able to connect to clients who are currently not connected to the VPN, and we are also able to do direct file transfers between the technician and the client."
"I have a problem with the reports available on the solution. I don't understand how to work with the reporting functionality. For example, when I want to give a report for a specific machine, ConnectWise doesn't seem to have this as an option. I'm not sure if I'm missing something, or if the reporting functionality is just poorly conceived."
"The menu doesn't always load properly."
"In Patch Manager, there should be more reportability so that it is easier to see the updates that I have applied to a machine and when the next update will happen. A lot of times, it seems like all the information is kind of thrown all over the place, and you can't really see it all at the same time. There should be a simplified patch data view that allows us to quickly confirm that our various clients are getting patched as they should be."
"We would love to get feature updates and cumulative updates fixed. I know they aren't really supposed to be pushed with Patch Manager. We've got recommendations from ConnectWise to use the scripted feature update installs, scripted KB updates, etc. Having these in Patch Manager itself would be great."
"The wait time for a support ticket to be addressed needs to be reduced. They take a couple of days to get back. It is a little frustrating when we have to wait for a couple of days. A lot of times, the issue is critical for us. If we're reaching out to their support team and submitting a ticket, it is because we need it handled quickly."
"They could use some automated alerts particularly when we're talking about an MSP that might shoot over."
"Their support needs to be better."
"There could be better linkages between ConnectWise Automate and Manage from a ticketing perspective. Automate and Manage each has its own ticketing system. We use the one in Manage, but it'd be nice if they were linked directly to the one in Automate."
"If you have one version, like if you have version 14, and the client has version 15, you can't access his computer. If the client is on 14 and the technician is on 15, he can't access the end user who's at home. So there's a disparity in versioning."
"The price point would probably be an area of improvement with the number of competitors out there offering similar features. TeamViewer usually comes in a little high as compared to other solutions."
"From what I've overheard, it is pretty comparable to other solutions in terms of price."
"Its price is a little high as compared to other solutions."
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ConnectWise Automate is ranked 3rd in Remote Monitoring and Management Software with 6 reviews while TeamViewer Remote Management is ranked 9th in Remote Monitoring and Management Software with 2 reviews. ConnectWise Automate is rated 7.4, while TeamViewer Remote Management is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of ConnectWise Automate writes "Good scripting and patch management, very stable, and easy to scale". On the other hand, the top reviewer of TeamViewer Remote Management writes "Efficiently accesses other end-points". ConnectWise Automate is most compared with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Continuum Command, Kaseya VSA, N-able Remote Monitoring & Management and Datto Remote Monitoring and Management, whereas TeamViewer Remote Management is most compared with Datto Remote Monitoring and Management, N-able Remote Monitoring & Management and ManageEngine Desktop Central MSP. See our ConnectWise Automate vs. TeamViewer Remote Management report.
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