Most Helpful Review
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
No issues with scalability. It is a fairly simple model. If I wanted to add five more, I would just buy five more people and licenses, apply the program to their computers, and give them their login.
The initial setup is easy. If you want the desktop program, you just download and install it.
It is very straightforward to set up, use, install, and transfer sessions.
If an issue happens, we're able to log in at the time that it happens and address it , so there's minimal downtime.
The ability see iOS devices helps us out a lot because the majority of our users are iOS device users.
it's very easy to use, it's very efficient.
The tech support person I spoke to was very knowledgeable about the product, and was straightforward with me about its capabilities. There was no fluff about the product. They basically said this is not available now and we're hoping to have it available in the third or fourth quarter. It was nice to talk to someone who was straightforward and knew about the product.
I have technicians all over, and not everybody is an expert in all areas. They are able to bring other expertise from different locations with the click of a mouse. They can invite in other technicians, so I can have most of the technicians collaborate on the same question, and that’s really amazing.
It's very easy to use, very easy to understand. It gives us remote access to the PC without any issues.
it gives me the ability to remotely connect to machines that I manage without user intervention.
The product's two-factor authentication means we are not worried like before about the state of our security.
Session groups and triggers are the most valuable features, because they make a greater degree of organization possible. Greater degree of organization is valuable to my organization, because we have many sessions to handle.
It is super easy to use and relatively inexpensive.
The unattended access functionality is a valuable feature, because I can go in at any time that I want, deploy fixes, or do maintenance.
Remote support is efficient and easy for our end users to receive support.
The initial setup is fairly straightforward.
The most valuable feature is having it in a central location, all the different groups, and being able to ad-hoc or at will log on to whichever computer system I need to get to from a central spot.
The ability to easily connect back and retrieve data from the computer systems that I have.
I can copy information and put it into a presentation that I may be putting together at another location.
Technical support was able to address everything that I asked in a timely, responsible, satisfactory manner.
Being able to remote access my computer means I can work at night from my house.
I can use it for training, which I have done. As a person sits in front of the computer they can watch what I do, or I can watch what they do.
The remote connection is the most valuable, but we also use it for file transfer, that would be probably the second most valuable. The remote connection is a major time saver, it saves us from having to drive to each location.
If I could give it an 11 out of 10 I would, but I definitely give it a 10. It saves me time, it saves me headaches, it saves me a lot of problems, and I'm able to fix things quickly and move on. I can get in and out of the computer without anyone really even knowing that I fixed something.
Network browsing and connecting on the LAN, because if you can't see the computers on your network, what good is the product?
They need to improve their technical support.
it needs better iOS integration. It's still limited in its functionality when it comes to iOS. Currently, when you do something other than iOS, you're not able to take control of what's going on; instead of having to tell the user, "Click here, click there," I would like to have full control over an iOS device.
The one big problem that I have with LogMeIn Rescue is, I use a Mac. All my technicians use PCs. I use a Mac, and the Mac agent crashes at least once a day. I have to stop it and start it again. To date, I don’t have a problem with people using PC. I think the Mac app that they have needs to be improved.
They need to combine computer and mobile end-user support to be a more streamlined experience.
Secondly, the product needs improvement on mobile interfaces because on mobile devices it doesn't perform very well. On computers, it is good, with desktops, laptops, it is good. Sometimes iPad is good, but going with other devices, like Android or Windows on smart phones, it's always a problem.
You should be able to remote on an iPhone like you remote on an Android. It is not the same experience. Unless you are very savvy on iOS, you are pretty much lost.
The interface is not user-friendly. It looks a little outdated. I think the options are there. I think just the layout needs improvement.
For my company, just installing the software and using it is very easy. But if I need to give one of my customers access to their machines, the process that you have to go through is some 15 to 20 steps. You have to create a group, and then you have to assign a policy. It takes 15 to 20 minutes to set up someone for remote access to their own machine.
What we need this product to do is to be able to control Windows Updates. LogMeIn Central allowed us remote access but also allowed to push and install Windows Updates, and third-party updates... When we made the switch to ConnectWise we lost the ability to do patching. That forced us, for our larger clients, to move to WSUS. We had to set up a VM on those larger clients to push Windows Updates and patches into the network.
We have had issues. We have had circumstances, for reasons we don't know, where the service will stop running, and when the service stops running that computer no longer becomes reachable. We haven't really seen that so much on desktops, but we have seen that happen quite frequently on server operating systems, Server 2008, Server 2012. You can install the product and then a week down the road it will just stop.
There is an issue which is pretty rare, but I find it at least when connecting from my mobile device. I am forced to refresh the screen by changing the screen quality to get screen updates. This only happens sometimes.
I was not thrilled with their support. I do not have a lot of time to deal with the attention which is needed to fix issues.
Support for PAC files on the guest's side and support for proxy on the host's side. Currently, there is no support for guest-side PAC files or for the host-side proxy (which uses authentication).
There is one back-end issue that I am running into at some of locations where I login to provide support, and sometimes port 443 is blocked. That is what it uses to connect. So, I am having to do workarounds to get a session started.
The recent redesign has made it slower and basically worthless.
As far as the usability of it, I'd like to see if printing could be enabled in the basic version or the medium version. Some of the remote printing isn't available unless you go to the premium versions, and that's disappointing.
With Windows 10 we've had some issues with it crashing, and certain antivirus products cause it to fail. For the most part it's stable, but we do have an occasional crash mainly related to new operating systems. The new Microsoft Server and the new Windows operating systems sometimes have issues with it. But for the most part, in anything under, say, Windows 7, Windows 8, those seem to be pretty stable, and with the Microsoft Server 2012 and below, it's all stable. And I don't necessarily think it's LogMeIn. I think it may be Microsoft, to be honest with you.
I would enhance the product, so if I had two screens in front of me, it could connect to two computers simultaneously with the program. For example, if I had a computer at location A and a computer at location B and I am sitting at location C, it might be nice for me to be able to be connected to all three of those computers and move data between those three during one session.
The user interface needs improvement. Mostly, it's pretty intuitive for what I need to do, but the extra elements to it seem very complex, so I don't really try to even use those. For example, document sharing, file stuff. I can do the log-in part, but the additional features are kind of complex.
It's never cheap enough. If we got it for free, that would be perfect. But I know it's not and won't be free. It's always going to be too expensive for me because we're a small company.
Maybe they can come up with a plan if you only use it for login and, occasionally, printing. Maybe you can charge what you used to charge and then if we want to use it for files or things that are more sophisticated, charge a little more.
It does go down sometimes. You try to login, it tells you the workdesk computer is not available. It does kick you off a lot.
Everything has to be done over the web, via email, or something like that. You can't talk to a human being. That bothers me a lot.
Pricing and Cost Advice
The rescue model is licensed by user.
The pricing is worth the value.
It's definitely worth the value.
The cost of LogMeIn is high... I went with another product that was going to give me savings of 50%. One technician tested it, he gave us the thumbs up. Then once we moved all my technicians to it, but it didn’t work... Trying to move from LogMeIn hindered our performance and productivity and it was not worth the savings.
Pricing is reasonable and easily offsets other costs, while resolving issues in a much quicker timeframe.
It is on the medium to high side. For us, it is worth it. For the amount of time they save us, it pretty much pays for itself.
Look at the different plans they have. Do not pay for a plan you do not need.
The pricing is a little on the higher side, though.
For the price we pay, we definitely feel it's worth it, but there are some contenders in the market that are coming out now, whose products are as good; they are offering more features and the price is actually less than ConnectWise. All things considered, the biggest thing is the lack of patching in ConnectWise. If they could integrate that into the product, that would be a game changer, if offered at the same price point.
It is priced fairly.
Make sure you have enough licensing for all the techs that you have.
The cloud version is relatively inexpensive, but the on-premise version is expensive if you do not need three technicians, only one or two for concurrent sessions.
It is priced well and it is still a great value. Although I have been reading a lot about Splashtop. They are getting pretty competitive on their pricing, including a fairly easy to use remote support for mobile applications, like iOS and Android.
Pricing is fair for Control and the licensing is simple.
I think the product's pricing is a good value. I paid $600 a year and that was fine for me. It was about $50 a month. Licensing is all very straightforward.
Their licensing model is good, their pricing model is good, their service is good; bandwidth is excellent. They're consistent.
The price point has gone up significantly. We used to have a lot of other customers. I used to sell it to other customer sites. But they've moved to TeamViewer, SiteSecure, and several others. There are four or five others that they went to because they're being more competitive on their pricing.
Lower the price for an individual user.
I am very happy to say that I have been very satisfied with the LogMeIn product, except for the escalation of the price.
The company does not scale the price based upon use.
I think it's competitively priced. I haven't priced it out since we started with it, but the yearly subscription fee is worth it. It's not outrageous, and I believe that it's worth it for our company to pay the fees for the use of the product.
It's pretty fair for up to five computers I think (it might be three - it's either three or five). After that, it gets a little expensive, so if they could get a little bit more aggressive on how many computers you can add in, that would be great.
It is expensive, but in the long run we still come out ahead, because it saves us so much labor and downtime driving from one location to the other. In the end it's well worth the expense.
We're paying $839 a year, so we're paying about $70 a month. We're using the smallest version of Pro.
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Also Known As
LogMeIn Rescue delivers unparalleled remote IT support technology that allows enterprises to better manage mobile remote support and remote desktop support helping users across PC, Mac, iOS, Android support and more. Features include remote computer access, mobile app support, and the exciting Rescue Lens interactive video support feature that allows support technicians to see exactly what the end user can see. LogMeIn Rescue is truly on the cutting edge of the remote technical support industry.
ConnectWise Control is a fast, reliable and secure remote support, access and meeting solution. Use remote support and access to repair computers, provide updates, and manage machines. Conduct online seminars and presentations using remote meetings. ScreenConnect includes the same features as competing remote control solutions.
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