Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) Competitors and Alternatives

Find out what your peers are saying about Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) vs. XenApp (Citrix Virtual Apps) and other solutions. Updated: September 2019.
372,124 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Read reviews of Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) competitors and alternatives

Real User
Senior System Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 28 2018

What is most valuable?

Client compatibility with many systems makes it very versatile. The reporting that is included is awesome.

How has it helped my organization?

It has been much easier to manage and has provided us with faster performance than Citrix.

What needs improvement?

The customization of the web interface could possibly use some improvement. Little things, like being able to place a background image instead of just choosing from a… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Just compare it to Citrix and you will see the value in it.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We previously used Citrix, and we switched due to price, performance, and ease of management.

What other advice do I have?

Just try it out.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated the newer version of Citrix as well as MS Remote Desktop Services.
Real User
Project Manager with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 25 2018

What is most valuable?

* Ease of set up * Transparent end user experience Our main target for this product is the student body, who may not be using a Windows PC/laptop, and require access to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Students need to access many Windows applications. We provide hundreds of PCs across the campus for them to do so. Using Parallels means they can now use their own devices… more»

What needs improvement?

A web-based management interface for administration and reporting would be nice, instead of needing to log into a remote server.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Everyone's circumstances are different. Therefore, I cannot provide advice.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did not previously use another solution.

What other advice do I have?

Try it in a pilot first.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Citrix VMware.
Find out what your peers are saying about Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) vs. XenApp (Citrix Virtual Apps) and other solutions. Updated: September 2019.
372,124 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Sign Up with Email