Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite vs. ConnectWise PSA

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Agiloft's Flexible Service Desk Suite includes the elements needed to manage a complex service desk: Internal Help Desk, External Customer Support, Change Management, Asset Management, RMA Management, and complete ITIL/ITSM capability. According to the vendor, these fully integrated applications work together to form a single system of record for all of an organization’s IT service processes, for 360-degree visibility and control. The vendor says their solution is designed to adapt and scale to…
$65
per month
ConnectWise PSA
Score 7.5 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
ConnectWise PSA (formerly Manage) is a business management platform for companies that sell, service, and support technology. The platform is cloud-based and integrates automation, help desk and customer service, sales, marketing, project management, and business analytics. It is the hub of the ConnectWise suite.
$35
Per Tech Per Month
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
Free Trial
$0
per license/per month
Professional
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Professional Extended
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Enterprise
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Enterprise Extended
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Subscription
$35.00
Per Tech Per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
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Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
9.4
2 Ratings
13% above category average
ConnectWise PSA
4.2
82 Ratings
61% below category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets10.02 Ratings4.982 Ratings
Service restoration10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Self-service tools10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications10.01 Ratings5.455 Ratings
ITSM reports and dashboards7.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Expert directory00 Ratings3.347 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation00 Ratings3.662 Ratings
Ticket creation and submission00 Ratings3.682 Ratings
Ticket response00 Ratings4.781 Ratings
ITSM asset management
Comparison of ITSM asset management features of Product A and Product B
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
9.0
2 Ratings
9% above category average
ConnectWise PSA
-
Ratings
Configuration mangement8.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Policy and contract enforcement10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Change management
Comparison of Change management features of Product A and Product B
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
10.0
2 Ratings
17% above category average
ConnectWise PSA
-
Ratings
Change requests repository10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Service-level management10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Self Help Community
Comparison of Self Help Community features of Product A and Product B
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
-
Ratings
ConnectWise PSA
3.8
76 Ratings
68% below category average
External knowledge base00 Ratings2.962 Ratings
Internal knowledge base00 Ratings4.872 Ratings
Multi-Channel Help
Comparison of Multi-Channel Help features of Product A and Product B
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
-
Ratings
ConnectWise PSA
4.4
79 Ratings
54% below category average
Customer portal00 Ratings4.174 Ratings
IVR00 Ratings4.320 Ratings
Social integration00 Ratings4.227 Ratings
Email support00 Ratings4.874 Ratings
Help Desk CRM integration00 Ratings4.470 Ratings
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User Ratings
Agiloft Flexible Service Desk SuiteConnectWise PSA
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(12 ratings)
2.3
(113 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.9
(9 ratings)
7.6
(25 ratings)
Usability
7.3
(2 ratings)
7.4
(25 ratings)
Availability
8.6
(2 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
4.5
(20 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(8 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(5 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(7 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Agiloft
Agiloft is most suited to meeting the needs of an organization that requires rapid and frequent process changes for critical processes, and values empowering the people who do the job to determine how best to automate it - essentially rapidly growing, democratic organization.It's hard to imagine an inappropriate scenario to use Agiloft, but one that comes to mind is organzations requiring a complete, finished, highly structured solution that they do not want to change over time. Agiloft is designed with the expectation that clients will adapt it to their needs so many functions are left undone, rather than throwing a "kitchen sink" at the customer and letting them choose what they need.The best way to work with Agiloft is to take the training class, then have a small success with a small team, involving the employees and first level management in the deployment. They'll tell everyone else how much they like it. This reduces the possibility of slow development cycles and an undue dependence on outside expertise, while maximizing the return on Agiloft's investment in easy customizability.
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ConnectWise
You absolutely need a full time individual on this program to manage it properly. It is likely a powerful application. However, you have to know how all the disparate parts interact with the other content in the application. How they actually interface with your businesses operation applications (really check this one out as it only seems to play nice with Microsoft suites based on our experience.) and decide how much time and additional money you are willing to bury into this. Figure at least 2x over CW cost your initial period of out-of-pocket costs
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Pros
Agiloft
  • Fully GUI based interface that has drastically reduced the time to add new features/workflows.
  • The product was very easy to deploy and add features like Single-Sign On and user provisioning from our internal DataWarehouse. Again, vendor support was a big help while implementing those features.
  • The workflows include a very comprehensive rule-based system that can trigger various actions like escalations, emails, changes of request state and more. All without any coding. Again, fully GUI based.
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ConnectWise
  • Tickets- Customers can email and a ticket is generated and falls under their profile for historical records. You can save documents and select if they are customer facing or only internal facing. The option as well to have communication in tickets whether its internal facing or customer facing is nice to have when you're trying to keep a record or important details for just internal means and the customer doesn't have to see all the jargon.
  • Procurement - It's great to have this integrate with Quosal Sell. Quotes being processed into opportunities and then into a sales order which connects to a ticket or project is pretty easy to use. It does have a learning curve but once you get the hang of it, it's straightforward. Everything is pretty connected, whether keeping track of products customers have purchased historically through us, to knowing what ticket is associated to an RMA.
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Cons
Agiloft
  • With flexibility comes complexity, so we have needed to use consulting time to implement some of our needs. The learning curve can be steep, but the product can accommodate nearly any scenario.
  • At one point we seemed to have some performance issues, but those seem to be in the past.
  • The text messaging integration would be nice.
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ConnectWise
  • I will say the calendar option needs a little bit of work.
  • A calendar that looks more like lets say a Google Calendar would a nice feature.
  • Better Knowledge base section.
  • We attempted to get very good use out of the Knowledge however due to not really being able to organize it and it being very hard to navigate we had to go a different route for our documentation.
  • Possibly adding a cleaner user interface and adding more customization for the organization of companies would help.
  • A better layout for reporting would also be something good to have.
  • The layouts available are so difficult to put together to get what you want out of a report. Virtually makes it impossible to get what you want out of them.
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Likelihood to Renew
Agiloft
We're comfortable and happy with our purchase of Agiloft. Our end users have been happy with the tool, and appreciate the time savings and efficiency it has gave them. Agiloft also appears to actually care about you being a customer, which makes a difference to me.
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ConnectWise
ConnectWise has uniquely positioned themselves with the Modern Office Suite to have direct integration with a nearly full suite of tools for MSPs. Although each tool may not necessarily be the absolute best tool on the market, the efficiencies leveraged through direct integration make the entire suite an obvious choice for most companies.
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Usability
Agiloft
For the most part, it is an easy and intuitive system to use. There are many small things that could be improved to make the system work even easier. However, overall it is very easy to use if you have a good grasp on computer programs and using them to build things. I do not have any computer science or programming background, and I am able to use this system with few problems.
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ConnectWise
I have been using ConnectWise since 2004 and I am impressed with the progress they have made. However, there are still bugs that don't work quite like they should. If I were to run reports and get consistent answers along with a couple other annoyances, then I would score CW as a 10
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Reliability and Availability
Agiloft
No answers on this topic
ConnectWise
We use the cloud version of ConnectWise and in the last 5 years it has never been down for us during business hours. I can only recall 1 time when it was not available during off hours when we wanted to use it.
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Performance
Agiloft
No answers on this topic
ConnectWise
Some tab for certain areas load speeds could be better. Dashboards can load slowly when they reference multiple reports. Some reports can load slowly based on the tables and views they are accessing. At times the SQL queries being performed in the background can actually timeout and a tab or screen will fail to load.
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Support Rating
Agiloft
We often hear back very quickly with answers to our questions. They also support their answers at times with screenshots and videos to help further explain their advice and suggestions. The only reason it isn't a 10 is because sometimes using only the online support system, sometimes things aren't communicated as well as they would be over the phone. However, we know if there is a major issue going on, we can call Agiloft for support.
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ConnectWise
The front line support techs are wildly inconsistent when it comes to the level of support. Sometimes you get someone who just wants to throw links to University documentation at you, sometimes you get someone who truly tries to understand your issue and confers with peers and managers to find an answer, and sometimes you get someone who just wants to create a ticket and escalate immediately. If you ask three different techs the same question you will probably get three different answers, one of them being, "That's not possible."
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Online Training
Agiloft
No answers on this topic
ConnectWise
We are a telecoms company. Whilst CW were very happy to sell us their product and tell us how good it is for telecoms. All the training material is geared towards IT MSP's. The on-line training material was virtually useless. We found the implementation a bit of a joke. They tried telling us 12 hours of implementation time would be sufficient to launch the product. We erred on the side of caution and paid for 24 hours. This was quickly eaten away and we were nowhere near ready to go-live. I find the on-line chat facility is of much more use for us.
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Implementation Rating
Agiloft
No answers on this topic
ConnectWise
Rather than letting them sell you a block of time for implementation, create a list of things that must be completed do declare the implementation complete. The implementer will have the discretion on what they set up and in what order. They will be trying to end their services in as little time as possible and may not get things set up right. You are best advised to hire a third-party wizard that has done many of these setups. Record the audio and video of all of your implementation sessions.
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Alternatives Considered
Agiloft
Most of the other CRM software packages we evaluated were either too complicated or time
consuming to setup and customize, or they were too expensive, especially since many
of the companies charge additional fees for each additional module or function
you want to use.
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ConnectWise
ConnectWise, does more than one function well for a CRM, it enables managed service providers to place all of their services into a single solution, that helps smooth the running of the business. Now we don't have to have 4+ different software packages to provide customer tickets, account information, sales pipeline, and HR.
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Scalability
Agiloft
No answers on this topic
ConnectWise
ConnectWise seems to have a good understanding of the IT service industry. During the required onboarding training, they even preach configuring only features that you need right now, as you can always scale up later. The feature set for the most part takes into considerations all aspects of an IT business, whether small or enterprise, or growing from one to the next.
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Return on Investment
Agiloft
  • Helps us organize tasks and projects and the data associated with each project
  • Helps us organize our resources to meet the demand of issues and events
  • This has helped us keep moving forward during times we otherwise would have pulled back.
  • Completely revolutionized our way of work life. Upwards of approx 300 percent productivity and complexity..
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ConnectWise
  • The positive impact is no one has to return to the office to look at notes - they can look up the support ticket on their laptop, tablet, or phone.
  • The positive impact on ROI is keeping all of your support tickets organized in one spot and multiple techs can update them.
  • The positive impact on ROI is that you have happier customers as you can update the support tickets no matter where you are at
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