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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management is rated higher in 3 areas: Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
  • ConnectWise Automate is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

7.0

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management

70%
6 Ratings
7.3

ConnectWise Automate

73%
58 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management

90%
1 Rating
10.0

ConnectWise Automate

100%
4 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management

90%
1 Rating
7.0

ConnectWise Automate

70%
4 Ratings

Performance

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0

ConnectWise Automate

30%
8 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management

90%
2 Ratings
7.0

ConnectWise Automate

70%
27 Ratings

Online Training

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

ConnectWise Automate

90%
3 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.0

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management

90%
2 Ratings
5.0

ConnectWise Automate

50%
3 Ratings

Configurability

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

ConnectWise Automate

100%
1 Rating

Ease of integration

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

ConnectWise Automate

70%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Broadcom

Well Suited: - Multiple units (you may split Nimsoft per Groups, companies, etc.) - When your Business Teams NEED Dashboards (they'll love it after they learn how to use, for example, if they discover that the may even run SQL queries together with monitor the webpage of the application, and display business data) Less appropriate: - If you are beginning to monitor your environment (because you need to know your environment at least a little bit to check if the entire set of monitoring Nimsoft plugins will really help you or you will only use it to ping your application) - If you don't have at least one (i do recommend 2 or 3 after some short time) people dedicated to deploy and fine-tune the monitoring. The tool is really good, but if you don't have anyone working on it, you will notice that you're spending money in an elephant to kill an ant or worst, that you passed the entire year, and still have the same problems of the last year, cause no one put the hands enough time in the tool. I saw this happening during the first year when I was the only one working with the tool and still supporting the entire team.
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ConnectWise

I recommend it to all IT colleagues; regardless of the size of the PCs with which you work most of the time, the application allows connection stability between computers that make it possible to continue working or taking care of the infrastructure from afar.
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Pros

Broadcom

  • Ease of management
  • Unified platform
  • Depth of infrastructure management. Has numerous probes which can help you monitor every aspect of your environment.
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ConnectWise

  • Desktop sharing / view with chat to the operator, file sharing and pass-through for keyboard strokes
  • Computer/server monitoring with thresholds and warning
  • Search - tracking down computers when you have many by name, logged in user, IP
  • End user ticket raising is built into the tray icon which make access really easy
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Cons

Broadcom

  • I'd like to see improvements in inventory management. Currently node management isn't as efficient as I'd like.
  • I also see a big opportunity to offer greater customization in the Detail Tab. I'd like the ability to pick and chose which metrics are displayed by default in the Detail Tab snapshot.
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ConnectWise

  • They have conflicting scheduling paradigms. When scheduling patching for clients, the 1st Friday is interpreted as the very first Friday of the month, even if this is the 1st of the month. For scripting, the 1st Friday of the month is interpreted as the 1st Friday of the 1st FULL WEEK of the month. This makes no sense to have two different interpretations, and makes it unreliable to schedule recurring scripts to fall when recurring maintenance does. The scripts need to be done manually because of this.
  • There is no way to dictate reboot orders for patch policies. This tied directly in with my first point. We have some clients that require reboot orders. This is not possible without having different patch policies for each server and specifying a time this way. But, there aren't small enough increments of time to make this reliable, plus patching duration might vary. Excluding reboots with patching and scheduling reboot scripts fixes this. However, this can't be done once on a recurring schedule due to the different scheduling paradigms already discussed. We have to schedule these manually each month.
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Pricing Details

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    ConnectWise Automate

    Starting Price

    $700

    Editions & Modules

    ConnectWise Automate editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Implementation Fee7001
    Agents$1.00-$6.002

    Footnotes

    1. none
    2. per month/per agent

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Broadcom

    Meets our business requirements
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    ConnectWise

    The primary reason for this rating is that ConnectWise Automate is currently so integral to our operations that moving away would involve more man hours than we would realistically have to invest. However, ConnectWise Automate is also completely capable of meeting all of our business needs and customizable to the point where if something is not meeting those needs out of the box, it can be modified to do what we want. From only installing software on machines if a different software package exists, to push a new version of that software is available, to check if credentials for user/machine have been updated to our new standards and then updating them if they have not, ConnectWise Automate is capable of doing everything we ask of it.
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    Usability

    Broadcom

    Easy to configure and use.
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    ConnectWise

    Basic use of the product is fairly easy. Information about the machines you manage can be found in customizable dashboards, which can be unique for each user, and, therefore, properly suited to the users' needs/job function. This is not a 10 because some of the interfaces are very clunky (Patch Management), and some features are not intuitive and not well documented (reporting). Scripting and Patch Management have a fairly steep learning curve (For structure in patch management and syntax in scripting), but once learned, they work well.
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    Performance

    Broadcom

    No answers on this topic

    ConnectWise

    It used to be great, but then they broke reporting, speed and responsiveness with version 11 and the new Patch Manager. It's really bad and their support people are way behind on fixing so many bugs. They have really gone downhill. If they don't get it together soon, we'll start looking around.
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    Support Rating

    Broadcom

    Exceed Expectations.
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    ConnectWise

    ConnectWise Automate lets you manage more endpoints, with enhanced productivity and improved service, all without increasing expenses. It can manage patches and updates across thousands of computers. We also use it for customized monitoring and alerting on workstations and servers. Monitoring is really robust and granular. It does a great job of gathering a TON of data about the network, and that data is searchable. There are a bunch of different reports built in. Integrates with Manage, Control, and other applications. It does a ton of stuff out of the box, and has endless customization options.
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    Online Training

    Broadcom

    No answers on this topic

    ConnectWise

    The Online training has been re-done and needs a lot more work. When you look at training in different roles, it shows a lot of the same topics but no explanation to what is different about them. Several times that topics are the exact same, but they make you re-take the same information for a different topic, instead of marking that you have already completed that portion of training.
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    Implementation Rating

    Broadcom

    Plan it out based on your requirements.
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    ConnectWise

    Start small and learn the in's and out's before making policies and rolling things out company wide. Ask the questions of why if you don't agree with something or your company does things a different way. Usually they are done a certain way for a reason. Start simple with roll out and slowly enable or add on the functionality that is needed.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Broadcom

    All tools have their own gaps , some seem to do more than others, some just work better. With UIM we have found a sweet spot with features, price point, pros, cons, etc
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    ConnectWise

    I believe the monitoring and alerts in Continuum command is better, but [ConnectWise Automate (formerly LabTech)] does have stronger scripting, and perhaps a better interface. N-Central is inferior on all fronts to both. I did not make the purchasing decision. I would myself likely pick Continuum if I had to make a on the spot choice.
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    Return on Investment

    Broadcom

    • Business Units love It - Good for them, but worse for the IT Team until we share the responsibility of the dashboards.
    • If no one put their hands on it, it will take some time to give results. I'm talking about environments with 400 devices, for example, in something about 6 months to one year, if no one is dedicated, and depending on the consulting company. Some, even certified by CA, was not good. If possible, try to use CA services directly.
    • IT Teams, after they start to notice that the tool really work, will want to monitor everything. Depending on the company, this will be more or less easy to measure, as ROI. And I'm telling this because usually IT teams don't know how to sell them to C-Levels, and the tool, because of the price, is always a motivation to questions like: "What is this tool? Do you really need it? Is there another way to monitor this?"
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    ConnectWise

    • We found we were able to provide good monitoring of our customers sites which was an objective. However, that came at a significant time investment that never seemed to be finished.
    • We were able to negotiate a price that worked for us for an up-front purchase which was nice.
    • We found the pricing to be very competitive.
    • Bottom line for us was despite the pros of the product, we found other RMM solutions to be a better overall "value" due to not having to dedicate technicians to maintaining the product.
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