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Top Rated
120 Ratings
Top Rated
120 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 100
5 Ratings
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Score 9.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ConnectWise Automate

ConnectWise Automate is a fantastic platform for managing multiple clients, and I feel this is why it was created in the first place. I have ready complaints about certain components and behaviors in the past online. However, it appears they have fixed these issues in later versions as we have not experienced them. It also has competitive pricing for RMM's for MSP's to use. It could also be used for a single company to manage their environment, but I don't think it was meant for this. There might be other options that are more cost effective, especially if a single company doesn't have hundreds of machines to manage or more.
Adam Friedli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Goverlan Reach

This product is a must for any help desk that is supporting an active directory based network. Scope action capabilities also make it valuable to systems administrators etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Monitoring Tasks

ConnectWise Automate
8.9
Goverlan Reach
Remote monitoring
ConnectWise Automate
9.3
Goverlan Reach
Network device monitoring
ConnectWise Automate
7.5
Goverlan Reach
Multiple Server Monitoring
ConnectWise Automate
9.4
Goverlan Reach
Multi-device monitoring
ConnectWise Automate
9.1
Goverlan Reach
Automated alerts and notifications
ConnectWise Automate
9.0
Goverlan Reach

Management Tasks

ConnectWise Automate
8.8
Goverlan Reach
Patch Management
ConnectWise Automate
8.9
Goverlan Reach
Service configuration management
ConnectWise Automate
8.7
Goverlan Reach
Software and hardware inventory
ConnectWise Automate
8.9
Goverlan Reach
Policy-based automation
ConnectWise Automate
8.6
Goverlan Reach

Reporting

ConnectWise Automate
7.6
Goverlan Reach
Performance data reports
ConnectWise Automate
8.3
Goverlan Reach
Customizable reporting
ConnectWise Automate
8.2
Goverlan Reach
Data visualization
ConnectWise Automate
7.5
Goverlan Reach
Risk analysis
ConnectWise Automate
6.5
Goverlan Reach

Security

ConnectWise Automate
8.3
Goverlan Reach
Data backup and recovery
ConnectWise Automate
7.4
Goverlan Reach
Antivirus and malware management
ConnectWise Automate
8.6
Goverlan Reach
Adinistraor access control
ConnectWise Automate
9.0
Goverlan Reach

Remote Administration

ConnectWise Automate
Goverlan Reach
8.5
File transfer
ConnectWise Automate
Goverlan Reach
8.0
Instant message
ConnectWise Automate
Goverlan Reach
9.0
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers
ConnectWise Automate
Goverlan Reach
3.1
Over-the-Internet remote session
ConnectWise Automate
Goverlan Reach
10.0
Remote management of servers & workstations
ConnectWise Automate
Goverlan Reach
10.0
Remote Active Directory® management
ConnectWise Automate
Goverlan Reach
10.0
Centralized management dashboard
ConnectWise Automate
Goverlan Reach
9.0
Session record
ConnectWise Automate
Goverlan Reach
9.0
Monitoring and Alerts
ConnectWise Automate
Goverlan Reach
7.0
Multi-platform remote control
ConnectWise Automate
Goverlan Reach
10.0

Pros

ConnectWise Automate

  • It includes a ticketing system using workflow automation, SLA, as well as performance monitoring and access tickets from mobile devices.
  • Dashboards of the tool show overviews and detailed explanations of KPIs. Your business can also use the custom report writer to generate reports on whatever issue you want.
  • You can use ConnectWise to automate the range of ITIL process, such as: incident management, availability management, change management, service reporting, service-level management, service asset and configuration management, request management, and knowledge management.
Asfer Bin Saleh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Goverlan Reach

  • Good configurable dashboard that can be personalized per audience
  • Built in packages for monitoring standard applications that can be personalized easily
  • Simple, easy to use update deployment configuration.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ConnectWise Automate

  • The biggest issue for Automate is their support. They seem to be completely overwhelmed. Chat support for simple questions can be anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes in the queue. Then when you are connected they are doing little more than creating a ticket that will take days to hear back from them.
  • Patching. The documentation and advice from our implementation person do not match reality. The process of denying a patch is documented, but doesn't work. We were unable to block certain patches from being distributed until we spoke to a specialist about it. He couldn't explain the mis-matched documentation.
  • Speed. Using the Automate client is painfully slow. Very sluggish and non-responsive at times.
David Wertz, CHSP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Goverlan Reach

  • Machines must be online for actions to be performed, scopes allow you to rerun them against failed objects only but really a much better option would be for client agent to check in at power on for open jobs.
  • Newest version of Reach is glitchy on Windows 10 requiring the occasional restart of the application.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ConnectWise Automate

ConnectWise Automate 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Support and the Speed of supporting the latest technology is the main reason for not giving this a 10. But the product is powerful and flexible. The best way that I can sum it up is "You can get out of it what you put in to it"
Jack Skinner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Goverlan Reach

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

ConnectWise Automate

ConnectWise Automate 3.2
Based on 3 answers
The UI is pretty confusing. There are Right-clicks, ctrl+clicks, Shift clicks, it's all very convoluted. With the latest gussying up, it's now arguably prettier, but very slow... I dread using it now...
Scott Sanford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Goverlan Reach

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

ConnectWise Automate

ConnectWise Automate 3.0
Based on 4 answers
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.
Ian Hansen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Goverlan Reach

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

ConnectWise Automate

ConnectWise Automate 8.0
Based on 14 answers
Most of the time their support is good for smaller things. They have a chat assist which is a nice function. When you run into a larger issue or an issue with an integration the support becomes less reliable and inconsistent. Generally your wait time on chat is under 5 minutes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Goverlan Reach

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

ConnectWise Automate

ConnectWise Automate 7.1
Based on 2 answers
LabTech online training is very very thorough in training and helping individuals understand the theory and practical side of using a Remote Monitoring & Management. The training has multiple methods of explaining each section which helps to re-enforce everything about the Training Modules. I have had some Engineers lose their interest after a number of modules because they said that it was too much, that was too similar. I've found that the training is tailored towards a technical background but the Sales training does help NON technical individuals familiarize themselves with the Remote Monitoring and Management components and how it relates to Managed Services.
Carson Hagan, ITILv3 | TrustRadius Reviewer

Goverlan Reach

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

ConnectWise Automate

ConnectWise Automate 7.3
Based on 1 answer
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.
Jack Skinner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Goverlan Reach

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

ConnectWise Automate

We prefer Automate to Kaseya for the customization, scripting and the third party integration.However, we prefer Continuum to Automate for how much time we freed up. We no longer have to maintain Automate services, integrations, etc. We also have reduced our ticket noise by 70%. This fact alone makes Continuum our favorite.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Goverlan Reach

Not as full featured for Microsoft products but better at cross platform uses. Agent-less option works better in Goverlan.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ConnectWise Automate

  • Because using the program is at a very low cost, I have the ability to service any client and provide training to any client if they have a computer.
  • Saves travel time and expenses associated with travel to support/train clients. Also can be done at any time of day because of continual access.
  • Gives the client peace of mind to know that I can access and fix an issue with a workstation any time of the day, weekends, evenings when they are not available etc.
Catherine Zuniga | TrustRadius Reviewer

Goverlan Reach

  • With a product like this it is entirely possible that you will see large increase in Help Desk efficiency for those who are willing to take the time to fully explore its possibilities.
  • Much more robust that any other remote support product I have used while still extremely cheap compared to competing products. This can bring enterprise level support options to those that may normally not be able to afford it.
  • Reporting features are invaluable to anyone wanting to truly know what is happening on their network.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

ConnectWise Automate

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

ConnectWise Automate Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Goverlan Reach

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Goverlan Reach Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$151
Professional$301
Enterprise$501
  1. per operator per month
Additional Pricing Details
* Each operator license allows the remote management and support of an unlimited number of INTERNAL endpoints * Each license includes between 10 to 20 manageable EXTERNAL endpoints (based on edition). Additional external endpoint licence is $5 per node per year (volume discount available) * Operator licenses can be purchased on a perpetual or subscription basis

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ConnectWise Automate
8.8
Goverlan Reach
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

ConnectWise Automate
8.0
Goverlan Reach

Usability

ConnectWise Automate
3.2
Goverlan Reach

Performance

ConnectWise Automate
3.0
Goverlan Reach

Support Rating

ConnectWise Automate
8.0
Goverlan Reach

Online Training

ConnectWise Automate
7.1
Goverlan Reach

Implementation Rating

ConnectWise Automate
7.3
Goverlan Reach

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