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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Monitoring Tasks

    7.8

    ConnectWise Automate

    78%

    Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ConnectWise Automate ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Remote monitoring

    7.6
    76%
    16 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network device monitoring

    7.4
    74%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multiple Server Monitoring

    7.9
    79%
    16 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multi-device monitoring

    8.1
    81%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Automated alerts and notifications

    8.1
    81%
    16 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Management Tasks

    7.6

    ConnectWise Automate

    76%

    Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ConnectWise Automate ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Patch Management

    7.2
    72%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Service configuration management

    7.5
    75%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Software and hardware inventory

    8.3
    83%
    16 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Policy-based automation

    7.3
    73%
    16 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting

    7.8

    ConnectWise Automate

    78%

    Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ConnectWise Automate ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Performance data reports

    8.1
    81%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customizable reporting

    8.6
    86%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data visualization

    7.6
    76%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Risk analysis

    7.0
    70%
    13 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security

    6.8

    ConnectWise Automate

    68%

    Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ConnectWise Automate ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Data backup and recovery

    5.4
    54%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Antivirus and malware management

    6.9
    69%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Administrator access control

    8.1
    81%
    26 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM) is rated higher in 6 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Performance, Support Rating, Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.9

    ConnectWise Automate

    79%
    53 Ratings
    8.7

    Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

    87%
    48 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.0

    ConnectWise Automate

    80%
    3 Ratings
    9.9

    Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

    99%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    3.2

    ConnectWise Automate

    32%
    3 Ratings
    7.6

    Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

    76%
    6 Ratings

    Performance

    3.0

    ConnectWise Automate

    30%
    8 Ratings
    6.9

    Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

    69%
    28 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.2

    ConnectWise Automate

    82%
    26 Ratings
    9.5

    Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

    95%
    20 Ratings

    Online Training

    7.1

    ConnectWise Automate

    71%
    2 Ratings

    Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    7.3

    ConnectWise Automate

    73%
    2 Ratings
    8.9

    Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

    89%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    ConnectWise Automate

    We heavily rely on it's automation and ability to run script for pushing additional tools and fixes to client end points. However, creating scripts is not particularly intuitive. We have only 1 person on staff that can setup scripts, and we have to use an outside vendor for more advanced work. We recently started using AutoElevate to handle UAC, and we have a script that allows us to push it to new client end points easily.
    Erik Metzler | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

    Windows Autopilot makes provisioning user Windows PC laptops a breeze. A user only needs to turn on the laptop, join it to their local WiFi, login with their O365 account then sit back and let Windows Autopilot handle the app installations required for work, configure the laptop settings to meet my organization requirements. I have seen this all completed in less than 30 minutes depending on how fast the internet connection is. Where Microsoft Intune needs to improve I think is the part where it can push out software updates to 3rd party apps. Right now I have to use Automox to fill in this gap.
    Joe Aldeguer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    ConnectWise Automate

    • 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
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

    • [Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)] helps to speed up the deployment of patches/software throughout our environment. I can easily build a package and then deploy across all endpoints.
    • The ability to supercede software is also quite handy. This automates the removal of old versions and replacing them with newer versions.
    • The Intune Autopilot option is very useful if you want to deploy software to devices straight out of the box. You can configure them to download software when a user opens a new PC and turns it on for the first time.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    ConnectWise Automate

    • 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.
    Adam Friedli | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

    • The program itself can be challenging to use, especially if there hasn't been any formal training on the use of the product. Either training/reviewing documentation is recommended prior to using SCCM.
    • At times, it can be difficult to try and find out why a certain machine that's listed in SCCM says that the endpoint has the SCCM client and shows as Active, but in fact, it's not. It's also difficult at times to try and figure out why the client can't be pushed down to the endpoint.
    • Even though the remote assistance features in SCCM are really good, it can be challenging at times when the remote options don't work for a particular endpoint, even though the machine is active, online, etc.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    ConnectWise Automate

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $700

    ConnectWise Automate Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Implementation Fee$700
    Agents$1.00-$6.002
    1. none
    2. per month/per agent
    Additional Pricing Details

    Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $5 per user/per month

    Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM) Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Microsoft 365 For Families9.991
    Microsoft 365 For Individuals6.991
    Microsoft 365 Business Basic$52
    Microsoft 365 Business Standard12.502
    Microsoft 365 Business Premium$152
    Microsoft 365 Apps8.252
    1. per month
    2. per user/per month
    Additional Pricing Details

    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

    Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

    Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM) 9.9
    Based on 2 answers
    Mascom Wireless is a Microsoft shop and SCCM has proved to be helpful in keeping our Microsoft products up to date every month without fail. We also have a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement which we renewed for three years ending 2022. The remote access utility works wonders for the organisation and have saved travel bills including subsistance allowance.We have been able to fulfill security audits both internal and external. We have been able to keep a robust inventory of our computer assets and nothing falls of the cracks
    Junie Johwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

    Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM) 7.6
    Based on 6 answers
    The console is not intuitive and does not work well often. Due to the complexity of the product, documentation can be confusing. When properly configured, routine tasks like OS deployment, remote control, and software deployment are easy to do. Troubleshooting of System Center Configuration Manager issues is hard, as there are various logs, and their content can be hard to understand.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    ConnectWise Automate

    ConnectWise Automate 3.0
    Based on 8 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

    Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

    Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM) 6.9
    Based on 28 answers
    It's a 'heavy' system, which demands a lot of resources form the datacenter perspective. So, make sure you followed the requirements to avoid frustration in the future. From the 'client' perspective, it's fine. I've never had any issue with that.
    Eduardo Viero | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    ConnectWise Automate

    ConnectWise Automate 8.2
    Based on 26 answers
    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.
    Asfer Bin Saleh | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

    Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM) 9.5
    Based on 20 answers
    Being a Microsoft product, support was good. Out interaction was limited to our in-house IT team which was installing the Intune app in our mobile device. The installation was smooth and we haven't faced any difficulties with the app while using it. Provides a smooth and secure access to all Office 365 apps in mobile while separating the personal and professional data.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

    No score
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    Implementation Rating

    ConnectWise Automate

    ConnectWise Automate 7.3
    Based on 2 answers
    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

    Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

    Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM) 8.9
    Based on 4 answers
    Work with a "test group" of users who you have a good relationship with so that when things don't work properly they understand!Work with your partner nicely without forcing things especially timelines as you are bound to make mistakes and create oversights in the projectManagement can also interfere with the implementation (which can cause delays) if you make too many mistakes which takes me back to having a "test group" where you have good relations
    Junie Johwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    ConnectWise Automate

    The Continuum RMM is very simplistic in comparison to Automate. The scripting engine in Continuum doesn't compare at all with the scripting in Automate. Continuum has a single level of agent grouping (all agents for a client are in a single group). For clients that have 100's of endpoints across many locations this gets messy. In Automate, you can create 'sites' under each client and move systems into them to not only organize, but to allow running of scripts on those groups.Unlike Continuum, Automate allows you to dynamically add systems to groups. Each group can be configured to run certain scripts, perform tasks or monitor for something specific. An example would be servers with SQL server. You could add these to a group based on SQL being installed and then monitor for specific SQL related events. The remote control in Automate has proven to be much faster and more reliable than LogMeIn that is used in Continuum.
    David Wertz, CHSP | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

    We did not evaluate or use other products like Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM). The main reason we did not evaluate or use other products is because Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM) integrates seamlessly with Microsoft 365 and Windows PCs. Expenses would have increased as well if we had purchased another similar product.
    Rich Lusk | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    ConnectWise Automate

    • 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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

    • Cuts down our software deployment and patch management time compared to our old tools.
    • Better reporting capability to determine the success to fail ratio of a deployed software or patch and additional information provided to mitigate the failed deployment.
    • Consistent tool usage across our global units with centralized reporting to monitor monthly patch and software deployment results.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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