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120 Ratings
18 Ratings
Top Rated
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Score 8.7 out of 100
18 Ratings
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Score 8.4 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

NinjaRMM

Ninja is an affordable, fairly straightforward RMM that I feel is a good fit for smaller implementations. As your client base grows and the diversity of client needs grow you can start to see some of the limitations that Ninja has. Ninja's cloud based implementation is stable but they have been a little slow on the updates promised. We used to work more closely with them but we continued to see feature creep on items that weren't really important to us. The items we felt were important kept getting pushed back in the time-line with really no end in sight. Ultimately this is what pushed us to move onto a different platform.
Steve Ricketts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Monitoring Tasks

ConnectWise Automate
8.9
NinjaRMM
8.3
Remote monitoring
ConnectWise Automate
9.3
NinjaRMM
9.6
Network device monitoring
ConnectWise Automate
7.5
NinjaRMM
5.2
Multiple Server Monitoring
ConnectWise Automate
9.4
NinjaRMM
8.9
Multi-device monitoring
ConnectWise Automate
9.1
NinjaRMM
8.6
Automated alerts and notifications
ConnectWise Automate
9.0
NinjaRMM
9.3

Management Tasks

ConnectWise Automate
8.8
NinjaRMM
8.0
Patch Management
ConnectWise Automate
8.9
NinjaRMM
7.3
Service configuration management
ConnectWise Automate
8.7
NinjaRMM
6.9
Software and hardware inventory
ConnectWise Automate
8.9
NinjaRMM
8.9
Policy-based automation
ConnectWise Automate
8.6
NinjaRMM
8.9

Reporting

ConnectWise Automate
7.6
NinjaRMM
6.2
Performance data reports
ConnectWise Automate
8.3
NinjaRMM
7.4
Customizable reporting
ConnectWise Automate
8.2
NinjaRMM
7.1
Data visualization
ConnectWise Automate
7.5
NinjaRMM
5.8
Risk analysis
ConnectWise Automate
6.5
NinjaRMM
4.5

Security

ConnectWise Automate
8.3
NinjaRMM
7.9
Data backup and recovery
ConnectWise Automate
7.4
NinjaRMM
6.7
Antivirus and malware management
ConnectWise Automate
8.6
NinjaRMM
8.1
Adinistraor access control
ConnectWise Automate
9.0
NinjaRMM
8.9

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

NinjaRMM

  • Ninja team is always improving the product and listening to customers.
  • A lean agent installed on endpoints.
  • Ninja RMM offers a number of different add-ons at a reasonable price.
  • Provides insight into details of a PC or Mac.
  • Patch Management is very helpful in maintaining Windows and Software patches.
  • Software inventory and remote background un-installation is a life saver.
  • The dashboard is intuitive and easy to use.
  • Custom Alerts can be configured to monitor services or any problems that may be arising.
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

NinjaRMM

  • While deploying an installer for extra software can be done through ninja, it is a little difficult. It has to be done as a scheduled action which is part of a policy. If I just need to install something on one endpoint, this is a difficult way to go about it.
Steve Radabaugh | 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

NinjaRMM

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

NinjaRMM

NinjaRMM 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Ninja's interface is clean and simple. Overall usability from an interface perspective is good. Some items, policies and scripting for instance, are a bit cumbersome and it's really not clear how to implement with a best practice mind-site. Ninja RMM got the job done for us but as we pushed our needs more into automation and efficiency we felt it wasn't keeping up with our speed of growth. There is definitely usability in the product, and it will get the job done, but there are other RMM's out there that fit better in our business.
Steve Ricketts | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

NinjaRMM

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

NinjaRMM

NinjaRMM 9.4
Based on 6 answers
They respond within an hour always and the Dojo community is very busy. You can usually find your answer there first before creating a support ticket.
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

NinjaRMM

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

NinjaRMM

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

NinjaRMM

We felt that NinjaRMM gave us the best "bang for the buck" with the ability to remote control and included antivirus that was centrally managed and monitored on the cloud without needing any additional in house servers. NinjaRMM is very easy to use and the web interface is very fast and easy to get around.
Jon Quincy | 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

NinjaRMM

  • NinjaRMM has provided an excellent ROI for our Architectural office. With a single tool that also includes an antivirus software called Vipre, all the devices including servers & workstations can be monitored and protected from attacks.
  • NinjaRMM includes a programmed called TeamViewer. With TeamViewer the IT staff can remotely access computers outside the office to troubleshoot problems encountered. As long as the remote computer has an internet access, our IT staff can see the computer as if they're sitting at that location. This saves so much time and reduce costs for our IT staff to have to travel to the location to fix the problem.
  • NinjaRMM offers a web portal interface to monitor all devices from a single location. This saves the IT staff time from having to go before each computer to review its health & operating system updates.
Paul Li | 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

NinjaRMM

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ConnectWise Automate
8.8
NinjaRMM
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

ConnectWise Automate
8.0
NinjaRMM

Usability

ConnectWise Automate
3.2
NinjaRMM
8.0

Performance

ConnectWise Automate
3.0
NinjaRMM

Support Rating

ConnectWise Automate
8.0
NinjaRMM
9.4

Online Training

ConnectWise Automate
7.1
NinjaRMM

Implementation Rating

ConnectWise Automate
7.3
NinjaRMM

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