Top Rated
120 Ratings
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Top Rated
369 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 100

ServiceNow IT Service Management

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Score 8.1 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

ServiceNow IT Service Management

In very large enterprises. ServiceNow can handle a multitude of operations to help with overall IT management. The downside is two-fold: it can get quite clunky at times, and is expensive. While much of it is not intuitive and can be difficult to figure out and use, it has quite a wide range of reporting capabilities. If set up properly with solid process flows, it can be a tremendous tool for IT consumers, technicians and management.
Dr Gardiner Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Monitoring Tasks

ConnectWise Automate
8.8
ServiceNow IT Service Management
Remote monitoring
ConnectWise Automate
9.3
ServiceNow IT Service Management
Network device monitoring
ConnectWise Automate
7.5
ServiceNow IT Service Management
Multiple Server Monitoring
ConnectWise Automate
9.4
ServiceNow IT Service Management
Multi-device monitoring
ConnectWise Automate
9.1
ServiceNow IT Service Management
Automated alerts and notifications
ConnectWise Automate
9.0
ServiceNow IT Service Management

Management Tasks

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

Reporting

ConnectWise Automate
7.6
ServiceNow IT Service Management
Performance data reports
ConnectWise Automate
8.3
ServiceNow IT Service Management
Customizable reporting
ConnectWise Automate
8.2
ServiceNow IT Service Management
Data visualization
ConnectWise Automate
7.5
ServiceNow IT Service Management
Risk analysis
ConnectWise Automate
6.5
ServiceNow IT Service Management

Security

ConnectWise Automate
8.3
ServiceNow IT Service Management
Data backup and recovery
ConnectWise Automate
7.4
ServiceNow IT Service Management
Antivirus and malware management
ConnectWise Automate
8.6
ServiceNow IT Service Management
Adinistraor access control
ConnectWise Automate
9.0
ServiceNow IT Service Management

Incident and problem management

ConnectWise Automate
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.3
Organize and prioritize service tickets
ConnectWise Automate
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.7
Expert directory
ConnectWise Automate
ServiceNow IT Service Management
7.9
Service restoration
ConnectWise Automate
ServiceNow IT Service Management
7.8
Self-service tools
ConnectWise Automate
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.2
Subscription-based notifications
ConnectWise Automate
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.2
ITSM collaboration and documentation
ConnectWise Automate
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.9
ITSM reports and dashboards
ConnectWise Automate
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.6

ITSM asset management

ConnectWise Automate
ServiceNow IT Service Management
7.9
Configuration mangement
ConnectWise Automate
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.2
Asset management dashboard
ConnectWise Automate
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.0
Policy and contract enforcement
ConnectWise Automate
ServiceNow IT Service Management
7.6

Change management

ConnectWise Automate
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.6
Change requests repository
ConnectWise Automate
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.8
Change calendar
ConnectWise Automate
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.5
Service-level management
ConnectWise Automate
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.6

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

ServiceNow IT Service Management

  • Web based GUI where we can have drag and drop feature enabled for handling the items
  • Integrates well with third party platforms using REST APIs like monitoring tools to create tickets or Alerting tools to create alarms in case of an event
  • Available as a SAAS solution by ServiceNow hence users needn't worry about the backend infrastructure
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

ServiceNow IT Service Management

  • It is hard to find areas for improvement, the tool is very powerful. That said, building the CMDB still involves some manual interaction which was not how it was presented in demos.
  • The CMDB data is almost too deep and detailed. When you build the relationship map it can be so large that it is overwhelming. You can limit this, but the default maps are massive if you are discovering lots of device classes.
  • The product is expensive. Since they are the leader in the industry and the product has tons of features, they definitely charge for it!
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

ServiceNow IT Service Management

ServiceNow IT Service Management 10.0
Based on 12 answers
At the moment, ServiceNow provides the best offering in the space and our customers are very happy with their current portals. We recently conducted an ROI review of the ServiceNow product with a client that was very favorable to the product. We keep our options open, but as of right now, we don't see a reason to change.
Akil Franklin | 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

ServiceNow IT Service Management

ServiceNow IT Service Management 10.0
Based on 7 answers
The dashboard is so confusing, [there are] many clicks to open a task and search by a ticket. The Enterprise customisation [we did] has finished to kill the software and creates a really bad experience on a daily basis. [It is] So slow, and so many clicks to process a ticket. Works only on IE so, that [should] make you realize that [it] is a bad idea.
Max Lewenhaupt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

ConnectWise Automate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ServiceNow IT Service Management

ServiceNow IT Service Management 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We have never had any issues with ServiceNow's availability that I am aware of in the two years I have been using it.
Michael Sypes | 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

ServiceNow IT Service Management

ServiceNow IT Service Management 9.0
Based on 2 answers
For a massive system, page loads are reasonably quick, including searches.
Michael Sypes | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

ServiceNow IT Service Management

ServiceNow IT Service Management 8.3
Based on 36 answers
I would give it this rating because we have had no major issues with the support for ServiceNow after we implemented it at our organization. They seem to respond promptly and efficiently if we ever do need to open a support case with them about an issue we are having.
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

ServiceNow IT Service Management

ServiceNow IT Service Management 1.0
Based on 1 answer
To type in what should be a text box, you have to click an empty cell, a tiny text box pop up opens with a check box and an X. You the. Type in the text box and have to click the check mark. If you have a bunch of fields to fill out, doing this is very annoying. Absolutely know thought went in to this. I'm sure somebody in marketing thought it was a good idea. It wasn't.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

ServiceNow IT Service Management

ServiceNow IT Service Management 10.0
Based on 6 answers
Without exception, every client I have worked with has been very happy with their resulting product. While this is partly due to my work, I must point out that the platform is the winning decision, not the implementer.
Randall Hodgins | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

ServiceNow IT Service Management

ServiceNow seems to be able to scale as large as you would like it to and outpaces the competition as far as ease of licenses and growth. While it is clunky it really allows you to drill down to the smallest workflow or permissions to really allow the system to build around your environment. Other products seem to want to push you towards templates or more of the "wizard" style set up.
Jesse Bickel, MS - PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ConnectWise Automate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ServiceNow IT Service Management

ServiceNow IT Service Management 10.0
Based on 1 answer
ServiceNow works as an enterprise solution.
Michael Sypes | 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

ServiceNow IT Service Management

  • ServiceNow has positively impacted ROI as it has improved the efficiency of request handling.
  • It has had the positive impact of allowing our organization to standardize on one ticketing tool eliminating a number of others.
  • A negative impact on ROI has been the licensing cost of ServiceNow. Being the premier ticket management system, it definitely has the price tag to match.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

ServiceNow IT Service Management

Pricing Details

ConnectWise Automate

General

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

ServiceNow IT Service Management

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ConnectWise Automate
8.8
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

ConnectWise Automate
8.0
ServiceNow IT Service Management
10.0

Usability

ConnectWise Automate
3.2
ServiceNow IT Service Management
10.0

Reliability and Availability

ConnectWise Automate
ServiceNow IT Service Management
10.0

Performance

ConnectWise Automate
3.0
ServiceNow IT Service Management
9.0

Support Rating

ConnectWise Automate
8.0
ServiceNow IT Service Management
8.3

Online Training

ConnectWise Automate
7.1
ServiceNow IT Service Management
1.0

Implementation Rating

ConnectWise Automate
7.3
ServiceNow IT Service Management
10.0

Scalability

ConnectWise Automate
ServiceNow IT Service Management
10.0

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