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Top Rated
120 Ratings
Top Rated
62 Ratings
Top Rated
120 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.9 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

Solarwinds RMM

It works extremely well when trying to perform basic monitoring on a large number of endpoints and you also wish to perform some management tasks all from a single location. It isn't great at anything network related. A lot more data needs to be exportable, especially in the form of CSVs.
Bryant Lee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Monitoring Tasks

ConnectWise Automate
8.8
Solarwinds RMM
8.8
Remote monitoring
ConnectWise Automate
9.3
Solarwinds RMM
9.3
Network device monitoring
ConnectWise Automate
7.5
Solarwinds RMM
8.7
Multiple Server Monitoring
ConnectWise Automate
9.4
Solarwinds RMM
8.9
Multi-device monitoring
ConnectWise Automate
9.1
Solarwinds RMM
8.5
Automated alerts and notifications
ConnectWise Automate
9.0
Solarwinds RMM
8.6

Management Tasks

ConnectWise Automate
8.8
Solarwinds RMM
8.5
Patch Management
ConnectWise Automate
8.9
Solarwinds RMM
8.0
Service configuration management
ConnectWise Automate
8.7
Solarwinds RMM
8.6
Software and hardware inventory
ConnectWise Automate
8.9
Solarwinds RMM
9.2
Policy-based automation
ConnectWise Automate
8.6
Solarwinds RMM
8.1

Reporting

ConnectWise Automate
7.6
Solarwinds RMM
7.4
Performance data reports
ConnectWise Automate
8.3
Solarwinds RMM
8.0
Customizable reporting
ConnectWise Automate
8.2
Solarwinds RMM
6.9
Data visualization
ConnectWise Automate
7.5
Solarwinds RMM
7.8
Risk analysis
ConnectWise Automate
6.5
Solarwinds RMM
7.0

Security

ConnectWise Automate
8.3
Solarwinds RMM
8.3
Data backup and recovery
ConnectWise Automate
7.4
Solarwinds RMM
8.1
Antivirus and malware management
ConnectWise Automate
8.6
Solarwinds RMM
8.0
Adinistraor access control
ConnectWise Automate
9.0
Solarwinds RMM
8.7

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

Solarwinds RMM

  • Thanks to RMM I never feel like I'm unaware as to what's going on in my network. I can be in the office or half a country away and feel completely aware of what's going on.
  • We've had numerous situations over the years where a part of our network is having issues (latency or errors) that the RMM alerts have saved us from a major outage. You can't ask for better proactive alerting.
  • The advanced alerting allows us to stay ahead of issues instead of reacting to them. This gives us confidence in our network and our end users better support.
Michael Gombosi | 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

Solarwinds RMM

  • UI speed and threading across multiple windows (1 window refreshing, causes all refreshes to hang).
  • Load times in certain menus, regardless of server specs.
  • Integration with 3rd party applications.
  • Speed of dev team response in regards to existing features malfunctioning, or major bugs that Solarwinds does not consider major.
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

Solarwinds RMM

No score
No answers yet
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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

Solarwinds RMM

No score
No answers yet
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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

Solarwinds RMM

No score
No answers yet
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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

Solarwinds RMM

No score
No answers yet
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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

Solarwinds RMM

No score
No answers yet
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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

Solarwinds RMM

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

Solarwinds RMM

SolarWinds definitely is the the most ready out of the box as far as getting is up and running and you can start using it where other system go from need ing a little setup like importing MIBS to completely needing to configure the system. As far a performance once things are up and working I feel they all do a good job at basic monitoring and management. The difference is that SolarWinds does a good job at having things templated but allows you to customize some attributes. If you are want to make major customization for alerts and monitoring and other things SolarWinds is not the best option. But, then again, you will not need a team just to manage the system.
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

Solarwinds RMM

  • Moving break/fix clients to support subscriptions using RMM has increased the sale value of my business, as there are real ongoing revenues to show to a potential buyer, rather than simply goodwill and client lists.
  • I am better able to support a larger number of clients with the same staffing levels due to pre-emptive work, more remote support, and simpler applications of solutions.
Les Klassen Hamm | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Solarwinds RMM

Pricing Details

ConnectWise Automate

General

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

Solarwinds RMM

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
Solarwinds RMM
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

ConnectWise Automate
8.0
Solarwinds RMM

Usability

ConnectWise Automate
3.2
Solarwinds RMM

Performance

ConnectWise Automate
3.0
Solarwinds RMM

Support Rating

ConnectWise Automate
8.0
Solarwinds RMM

Online Training

ConnectWise Automate
7.1
Solarwinds RMM

Implementation Rating

ConnectWise Automate
7.3
Solarwinds RMM

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