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Zendesk Support Suite

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Score 7.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Monitoring Tasks

    7.8

    ConnectWise Automate

    78%

    Zendesk Support Suite

    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%

    Zendesk Support Suite

    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%

    Zendesk Support Suite

    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%

    Zendesk Support Suite

    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

    Incident and problem management

    ConnectWise Automate

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.1

    Zendesk Support Suite

    71%
    Zendesk Support Suite ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Organize and prioritize service tickets

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    87 Ratings

    Expert directory

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2
    62%
    55 Ratings

    Subscription-based notifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.1
    61%
    62 Ratings

    ITSM collaboration and documentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    58 Ratings

    Ticket creation and submission

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    88 Ratings

    Ticket response

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    87 Ratings

    Self Help Community

    ConnectWise Automate

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.9

    Zendesk Support Suite

    69%
    Zendesk Support Suite ranks higher in 2/2 features

    External knowledge base

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    75 Ratings

    Internal knowledge base

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    70 Ratings

    Multi-Channel Help

    ConnectWise Automate

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.7

    Zendesk Support Suite

    67%
    Zendesk Support Suite ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Customer portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    69 Ratings

    IVR

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.3
    53%
    29 Ratings

    Social integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.6
    66%
    53 Ratings

    Email support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    84 Ratings

    Help Desk CRM integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    63 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • ConnectWise Automate is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
    • Zendesk Support Suite is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Performance, Online Training, Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.9

    ConnectWise Automate

    79%
    53 Ratings
    7.2

    Zendesk Support Suite

    72%
    126 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.0

    ConnectWise Automate

    80%
    3 Ratings
    10.0

    Zendesk Support Suite

    100%
    38 Ratings

    Usability

    3.2

    ConnectWise Automate

    32%
    3 Ratings
    9.5

    Zendesk Support Suite

    95%
    18 Ratings

    Availability

    ConnectWise Automate

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6

    Zendesk Support Suite

    86%
    26 Ratings

    Performance

    3.0

    ConnectWise Automate

    30%
    8 Ratings
    8.0

    Zendesk Support Suite

    80%
    20 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.2

    ConnectWise Automate

    82%
    26 Ratings
    6.9

    Zendesk Support Suite

    69%
    49 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    ConnectWise Automate

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Zendesk Support Suite

    100%
    1 Rating

    Online Training

    7.1

    ConnectWise Automate

    71%
    2 Ratings
    7.9

    Zendesk Support Suite

    79%
    9 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    7.3

    ConnectWise Automate

    73%
    2 Ratings
    9.0

    Zendesk Support Suite

    90%
    35 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

    Zendesk Support Suite

    Zendesk Support Suite implementation means an industry-class help desk with a dynamic interface that brings together all customer interactions from almost any channel allowing agents to respond faster to customer queries and with the right context. It is more than just a help desk since it also acts as a CRM by allowing us to organize workflows, processes and track customer engagement.
    Emily Mok | 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

    Zendesk Support Suite

    • Zendesk makes it easy to see if a question/ticket has already been answered/updated (and to see who answered it).
    • Zendesk makes it easy for users to indicate if they are available to respond or not.
    • Zendesk also makes it easy to respond as you can respond within the software/system. A one-stop process!
    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

    Zendesk Support Suite

    • Allow each user to customize the look of their Dash, rather than being hemmed in by company selections
    • Provide a way for Suspended tickets (created by emails from non-users) to be better managed
    • Set a timer for tickets to reopen on a more individual ticket basis.
    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

    Zendesk Support Suite

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Optional

    Starting Price

    $19 per agent/month billed annually

    Zendesk Support Suite Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Suite Team$49.001
    Suite Growth$79.001
    Suite Professional$99.001
    Suite Enterprise$150.001
    Additional Enterprise-Ready Plans, starting at...$215.001
    Support Team (Foundational Support Only)$19.001
    1. per agent/month billed annually
    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

    Zendesk Support Suite

    Zendesk Support Suite 10.0
    Based on 38 answers
    There has not been a reason to consider anything else as the core functions work perfectly for ticketing. Also Zendesk continues to focus on new functionality, growth of the API and Apps framework and add more partner application to the list. Not only will be renew but it is likely we will add seats as we grow and expand our customer focused teams.
    Lou Gallo | 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

    Zendesk Support Suite

    Zendesk Support Suite 9.5
    Based on 18 answers
    As an agent it's very simple to use. As an admin it's also easy to use, but sometimes lacks some functionality that would be nice to have such as expanded native 2 way sync functionality for many major apps that are commonly used today like HubSpot and Salesforce. The ability to add followers to tickets to they get updates and are in the know without the customer seeing this agent cc'd is a nice touch. This ensures additional visibility and easily following the communication without having to appear as a CC to the customer, who could accidentally remove that person in a response, thus breaking the visibility
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    ConnectWise Automate

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Zendesk Support Suite

    Zendesk Support Suite 8.6
    Based on 26 answers
    In the past year, I'd say I have only noticed maybe two hours total of downtime in my own usage. Very minimal.
    Chase Sheaffer | 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

    Zendesk Support Suite

    Zendesk Support Suite 8.0
    Based on 20 answers
    There has been minor performance degradation on a very few days out of the two years I have been using the product.
    Taylor Wielage | 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

    Zendesk Support Suite

    Zendesk Support Suite 6.9
    Based on 49 answers
    Every time I contacted them they were not only very responsive and knowledgable, but always seemed to have a positive upbeat attitude. It probably helps that we did not have significant service outages or sev 1 level issues, but even my lower severity issues were quickly answered. And the positive and upbeat attitude really made things feel comfortable.
    Kevin Pearce | 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

    Zendesk Support Suite

    Zendesk Support Suite 7.9
    Based on 9 answers
    Zendesk has tons of available material for training - videos, webinars, articles, etc. The only reason this is not a 10 is because it can be hard to figure out how to navigate to these things and find what you are looking for.
    Chase Sheaffer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Zendesk Support Suite

    Zendesk Support Suite 9.0
    Based on 35 answers
    I was very satisfied. They have a free trial for 30 days and I recommend you do that and use it. It is very easy to get started with the basics and the build on over time.

    The only thing technically complex was single sign-on and integration to Salesforce.com required some tweaks – otherwise setting up system was very easy
    Anonymous | 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

    Zendesk Support Suite

    I have not used any other support software, but also evaluated FreshDesk. For our needs at the time, Zendesk was more polished and had the ability to support multiple websites in a single instance, while allowing customization for each brand separately. That was crucial to us, and is why we went with Enterprise.
    Adam McCracken | 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

    Zendesk Support Suite

    • The main part of the IT department is able to quickly prioritize and delegate tickets as they come in.
    • Tickets can be linked to each other and support articles, creating opportunities for more efficient responses.
    • Central location for users to ask for tech help when they don't need to know which staff member is the appropriate person to ask.
    Alicia Barevich, bCRE, bCEE | TrustRadius Reviewer

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