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Top Rated
120 Ratings
12 Ratings
Top Rated
120 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 100
12 Ratings
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Score 7.1 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

Zenoss

Perfect for multi-vendor infrastructure monitoring. Excellent end-to-end troubleshooting, due to real-time dependency mapping.The new Cloud platform is perfect for widely distributed companies, and those looking to minimize administration requirements for the monitoring platform. The prem-based Zenoss platform would be a better fit for organizations not willing to use a cloud-based monitoring application. Zenoss isn't currently a true app performance monitoring platform, so it would need to be used in conjunction with something like AppDynamics.
Steve Garnjobst | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Monitoring Tasks

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

Management Tasks

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

Reporting

ConnectWise Automate
7.6
Zenoss
Performance data reports
ConnectWise Automate
8.3
Zenoss
Customizable reporting
ConnectWise Automate
8.2
Zenoss
Data visualization
ConnectWise Automate
7.5
Zenoss
Risk analysis
ConnectWise Automate
6.5
Zenoss

Security

ConnectWise Automate
8.3
Zenoss
Data backup and recovery
ConnectWise Automate
7.4
Zenoss
Antivirus and malware management
ConnectWise Automate
8.6
Zenoss
Adinistraor access control
ConnectWise Automate
9.0
Zenoss

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

Zenoss

  • Multi-platform support across a wide range of hardware and software infrastructure. Truly a vendor-agnostic platform.
  • Vendor-specific feature/configuration support, via ZenPacks, providing much better end-to-end visibility as compared to most legacy monitoring platforms -- especially for devices such as firewalls, middleware gateways, and load balancers.
  • Modern, cloud-native software architecture, as compared to legacy monitoring platforms. As a result, Zenoss Cloud should prove to be more scalable and easier to upgrade than legacy platforms such as SolarWinds, IBM, BMC, etc.
Steve Garnjobst | 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

Zenoss

  • Support for streaming data is on the roadmap must currently be addressed via a third-party app.
  • For some customers, a hybrid on-prem/cloud model may be a better fit than a pure cloud model. The onsite collectors offer some, but not all, of this functionality.
  • Tighter integration with third-party (AppDynamics, etc) and/or built-in app performance tools.
Steve Garnjobst | 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

Zenoss

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

Zenoss

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Zenoss

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

Zenoss

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Zenoss

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

Zenoss

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

Zenoss

Steve Garnjobst | 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

Zenoss

  • We're a reseller/Integrator, so this question has a somewhat different meaning to our business. For us, Zenoss Cloud allows us to provide a single Cloud-based monitoring platform that can address virtually all our clients' use cases, dramatically simplifying our training and staffing requirements. Instead of training Engineers on several platforms, including the installation of physical hardware/software, we can focus on a single platform.
  • The faster time-to-deployment and always-on cloud platform is a great fit for DevOps environments and newer software-defined data center platforms. The ability of Zenoss to support these environments solves what has been a major blind spot, slowing adoption of platforms that have been difficult to effectively manage with legacy monitoring platforms.
  • For clients, the ability to consolidate from multiple prem-based tools to a single cloud-based platform is huge. Eliminating multiple licenses and ongoing hardware & administration costs can show a 1-2 year ROI.
Steve Garnjobst | 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

Zenoss

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
Zenoss
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

ConnectWise Automate
8.0
Zenoss

Usability

ConnectWise Automate
3.2
Zenoss

Performance

ConnectWise Automate
3.0
Zenoss

Support Rating

ConnectWise Automate
8.0
Zenoss

Online Training

ConnectWise Automate
7.1
Zenoss

Implementation Rating

ConnectWise Automate
7.3
Zenoss

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