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Score 7.9 out of 100

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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

Zoom

I [suppose] every organization has different needs and based on that they can choose the app that suits them. There are several apps now like Google Meet, Zoho Meetings, Cisco, Teams, etc. Zoom is useful for instant meets and where you don't have a large number of participants. We felt Zoom was more than enough for our work and it could be easily accessed anywhere from any device.
Rakshith Ramesh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Monitoring Tasks

ConnectWise Automate
8.4
Zoom
Remote monitoring
ConnectWise Automate
8.5
Zoom
Network device monitoring
ConnectWise Automate
7.6
Zoom
Multiple Server Monitoring
ConnectWise Automate
8.7
Zoom
Multi-device monitoring
ConnectWise Automate
8.7
Zoom
Automated alerts and notifications
ConnectWise Automate
8.6
Zoom

Management Tasks

ConnectWise Automate
8.3
Zoom
Patch Management
ConnectWise Automate
8.2
Zoom
Service configuration management
ConnectWise Automate
8.2
Zoom
Software and hardware inventory
ConnectWise Automate
8.7
Zoom
Policy-based automation
ConnectWise Automate
8.0
Zoom

Reporting

ConnectWise Automate
7.8
Zoom
Performance data reports
ConnectWise Automate
8.3
Zoom
Customizable reporting
ConnectWise Automate
8.5
Zoom
Data visualization
ConnectWise Automate
7.7
Zoom
Risk analysis
ConnectWise Automate
6.8
Zoom

Security

ConnectWise Automate
7.8
Zoom
Data backup and recovery
ConnectWise Automate
6.8
Zoom
Antivirus and malware management
ConnectWise Automate
8.0
Zoom
Adinistraor access control
ConnectWise Automate
8.8
Zoom

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

ConnectWise Automate
Zoom
8.5
High quality audio
ConnectWise Automate
Zoom
8.8
High quality video
ConnectWise Automate
Zoom
8.9
Low bandwidth requirements
ConnectWise Automate
Zoom
7.7
Mobile support
ConnectWise Automate
Zoom
8.7

Screen Sharing

ConnectWise Automate
Zoom
8.8
Desktop sharing
ConnectWise Automate
Zoom
9.1
Whiteboards
ConnectWise Automate
Zoom
8.4

Online Meetings / Events

ConnectWise Automate
Zoom
8.5
Calendar integration
ConnectWise Automate
Zoom
8.5
Meeting initiation
ConnectWise Automate
Zoom
8.9
Integrates with social media
ConnectWise Automate
Zoom
7.8
Record meetings / events
ConnectWise Automate
Zoom
8.6
Slideshows
ConnectWise Automate
Zoom
8.6

Online Events Collaboration

ConnectWise Automate
Zoom
8.3
Live chat
ConnectWise Automate
Zoom
8.7
Audience polling
ConnectWise Automate
Zoom
8.1
Q&A
ConnectWise Automate
Zoom
8.3

Online Events Security

ConnectWise Automate
Zoom
8.5
User authentication
ConnectWise Automate
Zoom
8.6
Participant roles & permissions
ConnectWise Automate
Zoom
8.5
Confidential attendee list
ConnectWise Automate
Zoom
8.5

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

Zoom

  • It just works. Biggest complaint with our previous solution is that it took 10 minutes to connect to a meeting. Now, our users connect instantaneously.
  • Dashboard is fantasitic. Can access real time information to troubleshoot calls.
  • Admin ports offers quite a bit of information. Like that it's a one stop shop to access everything I need to administer the site, users, run reports and access the dashboard.
  • Tickets get resolved quickly.
  • Feature requests are realized quickly.
Diana Anderson | 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

Zoom

  • Using it for recording practice interviews and playing back for critiquing, is awkward and kludgy at best. The steps are: Record the session, then END THE MEETING so that Zoom can save the recording. Then get the recording ready to play, then have the client log in AGAIN, you log in AGAIN, share the screen, play the recording.
  • Zoom should make it possible to have the interviewer, especially if the practice interview is recorded, to make themselves SMALL throughout the whole recording so that *the candidate* is the focus on the screen. Neither the Speaker view or the Gallery view does this.
  • There should be a separate timer on Zoom for the recording portion of the screen. I realize I can do this myself manually, but why can’t Zoom do it for me?
  • Zoom needs to have a way to get feedback like this. I could not find a way to give them this feedback on their product, on their site or in the dashboard. All we get is a database that is tone deaf. Nowhere could I find any "Feedback? Click here." Not good.
  • If by these suggestions I’m asking for more functionality, I understand an increased cost. But small companies like mine cannot pay hundreds of dollars a month - please have a very functional version that small firms can still afford. Thank you.
Joanne Meehl | 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

Zoom

Zoom 9.5
Based on 15 answers
We're sticking with Zoom for the foreseeable future--given its compelling feature set, ease of use, and advanced technology, there's just no other competition to be excited about. Plus it's a Gartner-recognized industry leader, so it's a rather easy choice.
Stefan Scherbik | 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

Zoom

Zoom 9.0
Based on 17 answers
Everything is easy to understand and use, new users need no training. On the flipside there are minor annoyances such as calendar export being cumbersome (need re-auth every time) and also not having recordings shared within a team or forcing people to name them.
Matthew Gardner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

ConnectWise Automate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zoom

Zoom 10.0
Based on 2 answers
There have been less than a handful of outages during our two years with Zoom, and whenever there was one, an email informing us of the outage went out immediately, and they had the issue resolved shortly thereafter.
Stefan Scherbik | 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

Zoom

Zoom 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Zoom has among the best performance of any video conference platform, as I've mentioned several times. Besides that, their Chat platform works great, and their back end always runs smooth. It's unfortunate that reporting can now only be done by one month at a time, but nonetheless, it only takes a second to run any kind of Zoom report, whether it's an attendee report, Poll results, a user report, a list of meetings from the past month, etc.
Stefan Scherbik | 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

Zoom

Zoom 6.3
Based on 31 answers
As I've written before, Zoom makes us feel like we matter and that we're a client rather than a customer. They want us to succeed and they put in the time to make sure that we do. I feel like they're more of a business partner rather than simply a vendor or supplier. They spent a lot of time onboarding with us, giving us demos, helping us get set up, and then giving us follow-up to be sure it's going well.
Kenneth Hess | 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

Zoom

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Zoom

Zoom 10.0
Based on 14 answers
If you receive any pushback from higher ups, point to any of the various positive reviews like this one. Or show Zoom's excellent Gartner report, or articles describing Zoom's partnership with Sequoia capital. It's not difficult to show how Zoom is a trustworthy industry leader with best-in-class technology.
Stefan Scherbik | 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

Zoom

What I like about the most about Zoom, compared to Skype, is its dependability. Our IT department was being flooded constantly with tickets describing how bad their experience with Skype was. From dropped calls to poor quality, the solution was clear: we needed another platform. Zoom stepped in and was given the ability to show us what they could do. You expect technology like Zoom to integrate with your existing technology, but they did something that is harder to find these days and made our experiences better. That's why we chose Zoom. They made us better.
Charles Browder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ConnectWise Automate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zoom

Zoom 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Because the Basic licenses are completely free, and because it's very easy to configure and install Zoom, and because anyone can join Zoom from a link without needing an account, scaling is a Breeze. There are absolutely no roadblocks. My company keeps adding more Zoom Pro license every week since it's so in demand. We were able to convert users from several different platforms onto Zoom with no trouble at all.
Stefan Scherbik | 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

Zoom

  • Zoom has allowed all global users to easily join meetings without the assistance of IT admins or AV technicians. The technology that we used prior to Zoom was not user-friendly and made for many issues.
  • Webinars have made company-wide training very easy to conduct. This allows trainers to reach a huge audience without having to worry about interruptions and technical difficulties.
  • Collaboration and communication have been increased company-wide, which makes for greater gains for the company long term.
Tanner Lichty | 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

ConnectWise Automate Editions & Modules

Edition
Implementation Fee$700
Agents$1.00-$6.002
  1. per month/per agent
Additional Pricing Details

Zoom

General

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

Zoom Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Virtual H.323/SIP Room Connector$491
Business19.991
  1. per month
SaaS Edition
Basic$0
Pro14.992
Business19.992
Zoom Room Conference Room$492
Webinar54.992
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ConnectWise Automate
8.5
Zoom
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

ConnectWise Automate
8.0
Zoom
9.5

Usability

ConnectWise Automate
3.2
Zoom
9.0

Reliability and Availability

ConnectWise Automate
Zoom
10.0

Performance

ConnectWise Automate
3.0
Zoom
10.0

Support Rating

ConnectWise Automate
8.2
Zoom
6.3

Online Training

ConnectWise Automate
7.1
Zoom

Implementation Rating

ConnectWise Automate
7.3
Zoom
10.0

Scalability

ConnectWise Automate
Zoom
10.0

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