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Likelihood to Recommend

ConnectWise Control

We often need to create an ad-hoc session with a device that is not under our management. We find ourselves doing this more than ever in the COVID world. Many people are working from home on personal machines with their employer, our client's permission and we are facilitating more support for these personal machines. Connectwise Control [(formerly ScreenConnect)] gives us a robust resource to control the device, navigate anywhere we need, execute various commands, and engage in an on-screen chat with the client. The session is very simple to create and very user-friendly to initiate. We do not recommend it for Android, Apple, or Chromebook applications. There is little to no support for these platforms.
Eric Milles | TrustRadius Reviewer

Remote Desktop Manager

If you have lots of servers to manage, lots of credentials, different protocols, documents, other files, and need a single tool to manage it, this is the tool. Active Directory integrated, user and groups permissions, audit everything, keep data in encrypted files or in a database, customize everything, even the installer,
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Remote Administration

ConnectWise Control
8.7
Remote Desktop Manager
8.8
Screen sharing
ConnectWise Control
9.6
Remote Desktop Manager
8.4
File transfer
ConnectWise Control
8.6
Remote Desktop Manager
9.2
Instant message
ConnectWise Control
8.6
Remote Desktop Manager
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication
ConnectWise Control
9.4
Remote Desktop Manager
8.4
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers
ConnectWise Control
7.1
Remote Desktop Manager
8.7
Over-the-Internet remote session
ConnectWise Control
9.5
Remote Desktop Manager
7.5
Initiate remote control from mobile
ConnectWise Control
7.3
Remote Desktop Manager
9.2
Remote management of servers & workstations
ConnectWise Control
9.6
Remote Desktop Manager
10.0
Remote Active Directory® management
ConnectWise Control
9.6
Remote Desktop Manager
10.0
Centralized management dashboard
ConnectWise Control
9.1
Remote Desktop Manager
9.2
Session record
ConnectWise Control
8.4
Remote Desktop Manager
7.3
Annotations
ConnectWise Control
8.3
Remote Desktop Manager
7.7
Monitoring and Alerts
ConnectWise Control
8.2
Remote Desktop Manager
8.2
Multi-platform remote control
ConnectWise Control
8.9
Remote Desktop Manager
9.9

Pros

ConnectWise Control

  • The interface is easy to use and makes sense. It's easy to understand how to organize a large number of machines involving multiple clients. But, it's also applicable for smaller set of machines too.
  • The connection speed is very quick. I've used solutions in the past that take a variable amount of time to connect, or they just take a long time every time. Control is quick every time. It doesn't get in the way of being able to support the machines on the other end.
  • The connections are reliable. I haven't experienced random disconnects throughout hundreds of instances. It was a breath of fresh air coming from the previous solution we used. I consider Control a gold standard for what a great remote connection solution can be.
Adam Friedli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Remote Desktop Manager

  • Customer service delivery, whereby you can connect to clients to assist and resolve an incident.
  • Working from home logging onto office based machine.
  • It helps to attend to a problem more quickly, thereby saving the cost of relocation and commuting to distant places.
  • Speed and cost elements are critical here.
Emeka Obinnwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ConnectWise Control

  • I'd like to see the ability to selectively log off the remote machine via a button on the toolbar. Currently it's a setting to always lock on disconnect, or never lock on disconnect, requiring the tech to manually lock the machine if called for at the end of a session. Its a small time save that would add up!
  • The chat feature could be expanded to be a lot more useful. Allowing clients to start conversations, and have conversations ping an email address if no one is monitoring the dashboard would be extremely valuable.
  • Some clarity on licensing when providing host-passes to guest technicians would be a boon, especially for one-off support sessions with vendors.
Andrew Haskell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Remote Desktop Manager

  • I would like to see advanced auditing in the Devolution's drive data source like there are in some of the others. But that's just something I'd like to see, it doesn't hinder my using the app.
  • I would love to see even more addons available from even more software and service developers, but again the addon manager is great already so it's not a hindrance what so ever.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ConnectWise Control

ConnectWise Control 8.8
Based on 38 answers
I would recommend this product for both internal remote control of end user workstations and remote access to other clients over the internet. It provides a secure and feature rich product that allows me to complete any necessary tasks without ever leaving the office. I will continue to renew as I'm eager to see what they do next. I would however wish the cloud service had a better API to work in conjunction with team collaboration or chat services to make it easier to connect with end users who use multiple workstations. (Slack or Stride provide this functionality)
Craig Lockley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Remote Desktop Manager

Remote Desktop Manager 9.1
Based on 1 answer
I've been using RDM for about 10 years now. I started with the free version, which I used for a few years, and eventually switched to the Enterprise version. I can never go back now! I use this tool for everything and cannot see doing my job without it! Whenever we have someone new come in or bring in a vendor/contractor, they always ask me what RDP tool I'm using. Once I explain about it's features and all, they're usually instantly sold on it. :)
Ben Liebowitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ConnectWise Control

ConnectWise Control 9.5
Based on 41 answers
On the whole SC is a very powerful tool that is a vital part of the IT service arsenal. On-site visits are an "emergency" only type of scenario. Just "showing your face" is not winning any browny points for me. If my client sees my face, it's usually just to upgrade hardware or to deal other aspects of business. SC provides me and my client the bulk of the info I need to get projects done.
Sam Segura | TrustRadius Reviewer

Remote Desktop Manager

Remote Desktop Manager 8.2
Based on 2 answers
I use this tool for almost everything in my day to day job. I launch the VMware VI Client from RDM. I launch vSphere Web Client Sessions from RDM. I RDP from RDM. Access Dell iDRAC and HP iLO via RDM, as well as Cisco UCS Manager and iKVM. I have saved SSH Sessions to my VMware hosts. I have URLs saved to get to things like IPAM, etc
Ben Liebowitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

ConnectWise Control

ConnectWise Control 9.0
Based on 4 answers
The past 45 days, only had one outage that lasted about 15 minutes. NOT TOO SHABBY! There have been some unexpected reboots and moves but not a show stopper in any way.
Sam Segura | TrustRadius Reviewer

Remote Desktop Manager

No score
No answers yet
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Performance

ConnectWise Control

ConnectWise Control 7.7
Based on 8 answers
It performs well. It also has full control over windows security and does not get hung up like GoToMeeting when trying to install remote software at the prompt to install as admin / override. I have used TeamViewer, WebEx, LogMeIn and GoToMeeting. This is by far the best at spontaneous, remote control. It is also very easy to get a novice user connected to the session.
Tresha Ivey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Remote Desktop Manager

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

ConnectWise Control

ConnectWise Control 8.0
Based on 66 answers
There have been two times when something has went wrong and I needed immediate assistance in order to be able to use Screenconnect to be able to help clients and response has not been immediate. The response time has been within 24 hours. Both times if there had been easier to navigate self help I would have been able to help myself. With better self help and a speedier response it would definitely be a 10 as they always respond and help. Just a little more difficult or slow than it should be at times
Bradley Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Remote Desktop Manager

Remote Desktop Manager 9.0
Based on 9 answers
I've never had to use support as I've never had an issue. That said, you can open a support ticket right from the UI. The user forums are active, and there are thousands of threads covering many topics. Very easy to get support if needed. This is an easy ten.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

ConnectWise Control

ConnectWise Control 7.5
Based on 24 answers
I find ScreenConnect to be very simple and effective overall, with the main problem being that a number of my clients can't download the app due to existing firewalls and so on. Otherwise it does its job well, and I'm happy with it.
Michael Dodd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Remote Desktop Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

ConnectWise Control

ConnectWise Control 8.0
Based on 21 answers
ConnectWise has done everything they could to help us in any situation. Great support team and their new updates are always providing features that we need. Its a simple solution that works the way we need it to. Their legacy pricing model is still much better than their subscription based model however it is still fair pricing
Craig Lockley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Remote Desktop Manager

Remote Desktop Manager 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The implementation was completely successful. We had no issues!
Ben Liebowitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ConnectWise Control

I have worked with Citrix, AnyDesk, LogMeIn, VNC Connect, and many others.I ultimately installed ConnectWise as a self-hosted solution, based on the incredible list of features and capabilities, and the pricing at the time. I continue to use the product as it is still one of the best solutions out there and is certainly capable of growing and expanding to meet the needs of my business.
Jonathan Hanson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Remote Desktop Manager

Remote Desktop Manager was the best product and most useful when compared to the others we used/tested. There are so many more features available within the product, as well as a low entry point from a cost perspective. None of the other products met our needs fully.
Chris Reddy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ConnectWise Control

ConnectWise Control 7.0
Based on 16 answers
This is a great product and works whether you have 5 devices or you have 1000 devices. I love the extra features like being able to restart and get back on the remote computer. It also very easy to use and is very secure. I would recommend this to anyone doing remote support.
Riccardo Francese | TrustRadius Reviewer

Remote Desktop Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

ConnectWise Control

  • Instead of waiting 30+ seconds to initiate sessions, they initiate and display a desktop in two or three seconds. The amount of frustration this avoids is immeasurable.
  • Once installed it doesn't need more handholding, i.e., having the remote enter a username/password. It is always just there.
Mike Vaughan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Remote Desktop Manager

  • We are using the free version so ROI is instant.
  • If we were to purchase it though, I would estimate ROI to be very quick as it allows me to jump on a server very quickly in response to customer needs
Charles Eichelberger | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

ConnectWise Control

General

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

ConnectWise Control Editions & Modules

Edition
One$241
Standard$421
Premium$541
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Remote Desktop Manager

General

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

Remote Desktop Manager Editions & Modules

Edition
Single User Subscribtion199.991
Site4999.992
CountryContact Us3
GlobalContact Us4
  1. Per Named User
  2. Unlimited Users, Single Site
  3. Unlimited Users, Multiple Sites, Single Country
  4. Unlimited Users, Multiple Sites, Worldwide
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ConnectWise Control
9.5
Remote Desktop Manager
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

ConnectWise Control
8.8
Remote Desktop Manager
9.1

Usability

ConnectWise Control
9.5
Remote Desktop Manager
8.2

Reliability and Availability

ConnectWise Control
9.0
Remote Desktop Manager

Performance

ConnectWise Control
7.7
Remote Desktop Manager

Support Rating

ConnectWise Control
8.0
Remote Desktop Manager
9.0

Online Training

ConnectWise Control
7.5
Remote Desktop Manager

Implementation Rating

ConnectWise Control
8.0
Remote Desktop Manager
9.1

Scalability

ConnectWise Control
7.0
Remote Desktop Manager

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