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Top Rated
1003 Ratings
Top Rated
1003 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100
5 Ratings
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Score 9.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ConnectWise Control

ConnectWise Control is very well suited to IT teams managing overall infrastructure, both internal and MSP's. It shines as a dependable tool that just plain works. I have already highly recommended it to peers in the industry. It is not suited for providing individual users access to their own machines. Its geared as a tool for IT and less so a tool for end users.
Andrew Haskell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Goverlan Reach

This product is a must for any help desk that is supporting an active directory based network. Scope action capabilities also make it valuable to systems administrators etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Remote Administration

ConnectWise Control
8.5
Goverlan Reach
8.5
Screen sharing
ConnectWise Control
9.3
Goverlan Reach
File transfer
ConnectWise Control
8.6
Goverlan Reach
8.0
Instant message
ConnectWise Control
8.4
Goverlan Reach
9.0
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication
ConnectWise Control
7.9
Goverlan Reach
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers
ConnectWise Control
7.8
Goverlan Reach
3.1
Over-the-Internet remote session
ConnectWise Control
9.0
Goverlan Reach
10.0
Initiate remote control from mobile
ConnectWise Control
8.0
Goverlan Reach
Remote management of servers & workstations
ConnectWise Control
8.7
Goverlan Reach
10.0
Remote Active Directory® management
ConnectWise Control
8.8
Goverlan Reach
10.0
Centralized management dashboard
ConnectWise Control
8.4
Goverlan Reach
9.0
Session record
ConnectWise Control
8.6
Goverlan Reach
9.0
Annotations
ConnectWise Control
9.1
Goverlan Reach
Monitoring and Alerts
ConnectWise Control
8.0
Goverlan Reach
7.0
Multi-platform remote control
ConnectWise Control
8.7
Goverlan Reach
10.0

Pros

ConnectWise Control

  • Self-hosted - this is great for me and makes it easy to control my data, which is important for my clients.
  • Mobile Access - being able to quickly diagnose and resolve an issue while on the road is great.
  • Persistent - "always on" connections with screen capture.
  • Great User Interface and chat works exceptionally well.
Jonathan Hanson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Goverlan Reach

  • Good configurable dashboard that can be personalized per audience
  • Built in packages for monitoring standard applications that can be personalized easily
  • Simple, easy to use update deployment configuration.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ConnectWise Control

  • If CWC integrated with more RMM software other than LabTech it would be great as LabTech is way too expensive and convoluted at this point so we discontinued using it in favor of a simpler and much less expensive option.
  • Though it does support multiple monitors well, it would be nice to have the ability to have it automatically pop each remote monitor out to the local monitors if so desired.
  • Right now it uses email for multifactor authentication, I would rather it use an electronic key that can be stored on cell phone or user desktop.
  • The ability for it to automatically login to a Windows desktop would be a big help as well. It will store a username and password but you must manually send a control-alt-delete and then click a button to have it fill. Tying to something like Lastpass along with an autologin feature would be great.
Mike Vaughan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Goverlan Reach

  • Machines must be online for actions to be performed, scopes allow you to rerun them against failed objects only but really a much better option would be for client agent to check in at power on for open jobs.
  • Newest version of Reach is glitchy on Windows 10 requiring the occasional restart of the application.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ConnectWise Control

ConnectWise Control 8.7
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

Goverlan Reach

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

ConnectWise Control

ConnectWise Control 8.5
Based on 28 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

Goverlan Reach

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Goverlan Reach

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

ConnectWise Control

ConnectWise Control 7.8
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

Goverlan Reach

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

ConnectWise Control

ConnectWise Control 6.1
Based on 50 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

Goverlan Reach

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Goverlan Reach

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

ConnectWise Control

ConnectWise Control 8.0
Based on 20 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

Goverlan Reach

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

ConnectWise Control

We selected ConnectWise based on the recommendations of a key contractor and used it in comparison with several other interfaces. It seemed to be the simplest and most effective solution for the problems we were seeing with remote access. We don't have dedicated support personnel or even an IT department, so it helps to keep things simple.
Brad Orfall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Goverlan Reach

Not as full featured for Microsoft products but better at cross platform uses. Agent-less option works better in Goverlan.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ConnectWise Control

ConnectWise Control 7.0
Based on 16 answers
As far as I can see there are no real barriers to scaling up - as and when we need more subscriptions, we can add them in with no negative impact to the existing way that we're using the tool
Michael Dodd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Goverlan Reach

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

ConnectWise Control

  • We have been able to increase our response times and support more clients resulting in 35% increase in support revenue
  • The Triggers has allowed us to build a monitoring service that we offer to our clients as a service with recurring fee.
  • It has definitely strengthened existing customer loyalty and has bought us new clients.
David Lloyd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Goverlan Reach

  • With a product like this it is entirely possible that you will see large increase in Help Desk efficiency for those who are willing to take the time to fully explore its possibilities.
  • Much more robust that any other remote support product I have used while still extremely cheap compared to competing products. This can bring enterprise level support options to those that may normally not be able to afford it.
  • Reporting features are invaluable to anyone wanting to truly know what is happening on their network.
Anonymous | 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

Additional Pricing Details

Goverlan Reach

General

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

Goverlan Reach Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$151
Professional$301
Enterprise$501
  1. per operator per month
Additional Pricing Details
* Each operator license allows the remote management and support of an unlimited number of INTERNAL endpoints * Each license includes between 10 to 20 manageable EXTERNAL endpoints (based on edition). Additional external endpoint licence is $5 per node per year (volume discount available) * Operator licenses can be purchased on a perpetual or subscription basis

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ConnectWise Control
8.9
Goverlan Reach
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

ConnectWise Control
8.7
Goverlan Reach

Usability

ConnectWise Control
8.5
Goverlan Reach

Reliability and Availability

ConnectWise Control
9.0
Goverlan Reach

Performance

ConnectWise Control
7.8
Goverlan Reach

Support Rating

ConnectWise Control
6.1
Goverlan Reach

Online Training

ConnectWise Control
7.5
Goverlan Reach

Implementation Rating

ConnectWise Control
8.0
Goverlan Reach

Scalability

ConnectWise Control
7.0
Goverlan Reach

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