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Score 8.2 out of 100

Skype for Business

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Score 7.8 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

Skype for Business

You may be wondering why to choose Skype for Business and pay for Skype when there is also a free option. The free Skype doesn't come with features that would be helpful to a big group as it only has the capability to connect less than 25 participants in any one meeting. If you have a large group of employees that need to meet, Skype for Business is definitely worth the upgrade.
Sarah Bandy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Remote Administration

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

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

ConnectWise Control
Skype for Business
7.5
High quality audio
ConnectWise Control
Skype for Business
8.2
High quality video
ConnectWise Control
Skype for Business
7.9
Low bandwidth requirements
ConnectWise Control
Skype for Business
6.8
Mobile support
ConnectWise Control
Skype for Business
7.1

Screen Sharing

ConnectWise Control
Skype for Business
8.0
Desktop sharing
ConnectWise Control
Skype for Business
8.3
Whiteboards
ConnectWise Control
Skype for Business
7.6

Online Meetings / Events

ConnectWise Control
Skype for Business
7.9
Calendar integration
ConnectWise Control
Skype for Business
8.7
Meeting initiation
ConnectWise Control
Skype for Business
8.4
Integrates with social media
ConnectWise Control
Skype for Business
6.9
Record meetings / events
ConnectWise Control
Skype for Business
7.5
Slideshows
ConnectWise Control
Skype for Business
8.1

Online Events Collaboration

ConnectWise Control
Skype for Business
7.9
Live chat
ConnectWise Control
Skype for Business
8.4
Audience polling
ConnectWise Control
Skype for Business
7.7
Q&A
ConnectWise Control
Skype for Business
7.5

Online Events Security

ConnectWise Control
Skype for Business
7.9
User authentication
ConnectWise Control
Skype for Business
8.0
Participant roles & permissions
ConnectWise Control
Skype for Business
7.7
Confidential attendee list
ConnectWise Control
Skype for Business
7.9

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

Skype for Business

  • It offers work tools that manage to maintain a stable connection and quality in each individual and group call.
  • Allows sharing the computer screen for excellent communication.
  • It is a tool that adapts to the current business dynamics that requires it to be efficient in communication through rapid and assertive communication with clients or interested parties.
  • Video calls for the organization of work meetings have become a common experience in smart organizations because they understand that in order to adapt to a constantly changing world they must use more effective work tools.
  • You can make individual and group video calls, send images, emoticons, text messages, voice messages, share files, share the screen in two or group with other communication tools.
Exson Meza | 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

Skype for Business

  • Having multiple Chats/Conversations open, make Skype unresponsive from time to time. Sometimes it has tendencies of crashing even on high-end machines.
  • Grouping chats - Works well, however, there is no option to group appointed meeting conversation with other regular conversations/chats that were not initiated by calendar event.
  • Should be able to have some themes to choose from. Microsoft is going for a dark theme in Windows insider program. Personal Skype already has it why wouldn't Skype for business have it? It is pleasant to the eye, at least in my opinion and for my eyes.
Stefan Trbojevic | 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

Skype for Business

Skype for Business 9.0
Based on 7 answers
The software is simple to install and configure. It is rather simple to explain for correct use. It is possible to profile users for the different functions offered. It is integrated quite completely with Outlook and with Active Directory security. It performs all communication functions well with one or more interlocutors and the possibility of granting control of your computer is convenient.
Emiliano Monterubbianesi | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Skype for Business

Skype for Business 7.6
Based on 13 answers
Skype for Business is great for instant messaging, with some minor issues. It has an acceptable quality for audio and video conferencing. Its integration with Microsoft Office is a big plus.The one that is a real setback is the screen sharing during conferences, which can be really annoying to watch if it doesn't disconnect too often.
Cristian Bodnarasec | 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

Skype for Business

No score
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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

Skype for Business

No score
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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

Skype for Business

Skype for Business 7.9
Based on 42 answers
As every team has strengths and weaknesses, I believe that every team can improve on points such as speed, practicality, communication. I haven't had many occurrences for which I needed Skype support, but the ones I did have were well attended to and got resolved.
Layon Domiciano | 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

Skype for Business

No score
No answers yet
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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

Skype for Business

Skype for Business 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Skpe for business is utilized company wide in regards to my company. Everyone not only uses it, but uses it often. It is an effective way of communicating. It also integrates very nicely with outlook and all conversation history is pushed to a folder within the outlook system. We also have it so that if someone misses a message, they are sent an email reminder saying that there is a message that went unread.
Greg Golding | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Skype for Business

I have used Google Hangouts previously, and I believe that Skype is a better service. It is intertwined with the calendar. Also, when installing it as part of the Office 365 package, it is only a second install. I also like how it saves the messages within Outlook. Skype for Business also uses end to end encryption. This makes all business communication more secure than Google Hangouts
Marie Rodriguez | 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

Skype for Business

No score
No answers yet
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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

Skype for Business

  • Using Skype for Business has allowed our sellers to collaborate with clients all over the world quickly and effectively, ultimately encouraging positive client relationships.
  • The ability to train our sellers and excellence teams across the globe has been undeniably helpful in communicating the latest business developments and seller strategies.
Sondra Kinder | 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

Skype for Business

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ConnectWise Control
8.9
Skype for Business
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

ConnectWise Control
8.7
Skype for Business
9.0

Usability

ConnectWise Control
8.5
Skype for Business
7.6

Reliability and Availability

ConnectWise Control
9.0
Skype for Business

Performance

ConnectWise Control
7.8
Skype for Business

Support Rating

ConnectWise Control
6.1
Skype for Business
7.9

Online Training

ConnectWise Control
7.5
Skype for Business

Implementation Rating

ConnectWise Control
8.0
Skype for Business
7.0

Scalability

ConnectWise Control
7.0
Skype for Business

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