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ConnectWise Control

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Score 8.6 out of 100

TeamViewer

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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

TeamViewer

TeamViewer excels as a remote support software, and provides some really nice device management and monitoring capabilities to boot. It handles weak rural internet about as well as anything else I've seen.About the only instance I can think where TeamViewer is not appropriate is when needing to deploy/manage devices with Windows 10 in S Mode, or other client operating systems that are not supported.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Remote Administration

ConnectWise Control
8.7
TeamViewer
8.3
Screen sharing
ConnectWise Control
9.6
TeamViewer
8.9
File transfer
ConnectWise Control
8.6
TeamViewer
8.2
Instant message
ConnectWise Control
8.6
TeamViewer
7.9
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication
ConnectWise Control
9.3
TeamViewer
8.1
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers
ConnectWise Control
7.1
TeamViewer
7.1
Over-the-Internet remote session
ConnectWise Control
9.5
TeamViewer
8.9
Initiate remote control from mobile
ConnectWise Control
7.3
TeamViewer
8.2
Remote management of servers & workstations
ConnectWise Control
9.6
TeamViewer
8.7
Remote Active Directory® management
ConnectWise Control
9.6
TeamViewer
8.3
Centralized management dashboard
ConnectWise Control
9.1
TeamViewer
8.2
Session record
ConnectWise Control
8.4
TeamViewer
8.5
Annotations
ConnectWise Control
8.3
TeamViewer
8.6
Monitoring and Alerts
ConnectWise Control
8.2
TeamViewer
8.1
Multi-platform remote control
ConnectWise Control
8.9
TeamViewer
8.6

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

TeamViewer

  • TeamViewer maintains a highly stable quality as far as video is concerned, as this is not lost even if the connection is poor, even if the image may freeze. This quality is generally in HD 4k depending on the platform's previous settings, or in any case, by default by the service.
  • TeamViewer organizes the maintenance sessions so well that it is not really necessary to separate them in order to work on any of them specifically. This is very useful if you need to quickly get the file within a single session and sessions of other categories are involved.
  • TeamViewer maintains a good catalog of templates for maintenance sessions, which would be useful in case you do not have enough knowledge in running the service, as these templates, despite being relatively limiting simple, meet the necessary features to cover a stable maintenance.
  • Teamviewer provides a unique customer service among remote maintenance service development companies, with quick solutions that make our maintenance work not only as optimized as possible, but also as technically interesting as possible, presenting us with new ways of working within the platform that we were not previously familiar with.
  • Using teamviewer's configuration options has been one of the most comfortable activities of our entire work management, because with the entire structure that keeps the software running, we can easily compensate for all incidents that occur during maintenance sessions and make sure that they do not happen again in the future.
Richard Delgado | 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

TeamViewer

  • TeamViewer chats cannot be scheduled as a group.
  • No remote configuration methods for cell phones are available
  • Lacks many collaboration oriented tools, such as a brainstorming collection system -No scheduling of any kind for group chats.
  • Cannot schedule any kind of activities once the sessions are over.
Murray Clear | 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

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 9.4
Based on 41 answers
As long as I continue to provide remote support for my clients, it's a no brainier. For what I pay out, I probably make it back tenfold in the ability to provide remote support from wherever and whenever. Not to mention the saved gas money for a fix that only takes 5 minutes but it takes you 20 minutes to get there. As my business continues to grow, and I support more and more clients, my need for TeamViewer will only grow.
Justin Kuhlman | 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

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 8.9
Based on 20 answers
I do not have complaints with the product. In fact, TeamViewer is used by some of our support companies (tech support, accounting, software, etc.), and it performs well. It is simply more product than we needed in our application, and more money than we can justify budgeting.
Anonymous | 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

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 8.0
Based on 2 answers
It's usually without problem, but we have had connectivity issues on occasion.
Mike Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 9.0
Based on 2 answers
The application is built on VNC which is a very stable technology.
Mike Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 6.8
Based on 34 answers
I have not needed to contact TeamViewer support much in regards to the software not performing like it is supposed to. The only reason that we contact support is to get the license keys for our updated software. We always get a response in a very reasonable amount of time with the new license keys included.
Jordan Paquette | 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

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 8.9
Based on 2 answers
I have never used the online training either. I have watched a few informational videos that were helpful when learning how to do a specific procedure within TeamViewer and get the most out of the software by utilizing one of the many features that are available with the software. Again, 5 if for neutral.
Jordan Paquette | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 10.0
Based on 6 answers
Implementation was easy enough that it didn't pose any problems. Training was minimal and the system works right out of the box
Anonymous | 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

TeamViewer

Many times while using ConnectWise Control I can't find users laptops, the user has to reboot a few times or restart services which can be a tough task if the user is not very tech savy. TeamViewer's connection using ID and password makes it easy and comfortable to the user to establish a session and have us help them.
Marcelo Davis | 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

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I've rarely had problems with the product.
Mike Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

TeamViewer

  • Given that I use TeamViewer all day, every day, the ROI is hard to calculate--but the price is incredibly reasonable for what it does. In my opinion, it paid for itself in a week.
  • The business objective behind my use of TeamViewer is simple: the ability to handle all of my day-to-day tasks as if I were sitting at my desk when I am not.
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

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

TeamViewer

General

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

TeamViewer Editions & Modules

Edition
Business50.901
Premium102.901
Corporate206.901
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ConnectWise Control
9.5
TeamViewer
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

ConnectWise Control
8.8
TeamViewer
9.4

Usability

ConnectWise Control
9.5
TeamViewer
8.9

Reliability and Availability

ConnectWise Control
9.0
TeamViewer
8.0

Performance

ConnectWise Control
7.7
TeamViewer
9.0

Support Rating

ConnectWise Control
8.0
TeamViewer
6.8

In-Person Training

ConnectWise Control
TeamViewer
5.0

Online Training

ConnectWise Control
7.5
TeamViewer
8.9

Implementation Rating

ConnectWise Control
8.0
TeamViewer
10.0

Scalability

ConnectWise Control
7.0
TeamViewer
10.0

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