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ConnectWise Manage

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Likelihood to Recommend

ConnectWise Manage

ConnectWise is a feature rich and extremely comprehensive solution for ticketing, invoicing, CRM, and IT relations. It does all of these functions exceedingly well, but it falls short on being user friendly. Getting comfortable in the software requires going through a full week of training modules. While these are well made, and do get users off and running, no helpdesk software should require that much training.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HappyFox Help Desk

Happy Fox works well in companies that want a full look at all of their tickets in one place. It may be better suited to smaller companies who can check or double check their tickets and have the time to spare. For bigger companies, I think there are better, more robust solutions.
Sarah Gelber | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

ConnectWise Manage
8.1
HappyFox Help Desk
8.7
Organize and prioritize service tickets
ConnectWise Manage
8.3
HappyFox Help Desk
9.8
Expert directory
ConnectWise Manage
8.1
HappyFox Help Desk
10.0
Subscription-based notifications
ConnectWise Manage
7.8
HappyFox Help Desk
3.1
ITSM collaboration and documentation
ConnectWise Manage
7.5
HappyFox Help Desk
10.0
Ticket creation and submission
ConnectWise Manage
8.3
HappyFox Help Desk
9.7
Ticket response
ConnectWise Manage
8.6
HappyFox Help Desk
9.5

Self Help Community

ConnectWise Manage
6.8
HappyFox Help Desk
6.3
External knowledge base
ConnectWise Manage
7.1
HappyFox Help Desk
8.0
Internal knowledge base
ConnectWise Manage
6.5
HappyFox Help Desk
4.7

Multi-Channel Help

ConnectWise Manage
6.0
HappyFox Help Desk
9.3
Customer portal
ConnectWise Manage
7.9
HappyFox Help Desk
8.0
IVR
ConnectWise Manage
6.1
HappyFox Help Desk
Social integration
ConnectWise Manage
1.2
HappyFox Help Desk
9.0
Email support
ConnectWise Manage
7.7
HappyFox Help Desk
10.0
Help Desk CRM integration
ConnectWise Manage
7.1
HappyFox Help Desk
10.0

Pros

ConnectWise Manage

  • Tickets- Customers can email and a ticket is generated and falls under their profile for historical records. You can save documents and select if they are customer facing or only internal facing. The option as well to have communication in tickets whether its internal facing or customer facing is nice to have when you're trying to keep a record or important details for just internal means and the customer doesn't have to see all the jargon.
  • Procurement - It's great to have this integrate with Quosal Sell. Quotes being processed into opportunities and then into a sales order which connects to a ticket or project is pretty easy to use. It does have a learning curve but once you get the hang of it, it's straightforward. Everything is pretty connected, whether keeping track of products customers have purchased historically through us, to knowing what ticket is associated to an RMA.
Alissa Levanway | TrustRadius Reviewer

HappyFox Help Desk

  • Smart Rules - Easily create triggers that run based on a variety of criteria. This allows for easily moving tickets through our process. An awesome example is our manager's ability to assign tickets to technicians right from their email simply by responding to the ticket in a certain way. This prevents the opening of a web browser or the mobile app to complete basic functions. Removing one step from the process has already saved us countless hours.
  • Easy to use and clean interfaces all around. Whether it's the web interface, mobile web interface, or one of the mobile apps, HappyFox is all around intuitive. Plenty of things can be made to be updated in two or fewer clicks (Assigned to, due date, priority).
  • HappyFox allows our users to easily create tickets on behalf of customers. Any person who has previously contacted the Help Desk is stored as a contact and can be referenced again quickly.
  • While the portal they provide is basic, it can be quite heavily customized with color schemes and logos. Ours ended up looking better than almost anything else we host both internally and externally. It's clean, simple and provides an easy way for users to input a ticket.
  • Between the Smart Rules and SLAs it's easy to make sure every ticket gets the attention it deserves. Automatic reminders can be sent to technicians based on criteria. Reports can be run to ensure that service levels are being met. These two things alone have greatly increased the quality of service.
Lee Howley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ConnectWise Manage

  • I will say the calendar option needs a little bit of work.
  • A calendar that looks more like lets say a Google Calendar would a nice feature.
  • Better Knowledge base section.
  • We attempted to get very good use out of the Knowledge however due to not really being able to organize it and it being very hard to navigate we had to go a different route for our documentation.
  • Possibly adding a cleaner user interface and adding more customization for the organization of companies would help.
  • A better layout for reporting would also be something good to have.
  • The layouts available are so difficult to put together to get what you want out of a report. Virtually makes it impossible to get what you want out of them.
John Trevino | TrustRadius Reviewer

HappyFox Help Desk

  • There are a few features that I would hope to be standard that are not yet accessible. For instance, having different time zones isn't a choice, and clients aren't able to create their own reports, only staff can. So, my staff is required to run those reports for our clients.
Hammad Bin Idrees | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ConnectWise Manage

ConnectWise Manage 9.9
Based on 24 answers
ConnectWise has uniquely positioned themselves with the Modern Office Suite to have direct integration with a nearly full suite of tools for MSPs. Although each tool may not necessarily be the absolute best tool on the market, the efficiencies leveraged through direct integration make the entire suite an obvious choice for most companies.
Delano Collins | TrustRadius Reviewer

HappyFox Help Desk

HappyFox Help Desk 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The way we have our implementation customized has allowed us to tailor the application to exactly how we would like to use it. We didn't have to change our procedures and fear the potential of poor adoption. Instead we customized the application to be used the way we already ran our help desk. From there on out we reaped the benefits of quicker resolutions, increased transparency, and much happier end users. After setting up Smart Rules, HappyFox does a lot of thinking for us. Tickets go where they need to go, close when they are supposed to close and even remind techs of inactivity. This removes the necessity for micromanagement, which is appreciated by our employees and managers alike
Lee Howley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ConnectWise Manage

ConnectWise Manage 6.0
Based on 24 answers
I have been using ConnectWise since 2004 and I am impressed with the progress they have made. However, there are still bugs that don't work quite like they should. If I were to run reports and get consistent answers along with a couple other annoyances, then I would score CW as a 10
Wes Jensen | TrustRadius Reviewer

HappyFox Help Desk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

ConnectWise Manage

ConnectWise Manage 9.1
Based on 3 answers
We use the cloud version of ConnectWise and in the last 5 years it has never been down for us during business hours. I can only recall 1 time when it was not available during off hours when we wanted to use it.
Farrell Lusher | TrustRadius Reviewer

HappyFox Help Desk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

ConnectWise Manage

ConnectWise Manage 8.1
Based on 6 answers
Some tab for certain areas load speeds could be better. Dashboards can load slowly when they reference multiple reports. Some reports can load slowly based on the tables and views they are accessing. At times the SQL queries being performed in the background can actually timeout and a tab or screen will fail to load.
David Pavuk | TrustRadius Reviewer

HappyFox Help Desk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

ConnectWise Manage

ConnectWise Manage 5.3
Based on 23 answers
The front line support techs are wildly inconsistent when it comes to the level of support. Sometimes you get someone who just wants to throw links to University documentation at you, sometimes you get someone who truly tries to understand your issue and confers with peers and managers to find an answer, and sometimes you get someone who just wants to create a ticket and escalate immediately. If you ask three different techs the same question you will probably get three different answers, one of them being, "That's not possible."
Jennifer Henney | TrustRadius Reviewer

HappyFox Help Desk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

ConnectWise Manage

ConnectWise Manage 6.2
Based on 7 answers
We are a telecoms company. Whilst CW were very happy to sell us their product and tell us how good it is for telecoms. All the training material is geared towards IT MSP's. The on-line training material was virtually useless. We found the implementation a bit of a joke. They tried telling us 12 hours of implementation time would be sufficient to launch the product. We erred on the side of caution and paid for 24 hours. This was quickly eaten away and we were nowhere near ready to go-live. I find the on-line chat facility is of much more use for us.
Graham Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

HappyFox Help Desk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

ConnectWise Manage

ConnectWise Manage 1.0
Based on 5 answers
Rather than letting them sell you a block of time for implementation, create a list of things that must be completed do declare the implementation complete. The implementer will have the discretion on what they set up and in what order. They will be trying to end their services in as little time as possible and may not get things set up right. You are best advised to hire a third-party wizard that has done many of these setups. Record the audio and video of all of your implementation sessions.
Charlie Meyer | TrustRadius Reviewer

HappyFox Help Desk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

ConnectWise Manage

We have tried other and have found ConnectWise the be the best. It is the most comprehensive, offer the best integrations and did not require a complete overhaul of our work flows. We also found the training to be superb and the support, especially the online chat, to be highly responsive and effective.
Sebastian Abbinanti | TrustRadius Reviewer

HappyFox Help Desk

HappyFox Help Desk has more functionality than SupportBee and is better IMO if you have multiple departments working on a single ticket. The SupportBee interface in some ways was simpler, but it also just had way fewer functions. There's a lot of stuff with smart rules you can do in HappyFox Help Desk. Feels like the sky's the limit. It also tracks "time spent on tickets" which can be very useful for management purposes.
Lauren Shriver | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ConnectWise Manage

ConnectWise Manage 8.0
Based on 6 answers
ConnectWise seems to have a good understanding of the IT service industry. During the required onboarding training, they even preach configuring only features that you need right now, as you can always scale up later. The feature set for the most part takes into considerations all aspects of an IT business, whether small or enterprise, or growing from one to the next.
Nicolas Poague | TrustRadius Reviewer

HappyFox Help Desk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

ConnectWise Manage

  • At this stage in the game, we have been using the Connectwise Manage product for just one year. This basically means we're just getting out of the honeymoon part of the relationship and will now venture into getting our full value out of the software as we also begin to grow our business. We can't report on our ROI yet but we can't see ourselves living without a great PSA tool either.
  • The software has definitely enabled our projects manager to operate with more focus on the project itself, knowing that the finance details will be visible and closely scrutinized by the CFO prior to having an invoice or agreement created.
Daryn O'Shea | TrustRadius Reviewer

HappyFox Help Desk

  • Having Happy Fox has helped organize our ticket systems. Spending less time sorting through tickets has meant we are spending more time doing work that pays for our clients.
  • Happy Fox allows us to see all of our tickets in one place easily. Instead of having to deal with Excel spreadsheets, you can export ticket information like the average amount of time spent on tickets, who completed the most, etc.
  • With Happy Fox, we are more productive and it’s something easily accessible to every member of the company. Each person has a login giving every employee accountability for their tickets and output.
Sarah Gelber | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

HappyFox Help Desk

Pricing Details

ConnectWise Manage

General

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

ConnectWise Manage Editions & Modules

Edition
Subscription$35.001
  1. Per Tech Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

HappyFox Help Desk

General

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

HappyFox Help Desk Editions & Modules

Edition
Mighty$291
Fantastic$491
Enterprise$691
Enterprise Plus$891
  1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ConnectWise Manage
6.5
HappyFox Help Desk
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

ConnectWise Manage
9.9
HappyFox Help Desk
10.0

Usability

ConnectWise Manage
6.0
HappyFox Help Desk

Reliability and Availability

ConnectWise Manage
9.1
HappyFox Help Desk

Performance

ConnectWise Manage
8.1
HappyFox Help Desk

Support Rating

ConnectWise Manage
5.3
HappyFox Help Desk

Online Training

ConnectWise Manage
6.2
HappyFox Help Desk

Implementation Rating

ConnectWise Manage
1.0
HappyFox Help Desk

Scalability

ConnectWise Manage
8.0
HappyFox Help Desk

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