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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Incident and problem management

    7.9

    ConnectWise Manage

    79%

    Salesforce

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ConnectWise Manage ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Organize and prioritize service tickets

    8.2
    82%
    79 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Expert directory

    7.4
    74%
    45 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Subscription-based notifications

    7.5
    75%
    52 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    ITSM collaboration and documentation

    8.0
    80%
    59 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ticket creation and submission

    7.9
    79%
    79 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ticket response

    8.3
    83%
    78 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Self Help Community

    7.8

    ConnectWise Manage

    78%

    Salesforce

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ConnectWise Manage ranks higher in 2/2 features

    External knowledge base

    8.4
    84%
    60 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Internal knowledge base

    7.2
    72%
    70 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multi-Channel Help

    7.7

    ConnectWise Manage

    77%

    Salesforce

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ConnectWise Manage ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Customer portal

    7.3
    73%
    71 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    IVR

    8.9
    89%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Social integration

    7.1
    71%
    25 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email support

    7.9
    79%
    71 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Help Desk CRM integration

    7.3
    73%
    67 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Sales Force Automation

    ConnectWise Manage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Salesforce

    81%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Customer data management / contact management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    186 Ratings

    Workflow management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    177 Ratings

    Territory management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    147 Ratings

    Opportunity management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    182 Ratings

    Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    171 Ratings

    Contract management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    144 Ratings

    Quote & order management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    136 Ratings

    Interaction tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    158 Ratings

    Channel / partner relationship management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    129 Ratings

    Customer Service & Support

    ConnectWise Manage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    Salesforce

    86%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Case management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    56 Ratings

    Call center management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    42 Ratings

    Help desk management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    46 Ratings

    Marketing Automation

    ConnectWise Manage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Salesforce

    81%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Lead management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    169 Ratings

    Email marketing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    144 Ratings

    CRM Project Management

    ConnectWise Manage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Salesforce

    77%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Task management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    160 Ratings

    Billing and invoicing management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    37 Ratings

    Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    124 Ratings

    CRM Reporting & Analytics

    ConnectWise Manage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Salesforce

    83%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Forecasting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    158 Ratings

    Pipeline visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    174 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    182 Ratings

    Customization

    ConnectWise Manage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Salesforce

    83%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Custom fields

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    175 Ratings

    Custom objects

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    167 Ratings

    Scripting environment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    126 Ratings

    API for custom integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    146 Ratings

    Security

    ConnectWise Manage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    Salesforce

    87%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Single sign-on capability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    144 Ratings

    Role-based user permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    137 Ratings

    Social CRM

    ConnectWise Manage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    Salesforce

    82%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Social data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    116 Ratings

    Social engagement

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    114 Ratings

    Integrations with 3rd-party Software

    ConnectWise Manage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Salesforce

    81%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Marketing automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    150 Ratings

    Compensation management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    101 Ratings

    Platform

    ConnectWise Manage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Salesforce

    83%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Mobile access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    158 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Salesforce.com is rated higher in 9 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Availability, Performance, Support Rating, Online Training, Implementation Rating, Product Scalability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.1

    ConnectWise Manage

    71%
    110 Ratings
    8.1

    Salesforce

    81%
    303 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    4.7

    ConnectWise Manage

    47%
    25 Ratings
    9.5

    Salesforce

    95%
    49 Ratings

    Usability

    5.7

    ConnectWise Manage

    57%
    25 Ratings
    8.3

    Salesforce

    83%
    92 Ratings

    Availability

    8.0

    ConnectWise Manage

    80%
    7 Ratings
    9.8

    Salesforce

    98%
    54 Ratings

    Performance

    1.0

    ConnectWise Manage

    10%
    13 Ratings
    9.0

    Salesforce

    90%
    36 Ratings

    Support Rating

    4.7

    ConnectWise Manage

    47%
    32 Ratings
    7.9

    Salesforce

    79%
    119 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    ConnectWise Manage

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9

    Salesforce

    79%
    11 Ratings

    Online Training

    5.0

    ConnectWise Manage

    50%
    8 Ratings
    9.1

    Salesforce

    91%
    15 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    1.0

    ConnectWise Manage

    10%
    8 Ratings
    9.4

    Salesforce

    94%
    32 Ratings

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    ConnectWise Manage

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Salesforce

    91%
    10 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    1.0

    ConnectWise Manage

    10%
    7 Ratings
    10.0

    Salesforce

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Professional Services

    ConnectWise Manage

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3

    Salesforce

    93%
    8 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    ConnectWise Manage

    I really enjoy ConnectWise, it is a massive step forward. The ability to see all departments working towards the same goal and having full visibility on account activity is massive to our business. Only some small tweaks would go a long way to making this even easier for sales managers to keep tabs on active prospects and lead generation.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Salesforce

    Ability to create dashboards. The project progress can be easily tracked. Tickets can be fed with all the right data and the same can be exported. You can customize the fields as per your usage. Can be used for multiple projects. The reports generated are accurate in nature and can be used for making important decisions and improvements.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Salesforce

    • Salesforce.com is extremely customizable. I would not consider it an out-of-the-box solution, although its standard fields allow for fundamental CRM activities and reporting.
    • Salesforce.com is able to integrate with 100s of third-party softwares—often times creating efficiencies in processes.
    • Reports within Salesforce.com have the ability to be simple as a standard Account report, or you can get very granular with your report filtering to segment a very specific result, eg. Accounts in California who are active clients and fall within the pharmaceutical industry and have a specified market capitalization.
    Erik Viager | 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

    Salesforce

    • Would like easier integration of Einstein data in Salesforce Dashboards so we do not have to navigate to the Analytics Studio.
    • Quicker adoption of custom objects into new offerings like the Pipeline Navigator.
    • Continued expansion of Salesforce Surveys for more features and flexibility.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    ConnectWise Manage

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $35 Per Tech Per Month

    ConnectWise Manage Editions & Modules

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

    Salesforce

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $25 per month

    Salesforce Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Essentials$25.001
    Professional$75.001
    Enterprise$150.001
    Unlimited$300.002
    1. Per User/Per Month
    2. Per user/Per month
    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    ConnectWise Manage

    ConnectWise Manage 4.7
    Based on 25 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

    Salesforce

    Salesforce 9.5
    Based on 49 answers
    While it's not perfect and can be overly complicated at times, there is not another solution out there that can do what it does. To get the same functionality you would need numerous disparate tools to match the amount of functionality Salesforce has. Having it all aggregated on one platform makes the complicated parts far more bearable
    John Cupoli | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    ConnectWise Manage

    ConnectWise Manage 5.7
    Based on 25 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

    Salesforce

    Salesforce 8.3
    Based on 92 answers
    Compared to the Salesforce Classic layout, the Lightning Experience is very user-friendly. Customize your top navigation bar to include quick links to your most frequently used records, objects, or reports. There are free online courses from Salesforce called "Trail Heads" to help new users get acquainted with the CRM. As a whole, it's a well-designed and user-friendly website. All is well, and there have been no problems so far.
    Al Mubassir Muin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    ConnectWise Manage

    ConnectWise Manage 8.0
    Based on 7 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

    Salesforce

    Salesforce 9.8
    Based on 54 answers
    Salesforce is always available securely from any internet-capable device anywhere in the world, UNLESS you choose to set security measures so that ONLY trusted IP ranges may access the system at certain times of the day. It's all about choice and flexibility with Salesforce products.
    Kyle Dugger | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    ConnectWise Manage

    ConnectWise Manage 1.0
    Based on 13 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

    Salesforce

    Salesforce 9.0
    Based on 36 answers
    Salesforce performance in general is excellent. "The cloud infrastructure beneath Force.com has been fine-tuned over the past 10 years. It powers nearly 100,000+ businesses running more than 185,000 applications that 3 million users count on every day."
    Points per Salesforce -
    1) Multitenant kernel - With a multitenant platform, each business that uses the app doesn’t have its own copy. Instead, all businesses share a single copy and then customize it for their specific needs.
    2) ISO 27001 certified security - You can’t compromise when it comes to enterprise-level security. Force.com is road-tested and trusted by nearly 100,000+ companies, including many of the world’s most security-conscious organizations, such as banks and health care providers.
    3) Proven reliability - All Force.com apps run on world-class data centers with backup, failover, and disaster-recovery facilities. Force.com has had a proven 99.9 percent uptime record for years.
    4) Proven, real-time scalability - Force.com is used by many of the world's largest enterprises, including Cisco, Japan Post Network, and Symantec. Applications can automatically scale from a few users to millions of page views, as needed.
    5) Real-time query optimizer - You need fast access to your data. The Force.com query optimizer delivers under 300ms response time, at a massive scale.
    6) Real-time transparent system status - You can always see real-time system performance, availability, and security information at trust.salesforce.com.
    7) Real-time upgrades - Unlike traditional software platforms, our upgrades never break your customizations, code, or integrations. We upgrade the platform for you 3 to 4 times each year. As a result, you’re always on the latest version, with access to the latest features, performance, and security enhancements.
    8) Real-time sandbox environments - With a single click, you can create copies of your applications, configuration, and data in separate environments for development, testing, and training.
    9) Three global production data centers and disaster recovery - Force.com runs on three geographically dispersed, mirrored data centers with built-in replication, disaster recovery, a redundant network backbone, and no single points of failure
    Rob Gottschalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    ConnectWise Manage

    ConnectWise Manage 4.7
    Based on 32 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

    Salesforce

    Salesforce 7.9
    Based on 119 answers
    Account managers are awesome for the most part but change every year. So just as they are getting to know your business they usually switch accounts. We have premier success now which gives us 24/7 access to support, which has been helpful as we deal with integration issues with APIs and across Salesforce products.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    In-Person Training

    ConnectWise Manage

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Salesforce

    Salesforce 7.9
    Based on 11 answers
    I attended two training sessions. I would rate them a 4 as an advanced user. It was very basic – great for someone new – would give 8+ for new person.

    I had 3 years of experience at the time. I skipped basic and went onto advanced and still not helpful. A lot of it was best practices that didn’t feel relevant for our business
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    ConnectWise Manage

    ConnectWise Manage 5.0
    Based on 8 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

    Salesforce

    Salesforce 9.1
    Based on 15 answers
    I have gone through multiple. The content that’s delivered is quite basic – I wish they had more advanced training.

    We are grandfathered into premium support plus training. We get unlimited access to instructor led and online training for free. We have taken advantage of this
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    ConnectWise Manage

    ConnectWise Manage 1.0
    Based on 8 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

    Salesforce

    Salesforce 9.4
    Based on 32 answers
    Just from an organizational standpoint - we standardized our data prior to moving to Salesforce. But we essentially standardized it wrong. That's created a big disgusting mess for us know that I'll have to deal with as the Admin. Be sure you think through use cases prior to doing something like that - seek outside opinions on how the data will work best, especially depending on what else you're going to integrate with Salesforce.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    ConnectWise Manage

    We reviewed a lot more products than those listed above but in the end, we are told by our business mentors to just pick one and use it - everything has its learning curves. However, all of the other products we tried couldn't even come close to what Connectwise Manage could provide. The information is detailed and a great way to keep track of your techs, your inventory, your support tickets and so much more.
    Daren Anderson, MSIS | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Salesforce

    When evaluating a CRM solution for our company we had a fairly simple decision process. We had to decide to buy vs build an internal solution - which we found for the cost Salesforce would save from development / IT perspective and provide a more robust solution. The closest out of the box competitor we looked at was the Microsoft Dynamics CRM product -and again, we found Salesforce to be a more robust / cost effective solution.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    ConnectWise Manage

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Salesforce

    Salesforce 9.1
    Based on 10 answers
    The contract process was arduous. Some of that was because of the purchasing issues with our university, but as mentioned previously, we got a quote for a package and then they also recommended add-on fees. These were things we did not end up going with because we had budgeted based on the originally quoted amount. This has slowed down our implementation phase and meant we were paying for two CRM software for longer than I would have liked.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    ConnectWise Manage

    ConnectWise Manage 1.0
    Based on 7 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

    Salesforce

    Salesforce 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    I've worked with Salesforce since 2001 in companies ranging from 4 to hundreds of sales people and the system has been able to scale and perhaps more importantly expand (functionally) to the needs of larger organizations. In fact in my previous company, as a provider of a solution that integrated with Salesforce, we had customers that had thousands of sales people using Salesforce.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Professional Services

    ConnectWise Manage

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Salesforce

    Salesforce 9.3
    Based on 8 answers
    Using Salesforce.com has made my daily routines more efficient and simplified the manual tasks I had to perform independently. I can now access data from any device, online or offline, and provide better guidance to my team about the forecasts provided by the built-in artificial intelligence (AI). A chat with a Salesforce support specialist would be great. The knowledge base has a community forum where Salesforce users can ask questions and learn more about the product.
    Aononna Tazin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Salesforce

    • Companies that either hire consulting expertise or have in-house experts will benefit the most. It can be a powerful tool. Manage it correctly and there will be great benefits.
    • Conversely, if companies don't implement Salesforce.com with a plan, there will be frustration and small if any ROI realized.
    Quentin Goin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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