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244 Ratings
Top Rated
244 Ratings
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Score 7.6 out of 100
11 Ratings
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Score 5.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ConnectWise Manage

Wouldn't be good for small businesses and unless you are providing work that needs to be generated by a ticket, this wouldn't be for you. It's great for companies that need to log specific information for customers and record time entered by employees. It's good for project management, keeping track of financials and time
Alissa Levanway | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds MSP Manager

It's a good company to grow with because as needs change there are more features available.
Tamara Ham | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

ConnectWise Manage
7.2
SolarWinds MSP Manager
5.4
Organize and prioritize service tickets
ConnectWise Manage
7.4
SolarWinds MSP Manager
4.9
Expert directory
ConnectWise Manage
7.3
SolarWinds MSP Manager
3.4
Subscription-based notifications
ConnectWise Manage
6.6
SolarWinds MSP Manager
7.7
ITSM collaboration and documentation
ConnectWise Manage
6.2
SolarWinds MSP Manager
7.4
Ticket creation and submission
ConnectWise Manage
7.9
SolarWinds MSP Manager
Ticket response
ConnectWise Manage
7.9
SolarWinds MSP Manager
Service restoration
ConnectWise Manage
SolarWinds MSP Manager
3.8
Self-service tools
ConnectWise Manage
SolarWinds MSP Manager
3.5
ITSM reports and dashboards
ConnectWise Manage
SolarWinds MSP Manager
7.3

Self Help Community

ConnectWise Manage
6.3
SolarWinds MSP Manager
External knowledge base
ConnectWise Manage
6.6
SolarWinds MSP Manager
Internal knowledge base
ConnectWise Manage
6.0
SolarWinds MSP Manager

Multi-Channel Help

ConnectWise Manage
5.8
SolarWinds MSP Manager
Customer portal
ConnectWise Manage
6.9
SolarWinds MSP Manager
IVR
ConnectWise Manage
4.2
SolarWinds MSP Manager
Social integration
ConnectWise Manage
4.0
SolarWinds MSP Manager
Email support
ConnectWise Manage
6.5
SolarWinds MSP Manager
Help Desk CRM integration
ConnectWise Manage
7.5
SolarWinds MSP Manager

ITSM asset management

ConnectWise Manage
SolarWinds MSP Manager
6.1
Configuration mangement
ConnectWise Manage
SolarWinds MSP Manager
5.8
Asset management dashboard
ConnectWise Manage
SolarWinds MSP Manager
6.4

Change management

ConnectWise Manage
SolarWinds MSP Manager
2.8
Change calendar
ConnectWise Manage
SolarWinds MSP Manager
1.0
Service-level management
ConnectWise Manage
SolarWinds MSP Manager
4.7

Pros

ConnectWise Manage

  • Manage's GUI is fantastic and easy to use.
  • Makes it very simple to create support tickets and organize them.
  • The different boards in Manage are what really make this product great.
  • Being able to lay everything out and easily organize to our liking is a huge plus!
  • Being customer friendly is another aspect I like.
  • The portal is easy to setup and easy for clients to use.
  • We use this feature heavily as an MSP.
John Trevino | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds MSP Manager

  • Web Based
  • Automated Ticket creation
chris maddox | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ConnectWise Manage

  • The inventory and procurement module could use some work. It is often difficult to navigate through. A cycle count option would be a great addition as well.
  • More customization would be great especially in the PO emails.
  • The StreamLine IT function, while great, could use some improvement. It is difficult to setup and can at times interfere with other things that we do.
  • The invoices are perhaps the ugliest. A straight forward customizable invoice template, not a report that adds 20 steps to the process, would be a huge improvement.
Sebastian Abbinanti | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds MSP Manager

  • It is just simply too slow! The web interface requires patience, even when moving between tabs or menu choices. This is by far the biggest detracting element of MSP Manager.
  • Input customization -- I would like the settings pages to allow me to customize some input screens, especially the Ticket Entry window. The "Quick Ticket" entry is missing a few key items I want in a trouble ticket, and the full ticket entry window has numerous fields I never use or are always the same, and so it just takes more time and effort than is necessary.
  • Both the asset tracking and the knowledge base should be more robust and integrally tied into the RMM console, so that licenses, serial numbers, procedures, network data are quick and simple to access from either interface.
Les Klassen Hamm | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ConnectWise Manage

ConnectWise Manage 10.0
Based on 23 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

SolarWinds MSP Manager

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Usability

ConnectWise Manage

ConnectWise Manage 8.0
Based on 15 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

SolarWinds MSP Manager

No score
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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

SolarWinds MSP Manager

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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

SolarWinds MSP Manager

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Support Rating

ConnectWise Manage

ConnectWise Manage 2.8
Based on 12 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

SolarWinds MSP Manager

SolarWinds MSP Manager 3.8
Based on 2 answers
They're good at resolving issues when they arise.
Tamara Ham | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SolarWinds MSP Manager

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Implementation Rating

ConnectWise Manage

ConnectWise Manage 1.0
Based on 3 answers
Thoroughly review the training at ConnectWise University BEFORE starting. Ask questions to other partners - there is a huge community that is more than willing to help. Lastly, I recommend getting ConnectWise Consulting to help - it's a BIG product, and the money you spend on consulting will pay for itself by helping you and your team get off to a running start (in the right direction)
Delano Collins | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds MSP Manager

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Alternatives Considered

ConnectWise Manage

Our business was formed through the relationship between two separate business owners, one who utilized Labtech RMM products only and myself who had used the Solarwinds RMM product and eventually their Service Desk product. One look at Connectwise manage showed that it was a significantly more developed product at the time, something that would stack up well with the likes of AutoTask. It was an easy decision to transition to the Connectwise line of products and operate in a cohesive environment supported by a single vendor. As we move forward, we are excited to bring on other products that integrate into the Automate product, allowing us to offer additional services to our customers that can be managed and monitored in one location.
Daryn O'Shea | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds MSP Manager

MSP Manager is a fully serviced paid option. Spiceworks is a free helpdesk. They both are very useful, but a company can just outgrow Spiceworks.
Anonymous | 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

SolarWinds MSP Manager

No score
No answers yet
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Return on Investment

ConnectWise Manage

  • ConnectWise has contributed to being more accurate with our Engineers time keeping. Being able to track everything to very granular detail has been beneficial.
  • Pre-planning and recurring service tickets for companies has been a big benefit as well. Love being able to set it and forget it.
  • Having more options on time entries has allowed our Field Engineers to become more granular with the time spent on site. It has allowed us to capture more follow up opportunities to get back in front of the Client to show them.
Carson Hagan, ITILv3 | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds MSP Manager

  • We have had to spend time and resources to create our own reports, as MSP Manager does not have them.
  • Searching for a ticket requires scrolling, wasting time
chris maddox | TrustRadius Reviewer

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SolarWinds MSP Manager

Pricing Details

ConnectWise Manage

General

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

SolarWinds MSP Manager

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ConnectWise Manage
7.0
SolarWinds MSP Manager
4.2

Likelihood to Renew

ConnectWise Manage
10.0
SolarWinds MSP Manager

Usability

ConnectWise Manage
8.0
SolarWinds MSP Manager

Reliability and Availability

ConnectWise Manage
9.1
SolarWinds MSP Manager

Performance

ConnectWise Manage
8.1
SolarWinds MSP Manager

Support Rating

ConnectWise Manage
2.8
SolarWinds MSP Manager
3.8

Online Training

ConnectWise Manage
6.2
SolarWinds MSP Manager

Implementation Rating

ConnectWise Manage
1.0
SolarWinds MSP Manager

Scalability

ConnectWise Manage
8.0
SolarWinds MSP Manager

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