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Score 7.6 out of 100
38 Ratings
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Score 7.7 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 Web Help Desk (WHD)

One of the main issues for us is tracking overdue tickets and how they can be better resolved. Missed SLA's are also better tracked to show our team how to avoid this by giving better support or passing along to another level if needed. The reporting mechanism allows us to change on the fly to see where we are lacking support and where we may have too many resources staffed. By utilizing these reports we can move resources around to have better coverage.
Eric Krueger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

ConnectWise Manage
7.2
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
9.5
Organize and prioritize service tickets
ConnectWise Manage
7.4
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
9.4
Expert directory
ConnectWise Manage
7.3
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
9.4
Subscription-based notifications
ConnectWise Manage
6.6
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
9.4
ITSM collaboration and documentation
ConnectWise Manage
6.2
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
8.9
Ticket creation and submission
ConnectWise Manage
7.9
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
9.2
Ticket response
ConnectWise Manage
8.0
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
9.0

Self Help Community

ConnectWise Manage
6.3
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
8.3
External knowledge base
ConnectWise Manage
6.6
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
7.5
Internal knowledge base
ConnectWise Manage
6.0
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
9.1

Multi-Channel Help

ConnectWise Manage
5.8
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
8.1
Customer portal
ConnectWise Manage
6.9
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
8.5
IVR
ConnectWise Manage
4.2
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
Social integration
ConnectWise Manage
4.0
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
6.7
Email support
ConnectWise Manage
6.5
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
8.5
Help Desk CRM integration
ConnectWise Manage
7.5
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
8.8

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 Web Help Desk (WHD)

  • Email notifications are pretty good; you can add hidden notes, close/resolve/update tickets just by selecting the appropriate link in the email that is sent when a ticket is created or edited.
  • It provides a great deal of information to both the user and tech.
  • It allows us to automatically update asset information with our mobile device management system by using an extension.
John Mahlman IV | 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 Web Help Desk (WHD)

  • Support occasionally misses the mark (e.g. usually simple misunderstandings or mis-communications)
  • Intermittent UI bugs (e.g.: fields disappear until page refreshes)
  • AD/LDAP imports can be quirky (e.g.: user name changes, deactivates old user, makes new user instead of just renaming user)
  • Reports can be tricky to write
Michael Santangelo | 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 Web Help Desk (WHD)

SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD) 9.1
Based on 3 answers
We are definitely going to be sticking with Web Help Desk for the foreseeable future since the product is very inexpensive for the features that it provides, the integration that it has with our existing systems, and the ease for managing users, assets, locations, and tickets. Web Help Desk is a great product that is backed by even better support, which is well worth looking into if you are considering moving to a new ticketing system.
Michael Santangelo | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Web Help Desk (WHD)

SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD) 7.1
Based on 2 answers
The system has time and time again proven to be much easier to use and setup for both technicians and end users. It is simple enough to enter a ticket for end users, and even easier to communicate with logging back and forth because you can reply to the ticket emails to enter comments on the tickets. The technician side is a little clunky at first, but after looking at it for a few minutes it's very clear to see what you need to do to accomplish the goals. The mobile interface is snappy and responsive. It's a great product overall.
Michael Santangelo | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Web Help Desk (WHD)

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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 Web Help Desk (WHD)

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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 Web Help Desk (WHD)

SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD) 8.5
Based on 8 answers
SolarWinds is a great customizable and affordable ticketing system. We use SolarWinds Web Help Desk for IT and Software
Development trouble ticket tracking and resolution. The reporting that
SolarWinds provides is great since it helps us discover problem areas and fix
those areas so they don't keep reoccurring
Anonymous | 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 Web Help Desk (WHD)

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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 Web Help Desk (WHD)

SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD) 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Take the time to roll out a test VM to configure and make changes to before doing a live deployment, this way you don't end up with a VM that has been tweaked and re-tweaked until it's perfect and instead end up with a final, polished product.I would also recommend taking the time to read through the support forums for figuring out minor issues that may pop up, chances are that you aren't going to be the first one to encounter them.When all is said and done, SolarWinds Support is VERY responsive and you shouldn't hesitate to contact them.
Michael Santangelo | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Web Help Desk (WHD)

From a quality and use standpoint, they leave ALL of them in the dust. As far as support is concerned, they are faster and more accurate at resolving issues. Their software goes in easily, and functions as it is supposed to with minimal problems. And, as I have said before, their support is easy to reach and fast to resolve issues.
Marc Shaffer | 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 Web Help Desk (WHD)

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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 Web Help Desk (WHD)

  • Faster service when it comes to fixing issues.
  • Able to go back on tickets and see what was previously done on repeated issues.
  • Self serves help desk. The employee can open and close their own request and add as much detail as needed to their ticket. No need to call in and have someone open a ticket for you.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

ConnectWise Manage

General

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

SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)

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 Web Help Desk (WHD)
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

ConnectWise Manage
10.0
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
9.1

Usability

ConnectWise Manage
8.0
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
7.1

Reliability and Availability

ConnectWise Manage
9.1
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)

Performance

ConnectWise Manage
8.1
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)

Support Rating

ConnectWise Manage
2.8
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
8.5

Online Training

ConnectWise Manage
6.2
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)

Implementation Rating

ConnectWise Manage
1.0
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)
8.0

Scalability

ConnectWise Manage
8.0
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD)

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