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ConnectWise Manage

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Score 7.2 out of 100

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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

SysAid

When you are in a large company and you have several people who manage the IT department, Sysaid allows you to automatically sort the various tickets and assign them automatically to groups of administrators in charge based on the categories. So it is important both that the categories are not too many and confusing for the user eho has to choose them when creating the ticket, and that there is a correct association between categories and IT administrators.
Clearly, small companies may not need a large subdivision by categories, but SysAid is still very convenient for managing tickets even if there is only one IT administrator.
Giovanni Mattei | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

ConnectWise Manage
8.1
SysAid
7.3
Organize and prioritize service tickets
ConnectWise Manage
8.3
SysAid
7.7
Expert directory
ConnectWise Manage
8.1
SysAid
6.7
Subscription-based notifications
ConnectWise Manage
7.8
SysAid
8.0
ITSM collaboration and documentation
ConnectWise Manage
7.5
SysAid
7.3
Ticket creation and submission
ConnectWise Manage
8.3
SysAid
Ticket response
ConnectWise Manage
8.6
SysAid
Service restoration
ConnectWise Manage
SysAid
6.9
Self-service tools
ConnectWise Manage
SysAid
7.6
ITSM reports and dashboards
ConnectWise Manage
SysAid
6.9

Self Help Community

ConnectWise Manage
6.8
SysAid
External knowledge base
ConnectWise Manage
7.1
SysAid
Internal knowledge base
ConnectWise Manage
6.5
SysAid

Multi-Channel Help

ConnectWise Manage
6.0
SysAid
Customer portal
ConnectWise Manage
7.9
SysAid
IVR
ConnectWise Manage
6.1
SysAid
Social integration
ConnectWise Manage
1.2
SysAid
Email support
ConnectWise Manage
7.7
SysAid
Help Desk CRM integration
ConnectWise Manage
7.1
SysAid

ITSM asset management

ConnectWise Manage
SysAid
7.2
Configuration mangement
ConnectWise Manage
SysAid
6.5
Asset management dashboard
ConnectWise Manage
SysAid
6.3
Policy and contract enforcement
ConnectWise Manage
SysAid
8.6

Change management

ConnectWise Manage
SysAid
8.1
Change requests repository
ConnectWise Manage
SysAid
7.9
Change calendar
ConnectWise Manage
SysAid
8.7
Service-level management
ConnectWise Manage
SysAid
7.7

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

SysAid

  • Easy to create any service request
  • We can assign multiple tickets for same group at the same time
  • Easy to close the tickets as well as service request
  • Easy to use
  • No training required to use it; just two to three KTs are enough
Anonymous | 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

SysAid

  • Routing rules view can't be customized (that I know of) and it lacks filters.
  • Incidents have a sub-type, requests don't - I would prefer sub-type on both.
  • User groups - some problems with synchronization (for years we had no problems, and in the last couple a few times).
Anonymous | 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

SysAid

SysAid 8.7
Based on 3 answers
It is a product that has come to meet the expectations we had and exceeds them. It is very versatile, it has been a great help to us. We are very happy, we have been able to measure the attention, response times and satisfaction of the end-users.
MIGUEL BERRIOS | 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

SysAid

SysAid 8.3
Based on 20 answers
It is a very simple tool to use, the training required to implement it is minimal and it is also very simple for end users. There is a quick guide to configure and it was the only thing we used to configure the tool. The response of the users was good to the implementation because they did not feel that it was a big change that complicated the request of tasks by the IT department.
Cesar Omar Ramirez Garcia | 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

SysAid

SysAid 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is always available and whenever need any maintenance, we receive an outage mail prior the outage
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SysAid

SysAid 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No, In my company it is integrated with the Control-M and when ever we receive any incident of the control M console, we receive a ticket at the same time on SysAid
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ConnectWise Manage

ConnectWise Manage 5.2
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

SysAid

SysAid 8.2
Based on 34 answers
I have had nothing but positive experiences working with the SysAid support team. There are multiple pathways to request and receive support, which are all connected with each other. I get an efficient and effective response most of the time and when there is not immediately a good answer, they create a support request to follow up for resolution.
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

SysAid

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

SysAid

SysAid 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I am just a user so can't comment of implementation part.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SysAid

ManageEngine was a pain to keep updated with new updates and releases at very short intervals. The way the software was managed and scripted was all from .bat files and was not extremely reliable and often caused our server to crash after an update and it would need to be restores from a VM snapshot and the update attempted again. It almost never went smooth, especially if you had to do multiple updates due to the quick release of different changes.
Mike Chilcoat | 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

SysAid

SysAid 9.0
Based on 1 answer
This is very reliable and essential ticketing tool
Anonymous | 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

SysAid

  • We have never had a system in place to categorize and keep track of incoming requests, and SysAid had made this an easy transition.
  • SysAid is one of the more affordable options when compared to other products in this space.
  • SysAid was one application that we looked into that provided us the single pane of glass with all the needed features in one easy-to-use cloud-based application.
Kevin McCusker | 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

ConnectWise Manage Editions & Modules

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

SysAid

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

SysAid Editions & Modules

Edition
SysAid$1,2111
  1. For First 500 Assets Per Year
Additional Pricing Details
SysAid service desk is packaged with all-inclusive features for one low price. Offered in cloud or on-premise.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ConnectWise Manage
6.5
SysAid
6.8

Likelihood to Renew

ConnectWise Manage
9.9
SysAid
8.7

Usability

ConnectWise Manage
6.0
SysAid
8.3

Reliability and Availability

ConnectWise Manage
9.1
SysAid
9.0

Performance

ConnectWise Manage
8.1
SysAid
10.0

Support Rating

ConnectWise Manage
5.2
SysAid
8.2

Online Training

ConnectWise Manage
6.2
SysAid

Implementation Rating

ConnectWise Manage
1.0
SysAid
8.0

Scalability

ConnectWise Manage
8.0
SysAid
9.0

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