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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

TOPdesk

If you work with the standard ITIL processes, TOPdesk meets everything.
If you want to configure and organize everything yourself, TOPdesk does not meet your wishes.
Easy to link to third party applications.
Linking TOPdesk environment of customers and / or suppliers (Collaboration Center).
See also my use case how we use TOPdesk.
Timo Snijders | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

ConnectWise Manage
8.1
TOPdesk
8.0
Organize and prioritize service tickets
ConnectWise Manage
8.3
TOPdesk
8.6
Expert directory
ConnectWise Manage
8.1
TOPdesk
7.0
Subscription-based notifications
ConnectWise Manage
7.8
TOPdesk
8.0
ITSM collaboration and documentation
ConnectWise Manage
7.5
TOPdesk
8.3
Ticket creation and submission
ConnectWise Manage
8.3
TOPdesk
Ticket response
ConnectWise Manage
8.6
TOPdesk
Service restoration
ConnectWise Manage
TOPdesk
7.9
Self-service tools
ConnectWise Manage
TOPdesk
8.7
ITSM reports and dashboards
ConnectWise Manage
TOPdesk
7.4

Self Help Community

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

Multi-Channel Help

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

ITSM asset management

ConnectWise Manage
TOPdesk
7.7
Configuration mangement
ConnectWise Manage
TOPdesk
7.6
Asset management dashboard
ConnectWise Manage
TOPdesk
7.0
Policy and contract enforcement
ConnectWise Manage
TOPdesk
8.4

Change management

ConnectWise Manage
TOPdesk
7.3
Change requests repository
ConnectWise Manage
TOPdesk
7.6
Change calendar
ConnectWise Manage
TOPdesk
6.9
Service-level management
ConnectWise Manage
TOPdesk
7.4

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

TOPdesk

  • They are making good progress in developing API's for communication with other apps which is becoming more and more important. Also the development of a collaboration platform for easy connecting to other/customer (TOPdesk) systems is a positive move.
  • In our company we will build a extensive API configuration to communicate with MS Dynamics and we already have several connections with customers that gives a better user experience.
  • The events and actions module gives extra power to the system to overcome some limitations or automate manual actions.
  • We use this option for a lot of different activities. One is for a notification when a certificate or application license is almost expired but there are a lot more applications for this function.
  • Technical support department performs nicely and in a professional way.
Rob Slinger | 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

TOPdesk

  • Modeling more complicated workflows is difficult and could need the support of a consultant
  • Graphical output of Topdesk is very limited. Users mainly will rely on Excel as reporting tool, except for some basic graphs that are provided in your dashboard by Topdesk itself.
Bernd Fredriks | 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

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 8.2
Based on 34 answers
We only recently converted to the SAAS version of TOPdesk, for the simple reason that this version is more expensive than the old on-premise version that we had been using in the year before.The advantages of this SAAS version are clear though: no problems anymore with updates or servers that fail. I am convinced that we will stick with TOPdesk in years to come.
Mark Coutinho | 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

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 8.6
Based on 22 answers
Sometimes I think some things are hard to find. I often do not know if I have to search in Settings or in Modules. In some cases the user has to do a lot of clicks for example to link a key to a user. Something could work a little smarter.
Rianne Willems | 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

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Like I said somewhere else in this review: the helpdesk of TOPdesk is top of the bill! In the Netherlands, that is. I can not plea for the helpdesks in other countries, but I guess the TOPdesk organization will make sure the quality of the helpdesk is the same in every country.
Mark Coutinho | 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

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 8.1
Based on 6 answers
Although being a SAAS solution, TOPdesk performs pretty fast. One can imagine that any SAAS solution is slow or has hiccups, but we have not experienced such with TOPdesk. Pages load quickly, logging in goes smoothly.We have made reports on premise in the past - that always took some time, as you might expect with such complex tasks. It seems that in the SAAS solution TOPdesk somehow has managed to make it even faster!
Mark Coutinho | 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

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 8.9
Based on 132 answers
TOPdesk support is TOPnotch. The support engineers and setup people we encountered during our setup phase were knowledgeable and experienced with the design and setup of the optimum TOPdesk based on our requests, and were able to help us avoid snags that we would have otherwise encountered based on our unique setup. Requests since the initial setup period have been met with quick, easy to follow instructions to resolve the issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

ConnectWise Manage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 7.3
Based on 1 answer
The training was short but effective. 1 day to train key users
Wil Kuijpers | 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

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 6.4
Based on 1 answer
Simple training, Just to know the basics
Bart Wessels | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 7.5
Based on 12 answers
SAAS implementation on our end could not be done by TOPdesk due to the fact that they do not offer it. Ask directly from the beginning for support from a SAAS specialist.
Karl Schuele | 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

TOPdesk

Speaking only to our specific implementation of Heat, which admittedly we did not put much effort into improving over time, we have noticed far better usability in every respect from hands-on ticket remediation all the way through to back-end system maintenance. Implementation was a significant exercise which required a great deal of planning and evaluation of our existing processes, but in spite of this “pain”, it was necessary to move from where we were to start down the path toward where we wanted to be.
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

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 7.8
Based on 6 answers
We have not yet much experience for scalability. There are some good features to make TOPdesk more scalable, for example the value mapping as part of action sequences.
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

TOPdesk

  • We have been able to provide a more streamlined experience for staff and students when raising issues
  • We have been able to replace 3 previous separate systems with TOPdesk and are looking to replace a 4th in the near future by using some of the TOPdesk features
  • We have had to use quite a bit of staff time to configure and support TOPdesk which was not expected. Ideally it requires someone with dedicated time to administer which we did not take into account when implementing
Ian Short | TrustRadius Reviewer

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TOPdesk

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

TOPdesk

General

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

TOPdesk Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
TOPdesk has a unique license model: - Modular: Select the modules you need and easily expand as your business grows - Saas or On premise - Unlimited number of assets. Successful asset management should not be dependent on the license of your product. - End users OR service agents based, whichever fits your situation best. If you are looking for flexibility in the number of agents for e.g. extra busy times of the year, the flexible end user license lets you add agents without any restrictions, no day passes needed.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ConnectWise Manage
6.5
TOPdesk
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

ConnectWise Manage
9.9
TOPdesk
8.2

Usability

ConnectWise Manage
6.0
TOPdesk
8.6

Reliability and Availability

ConnectWise Manage
9.1
TOPdesk
9.0

Performance

ConnectWise Manage
8.1
TOPdesk
8.1

Support Rating

ConnectWise Manage
5.2
TOPdesk
8.9

In-Person Training

ConnectWise Manage
TOPdesk
7.3

Online Training

ConnectWise Manage
6.2
TOPdesk
6.4

Implementation Rating

ConnectWise Manage
1.0
TOPdesk
7.5

Scalability

ConnectWise Manage
8.0
TOPdesk
7.8

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