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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 8.4 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

Workfront

This software works great to track your KPI's and to update and monitor your progress on any assignments that are assigned to your and projects you are working on. For simple to-dos and assignments and tasks, etc. it's really effective with a pick list of choices to choose from to update the status, upload files, log hours work, comment, etc. and inform business stakeholders requesting on the progress of a given workfront request it is less appropriate when it comes too it being complex at first, especially if you don't have any training. Like anything newly learned, it takes time and if you're not experienced with project management software you may find yourself in a bit of frustration using it.
Pricillar Nyokabi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

ConnectWise Manage
7.2
Workfront
Organize and prioritize service tickets
ConnectWise Manage
7.4
Workfront
Expert directory
ConnectWise Manage
7.3
Workfront
Subscription-based notifications
ConnectWise Manage
6.6
Workfront
ITSM collaboration and documentation
ConnectWise Manage
6.2
Workfront
Ticket creation and submission
ConnectWise Manage
7.9
Workfront
Ticket response
ConnectWise Manage
8.0
Workfront

Self Help Community

ConnectWise Manage
6.3
Workfront
External knowledge base
ConnectWise Manage
6.6
Workfront
Internal knowledge base
ConnectWise Manage
6.0
Workfront

Multi-Channel Help

ConnectWise Manage
5.8
Workfront
Customer portal
ConnectWise Manage
6.9
Workfront
IVR
ConnectWise Manage
4.2
Workfront
Social integration
ConnectWise Manage
4.0
Workfront
Email support
ConnectWise Manage
6.5
Workfront
Help Desk CRM integration
ConnectWise Manage
7.6
Workfront

Project Management

ConnectWise Manage
Workfront
8.2
Task Management
ConnectWise Manage
Workfront
9.2
Resource Management
ConnectWise Manage
Workfront
8.5
Gantt Charts
ConnectWise Manage
Workfront
8.0
Scheduling
ConnectWise Manage
Workfront
8.0
Workflow Automation
ConnectWise Manage
Workfront
8.1
Team Collaboration
ConnectWise Manage
Workfront
8.7
Support for Agile Methodology
ConnectWise Manage
Workfront
8.1
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ConnectWise Manage
Workfront
8.1
Document Management
ConnectWise Manage
Workfront
8.2
Email integration
ConnectWise Manage
Workfront
7.7
Mobile Access
ConnectWise Manage
Workfront
7.3
Timesheet Tracking
ConnectWise Manage
Workfront
8.4
Change request and Case Management
ConnectWise Manage
Workfront
8.4
Budget and Expense Management
ConnectWise Manage
Workfront
8.7

Professional Services Automation

ConnectWise Manage
Workfront
8.3
Quotes/estimates
ConnectWise Manage
Workfront
7.9
Invoicing
ConnectWise Manage
Workfront
8.4
Project & financial reporting
ConnectWise Manage
Workfront
7.8
Integration with accounting software
ConnectWise Manage
Workfront
9.0

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

Workfront

  • Time management resources are incredibly efficient: One can utilize the platform to give realistic work goals and objectives.
  • Data Management: Workfront enables users to view custom reports, manage projects costs, and much more.
  • Project planning is extremely in depth: One can set and visualize projects in a variety of ways.
Joshua Melder | 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

Workfront

  • I'd like for us to be able to pull reports that are a bit more customized. For example, I want to pull a report that enables me to see what task went past due first to see where and how we can improve. That report currently exists but unfortunately, it pulls in every other task that is past due in the project...instead of me just being able to pinpoint where we start to lose time.
  • I'd like to be able to "pin" documents and Updates within a Portfolio for easy reference when looking at a project as a whole.
Jen Franz | 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

Workfront

Workfront 8.6
Based on 59 answers
All that I've said already is why. I suppose the clearest way to say it is that at this point? I cannot imagine running the 300+ active projects in eMarketing without AtTask; it simply wouldn't be possible and even more; I wouldn't imagine why we'd try to find an alternative tool when we have one meeting our needs.
Adam Messano | 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

Workfront

Workfront 8.0
Based on 17 answers
I gave a rating of 10 on overall usability because Workfront is cloud based and very easy to use. Workfront also provides collaboration on projects which is critical to a projects success. The tool gives everyone high level visibility in their projects down to the smallest detail. Wonderful project management system, allows you to cut down on emails, meetings and no more spreadsheets for tracking your projects.
Maryland Tracy | 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

Workfront

Workfront 9.1
Based on 8 answers
I give Workfront a TEN! When I have had an issue, the response time has been quick. The tech support team has always resolved any issues that I report. For the performance of the Workfront system you can go to trust Workfront to receive daily updates as to the status of the servers. When the system acts sluggish I check here to see if there are any performance issues. If there is an issue they let you know they are working on asap. I have been working in Workfront for 2 years and this has happened three times and has been resolved within 30 minutes, and the system has only went down one time and it was for only 25 minutes, once I reported to the tech team, they were already working on the issue to get it resolved. They are awesome, and hat's off to the whole Workfront team!
Maryland Tracy | 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

Workfront

Workfront 5.9
Based on 3 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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

Workfront

Workfront 7.7
Based on 11 answers
It would be nice if the support forms were more dynamic so you could add more information to the support ticket when you enter it to reduce back and forth with the support team member. Also communication on escalated tickets isn't always great. It's gotten better over the years but still needs improvement. Other than that, initial response on support tickets is really quick and the people I've dealt with have always been very professional.
Mike Tompkins | 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

Workfront

Workfront 8.9
Based on 4 answers
The training is very easy to use and you can simply choose the topics included in the course(s) that are most important to your training needs. After each training course, you are tested on what you have learned. If you need a refresher course, they provide Course Catalogs as well as instructor-led courses & workshops.
Maryland Tracy | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Workfront

Workfront 8.3
Based on 10 answers
Have all of your existing processes locked down. Be prepared to modify them if Workfront can show you a better way.
Bill Gattinger | 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

Workfront

Workfront lands in the middle between MS Project and Basecamp. Basecamp was too simplistic and didn't provide enough core project / task management features. MS Project was too rigid and difficult to share project information. Workfront has the right mix of project / task management features and project visibility.
John Rozeboom, CSM, PMP | 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

Workfront

Workfront 9.1
Based on 2 answers
We have been using Workfront for about 3 years. During this time they continue to be a very stable project management system. Workfront's overall scalability is able to handle increased loads of work. When using Workfront for a project management tool for the web team, we store documents, images & video's without any issues. They work with their customer's to provide the best project management system in the market today! I highly recommend Workfront for all project management needs. Workfront strives to deliver unique technology solutions to growing companies!
Maryland Tracy | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Workfront

  • Thirty US dollars + per month, per user, can get a bit pricey for the mid-size business. I am not sure what their enterprise business pricing is, however, I imagine the ROI is well worth it as many corporations I have worked for use Workfront for both project management as well as timesheet tracking.
Brian Knox | 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

Workfront

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ConnectWise Manage
7.0
Workfront
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

ConnectWise Manage
10.0
Workfront
8.6

Usability

ConnectWise Manage
8.0
Workfront
8.0

Reliability and Availability

ConnectWise Manage
9.1
Workfront
9.1

Performance

ConnectWise Manage
8.1
Workfront
5.9

Support Rating

ConnectWise Manage
2.8
Workfront
7.7

In-Person Training

ConnectWise Manage
Workfront
5.0

Online Training

ConnectWise Manage
6.2
Workfront
8.9

Implementation Rating

ConnectWise Manage
1.0
Workfront
8.3

Scalability

ConnectWise Manage
8.0
Workfront
9.1

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