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244 Ratings
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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 8.5 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

Zoho Desk

As an educator in technology, many of my customers are not tech-savvy and they need a simple form they can fill in to start a support session and to have simple questions answered. Zoho Desk provides a system where the support person can record the issue and provide the solution by responding directly with the customer via a ticketing system. Once the problem is solved a resolution can be written and saved as an article for future reference as an education tool or self-support resource for subscribed customers.
David Cook | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

ConnectWise Manage
7.2
Zoho Desk
10.0
Organize and prioritize service tickets
ConnectWise Manage
7.4
Zoho Desk
10.0
Expert directory
ConnectWise Manage
7.3
Zoho Desk
10.0
Subscription-based notifications
ConnectWise Manage
6.6
Zoho Desk
10.0
ITSM collaboration and documentation
ConnectWise Manage
6.2
Zoho Desk
10.0
Ticket creation and submission
ConnectWise Manage
7.9
Zoho Desk
10.0
Ticket response
ConnectWise Manage
7.9
Zoho Desk
10.0

Self Help Community

ConnectWise Manage
6.3
Zoho Desk
10.0
External knowledge base
ConnectWise Manage
6.6
Zoho Desk
10.0
Internal knowledge base
ConnectWise Manage
6.0
Zoho Desk
10.0

Multi-Channel Help

ConnectWise Manage
5.8
Zoho Desk
10.0
Customer portal
ConnectWise Manage
6.9
Zoho Desk
10.0
IVR
ConnectWise Manage
4.2
Zoho Desk
Social integration
ConnectWise Manage
4.0
Zoho Desk
Email support
ConnectWise Manage
6.5
Zoho Desk
10.0
Help Desk CRM integration
ConnectWise Manage
7.5
Zoho Desk
10.0

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

Zoho Desk

  • Give a basic ticketing platform to resolve queries received through the platform, email, or embedded forms.
  • User-friendly dashboard, which shows all the tickets' statuses.
  • We can embed support form in our websites to get queries.
  • Zoho Desk also supports a basic knowledge-base, which helps us to create FAQs.
  • Connecting with a social network like Facebook.
Anonymous | 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

Zoho Desk

  • Integration with email is not the smoothest
  • Escalation rules take into account weekends but not holidays
  • Reports can be a bit confusing
Anonymous | 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

Zoho Desk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Zoho Desk

Zoho Desk 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Although it is rather straightforward to navigate I did not find it intuitive when I am in a customer support call. The in-call notetaking feels a little disjointed and distracting when you are trying to take notes on an existing ticket once it has been submitted. I like how you can link calls received on your phone to Zoho Desk when you have the app installed on your smartphone. It seems that every feature I would want with this support tool is available however I find I have to learn where they are how to find them. This can be seen as a good thing in a product so feature-rich and would be even better if it was seamless to use.
David Cook | 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

Zoho Desk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Zoho Desk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Zoho Desk

Zoho Desk 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Zoho support, in general, has been very good and this would have to be extended to the Desk product as well. This is partly to do with the people hired to provide the support and you could say it is a good demonstration of the support software itself as it is used to provide the help when you ask for it.
David Cook | 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

Zoho Desk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Zoho Desk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Zoho Desk

Value for money simply beats the rest. Also, as part of the Zoho Suite, integrations are wonderful, for example to CRM or consolidating Reporting with other apps such as Zoho Projects. Integration to advanced Analytics is also very helpful. In terms of features, they are pretty complete. Easy to train and use
María Fernanda Cruz | 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

Zoho Desk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Zoho Desk

  • It helped to reduce company's reponse time by letting employees when a new comunication started and who will handle it.
  • It helped to maintain private conversation between organization members to organize what to reply and do for customers.
  • Increased productivity by task assignment and keeping track of the organization data/processes
Miguel Useche | 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

Additional Pricing Details

Zoho Desk

General

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

Zoho Desk Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$0
Professional$122
Enterprise$252
  1. per user
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Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ConnectWise Manage
7.0
Zoho Desk
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

ConnectWise Manage
10.0
Zoho Desk

Usability

ConnectWise Manage
8.0
Zoho Desk
8.0

Reliability and Availability

ConnectWise Manage
9.1
Zoho Desk

Performance

ConnectWise Manage
8.1
Zoho Desk

Support Rating

ConnectWise Manage
2.8
Zoho Desk
10.0

Online Training

ConnectWise Manage
6.2
Zoho Desk

Implementation Rating

ConnectWise Manage
1.0
Zoho Desk

Scalability

ConnectWise Manage
8.0
Zoho Desk

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