ConnectWise ScreenConnect vs. Splashtop

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ConnectWise ScreenConnect
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
ConnectWise ScreenConnect is a remote support, access, and meeting solution. With it, users can utilize remote support and access to repair computers, provide updates, and manage machines. Users can also conduct online seminars and presentations using remote meetings.N/A
Splashtop
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Splashtop is a software solution for both remote access and remote support. Boasting 30+ million customers worldwide and users among both large and small organizations across the globe, Splashtop states they have a secure, high-performing solution to fit specific use-cases. Splashtop is ISO certified, SOC 2 and GDPR compliant. Splashtop Business Access is a remote desktop software solution for business professionals and teams, allowing them to work from wherever, using…
$5
per month per user, billed annually
Pricing
ConnectWise ScreenConnectSplashtop
Editions & Modules
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Splashtop Business Access Solo
$5.00
per month per user, billed annually
Splashtop Business Access Pro
$8.25
per month per user, billed annually
Splashtop Business Access Performance
$13.00
per month per user, billed annually
SOS
$17.00
per month per concurrent technician, billed annually
SOS+10
$19.00
per month per concurrent technician, billed annually
SOS Unlimited
$34.00
per month per concurrent technician, billed annually
Remote Support
$40.00
per month billed monthly or annually
Splashtop Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ConnectWise ScreenConnectSplashtop
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
ConnectWise ScreenConnectSplashtop
Considered Both Products
ConnectWise ScreenConnect
Chose ConnectWise ScreenConnect
ConnectWise Control has more control options that both of the listed products but the only issue is TeamViewer and Splashtop make the initial connection process muck easier.
Chose ConnectWise ScreenConnect
ConnectWise is light and efficient compared to its competitors. I first found out about it through Barracuda who used it to provide support and it was very quick and painless as an end user to provide access to troubleshoot problems.
Splashtop
Chose Splashtop
After evaluating several possible remote support products, Splashtop SOS represented the best value for money to a small business owner. This was largely due to its tiered licensing structure, with the base Splashtop SOS solution providing all the features I needed. This …
Chose Splashtop
Cost is the best competing factor.
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Features
ConnectWise ScreenConnectSplashtop
Remote Administration
Comparison of Remote Administration features of Product A and Product B
ConnectWise ScreenConnect
8.3
613 Ratings
1% above category average
Splashtop
7.8
43 Ratings
6% below category average
Screen sharing9.4583 Ratings9.337 Ratings
File transfer8.5556 Ratings9.039 Ratings
Instant message8.2490 Ratings7.930 Ratings
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication7.573 Ratings00 Ratings
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers6.5303 Ratings3.013 Ratings
Over-the-Internet remote session9.3589 Ratings9.342 Ratings
Initiate remote control from mobile7.9381 Ratings7.726 Ratings
Remote management of servers & workstations9.2506 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Remote Active Directory® management8.8167 Ratings00 Ratings
Centralized management dashboard8.9470 Ratings7.132 Ratings
Session record8.4309 Ratings7.219 Ratings
Annotations8.0258 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Monitoring and Alerts6.6181 Ratings6.05 Ratings
Multi-platform remote control9.1390 Ratings8.733 Ratings
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User Ratings
ConnectWise ScreenConnectSplashtop
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(613 ratings)
9.0
(471 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(39 ratings)
10.0
(34 ratings)
Usability
9.3
(42 ratings)
9.6
(24 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(5 ratings)
9.4
(5 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(9 ratings)
9.5
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(63 ratings)
8.7
(430 ratings)
Online Training
7.5
(24 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(20 ratings)
9.5
(15 ratings)
Configurability
10.0
(5 ratings)
5.0
(2 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
10.0
(16 ratings)
9.5
(5 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
10.0
(4 ratings)
9.8
(3 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
5.0
(4 ratings)
5.8
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
ConnectWise ScreenConnectSplashtop
Likelihood to Recommend
ConnectWise
We often need to create an ad-hoc session with a device that is not under our management. We find ourselves doing this more than ever in the COVID world. Many people are working from home on personal machines with their employer, our client's permission and we are facilitating more support for these personal machines. Connectwise Control [(formerly ScreenConnect)] gives us a robust resource to control the device, navigate anywhere we need, execute various commands, and engage in an on-screen chat with the client. The session is very simple to create and very user-friendly to initiate. We do not recommend it for Android, Apple, or Chromebook applications. There is little to no support for these platforms.
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Splashtop
In my position Splashtop is perfectly suited for my needs. Allows me to connect to remote workers, or those who work from home. I use it while in the office as well as if I am doing after hours support at home. If you have workers who are local but at a different address, also useful. If you are supporting users just in the office you are in, obviously, it's not going to be a tool you will need
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Pros
ConnectWise
  • The interface is easy to use and makes sense. It's easy to understand how to organize a large number of machines involving multiple clients. But, it's also applicable for smaller set of machines too.
  • The connection speed is very quick. I've used solutions in the past that take a variable amount of time to connect, or they just take a long time every time. Control is quick every time. It doesn't get in the way of being able to support the machines on the other end.
  • The connections are reliable. I haven't experienced random disconnects throughout hundreds of instances. It was a breath of fresh air coming from the previous solution we used. I consider Control a gold standard for what a great remote connection solution can be.
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Splashtop
  • Splashtop lets me see what my clients see.
  • Splashtop usually works even when my client's computer isn't in great shape. I can sometimes do things remotely that an onsite user cannot.
  • Splashtop lets me work on many computers from one location, without leaving my own desk.
  • Splashtop allows me to serve clients who are hundreds and even thousands of miles away. I can do work for people I've never met.
  • My clients can usually install Splashtop by themselves, preventing the need for a costly and time consuming site visit.
  • Splashtop lets me create installation links for remote access that have been configured specifically to my particular needs and the needs of my clients.
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Cons
ConnectWise
  • I'd like to see the ability to selectively log off the remote machine via a button on the toolbar. Currently it's a setting to always lock on disconnect, or never lock on disconnect, requiring the tech to manually lock the machine if called for at the end of a session. Its a small time save that would add up!
  • The chat feature could be expanded to be a lot more useful. Allowing clients to start conversations, and have conversations ping an email address if no one is monitoring the dashboard would be extremely valuable.
  • Some clarity on licensing when providing host-passes to guest technicians would be a boon, especially for one-off support sessions with vendors.
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Splashtop
  • Web Access should be available to all Splashtop Versions so support personnel do not need to have their laptop with them or Executable on USB Drive etc..
  • Remote access and scaling of screens sometimes is very difficult and have to resort to using keyboard commands to Navigate a screen because the mouse does not show where it is accurately on the remote screen no matter what changes you make on the client although I think this has been improving.
  • Intermittent loss of streamer access and showing that a system is online in the Dashboard has been flakey lately. What I mean by this is systems show offline then they come back online their own then offline again - intermittent
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Likelihood to Renew
ConnectWise
I would recommend this product for both internal remote control of end user workstations and remote access to other clients over the internet. It provides a secure and feature rich product that allows me to complete any necessary tasks without ever leaving the office. I will continue to renew as I'm eager to see what they do next. I would however wish the cloud service had a better API to work in conjunction with team collaboration or chat services to make it easier to connect with end users who use multiple workstations. (Slack or Stride provide this functionality)
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Splashtop
I believe that I will renew Splashtop without any problems in the coming years as eating stable costs without increases even in critical periods such as the Covid virus, Splashtop allows access to 25 unattended stations and has continuous updates and new features. It also allows resale to users with sub-accounts
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Usability
ConnectWise
On the whole SC is a very powerful tool that is a vital part of the IT service arsenal. On-site visits are an "emergency" only type of scenario. Just "showing your face" is not winning any browny points for me. If my client sees my face, it's usually just to upgrade hardware or to deal other aspects of business. SC provides me and my client the bulk of the info I need to get projects done.
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Splashtop
It's hard to find any significant faults with Splashtop. It offers a very responsive remote access experience with clear and simple interface. There's very little learning curve as it's toolbar mimics other popular remote access solutions graphical user interface. It's gives you access to your remote computer quickly and stays out of your way
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Reliability and Availability
ConnectWise
In my 5 years of using the product, I am only aware of one time when the service was down and is was due to a backbone outage upstream.
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Splashtop
I've never had any issues with it, nor any connectivity issues. They always say when they'll be maintaining the system and it's always in the odd hours, so nobody uses then. But I've never had any issues.
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Performance
ConnectWise
It performs well. It also has full control over windows security and does not get hung up like GoToMeeting when trying to install remote software at the prompt to install as admin / override. I have used TeamViewer, WebEx, LogMeIn and GoToMeeting. This is by far the best at spontaneous, remote control. It is also very easy to get a novice user connected to the session.
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Splashtop
Pages and servers load fast, normal speed. It doesn't lag or anything like that. I don't integrate it with anything else.
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Support Rating
ConnectWise
There have been two times when something has went wrong and I needed immediate assistance in order to be able to use Screenconnect to be able to help clients and response has not been immediate. The response time has been within 24 hours. Both times if there had been easier to navigate self help I would have been able to help myself. With better self help and a speedier response it would definitely be a 10 as they always respond and help. Just a little more difficult or slow than it should be at times
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Splashtop
Tickets lingered in the support queue. Our environment is complex and some solutions never work in it but inconsistency and long turn around time on seemingly simple support issues force our pursuit of alternative solutions. Our environment is atypical and should not be used as a litmus test for solutions however we found the support issues were more wide spread with other orgs voicing the same delays.
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Online Training
ConnectWise
I find ScreenConnect to be very simple and effective overall, with the main problem being that a number of my clients can't download the app due to existing firewalls and so on. Otherwise it does its job well, and I'm happy with it.
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Splashtop
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Implementation Rating
ConnectWise
ConnectWise has done everything they could to help us in any situation. Great support team and their new updates are always providing features that we need. Its a simple solution that works the way we need it to. Their legacy pricing model is still much better than their subscription based model however it is still fair pricing
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Splashtop
It couldn't have been any easier to setup and I have had no issues with it since it was implemented. It's a great product and makes remotely connecting to another device so simple and quick. I can't recommend it enough
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Alternatives Considered
ConnectWise
I have worked with Citrix, AnyDesk, LogMeIn, VNC Connect, and many others. I ultimately installed ConnectWise as a self-hosted solution, based on the incredible list of features and capabilities, and the pricing at the time. I continue to use the product as it is still one of the best solutions out there and is certainly capable of growing and expanding to meet the needs of my business.
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Splashtop
Splashtop Business Enterprise is actually easier to implement and get it up and running, all users have to do is download the standard or personalize file and run it, then share the code with you and you are all set to go, i like it because you can even do it from your phone if necessary
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
ConnectWise
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Splashtop
Terms were simple, straightforward, and acceptable.
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Scalability
ConnectWise
I have used multiple remote desktop support software in the past (Bomgar, Team Viewer, Logmein and Join.me) and this is far the easiest of the bunch to use. It is very easy to create a session and easy to maintain remote desktops from their access view (where you install the software and can get in at any time) I highly recommend this product from ConnectWise!
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Splashtop
It's a product that allows us to work remotely and access our servers from anywhere in the world. Our team works from different parts of the world and it's a great tool for us.
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Professional Services
ConnectWise
No answers on this topic
Splashtop
Easy to work with
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Return on Investment
ConnectWise
  • Instead of waiting 30+ seconds to initiate sessions, they initiate and display a desktop in two or three seconds. The amount of frustration this avoids is immeasurable.
  • Once installed it doesn't need more handholding, i.e., having the remote enter a username/password. It is always just there.
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Splashtop
  • Clients are happy that we can support them almost instantly without needed to come on site
  • Clients have asked us to do more work on their computers remotely and more often which means increased billing
  • Clients rely on our rapid response with Splashtop which helps build a stronger relationship with them
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ScreenShots

ConnectWise ScreenConnect Screenshots

Screenshot of The guest page, where end-users enter a code to join a session with a technicianScreenshot of Connecting from a Windows machine to a macOS machineScreenshot of The Extension Marketplace, where administrators can install and configure new features and integrationsScreenshot of The Access view of the Host page, where a technician can connect to unattended machinesScreenshot of The toolbox menu, which allows technicians to store and run executables, scripts, and other frequently-used filesScreenshot of the Host page, where a command can be run directly without connecting to the machine

Splashtop Screenshots

Screenshot of Splashtop Business Access - The solution enables users to connect with remote computersScreenshot of Splashtop Business Access - Managers can assign role-based access and define permissionsScreenshot of Splashtop SOS - Access with a 9-digit session codeScreenshot of Splashtop SOS - View current sessionsScreenshot of Splashtop Remote Support - Files can be transferred between local and remote computersScreenshot of Splashtop Remote Support -  Administrators can control remote capabilities