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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

One key item to consider is the user base. Are they typically all on the network where you can access them directly or is the majority of the workforce you are supporting with the tool remote? If they are always remote, I would probably seek another solution. There are solutions that have the client check in component allowing you to connect as needed without the user having to use a provided link. This may be for support or for updates, etc., that the admin needs to do.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splashtop Business Access

It's great for Amazon Marketing firms who don't want to risk logging into their main client accounts from their own computers. It's also great if you have a special desktop computer at work that you need to access from your laptop anywhere. The pricing makes it economical and the setup is quite easy.
McKay Salisbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Remote Administration

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
9.1
Splashtop Business Access
8.4
Screen sharing
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
10.0
Splashtop Business Access
9.7
File transfer
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
10.0
Splashtop Business Access
7.1
Instant message
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
8.7
Splashtop Business Access
7.1
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
9.0
Splashtop Business Access
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
9.0
Splashtop Business Access
6.9
Over-the-Internet remote session
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
9.0
Splashtop Business Access
10.0
Initiate remote control from mobile
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
9.0
Splashtop Business Access
9.9
Remote management of servers & workstations
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
10.0
Splashtop Business Access
7.0
Remote Active Directory® management
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
9.3
Splashtop Business Access
Centralized management dashboard
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
8.4
Splashtop Business Access
7.1
Session record
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
8.5
Splashtop Business Access
9.8
Annotations
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
7.8
Splashtop Business Access
8.5
Monitoring and Alerts
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
8.7
Splashtop Business Access
Multi-platform remote control
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
9.6
Splashtop Business Access
9.7

Pros

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

  • DameWare has been a very reliable solution for remote support for out team.
  • With multiple authentication options, we are able to connect to computers that have been dropped from the domain.
  • The secure file transfer in DameWare provides and quick and easy way to pass files to/from employee computers saving us time during support.
Michael Chambers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splashtop Business Access

  • Remote desktop - Obviously this would be the whole reason for Splashtop but for some reason, it works better than others we have used in the past.
  • File transfer is really nice and it actually works the way it is supposed to.
  • SOS function is great because it allows for us to easily access machines that normally we could not unless a full client is installed.
Matthew James | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

  • Perhaps popup messages that guide a user to where they need to go when sharing a session with another remote user to allow them full access as well.
  • When the toolbar gets minimized it can be difficult to get it restored.
Brett Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splashtop Business Access

  • You must download the application in order to use remote access. No browser remote access interface support.
  • There were issues with screen blanking on remote computers while a session was active, but that has been resolved.
  • There isn't a remote "wake-on-LAN' feature
Paul Cheng | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS) 9.5
Based on 11 answers
This application is one of my most used tools when it comes to supporting end users and the network as well. I don't have to run all over the place to get things done when I can access multiple computers on the network at the same time to accomplish multiple tasks in a minimal amount of time.
Brett Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splashtop Business Access

Splashtop Business Access 9.1
Based on 1 answer
We've enjoyed using the software, and it has been able to fulfill all of our needs without any problems
Alan Bloxham | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS) 9.9
Based on 9 answers
Because it has enhanced my ability to trouble shoot more issues during the day. Instead of having to go to each machine and spend time at the machine, I can remote in from my desktop and assist the person 90 per cent of the time. I also use it from home to remote in which saves me the time from having to return back to the workplace.
Jeanne Moffat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splashtop Business Access

Splashtop Business Access 9.5
Based on 2 answers
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
Paul Cheng | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS) 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Yes, always available.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splashtop Business Access

No score
No answers yet
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Performance

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS) 8.5
Based on 4 answers
The application always seems responsive to me
John Knierim | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splashtop Business Access

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS) 8.9
Based on 16 answers
I use a Samsung mobile device; DameWare Mobile was working and then after an Android update it started crashing. I reported the issue to DameWare and worked with the technicians and developers to gather data for them to correct the issue. They quickly published a beta release for me to test (which corrected the crashes) and then published an update to the Google Play Store.
Michael Chambers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splashtop Business Access

Splashtop Business Access 9.5
Based on 12 answers
To be honest, I have only had to use the support once from Splashtop and that was because of a silly user error and then one other time to inquire about upcoming features for future versions. So I can't really speak to their support level as I have not really needed to use it. So that can be viewed two ways I suppose. But I see it as a positive.
Matthew James | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It was excellent
John Knierim | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splashtop Business Access

No score
No answers yet
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Online Training

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The videos were more than sufficient to learn the product
John Knierim | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splashtop Business Access

No score
No answers yet
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Implementation Rating

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS) 9.0
Based on 21 answers
It helps greatly if you know someone already using DameWare Remote Support. I was fortunate as my tech support guys were using it at their hospital and assisted me through the purchase, download and implementation of remote support. As well as, knowing how many licenses to purchase at the time. You have to make sure that anyone assisting in IT can have access to the program with their own license.
Jeanne Moffat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splashtop Business Access

No score
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No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

We previously utilized LogMeIn. They increased the pricing of their solution which made us reconsider it. I inherited LogMeIn. I am not a big fan of hosted solutions for some vital IT processes. There was convenience in LogMeIn, but there were also risks about the solution that I was never completely comfortable with. I had utilized DameWare at a previous company, so I knew what I was getting with it. It was an easy decision for me to make. DameWare is an exceptional product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splashtop Business Access

TeamViewer is good for IT support individual remote computers, when doing connection, what we need is only remote party's ID and password, no other authentication is needed. The authentication is verbally over the phone when IT talks to the supported customers. However, this is not good for the situation when the remote party is not a human being. Splashtop is doing a better job in this case and the cost is better than TeamViewer.
Philip Wang | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS) 8.0
Based on 2 answers
You get an 8 because of the constant initial freeze on most connections. Takes a reconnect to have it work.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splashtop Business Access

No score
No answers yet
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Return on Investment

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

  • DameWare has allowed us to maintain our non-traditional approach to IT support. It allows our administrators to work from anywhere and has extended their reach to clients domestic and abroad.
  • Return on investment was realized as soon as we purchased the licenses. We don't have to maintain a large office space or overhead costs due to the flexibility it allows our administrators.
  • First call resolution has increased drastically since implementing DameWare company-wide. The user no longer has to wait to reproduce an error. We can screen share and view it as it happens and mitigate the issues.
Marc Cummings | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splashtop Business Access

  • Splashtop is a great asset for the compliance heavy clients especially. Even if this isn't the "primary" remote access tool, it needs to be ready to employ.
  • Depending on the tier of software, all of the features needed are available and at your disposal.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

General

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

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS) Editions & Modules

Edition
Dameware Remote Support$3881
Dameware Mini Remote Control$2762
  1. per technician, unlimited end-users
  2. per technician, unlimited end users
Additional Pricing Details
DameWare Remote Support and Mini Remote Control are licensed based on the number of technician users that use the software for remote administration. There are no limits or restrictions for the number of end-users supported or the number of remote endpoints/computers supported. As you buy higher counts of licenses, the per-seat pricing goes down giving you a reduced total price.

Splashtop Business Access

General

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

Splashtop Business Access Editions & Modules

Edition
Business Access Solo$601
Business Access Pro$992
  1. per year
  2. per user, per year
Additional Pricing Details
All plans billed yearly

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
9.1
Splashtop Business Access
9.8

Likelihood to Renew

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
9.5
Splashtop Business Access
9.1

Usability

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
9.9
Splashtop Business Access
9.5

Reliability and Availability

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
9.0
Splashtop Business Access

Performance

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
8.5
Splashtop Business Access

Support Rating

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
8.9
Splashtop Business Access
9.5

In-Person Training

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
9.0
Splashtop Business Access

Online Training

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
9.0
Splashtop Business Access

Implementation Rating

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
9.0
Splashtop Business Access

Scalability

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
8.0
Splashtop Business Access

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