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Likelihood to Recommend

Dameware Remote Support

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

TeamViewer

Teamviewer is best suited for any team who can afford their commercial licensing costs and have a good enough bandwidth to support its connection for a seamless work experience. It could be a bit pocket heavy for small team sizes where budget is stringent and if budget is a problem, then one should look at other cheaper options
Rahul Dhangar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Remote Administration

Dameware Remote Support
9.2
TeamViewer
8.5
Screen sharing
Dameware Remote Support
9.9
TeamViewer
9.2
File transfer
Dameware Remote Support
9.9
TeamViewer
8.7
Instant message
Dameware Remote Support
9.0
TeamViewer
8.4
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication
Dameware Remote Support
9.0
TeamViewer
8.4
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers
Dameware Remote Support
9.2
TeamViewer
7.9
Over-the-Internet remote session
Dameware Remote Support
9.3
TeamViewer
9.1
Initiate remote control from mobile
Dameware Remote Support
9.0
TeamViewer
8.5
Remote management of servers & workstations
Dameware Remote Support
9.9
TeamViewer
9.0
Remote Active Directory® management
Dameware Remote Support
9.5
TeamViewer
8.6
Centralized management dashboard
Dameware Remote Support
8.3
TeamViewer
8.0
Session record
Dameware Remote Support
8.7
TeamViewer
8.5
Annotations
Dameware Remote Support
7.7
TeamViewer
8.2
Monitoring and Alerts
Dameware Remote Support
9.0
TeamViewer
8.0
Multi-platform remote control
Dameware Remote Support
9.7
TeamViewer
8.8

Pros

Dameware Remote Support

  • 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

TeamViewer

  • Sharing a screen via TeamViewer is generally very responsive, even if the internet connection (on either the client or host side) isn't great. TeamViewer seems to use an adaptive compression algorithm, that will sacrifice some screen clarity for a more responsive and pleasurable experience.
  • TeamViewer includes a built-in file sharing mechanism that allows for the easy and secure transfer of files from host to client (or vice versa).
  • During the initial install of TeamViewer, you can set it up to "run-only." As in, it will not actually install itself on the computer but will allow for a one-time use remote session. This is ideal for a quick tech support session where the client doesn't want to, or can't, fully install TeamViewer.
  • TeamViewer is a very secure platform, providing multiple layers of security. First, the only way to connect to a client is by knowing the client's machine id - a 9 or 10 digit randomly generated number created on install. In addition, for one-time connection, a randomly generated pin is created on each use. This pin can be set as a simple 4 digit pin, up to a 10 digit strong password including uppercase, lowercase, number and non-alphanumeric characters. In addition, TeamViewer is initially set NOT to open upon login - meaning the computer is not accessible until TeamViewer is manually opened on the client computer.
  • TeamViewer can be used as both an on-demand screen sharing platform - wherein a client only opens TeamViewer when someone needs to get on remotely, and promptly closes it afterward - as well as an always-on screen sharing system. TeamViewer can be set to open automatically at login, and run in the background. A "personal password" can then be created for unattended access - this password can be as strong or as weak as you choose. One the password is set, you can connect to your computer remotely via TeamViewer at any time by knowing the machine ID and the personal password.
  • Initial setup of TeamViewer is a fairly simple procedure, especially useful when talking a client on how to install it over the phone.
  • While screen sharing is TeamViewer's bread and butter, it also includes a plethora of other features including file sharing as well as both video and audio sharing (great for remote tech support).
  • With a TeamViewer account, multiple computers can be logged in via the account and easily accessible within an instance of TeamViewer.
  • TeamViewer is truly cross-platform, with version for Mac, Windows and Linux, as well as for mobile OSs such as iOS and Android.
  • A personal license is free.
Aaron Pinsker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Dameware Remote Support

  • 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

TeamViewer

  • - A difficulty that we have experienced in the company and that has been detected with each stumble that has been had, is the fact that the different versions are not compatible with each other, so if some user accidentally updates his version (very normal fact ), compatibility problems are generated that have caused our support department to have to communicate with each user who is under that condition to ask him to delete the new version, and then reinstall the correct version.
  • Although it really does not have to be a limitation, the software does not have the functionality to work through proxy servers, which could become a limiting factor of some relevance for those who want to take care of "their presence" when working in an open network.
Rafael Becemberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Dameware Remote Support

Dameware Remote Support 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

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 9.1
Based on 40 answers
As long as I continue to provide remote support for my clients, it's a no brainier. For what I pay out, I probably make it back tenfold in the ability to provide remote support from wherever and whenever. Not to mention the saved gas money for a fix that only takes 5 minutes but it takes you 20 minutes to get there. As my business continues to grow, and I support more and more clients, my need for TeamViewer will only grow.
Justin Kuhlman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Dameware Remote Support

Dameware Remote Support 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

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 9.4
Based on 17 answers
TeamViewer is a system that is very easy to understand and grasp the concept of which is a very nice thing because users that don't have much technology and computer background can use the system easily. While being easy to understand for the average user, it doesn't lose the functionality and features that IT people love to see with software that makes it easier for us to do our jobs.
Jordan Paquette | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Dameware Remote Support

Dameware Remote Support 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Yes, always available.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 8.0
Based on 2 answers
It's usually without problem, but we have had connectivity issues on occasion.
Mike Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Dameware Remote Support

Dameware Remote Support 8.5
Based on 2 answers
The application always seems responsive to me
John Knierim | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 9.0
Based on 2 answers
The application is built on VNC which is a very stable technology.
Mike Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

Dameware Remote Support

Dameware Remote Support 8.9
Based on 8 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

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 9.0
Based on 23 answers
As I said earlier, TeamViewer is safe, has a lightweight, beautiful, and easy-to-use graphical user interface for all our employees. Remote access is easy to do and always solves any open problem in so-called technicians. A grade of 10 is for all of that. It is a tool that we recommend for anyone who wants to use something reliable and functional.
João Mauricio | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Dameware Remote Support

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

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 5.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Online Training

Dameware Remote Support

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

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 8.9
Based on 2 answers
I have never used the online training either. I have watched a few informational videos that were helpful when learning how to do a specific procedure within TeamViewer and get the most out of the software by utilizing one of the many features that are available with the software. Again, 5 if for neutral.
Jordan Paquette | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation

Dameware Remote Support

Dameware Remote Support 9.0
Based on 7 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

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 9.8
Based on 6 answers
Well I don't have any key insights regarding implementation of TeamViewer.
Ratulsnigdha Saha | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Dameware Remote Support

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

TeamViewer

TeamViewer was the best option for remote control and with the ability for participants to point on the screen during presentations. It was the fastest/smoothest experience for remote control, and allowed logging into the computer before logging in after a reboot. It was also the only one with a concurrent user licensing model, which was a huge selling point.
Kristopher Kauth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Dameware Remote Support

Dameware Remote Support 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

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I've rarely had problems with the product.
Mike Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Dameware Remote Support

  • 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

TeamViewer

  • TeamViewer has saved my company a great deal of time, my team members and I are able to deploy our solutions to our overseas customers without having to travel there.
  • TeamViewer has also saved my company good amount of finances, other PC sharing software are mostly premium and require payment to take advantage of all the features, TeamViewer is free yet has excellent service delivery.
  • TeamViewer has generally improved our organization's relationship with our clients.
Majute shivugu | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Dameware Remote Support

General

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

Dameware Remote Support Editions & Modules

Edition
DameWare Remote Support$3651
DameWare Mini Remote Control$2591
  1. per technician user
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.

TeamViewer

General

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

TeamViewer Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dameware Remote Support
9.7
TeamViewer
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Dameware Remote Support
9.5
TeamViewer
9.1

Usability

Dameware Remote Support
9.9
TeamViewer
9.4

Reliability and Availability

Dameware Remote Support
9.0
TeamViewer
8.0

Performance

Dameware Remote Support
8.5
TeamViewer
9.0

Support

Dameware Remote Support
8.9
TeamViewer
9.0

In-Person Training

Dameware Remote Support
9.0
TeamViewer
5.0

Online Training

Dameware Remote Support
9.0
TeamViewer
8.9

Implementation

Dameware Remote Support
9.0
TeamViewer
9.8

Scalability

Dameware Remote Support
8.0
TeamViewer
10.0

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