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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Parallels Desktop ranks higher in 1 feature set: Remote Administration

Remote Administration

8.2

Remote Desktop Manager

82%
8.6

Parallels Desktop

86%
Parallels Desktop ranks higher in 9/14 features

Screen sharing

7.8
78%
23 Ratings
9.1
91%
5 Ratings

File transfer

8.0
80%
29 Ratings
9.3
93%
16 Ratings

Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication

9.1
91%
16 Ratings
7.9
79%
2 Ratings

Access to sleeping/powered-off computers

8.7
87%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
5 Ratings

Over-the-Internet remote session

8.1
81%
38 Ratings
8.0
80%
6 Ratings

Initiate remote control from mobile

8.6
86%
22 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Remote management of servers & workstations

8.0
80%
42 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Remote Active Directory® management

8.0
80%
18 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Centralized management dashboard

8.4
84%
35 Ratings
9.0
90%
7 Ratings

Session record

8.8
88%
18 Ratings
9.3
93%
5 Ratings

Annotations

8.9
89%
25 Ratings
8.7
87%
4 Ratings

Monitoring and Alerts

6.5
65%
14 Ratings
8.7
87%
5 Ratings

Multi-platform remote control

8.2
82%
35 Ratings
9.0
90%
5 Ratings

Instant message

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Remote Desktop Manager is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Parallels Desktop is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Implementation Rating
  • Remote Desktop Manager and Parallels Desktop are tied in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

Remote Desktop Manager

83%
44 Ratings
8.1

Parallels Desktop

81%
20 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Remote Desktop Manager

91%
2 Ratings
10.0

Parallels Desktop

100%
1 Rating

Usability

8.2

Remote Desktop Manager

82%
2 Ratings
10.0

Parallels Desktop

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Remote Desktop Manager

90%
14 Ratings
9.0

Parallels Desktop

90%
11 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.1

Remote Desktop Manager

91%
2 Ratings
10.0

Parallels Desktop

100%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Devolutions

If you have lots of servers to manage, lots of credentials, different protocols, documents, other files, and need a single tool to manage it, this is the tool. Active Directory integrated, user and groups permissions, audit everything, keep data in encrypted files or in a database, customize everything, even the installer,
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Corel Corporation

The product has evolved over the years and has become a lot easier to use than before. Deploying Virtual Machines is quick and easy and multiple methods from ISO files to direct selection of products is possible with minimal effort. Any organization needing to test or simply do business on multiple platforms without having separate computers for each OS, will love Parallels Desktop. It is doing the same revolution for desktop computers as VMWare did for servers
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Pros

Devolutions

  • Customer service delivery, whereby you can connect to clients to assist and resolve an incident.
  • Working from home logging onto office based machine.
  • It helps to attend to a problem more quickly, thereby saving the cost of relocation and commuting to distant places.
  • Speed and cost elements are critical here.
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Corel Corporation

  • File Transfer - You can easily transfer files between Parallels virtualized desktops and the host desktop either through Copy and Paste functionality, or Drag and Drop. You can also configure shared folders.
  • Switch Between Virtual and Host Desktop - You can configure swipe gestures on a MacBook Pro to be able to switch between the virtualized and host desktop. You can also launch apps from the OS X Taskbar.
  • Performance - Apps in Parallels run quite smoothly on my 2015 MacBook Pro, as of 2020. Considering they are running on a 5-year-old computer, I give Parallels top marks for performance.
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Cons

Devolutions

  • I would like to see advanced auditing in the Devolution's drive data source like there are in some of the others. But that's just something I'd like to see, it doesn't hinder my using the app.
  • I would love to see even more addons available from even more software and service developers, but again the addon manager is great already so it's not a hindrance what so ever.
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Corel Corporation

  • No update for OpenGL 3, which prevents some 3D applications from launching. The Windows-version of SketchUp is but one example.
  • Frequent (yearly) updates which don't always bring benefits (I always skip at least one version).
  • If you don't be careful, it generates 100s of useless Windows-application wrappers in macOS which sometimes take precedence in spotlight over the Mac apps I usually need to use (e.g. SketchUp, Excel, Word, Evernote...). More than once I launched Parallels instead of opening the native Mac app.
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Pricing Details

Remote Desktop Manager

Starting Price

$299.99 per year

Editions & Modules

Remote Desktop Manager editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Single User$299.991
Enterprise$9999.992
PlatinumContact Sales3

Footnotes

  1. per year
  2. per year
  3. Unlimited Users, Multiple Sites, Worldwide

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Parallels Desktop

Starting Price

$99 per license/per year

Editions & Modules

Parallels Desktop editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Parallels Desktop79.991
Parallels Desktop Pro Edition992
Parallels Desktop Business Edition99.993
Parallels Desktop 1649.994
Parallels Desktop Pro Edition49.995

Footnotes

  1. per license
  2. per license/per year
  3. per license/per year
  4. per license
  5. per license/per year

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Likelihood to Renew

Devolutions

I've been using RDM for about 10 years now. I started with the free version, which I used for a few years, and eventually switched to the Enterprise version. I can never go back now! I use this tool for everything and cannot see doing my job without it! Whenever we have someone new come in or bring in a vendor/contractor, they always ask me what RDP tool I'm using. Once I explain about it's features and all, they're usually instantly sold on it. :)
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Corel Corporation

The software just works. I will say the renewal process is frustrating if you are decreasing seats, but otherwise the software and the account management is simple and perfect.
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Usability

Devolutions

I use this tool for almost everything in my day to day job. I launch the VMware VI Client from RDM. I launch vSphere Web Client Sessions from RDM. I RDP from RDM. Access Dell iDRAC and HP iLO via RDM, as well as Cisco UCS Manager and iKVM. I have saved SSH Sessions to my VMware hosts. I have URLs saved to get to things like IPAM, etc
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Corel Corporation

It has a good integration, including the connection of peripherals. Taking files back and forth works well and I can attach my Home drive as a network drive in Windows. There is even integration with iCloud and other macOS services. There are also a few different display modes which are useful and fleixible (coherence, windowed, full-screen with multiple screens)
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Support Rating

Devolutions

I've never had to use support as I've never had an issue. That said, you can open a support ticket right from the UI. The user forums are active, and there are thousands of threads covering many topics. Very easy to get support if needed. This is an easy ten.
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Corel Corporation

We have had rare occasions to contact support about the product. Most questions were easily answered from the knowledge base. When we have had to contact support they were able to provide us with a couple of different solutions and enough resources about how to accomplish said solutions that solving the problem was easy enough.
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Implementation Rating

Devolutions

The implementation was completely successful. We had no issues!
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Corel Corporation

The only advice I can provide is think about who is using the product and build the image based on the true needs of the user.
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Alternatives Considered

Devolutions

  1. The types of sessions. You are not limited to just RDP sessions, you can do SSH, Web Browser, iLO, or really any session you can imagine that you might use to connect to a remote service
  2. The extensions, add-ons, and features of RDM. You simply can do a lot more.
  3. Automation - There's additional things you can do that help automate your workday to make things easier
  4. The interface - It's easier to navigate and deal with multiple sessions at a time.
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Corel Corporation

Parallels offers a much more streamlined and easier to navigate VM configuration interface. Once configured, device compatibility and overall system efficiency appears to be better in Parallels Desktop compared to others. Integration between the Mac host OS and the VM is virtually seamless whether you are just sharing files between the two operating systems or utilizing full-on Coherence mode.
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Return on Investment

Devolutions

  • A common place for storage for all users. Instead of employees using multiple different password management systems, they all use Remote Desktop Manager to store them now.
  • We don't have to buy licenses from multiple vendors when everyone uses Remote Desktop Manager.
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Corel Corporation

  • Clearly much cheaper than purchasing a 2nd machine to run Windows on
  • Allows me to work faster with out have to move files from a machine/Drive to another
  • Annual subscription model is a bit cumbersome to renew - would rather just pay a one time flat fee
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