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Score 8.9 out of 100
65 Ratings
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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

7.9

N-able Take Control

79%
8.6

Parallels Desktop

86%
Parallels Desktop ranks higher in 9/14 features

Screen sharing

8.7
87%
8 Ratings
9.1
91%
5 Ratings

File transfer

6.9
69%
9 Ratings
9.3
93%
16 Ratings

Instant message

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication

8.2
82%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
2 Ratings

Access to sleeping/powered-off computers

6.2
62%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
5 Ratings

Over-the-Internet remote session

8.0
80%
9 Ratings
7.9
79%
6 Ratings

Initiate remote control from mobile

5.5
55%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Remote management of servers & workstations

8.5
85%
8 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Remote Active Directory® management

8.5
85%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Centralized management dashboard

9.1
91%
7 Ratings
9.0
90%
7 Ratings

Session record

8.7
87%
5 Ratings
9.3
93%
5 Ratings

Annotations

8.6
86%
4 Ratings
8.7
87%
4 Ratings

Monitoring and Alerts

8.5
85%
7 Ratings
8.7
87%
5 Ratings

Multi-platform remote control

6.5
65%
8 Ratings
9.0
90%
5 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Parallels Desktop is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.9

N-able Take Control

79%
9 Ratings
8.1

Parallels Desktop

81%
20 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

N-able Take Control

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Parallels Desktop

100%
1 Rating

Usability

N-able Take Control

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Parallels Desktop

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

N-able Take Control

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Parallels Desktop

90%
11 Ratings

Implementation Rating

N-able Take Control

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Parallels Desktop

100%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

N-able

In situations in which you have high-end, up-to-date hardware systems, Take Control will thrive. Using the software on older system, or clients that do not wish to update to current OS/hardware, Take Control will suffer.
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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

N-able

  • Easy to use remote support.
  • Easily and securely access sensitive systems.
  • Easily set-up our end users with the ability to remote access to their own desktops as needed.
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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

N-able

  • Copy and paste functions from the host to a remote desktop is cumbersome.
  • Screen sizing is an issue for lower resolution devices (servers).
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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

N-able Take Control

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

N-able Take Control editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    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

    N-able

    No answers on this topic

    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

    N-able

    No answers on this topic

    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

    N-able

    No answers on this topic

    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

    N-able

    No answers on this topic

    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

    N-able

    Take Control can be accessed through a browser whereas Windows Remote Desktop requires settings on the PC and device to remote into the end device. Installing the end devices application has mostly been a flawless install with limited setting configurations. GoToMyPC has often required a reboot of the end device in order to get it working.
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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

    N-able

    • Looks professional and the ease of addressing issues raised by the RMM gives clients confidence in me as their provider.
    • Managed Service clients tend to appreciate minimal work interruption, so quick connections that don't require user interaction is great.
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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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