Overall Satisfaction with Parallels Desktop
About half of our Mac users have Parallels installed on their systems, both for the purposes of coding for two different systems, as well as for testing purposes. There are many different departments that use Parallels, for software development, support and QA testing purposes. It allows them to use a single machine for all their needs, instead of having to connect to a remote VM or use two machines.
- Reduce the need for additional systems
- Reduce the need for network VMs
- Speed up coding and testing
VMware Fusion is also a good product, but it tended to be a little more difficult to configure, and the price tag was higher in terms of the volume purchasing that we required.
I haven't had call to use Parallels support, as our engineering team is usually the one that reaches out if we need support from the manufacturer.
Do you think Parallels Desktop delivers good value for the price?
Are you happy with Parallels Desktop's feature set?
Did Parallels Desktop live up to sales and marketing promises?
I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process
Did implementation of Parallels Desktop go as expected?
I wasn't involved with the implementation phase
Would you buy Parallels Desktop again?
Parallels is best suited for users that need to operate in more than one environment at the same time, or when they need to test in multiple environments at once. It has a cost savings, by reducing the number of machines that are needed per user, reducing the need for lab environments, or network VMs that are not as responsive.