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Pros
"It's definitely improved the help-desk servicing, et cetera.""The implementation is nice and easy.""A good automated scripts feature.""Scripting and patch management are really important for us. Patch Manager is something that we use a lot, and we would love to have it continually improved. It is one of the most useful features for us for controlling patches and other things for different clients.""Maybe they could improve the capability to be multi-tenant.""We use monitors to keep track of our machines. We use a pretty good portion of information from Automate.""It is very scalable.""ConnectWise Automate's interface is pretty easy to use. It's pretty intuitive to get around and navigate it. It does what I need, which is usually connecting to the client and customers systems."

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"The auto-discovery feature has helped us a lot."

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Cons
"The wait time for a support ticket to be addressed needs to be reduced. They take a couple of days to get back. It is a little frustrating when we have to wait for a couple of days. A lot of times, the issue is critical for us. If we're reaching out to their support team and submitting a ticket, it is because we need it handled quickly.""There could be better linkages between ConnectWise Automate and Manage from a ticketing perspective. Automate and Manage each has its own ticketing system. We use the one in Manage, but it'd be nice if they were linked directly to the one in Automate.""Technical support was helpful.""Scheduling of automation could be improved and made more simple.""They could use some automated alerts particularly when we're talking about an MSP that might shoot over.""In Patch Manager, there should be more reportability so that it is easier to see the updates that I have applied to a machine and when the next update will happen. A lot of times, it seems like all the information is kind of thrown all over the place, and you can't really see it all at the same time. There should be a simplified patch data view that allows us to quickly confirm that our various clients are getting patched as they should be.""I have a problem with the reports available on the solution. I don't understand how to work with the reporting functionality. For example, when I want to give a report for a specific machine, ConnectWise doesn't seem to have this as an option. I'm not sure if I'm missing something, or if the reporting functionality is just poorly conceived.""Patching and reporting need improvements, especially reporting. The reporting engine is quite outdated, so you end up having to use your own dashboard."

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"The assets that can be discovered are pretty easy to manage, but there should be a better way to manage non-discoverable assets. Our development team works on bots and tests particular hardware. They have got different varieties of hardware. They want a feature for managing these assets within a warehouse kind of environment. For example, our IT has received 100 items, and they have assigned these items as a bulk unit to a project manager. The project manager further wants to distribute these items within his or her team. Instead of maintaining a separate Excel sheet, the project manager should be able to reallocate these items from within the tool so that we have hierarchical entities for the same unit."

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  • "From what I've overheard, it is pretty comparable to other solutions in terms of price."
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  • "Its price is reasonable, but I wish it was lower."
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    Top Answer: 
    Scripting and patch management are really important for us. Patch Manager is something that we use a lot, and we would love to have it continually improved. It is one of the most useful features for… more »
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    From what I've overheard, it is pretty comparable to other solutions in terms of price.
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    In Patch Manager, there should be more reportability so that it is easier to see the updates that I have applied to a machine and when the next update will happen. A lot of times, it seems like all… more »
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    The auto-discovery feature has helped us a lot.
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    Its price is reasonable, but I wish it was lower.
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    The assets that can be discovered are pretty easy to manage, but there should be a better way to manage non-discoverable assets. Our development team works on bots and tests particular hardware. They… more »
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    Also Known As
    LabTech for IT Service Providers, ConnectWise Automate for Corporate IT Departments, ConnectWise Automate for IT Service Providers
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    Overview

    ConnectWise Automate, formerly LabTech, is an IT management tool that helps deliver IT services at the speed of business. Our remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform provides powerful automation to discover & manage devices, monitor for problems, and automate action. Deliver streamlined reactive and proactive managed services, stop putting out fires, and start focusing on what matters most. See why over 5,500 partners worldwide chose ConnectWise Automate by visiting https://www.connectwise.com/software/automate or calling 877-522-8323.

    ManageEngine AssetExplorer is a web-based IT Asset Management (ITAM) software that helps you monitor and manage assets in your network from Planning phase to Disposal phase. AssetExplorer provides you with a number of ways to ensure discovery of all the assets in your network. You can manage software & hardware assets, ensure software license compliance and track purchase orders & contracts - the whole nine yards! AssetExplorer is very easy to install and works right out of the box.

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    Sample Customers
    I-M Technology, Mainstay Technologies, PC Works Plus, Integrity IT, Kerkhoff Technologies Inc., Marathon Consulting, Christenberry Sales Company, EDTS, Secom Technology, Ready to View, ARRC Technology, DaVinci Digital, JNR Networks, Quinn Technology Solutions, PCIT, Liberty Technology, Capital Computers & Networks, Atlanta Technology Force, Doberman Technologies, First Column Enterprises, CisCom Solutions
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    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Retailer4%
    Government4%
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    Comms Service Provider30%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Government10%
    Wholesaler/Distributor6%
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    Small Business82%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
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    ConnectWise Automate is ranked 2nd in Remote Monitoring and Management Software with 9 reviews while ManageEngine IT Asset Management is ranked 10th in IT Asset Management with 1 review. ConnectWise Automate is rated 7.4, while ManageEngine IT Asset Management is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of ConnectWise Automate writes "A nicely ordered database and good UI but needs better monitoring". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ManageEngine IT Asset Management writes "Auto-discovery has helped us a lot, and it is stable and easy to set up". ConnectWise Automate is most compared with Pulseway, Continuum Command, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, N-able Remote Monitoring & Management and NinjaRMM, whereas ManageEngine IT Asset Management is most compared with Qualys Asset Inventory, ServiceNow and Lansweeper.

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