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ConnectWise ScreenConnect

ConnectWise ScreenConnect

What is ConnectWise ScreenConnect?

ConnectWise Control (formerly ScreenConnect) is a fast, reliable and secure remote support, access and meeting solution. Online meetings allow users to collaborate, hold training sessions, provide project updates, chat, or anything in between. Collaborate with another technician to both work on a single session simultaneously. Multiple technicians can collaborate collectively on a support session; utilizing respective skills to more efficiently help their customers.

Who Uses ConnectWise ScreenConnect?

ConnectWise ScreenConnect is designed for IT professionals.

ConnectWise ScreenConnect Software - The guest page, where end-users enter a code to join a session with a technician
ConnectWise ScreenConnect Software - Connecting from a Windows machine to a macOS machine
ConnectWise ScreenConnect Software - The Extension Marketplace, where administrators can install and configure new features and integrations
ConnectWise ScreenConnect Software - The Access view of the Host page, where a technician can connect to unattended machines
ConnectWise ScreenConnect Software - The toolbox menu, which allows technicians to store and run executables, scripts, and other frequently-used files

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Reviews of ConnectWise ScreenConnect

Average score

Overall
4.7
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Service
4.4
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.6

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Jeev
Jeev
IT Lead in Canada
Verified LinkedIn User
Pharmaceuticals, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

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If you value your time and energy, use this software

5.0 5 years ago

Comments: I use this software on a daily basis to keep IT operations within my organization running like a well-oiled machine. Our pharmacies are very remote and the ease of deployment makes it a breeze to troubleshoot any machine located anywhere from anywhere.

Pros:

ConnectWise Control was incredibly easy to implement, and is very powerful. It comes with so many tools and features that are invaluable and solve complex problems very simply.

Cons:

No cons really. Any features and updates or nice-to-have's are added by their development team in subsequent updates, and they really do listen to their user base.

Jonathan
Jonathan
System Engineer in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

A lot of value for dollar with ConnectWise Control

4.0 3 years ago

Comments: Overall ConnectWise Control has been easy to deploy and use. Initially we were hesitant to add our servers to a remote support tool like ConnectWise Control or TeamViewer, but this tool has made remote server administration much simpler.

Pros:

ConnectWise Control has a great web view that allows us to quickly find the computer/server we're looking for. We can run standard command line and PowerShell commands through the web interface to quickly gather information or troubleshoot a user's computer without impacting the user experience. The screen share is very fast and reliable and often preferred over Remote Desktop sessions. It's also very nice to be able to switch between user sessions on the computer, like when interacting with a Remote Desktop server and needing to assist a specific user on the Remote Desktop server.

Cons:

The software doesn't fully integrate with Microsoft Endpoint Manager, the only software that does is TeamViewer.

Corey
IT Support Manager in US
Consumer Goods, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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ConnectWise ScreenConnect

5.0 last month New

Comments: Overall I am very satisfied with the product. We compared it against another well known screen sharing tool and this was way less expensive for the same features.

Pros:

I have used ScreenConnect for many years and I like how easy it is to roll it out to our fleet and to jump in and out of a support session.

Cons:

Sometimes a screen sharing session can be a little laggy when connecting with Macs.

Adam
IT in Australia
Information Technology & Services, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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The price is right, it has enough features that were not that easy to integrate, its reputation has

3.0 5 years ago

Comments: see above
you could have had the market targeting alot of users and devices all around the world with your good fair pricing but everything else is not so good as it was -- with webex, teamview, logmein, ultravnc free,
dameware, Zendesk, anydesk, realvnc just to name a few
we as IT professional cant afford to look stupid with virus threats coming up with screenconnect
and telling people all these instructions to get control your one step installer plugin never worked !!
but good pricing kind of scary that others offer like sysaid and others not offering anything for the small guys like you did --- by the way i was talked into the AUTOMATE product --- worst product ever!
i spent a bit over a half a day cleaning it off and restoring all systems. It would not do what it was suppose to do at all --- slowest connection and unusable at all it was connected but would wind up my systems on some process i had to shut them down and clean the drives of any traces of AUTOMATE -- no software has done worse and your sale and support did not believe me i showed them proof they laughed and said they have never used it professionally
thanks any more information happy to help
maybe you could be the next big thing all the ideas are there but it all fell apart and you need to do almost a 180'

Pros:

THE price compared to TEAMVIEWER AND LOG|ME in i was not a large operation so the licensing suited i loved the idea that i could make it a subdomain of my site or just have a link and it was White labelled affordable once i was remotely connected it was fine It has many integrations and partnered up with a lot of companies

Cons:

Its a pity you have not a better business relationship with antivirus companies in most occasions and it was happening more and more that it would be picked up as a virus --- not good and worrying it has many integrations and features ---- these features were hard to install and because there was many versions - most the time hard to get the right compatibility -- these integrations should be one click or a signup here and there --- i wouldnt have minded paying good money if these would at least work It was not very intiutive some tasks -- like the whole process i would go through with clients download the exe or file then double click on it --- if you miss it , it will be in your downloads then click run follow prompts then allow and no at this point i would sometimes get a prompt to update the software not good, not good at all your sales and support staff could not give a dam because i was a small 1-15 users account it was not very easy and intuitive initially to do file transfer - have you used team viewer? most respectable organisations wont allow 8041 port through there firewall it has lost its good reputation that support users at the large universities have originally given it being considered unsafe and treated as a threat - i know that i could make it an exemption in the AV software but it came up as threat after the fact as if it later was damaged as professional tool with all the quality secure easy products on the market these days | cisco webex|

Clayton
IT Manager in US
Information Technology & Services, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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5.0 3 months ago

Pros:

I love the responsiveness and options we get when using ScreenConnect. The Backstage has come a long way and the ability to send commands to all clients at once is a huge bonus.

Cons:

Sometimes you have to restart the service after an outage before it gets you back in.