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Find out what your peers are saying about ConnectWise Automate vs. Datto Remote Monitoring and Management and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"It is very scalable.""A good automated scripts feature.""The database is great. It's a nicely ordered database.""Maybe they could improve the capability to be multi-tenant.""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.""It's definitely improved the help-desk servicing, et cetera.""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.""The implementation is nice and easy."

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"It has a single pane of glass, and it integrates well with other software.""I also like how Datto integrates seamlessly with the Autotask ticketing system.""The project management and task management features work well. It's a decent product in that regard.""The remote tool is nice. If a user needs assistance, I don't have to tell the user to do anything. I just ask the user if I can remote in, and 30 seconds later, I have remoted in. It has been really handy.""We support nine different nonprofits, and the billing took the manager three or four days working on spreadsheets. When I finished automating everything with Datto, we cut everything down to a couple of hours. That's a substantial cost savings on the billing side."

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Cons
"Patching and reporting need improvements, especially reporting. The reporting engine is quite outdated, so you end up having to use your own dashboard.""The menu doesn't always load properly.""Scheduling of automation could be improved and made more simple.""Technical support was helpful.""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.""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."

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"My most significant criticism is Datto is a complex product that takes a while to understand, but that could be said of almost any solution at the same level. It depends on where you're starting from. You have to rework all your workflows, and it's some heavy lifting if you want to get it right.""The CRM capabilities are not very good. It's clunky and could work a lot better than it does. There are no marketing add-ins, for example.""Sometimes we have some downtime when Datto is doing updates. Maybe it's because of the cloud service they use. I'm not sure if they're going through AWS or Azure or what. That's happened, but the outages have been few and far between.""The actual setup and the automation of their product are horrific. When you buy it, there is nothing out of the box. You have to custom design it for everything you want it to do. You pay for implementation, but they don't really do a whole lot to help you get it going. I know it does a lot more than what ours is set up to do, which is frustrating. When I've demoed other systems, their setup is so much better. When you pay for their setup, there is so much more, whereas I just feel like we didn't get a very good setup.""They have a tab to provide information about the type of hardware the computers have. One thing they don't specify is what model of hard drive the computers have. Identification of storage models would be nice."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "From what I've overheard, it is pretty comparable to other solutions in terms of price."
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  • "It goes by how many endpoints you have. It is about $3,000 a month for us. If we can't figure it out ourselves and need additional help to set it up, we would have to pay for that."
  • "The license typically depends on the number of endpoints. On the RMM side, I think we're paying around $2,250 per endpoint. Then there is also a license per user and tech, so that comes out to about a hundred bucks per tech, give or take."
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    Questions from the Community
    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 project management and task management features work well. It's a decent product in that regard.
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    The CRM capabilities are not very good. It's clunky and could work a lot better than it does. There are no marketing add-ins, for example. It's an older way of doing things. Adding some workflow to… more »
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    This is not a product that I recommend. My advice for anybody who is looking into implementing it is to choose another product. Get something else. I would rate this solution a four out of ten.
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    Also Known As
    LabTech for IT Service Providers, ConnectWise Automate for Corporate IT Departments, ConnectWise Automate for IT Service Providers
    Autotask EM, Autotask Endpoint Management, Datto RMM
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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.

    Autotask Endpoint Management is everything you need from an RMM solution, and it is all managed On Autotask’s customizable dashboards.

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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
    Wessex Networks, Base2, Valiant Technology, Technology Services Group, TechGuru
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Retailer4%
    Government4%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider34%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Outsourcing Company5%
    Government5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business82%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
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    Find out what your peers are saying about ConnectWise Automate vs. Datto Remote Monitoring and Management and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    566,406 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    ConnectWise Automate is ranked 2nd in Remote Monitoring and Management Software with 9 reviews while Datto Remote Monitoring and Management is ranked 8th in Remote Monitoring and Management Software with 5 reviews. ConnectWise Automate is rated 7.4, while Datto Remote Monitoring and Management is rated 7.2. 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 Datto Remote Monitoring and Management writes "Automation features allow you to do a lot of extra work without increasing your staffing". ConnectWise Automate is most compared with Pulseway, Continuum Command, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, N-able Remote Monitoring & Management and Meraki Dashboard, whereas Datto Remote Monitoring and Management is most compared with NinjaRMM, Kaseya VSA, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, N-able N-central and Atera. See our ConnectWise Automate vs. Datto Remote Monitoring and Management report.

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