Parallels Access vs TeamViewer comparison


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Parallels Access
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Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Remote Access category, the mindshare of Parallels Access is 4.3%, up from 3.2% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of TeamViewer is 21.4%, up from 19.0% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

Apr 10, 2024
Allows users to access and operate their computers remotely
When you want to transfer a file from your iPad or remote device to the computer, the copy-and-paste feature doesn't always work. I'd have to turn on the Bluetooth a lot of times and transfer it that way on both devices, which was troublesome. However, it would sometimes randomly work. I could go on my iPad, find whatever I wanted to do, click copy, then go over to the computer through Parallels Access, click paste, and it would randomly work. I had to call Parallels many times. They would log in and try something, which would temporarily work, but then it wouldn't. When it worked, it made integration between the two things great. That was a very helpful feature that didn't get polished.
Kotayba Bouzian - PeerSpot reviewer
Aug 2, 2022
Good performance and great quality with an easy user experience
We are a digital marketing agency. If we need access to something in the Business Manager or in a Google Ad account, we can guide the client to do it, or we can control the screen from where we are to create something on the Business Manager or to edit something We are in Istanbul and Istanbul is…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"Parallels Access has flexible licensing policies, which is beneficial for customers who have intermittent usage or users who are on and off the system."
"We don't have problems with stability. Everything is good."
"Parallels Access gives me full access and control of the computer, and I can do anything I want remotely."
"It's great that the total deployment can happen completely remotely."
"It's got a very easy-to-use interface."
"We also use it a lot for remote site assistance. We've set up our internal authentication for unattended access to our remote sites. That makes it very easy and convenient to remotely connect with our users and our client machines whenever we need to. It's set as a direct, secure connection. As long as the station has internet access, we can see it and it makes remote support very simple."
"The quality of the call and the quality of the sharing have been excellent."
"From my perspective, the most important is the login."
"I like that it helped a lot, even with low bandwidth network connectivity. For example, while I was traveling, sometimes there were requirements for me to join a TeamViewer session and provide technical support. I was able to do that without much of an issue. It is also a secure solution."
"The most valuable feature of TeamViewer is its ease of use and beneficial remote access."
"There have been a couple of times with the handy remote access feature, where I have been asked for something at eight o'clock on a Thursday evening and it is on my desk machine, but I am driving back to my office. With TeamViewer, I can just stay at my home machine, connect to my work machine, and get the data needed without having to drive back across town."
"The solution is very stable. We've never had a problem with it."
"The most valuable feature of TeamViewer is the ability to remote into another device."


"When you want to transfer a file from your iPad or remote device to the computer, the copy-and-paste feature doesn't always work."
"There is room for improvement in the pricing policy. The price point is pretty aggressive."
"One challenge we do notice is that the application is limited to Windows servers only. If a customer has a Linux server, things get complicated. They should open it up a bit to be more compatible with different types of servers."
"They could improve the reporting."
"The solution may not scale well for enterprises."
"I am not sure about all the features of TeamViewer, but if they have no voice communication or file transfer features they should add them."
"It would be very helpful if they could provide a manual for the installation process and describe more of their features."
"I would like to see something like a TeamViewer mobile application for iOS or possibly Android. I think this would be fantastic given how technology is evolving today. It would be beneficial to use it with your smartphone."
"TeamViewer can improve connectivity. I had some problems connecting to my clients and now I use AnyDesk."
"TeamViewer could improve by adding support for other operating systems, such as Linux and CAKE."
"There is a paid version of this solution with more features available. However, they should provide more free features to the user, such as factor authentication."
"I would like to see TeamViewer support multiple platforms."
"On occasion, when remote connection process can't connect to a machine, the error messages aren't always helpful to tell you why you can't connect, as the message doesn't help troubleshoot whether it is too slow, too much interference, etc. I usually have to run to another computer and figure out what is going on, then restart it. The diagnostics could be improved."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The licensing costs are about $100 per user."
"It has probably saved us several thousands of dollars because we have quick access anywhere. We don't have to worry about finding people onsite or arranging conference calls. We also save time and money with it because we don't have to send somebody onsite to troubleshoot."
"We have a corporate license. The maximum amount number of users changes based on the amount you pay. E.g., with our license, there is a maximum amount of users who can use the solution at the same time (10 users)."
"We use the free version of TeamViewer."
"TeamViewer was willing to give us a one-year package. Whereas, a lot of the other companies that we explored were paid by the month or quarter. It's just easier for our finance people at the college if we can make a one-time yearly payment."
"We have a permanent license and the price is reasonable."
"We are using the free version of TeamViewer."
"We are using the free version of TeamViewer."
"TeamViewer is $600 or $700 per port per year..."
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Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Parallels Access?
Parallels Access gives me full access and control of the computer, and I can do anything I want remotely.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Parallels Access?
It's around $125 per user per year. It is a one-time charge for installation and implementation, which is a small cost we charge to our customers. However, it's not from our solution side. Basicall...
What needs improvement with Parallels Access?
When you want to transfer a file from your iPad or remote device to the computer, the copy-and-paste feature doesn't always work. I'd have to turn on the Bluetooth a lot of times and transfer it th...
Should I choose Teamviewer Tensor over the regular Teamviewer?
The number one advantage of TeamViewer for me is its ease of use, specifically as it relates to the client side. By far, one of its best features is the remote access it provides. I can control som...
What do you like most about TeamViewer?
It is easy to use and has a pretty good UI.



Sample Customers

Gilt Groupe K.K.
Porsche Informatik, Philips, DHL, Intel, Motorola, Microsoft, IBM, Siemens, Fujitsu, American Red Cross
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