Why choose ConnectWise Manage for your PSA software?

Posted:
05/24/2022
| By:
April Taylor

Providing managed services is becoming more complex than ever, and hiring IT talent in the current market is a huge challenge at best. There is a solution that addresses both these issues and more—ConnectWise Manage®, a professional services (PSA) automation tool.  

A PSA aims to automate operations to create visibility and efficiencies that help you spot gaps, save time, and save money. These process improvements make it possible for you and your team to do more with less stress, which is a winning recipe for business growth.  

What is a PSA? 

A PSA, or professional services automation tool, is an end-to-end solution for running your services-led company. It is designed to automate routine workflows and connect all areas of your business.  

A typical PSA can deliver significant gains in key areas:  

  • Help desk  
  • Managed service agreements  
  • Billing  
  • Sales and marketing  
  • Procurement  
  • Time tracking  
  • Project management  
  • Reporting and analytics  

With so much to offer, your PSA software will become your business's single source of truth. When you connect all of your business-critical applications and automate processes, you'll have increased visibility into every aspect of your operations, helping you gain efficiencies and making data-driven business decisions simpler. According to Joe Panettieri, EVP and Content Czar for ChannelE2E, "PSA software remains a core requirement for MSPs and IT consulting firms that want to manage tickets, billing, utilization rates, recurring revenues, and plenty more." 

If you're looking for tips on choosing the right PSA solution, check out this eBook. 

Key Benefits to Implementing ConnectWise Manage as Your PSA Solution 

For MSP owners, ConnectWise Manage is the premier professional services automation platform, and it won the 2022 Top Rated and Most Loved awards from TrustRadius.  It was selected as Best PSA platform by ChannelPro Magazine for three consecutive years (2019, 2020, 2021). The software was developed with intimate knowledge of and for the recurring revenue business model commonly used by MSPs. So the built-in functionality and available integrations make Manage a PSA powerhouse. 

1. Customer relationship and retention 

Your clients expect great service. The way to deliver is to streamline efficiency on your end and simplify customer deliverables and interactions. ConnectWise Manage provides automation to connect data and workflows to all customer lifecycle stages, creating efficiencies, providing insight, and supporting growth. 

When you automate the mundane tasks that are eating away at your employees' time, you'll be able to increase efficiency and, most importantly, focus on offering improved customer experience and satisfaction. You'll be able to stay a step ahead when it comes to new sales opportunities and take advantage of automated follow-ups, so you never let a deal slip through the cracks. Once you have closed a deal, you can cultivate a seamless sales-to-service handoff—a critical moment for setting the tone for your relationship. 

 ConnectWise Manage includes a ticketing strategy that can handle many requests—including phone calls, emails, and live chats—and documents communication for every step until the job is done. It also helps you keep accurate inventory records with functionality for tagging products to specific clients, managing purchases, inputting pricing, and managing inventory counts based on office location. This enables you to oversee all hardware and service costs concerning customer agreements. 

Innovative Computing System's Director of Operations Eric Hoffmaster quickly noticed the benefits of implementing ConnectWise Manage. He says, "It's a one-stop-shop for everything your business needs for success." 

2. Integration and operational efficiency 

Using disjointed systems never leads to efficiency or connectivity. If you want everyone on the same page, you need the right tools that speak to each other. ConnectWise Manage is the hub that optimizes the handoff from sales to service to billing by automatically populating data from other tools and third-party products. Let's take a deeper look at some of the unrivaled integration capabilities of ConnectWise Manage: 

Make data-driven decisions with ConnectWise Manage and BrightGauge 

BrightGauge®, a ConnecWise solution, is a KPI dashboard tool that allows you to better organize all of the data that matters to you. Dashboards update in real time, so you can make data-driven decisions without missing a beat. Plus, you can create professional, interactive reports that add value to your services and keep your internal team members informed.  

More about BrightGauge and ConnectWise Manage >>   

Get next-level automation with ConnectWise Manage and ConnectWise RMM 

ConnectWise RMM is the next evolution in remote monitoring and management (RMM) solutions. Built on the new ConnectWise Asio™ platform, RMM offers automation and unlimited scalability with endpoint monitoring. It includes out-of-the-box functionality, ease of use, and the option for expert services to create immediate value. 

When ConnectWise RMM is paired with ConnectWise Manage your service team will be able to resolve issues quickly by utilizing automation to find and fix problems before they ever reach the client. This unmatched integration allows you to experience efficiencies such as improved resolution speeds, fast-track ticket routing, maximized profits, and automated billing.

Connect sales and billing with ConnectWise Manage and ConnectWise Sell 

ConnectWise Sell® is a quote and proposal automation software that simplifies the creation of complex technology quotes and proposals. It has the ability to handle supplier configurations as well as automatically populate data into integrated systems. 

Your sales team can work through a streamlined process created by integrating ConnectWise Sell and ConnectWise Manage. This integration provides the opportunity to increase productivity with features that automatically place orders with top distributors and simplify quote creation and agreement management. It also allows everyone to be on the same page by notifying your team of important sales milestones. 

Raise the bar for remote support with ConnectWise Manage and ConnectWise Control 

ConnectWise Control® is a remote access and remote support software tool that provides anytime, anywhere access to remotely control devices and help your customers—whether they're around the corner or across the world. 

The ConnectWise Manage and ConnectWise Control integration lets you work in the most efficient way possible. Think one-system-for-the-entire-session efficient. With just one click, you can start a remote control session from inside your ConnectWise Manage ticket and have all the information you need at your fingertips. Even better, you can stay in the ticket to send messages, run commands, and perform work in the background without disturbing the end user. When the session is over, updated device information, session events, session logs, chat transcripts, and even HTML reports are automatically attached to the ConnectWise Manage ticket. 

Connect the dots with ConnectWise Manage and ITBoost 

ITBoost®, a ConnectWise solution, is an IT documentation system designed to help you do more than create meaningful documentation. From real-time insights, feedback management, and VoIP integrations, it tackles the task of tying together all facets of your business together head-on. 

Pair ITBoost with ConnectWise Manage to gain deeper asset insights that you can view within Manage to quickly give technicians the information they need to more productive. 

Make feedback frictionless with ConnectWise Manage and SmileBack 

SmileBack™, a ConnectWise solution, is a streamlined, one-click customer service satisfaction survey specifically designed for customer service help desks. It helps you easily capture feedback from Manage service tickets with functionaly that lets you send a survey from the closed status on tickets with a one-click experience for clients. That response, along with all associated ticket details from ConnectWise Manage, appears in SmileBack. 

Leverage the power of choice with third-party integrations: 

We believe that you know what is best for your business—and this includes the tools you choose to use every day. We offer extensive third-party integration opportunities that work seamlessly alongside the ConnectWise product suite so you can customize a tool stack for your specific needs. We have developed partnerships with top vendors and over 250 solutions providers, so you will be able to use ConnectWise's cutting-edge tools and build a solution stack to fit your individual business needs. 

3. Scalability 

As your business grows, automation becomes more critical. As discussed, ConnectWise Manage allows you to automate more of the administrative process your employees need, and integrations enables the reduction of redundant technical tasks. This creates efficiencies that affect overall scalability. 

For example, by automating scheduling and billable time tracking in your business, you are both ensuring your teams are productive and profitable. It cultivates a mindset of efficiency and establishes hyper-efficient processes that facilitate scalability. This same principle can be applied to various areas in your business, including the creation of automatic quotes and proposals, quick issue resolution, and accurate invoicing. 

At a base level, ConnectWise Manage allows you to stop struggling with disconnected systems and prevent human error through the centralization of data into one application. But more than that, it allows you to be the hero your clients need. 

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