SolarWinds Take Control Overview

What is SolarWinds Take Control?

Solarwinds Take Control (formerly SolarWinds MSP Anywhere) is web-based remote control software for IT service businesses who need to solve client problems, fast, with minimum disruption to users. It offers live 2-way chat, average 5 second connection time, responsive remote sessions and great remote support tools like windows event viewer and command line. Solarwinds Take Control is 100% cloud-based and is easy to try, buy and use.

With Solarwinds Take Control, you can assign techs or whole departments to specific customers or individuals so that support tickets get handled efficiently and on time -- a happier experience for your employees and your customers. Technicians can access the system via the bash shell, transfer files silently, and call the system manager to view CPU usage or kill processes. Better yet, the system is lightweight and agile, providing a seamless and interference-free support experience for your clients.

SolarWinds Take Control Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$19,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

SolarWinds Take Control offer a 14-day free trial for new users, after which the software is available across 2 pricing tiers. Pricing and functionality - outlined below - scales with number of users.
Take Control - $29/month, billed monthly or $19/month ($228/year), billed annually
Take Control Plus - $55/month, billed monthly or $45/month ($540/year), billed annually


SolarWinds Take Control Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Media

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SolarWinds Take Control Reviews

SolarWinds Take Control Reviews

Overall rating
4,3
/
5
Excellent
7

Very good
5

Average
3

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,2
Features
4,1
Ease of Use
4,1
Customer Support
4,3
80% recommended this app
Tyler F.

Quality service at a great price for small businesses

Never had any real issues with the software. Support team has been very good about getting back to us in a timely fashion


Eli P.

Good Product as a Complment to Solarwinds N-Central

Overall, I am happy with the product, but I would prefer to not need to buy additional services to compliment what is integrated with N-Central.


Verified Reviewer

Not user friendly

None at all


Andrew H.

Take Control: Just Works

Awesome. Love it.


Verified Reviewer

Great software with many features

I am able to support my clients with ease and provide A+ support at a reasonable cost.


Tyler F.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Quality service at a great price for small businesses

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/05/05
Review Source: Capterra

Never had any real issues with the software. Support team has been very good about getting back to us in a timely fashion

Pros

Where some other applications have issues on both PC and Mac, Take Control is a great example of how well the software can operate with both systems. The console is easy to use and also offers a USB loaded version of it to take on the go. Having the subscription cover per technician and not per node allows a small team to be extremely versatile at the flat monthly rates

Cons

No rebranding available. Most of our other platforms and service options have a rebranding scheme that is lacking in Take Control. We use this primarily as a backup connection should our RMM remote have a problem

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Eli P.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Good Product as a Complment to Solarwinds N-Central

Used Monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/07/14
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, I am happy with the product, but I would prefer to not need to buy additional services to compliment what is integrated with N-Central.

Pros

Take Control standalone is a good compliment to N-Central. This product is integrated into N-Central, but that versions lacks ad hoc connections for systems tht are not already added to the system. Using Take Control stand alone lets start connections for users on machines that are not already in Solarwinds N-Central.

Cons

The fact that we needed to purchase an add on product to start ad hoc connections is a bit disappointing. his functionality really should be integrated into N-Central.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Verified Reviewer

Not user friendly

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/01/16
Review Source: Capterra

None at all

Pros

The products drag and drop functionality with transferring files is wonderful. The groups make it easy to find machines as well.

Cons

This software has more bad points than good. Seeing the screen is very difficult unless you change the resolution on the client screen. If you use the zoom functionality you have to scroll all over the screen. Each session opens in it's own window so if you are doing a large upgrade and need many open it make sit difficult to use. Some of the default settings such as to log the person off when you log out of a remote session make support harder.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 2.0/10

Andrew H.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Take Control: Just Works

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/05/23
Review Source: Capterra

Awesome. Love it.

Pros

It just works.
Fast connections.
Tons of features, built in multi-pane file transfer w/ multi-queue, pause and resume functionality.
Automatic reconnect
Lightweight
integrated chat, system shell, information, full audit trail.

Cons

It's hard to find a glaring Con with Take Control. ~2-5% of installations occasionally have an issue (integrated NCentral version of TC), however I have never seen a simple quick reinstall fail to fix any of those issues.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Great software with many features

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/07/17
Review Source: Capterra

I am able to support my clients with ease and provide A+ support at a reasonable cost.

Pros

* Easy to navigate once you have a basic understanding of the interface
* Agent software is easy to install and has a lot of features to help manage a clients computer
* Request help feature is fantastic. Simply guide a client to the website and ask them to select the
request help option which allows you to assist them without installing the agent.

Cons

* The agents tend to fail randomly due to updates but this can easily be rectified with the new "repair agent" feature.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
7,7/10
Based on 15 user ratings
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SolarWinds Take Control Pricing

SolarWinds Take Control Pricing

Starting from
US$19,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

SolarWinds Take Control offer a 14-day free trial for new users, after which the software is available across 2 pricing tiers. Pricing and functionality - outlined below - scales with number of users.
Take Control - $29/month, billed monthly or $19/month ($228/year), billed annually
Take Control Plus - $55/month, billed monthly or $45/month ($540/year), billed annually

SolarWinds Take Control offer a 14-day free trial for new users, after which the software is available across 2 pricing tiers. Pricing and functionality - outlined below - scales with number of users.
Take Control - $29/month, billed monthly or $19/month ($228/year), billed annually
Take Control Plus - $55/month, billed monthly or $45/month ($540/year), billed annually

Value for Money
4,2/5
Based on 15 user ratings
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SolarWinds Take Control Features

SolarWinds Take Control Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Drag & Drop Interface
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
User Management
Workflow Management
Features
4,1/5
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Additional information for SolarWinds Take Control

Additional information for SolarWinds Take Control

Key features of SolarWinds Take Control

  • Bash shell access
  • Behind-the-scenes support
  • Branded calling card
  • Chat transcripts
  • Customizable branding
  • Device audit reports
  • Dual monitor support
  • Embeddable support request button
  • Environment management
  • Live chat
  • Permission management
  • Productivity reports
  • Request queues
  • Session history reports
  • Session recordings
  • Session transfer
  • Silent file transfers
  • Special keys & shortcuts
  • Support request routing
  • System management
  • User management
  • User-facing support

Benefits

  • Open system control console for your customer’s workstation to easily diagnose computer and network issues, check event logs, review or kill processes, and more.
  • Use the remote command line to perform operations in the background, including issuing PowerShell commands.
  • Silently upload files, including scripts that fix issues seamlessly in the background.
  • Easily pass sessions to other employees to escalate tasks or take a break from a tickets, or employ multiple technicians on a single remote access session without affecting performance.
  • Live 2-way chat, average 5 second connection time, responsive remote sessions and great remote support tools like windows event viewer and command line.

  • SolarWinds Take Control FAQs

    SolarWinds Take Control FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for SolarWinds Take Control.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does SolarWinds Take Control offer?

    SolarWinds Take Control offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$19,00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    SolarWinds Take Control offer a 14-day free trial for new users, after which the software is available across 2 pricing tiers. Pricing and functionality - outlined below - scales with number of users. Take Control - $29/month, billed monthly or $19/month ($228/year), billed annually Take Control Plus - $55/month, billed monthly or $45/month ($540/year), billed annually

    Q. What are the main features of SolarWinds Take Control?

    SolarWinds Take Control offers the following features:

    • Bash shell access
    • Behind-the-scenes support
    • Branded calling card
    • Chat transcripts
    • Customizable branding
    • Device audit reports
    • Dual monitor support
    • Embeddable support request button
    • Environment management
    • Live chat
    • Permission management
    • Productivity reports
    • Request queues
    • Session history reports
    • Session recordings
    • Session transfer
    • Silent file transfers
    • Special keys & shortcuts
    • Support request routing
    • System management
    • User management
    • User-facing support

    Q. Who are the typical users of SolarWinds Take Control?

    SolarWinds Take Control has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does SolarWinds Take Control support?

    SolarWinds Take Control supports the following languages:

    English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

    Q. What type of pricing plans does SolarWinds Take Control offer?

    SolarWinds Take Control has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does SolarWinds Take Control support mobile devices?

    SolarWinds Take Control supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does SolarWinds Take Control integrate with?

    SolarWinds Take Control integrates with the following applications:

    HaloPSA, xMatters

    Q. What level of support does SolarWinds Take Control offer?

    SolarWinds Take Control offers the following support options:

    Online Support, Forum, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials, Phone Support