Take Control

by N-ABLE (formerly SolarWinds MSP)

Who Uses Take Control?

Small to medium-sized IT service providers and MSPs who want to provide excellent customer service.

What Is Take Control?

N-able Take Control remote support software is designed to help your business provide fast, secure IT support to nearly any platform without breaking your budget. Take Control connects in seconds, offers deep diagnostic tools so you can troubleshoot quickly, a simple end-user experience you can customize, and all the value-add features of more expensive solutions but at an affordable price. Try Take Control free for 14 days today.

Take Control Details

N-ABLE (formerly SolarWinds MSP)

https://www.n-able.com/

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Take Control pricing overview

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Take Control does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.


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Pricing Details

N-able™ Take Control offers 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

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Take Control deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Mac (Desktop)
  • Windows (Desktop)
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

Take Control Features

  • API
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Appointment Management
  • Auto-Responders
  • Calendar Management
  • Call Centre Management
  • Call Routing
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customer Service Analytics
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Employee Management
  • Engagement Analytics
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Inbox Management
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Live Chat
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Queue Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • SMS Messaging
  • Self Service Portal
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Voice Mail
  • Workflow Management

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  • Access Controls/Permissions
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  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Automated Routing
  • CRM
  • Call Centre Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Client Portal
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Storage
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Feedback Management
  • Help Desk Management
  • IT Asset Management
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Live Chat
  • Macros/Templated Responses
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Network Monitoring
  • Performance Metrics
  • Prioritisation
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Social Media Integration
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Ticket Management
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management

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  • Audit Management
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  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Reports
  • Diagnostic Tools
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Live Chat
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Performance Metrics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Updates
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Remote Monitoring & Management
  • Remote Update / Installation
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SSL Security
  • Screen Sharing
  • Secure Login
  • Self Service Portal
  • Server Monitoring
  • Session Recording
  • Session Transfer
  • Single Sign On
  • Summary Reports
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • Unattended Access
  • User Management
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Support
  • Workflow Management

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  • Assignment Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting / Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Employee Activity Monitoring
  • File Management
  • File Transfer
  • Live Chat
  • Meeting Management
  • Monitoring
  • Prioritisation
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Time Tracking
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  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Zone Tracking
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • Video Chat
  • Video Conferencing
  • Workflow Management

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Take Control Reviews

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Overall rating

4.3/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.1
Customer Service 4.3
Features 4.1
Value for Money 4.2

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Tyler F.
Service Manager
Information Technology & Services, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 5/05/2020

"Quality service at a great price for small businesses"

Comments: 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

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 5/05/2020
Eli P.
Centralized Services Administrator
Information Technology & Services, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    3 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    3 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 14/07/2019

"Good Product as a Complment to Solarwinds N-Central"

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 14/07/2019
Verified Reviewer
Senior Project Lead
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    3 /5
  • Ease of Use
    2 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    2 /5
  • Customer Support
    3 /5
  • Value for Money
    2 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    2/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 16/01/2018

"Not user friendly"

Comments: 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.

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  • Reviewed on 16/01/2018
Verified Reviewer
Support Engineer
51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/07/2018

"Great software with many features"

Comments: 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.

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  • Reviewed on 17/07/2018
Kelly W.
NOC Manager
Information Technology & Services, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    3 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    6/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/08/2019

"Solid Remote Support built on years of Usage"

Comments: I've used take control for years with the N-Central monitoring tools and consider myself a professional. Take Control is a very nice value add for that package and a pretty nice remote management tool in of itself.

Pros: It offers more in depth tools when connecting to a system, but not the user desktop, such as file browser, cmd/PS windows and registry editor.

Cons: It lacks interactive tools such as mechanisms to install software on the fly. It does do a good job of allowing easy file transfer.

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  • Reviewed on 27/08/2019