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Category: ConnectWise Manage

Do we Ticket or Project?

Mini-Projects, do we use a service ticket or create a project? This is a very common question and the answer is, well it depends on a handful of questions. Use our chart to help determine when you should use a service ticket and when you should use a project in ConnectWise Manage. Issue: Service Ticket: Project: Duration Generally service tickets can be started and closed within a single billing period by a single resource. Projects

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Service Ticket Surveys – Are you taking advantage of this opportunity?

Customer Satisfaction.  How often do you send out service surveys to your customers?  Surveys help us learn about how the team is performing and what your customers think of your services.  Without feedback can you truthfully make changes to improve your business? Google “IT Service Surveys” and you will find you’ll have 100’s of options, with prices ranging from too cheap, to what a part time employee might cost.  One of the most overlooked survey

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How to use Pods in ConnectWise Manage

What are Pods in ConnectWise Manage? Pods are a way to customize each of your screens in ConnectWise with relevant information that is often out of the view or displayed elsewhere in ConnectWise. Drag and drop Tabs to create additional pods on your Company Screen, Ticket Screen, Contact View, Agreement View and more! How to add a Pod: In the example below we will add a new pod to the Company view in ConnectWise Manage. 

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Using simple workflows to email your clients about past due invoices

One sore spot for all solution providers is managing past due invoices in the Accounts Receivable function of your company.  ConnectWise Manage does a great job on simplifying the invoice process and giving you plenty of different views to easily see which invoices are past-due, but it lacks out of the box functionality to assist in sending over-due and collections emails to your customers. If Accounts Receivable is a constant pain point for your company,

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Monitoring On-premise ConnectWise Manage

Solution Providers do a great job of monitoring and maintaining their client’s systems; however, many tend to forget their own equipment. If your company’s ConnectWise Manage installation is On-Prem instead of cloud hosted SaaS, are you monitoring it?  We have put together a quick list of services that should be in your monitoring stack. The following are the actual service names which most RMM systems will look for: ConnectWise Email Connector ConnectWise Network Client Service

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How to Enable Google Authenticator for Manage – Employee Guide

If you follow our blog you’d already reviewed our guide to enabling Google 2FA for Manage, which is a great guide for your Manage administrator to follow.  But how do you employees set up the Authenticator, DUO, of Authy app of their choice? Ensure that your Manage admin has already enabled Google Authenticator for your team via each members profile Navigate to System > Setup Tables > Specific Member Profile Reviewing each profile, scroll down

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ConnectWise Manage and Office 365

Important: On February 29th, Microsoft will be enforcing a new security defaults policy for Azure and Microsoft CSP partners. This new policy blocks legacy protocols including SMTP and IMAP. On-premise partners who use Office 365 for their outbound email will need to download a patch that will be sent to 2020.1 and 2020.2 which installs a SMTP Relay Service on your Manage server. This new service will allow those who are part of the Microsoft CSP

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Service Ticket Templates – Improve Productivity

Ticket Templates:  What are they, how can they help your productivity? Anything and everything recurring can be helped with a Ticket Template.  Recurring common meetings, troubleshooting steps, checklists, or really anything else that happens within your workplace on a regular basis that you want to log time against deserves a ticket template. There are two parts to creating Ticket Templates. Create a system master template which will be used to create templates at a company

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Website forms

Call to Action Forms, also known as CTA are common for any website today.  Being able to put some automation behind them is the tricky thing, especially when trying to integrate with ConnectWise Manage.  If you understand API calls, then it’s a relatively a simple thing but for the rest we like a click and add approach.  This usually means purchasing some form of service. We found a little gem that if integrated into your

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Company Status vs Company Type

We see this a lot with our consulting clients.  Cross contamination of the Company status and Company types.  These are located within the Company Finance section of each company. When thinking of Company Status, you could ultimately think of a light switch.  It’s either on or off.  Of course, the dimmer switch comes in to play for other possible statuses.  Credit Hold, Delinquent, Not Approved, MSA not signed would be a few other good possible

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