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Designed for small to medium businesses, it is a patch management solution that helps deploy multiple applications, execute scripts, remotely execute commands to Windows systems.

Product Details

A tool that helps developers deploy software patch and updates simultaneously to multiple Windows PCs.

Contact Details

PDQ.com

https://www.pdq.com

Located in United States

Starting Price

  • $500.00/year/user

Platform

  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Installed - Windows
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Support

  • Business Hours

PDQ Deploy Features

Alerts/Notifications
Automatic Approval
Automatic Patch Deployment
Automatic Scans
Compliance Management
Custom Patches
Dashboard
Network Wide Management
Patch Prioritization
Patch Testing
Remote Access/Control
Vulnerability Scanning

PDQ Deploy Reviews

Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4.5/5

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Verified Reviewer
Financial Services, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 7, 2019

“Worth every penny”

OverallVery positive, hope to use for a long time
ProsProbably the most used tool for our department. PDQ makes deploying software or custom on the fly changes to workstations a breeze. We dont use GPOs anymore for software. Scheduled deploys, scripting, you can run scripts with local authentication which is great if a computer falls off the domain. Combined with PDQ inventory very powerful. Great built in repository of programs and such. The software is built very well and intuitive.
ConsI'd like to see bandwidth throttling based on network I stead of global but that's not a big deal
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 7, 2019
Charles C.
Desktop Technician
Health, Wellness and Fitness, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 13, 2018

“Power without comprimise”

Pros- Extremely robust. allowing you to create packages specifically written for practically any and every program, Job, script, Ect. -Cheap. Very much worth the price -Ease of use. Anyone with a bit of IT knowledge can quickly install this program and start using it at a moments notice - Kind and quick Support. Everyone at PDQ (that I have worked with) is friendly and easy to work with. - Versatile. This program works with practically any setup.
ConsIf I had to have one complaint I would certainly say that its the fact they are without a phone support line. Everything is done either through their forums or email. While they are quick to provide support via Email. its still email and feels much slower than if a phone were used.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 13, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Consumer Services, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 7, 2019

“Great Software Deployment tool”

OverallDay to day software deployments are much easier using PDQ. I am able to create, test & deploy application packages in few minutes. Much more convenient than SCCM. They even offer Windows Cumulative updates which is a bonus feature.
Pros1. Prebuilt packages are so useful. Makes life much easier for IT Admins 2. Integration with PDQ Inventory is the best part of using PDQ Deploy. There are lot of custom build dynamic groups and it is so easy to make the deployment seamless. 3. Integration with Active Directory comes handy. 4. Scheduling package push using Heartbeat Deployment is added convenience.
ConsThe only issue is managing remote/offsite machines becomes challenging using PDQ Deploy.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 7, 2019
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Jordan D.
IT Manager
Consumer Goods, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 3, 2018

“Easy Windows deployment and management”

OverallPDQ has made installation and management of our Windows computers easy and inexpensive. Capable of integrating with Active Directory, finding and pushing software to Windows computers is a breeze. Partnered with PDQ Inventory, we would find ourselves working much harder without it.
ProsPre-built deployments AD Integration Automated deployments Easy to use and setup
ConsNo OS X or Linux support. Would be awesome if I didn't have to find another program to manage those operating systems, even for the basics.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 3, 2018
Joseph Z.
Technology Support Specialist
Non-Profit Organization Management, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 25, 2018

“PDQ Deploy”

OverallAmazing experience. I would recommend everyone to look into them and their software. Specifically for updating/patching Microsoft Windows, Java, Adobe, etc. They update the patches automatically on their end and all you have to do is "import them/allow them"
ProsEasy to use. Updated constantly. Support is attentive and you can rely on them to get back to you quickly. The amount of packages that are updated on their end - and approved on our end. Makes installing/updating software a breeze.
ConsPatch Tuesday from Microsoft, the updates for Microsoft Office are left off. Only bad thing I can say.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 25, 2018
Shon O.
Network Administrator
Wholesale, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 15, 2019

“Plain and simple application deployment”

ProsExtremely easy to use. Hundreds of pre-configured deployment packages. Very simple to create your own deployment packages. Ability to nest deployment packages within each other.
ConsNo VPN ability, makes it unusable for machines such as outside sales or work from home employees that may not be on the local network/domain regularly.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 15, 2019
William B.
Assistant Technology Coordinator
Education Management, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 16, 2019

“PDQ Deploy - Program Deployment Helper?”

OverallI would recommend most people try out PDQ Deploy and Inventory. If you are looking for a software package that has the features that PDQ does, you won't be disappointed. If you are looking for a comparable solution however, you could also check out Goverlan.
ProsPDQ has been able to streamline our deployment process of programs onto our workstations. With a couple clicks, we were able to use PDQ to deploy several different software packages across our district. In addition to their useful tool, PDQ Inventory (a software that is required to run PDQ Deploy) also helps us get an accurate inventory of all of the machines within our domain.
ConsSome features of PDQ Deploy are limited without buying the full version. The same can be said about their inventory system, but I suppose the cost are justified as this software package is mostly worth the value.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 16, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Law Practice, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 12, 2018

“The best admin tool available, bar none”

OverallThis is amazing software, especially paired with PDQ Inventory. It has cut down our administrative overhead by ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE. This frees up ridiculous amounts of time for IT staff to do other things. I can't recommend PDQ enough.
ProsPDQ Deploy does everything you want do at the desktop as an admin, but wish you didn't have to actually go to the desktop. It's everything SCCM is without the cost or complication.
ConsSome of the wording they use in the dialogs and whatnot can cause you to do a double take. It's not even really much of a speed bump. But I do feel they could look at some of links and menu items and the like and reword them to be clearer.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 12, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Outsourcing/Offshoring, 5001-10,000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 26, 2018

“Great tool for a sysadmin”

ProsI like the fact that it allows me to finish most of my taks much faster. Its very easy to use once you set everything up. I've made lists with computer names based on my categories, i just pack the software or command and deploy it with ease.
ConsEverytime my password changes(every 3 months), i have to change the password for PDQ from services.msc . Also, sometimes the error code is not accurate.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 26, 2018
Lisa M.
IT Spec VI
Unspecified
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 24, 2018

“Love this software!”

ProsMakes my job easier! Remote software installs a breeze, and support community is great Reporting features are great
ConsCan be slow at times and have issues with larger AD set ups. Remote repair features don't work most of time.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 24, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Marketing and Advertising, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 24, 2018

“Extremely Useful”

ProsPDQ Deploy is extremely useful for installing, uninstalling and updating software application across a variety of office computers at once, working fully as intended.
ConsThe inability to work with some software applications packaged within .exe files can be frustrating, and sometimes deployments can take a bit of fiddling before becoming a success which can waste time.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 24, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Retail, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 25, 2019

“Software Distribution made simple”

OverallI've loved having PDQ Deploy, it has made managing the software on our corporate office computers that much more simple and I really like that it disables updates so they don't get pushed until I'm ready to.
ProsThe ease of using the interface, it makes setting up deployment packages very easy to do.
ConsThe price is a little steep, but even so, the peace of mind you get from being able to deploy software easily makes up for it
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 25, 2019
Nate C.
help desk
Retail, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 17, 2018

“Perfect for installing software”

ProsInstalling software globally or targeting a few machines is so easy and streamlined with PDQ Deploy. I especially like the library installs that deploy offers. Scripting and understanding how pdq works is relatively easy.
ConsSometimes building a new install that does not have an msi file can be challenging. Overall its something that you get used to as you deploy more installs.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 17, 2018
Ross W.
User & Devices Team Lead
Higher Education, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 29, 2019

“Amazingly powerful, super easy to use”

ProsVery powerful. Competitively priced, very easy to use. Has saved us tons of time.
ConsCommunity around it could be better, more pre-made packages would be nice.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 29, 2019
Alexander A.
IT Manager
Consumer Goods, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 16, 2019

“Great product”

OverallInstead of images we use this package to deploy new onboarding (i know crazy). This has cut our work time significantly. We also quickly deploy software on demand at any time.
ProsLoaded with features, easy to use, it just works.
ConsThe GUI could be updated, their library is kind of small in my opinion.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 16, 2019
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Wesley S.
Head Of Information Technology
Packaging and Containers, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 13, 2018

“This is a needed tool for every IT Admin”

OverallI started using the trial version, but had to get the paid version because I liked it so much.
ProsThis tool is great for SMB IT Admins. It gives you the ability to deploy multiple software applications to multiple machines using your domain. There are times where I only need to deploy certain updates to certain machines, and this tool lets me do that.
ConsSome of the applications I need to deploy aren't in the portfolio, but I can still get them deployed. They just take a little more work.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 13, 2018
Jonathan R.
Network Tech
Education Management, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 24, 2019

“I cant say enough good things about PDQ deploy”

ProsSuper easy to create a software package for deployment. The software comes with a library of already created deployments as well.
ConsIt takes a bit for the program to load. Other than that, there is nothing negative for me to say about it.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 24, 2019
Tom F.
Director of Technology
Higher Education, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 16, 2019

“Quickly push software to your devices from your desk”

OverallThe greatest benefit is to send out packages remotely to devices on the network. PDQ constantly releases new product updates that provide many great improvements to an already great product.
ProsThe access to a library of common software tools that are needed for devices in my environment.
ConsSome software is not already available in the library and takes some time to create custom bundles to push to client devices.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 16, 2019
Rusty L.
IT Technician
Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: I used a free trial
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 4, 2018

“Educational Use”

ProsI like the fact that is interacts with Active Directory, which makes it easier to select a group of computers to deploy applications/scripts to.
ConsThe cost is the biggest issue I have with the software, I work for a small school district, so money is something there is not a lot of, which makes it hard to afford when there are other needs.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 4, 2018
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David A.
Director of IT Infrastructure
Banking, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 5, 2019

“Best deployment software ever.”

ProsEasy to use, easy to update, easy to install/ manage. Overall it's a great product.
ConsThe initial interface takes a bit to realize how to use it but once you figure it out it works very well.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 5, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Public Relations and Communications, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 26, 2019

“Saves time and ensures uniform experience”

ProsPDQ Deploy is great because it ensures that every PC, and therefore every user in the office gets the same experience in terms of software. To do this manually is a tricky task!
ConsIt can sometimes be hard to find MSI versions of software installers which are required by PDQ Deploy, and making an MSI version can often be painful and tedious.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 26, 2019
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Erik J.
Junior IT Support/Developer
Financial Services, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 12, 2018

“A great piece of software for deploying apps and scripts”

OverallThe free version has been very handy for me. If I need to quickly push out a file or package and don't feel like utilizing PowerShell, I use PDQ Deploy. Simple to use and setup. Advanced capabilities.
ProsVery easy to use. Simple interface. Simple setup. Quickly and easily deploy software (MSI, EXE, scripts) out to remote computers on your network. Active directory limits software deploys to MSIs without using some scripting. PDQ Deploy makes it easy to deploy EXEs out to users. Free version with basic features.
ConsI haven't had to use the support yet, doubt it would be very responsive but who knows. Must pay for more advanced features beyond basic deployment. Does not use a client so machines must be on the network.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 12, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Unspecified
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 8, 2018

“Huge time saver! ”

ProsI like that I can now ensure that PCs across our company here at our corporate office as well as our remote locations via VPN, have up-to-date software and all I have to do is push a few buttons.
ConsThere's not anything I really dislike but if I had to pick something I guess I'd like to see the package library have more options.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 8, 2018