Parallels

Parallels Mac Management

4.5 / 5 12 reviews


Average Ratings

12 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows

Vendor Details

  • Parallels
  • www.parallels.com/

About Parallels Mac Management

A tool that allows IT departments to extend SCCM for management of both PC and Mac computers.


Parallels Mac Management Features

  • Capacity Monitoring
  • Compliance Management
  • Event Logs
  • Hardware Inventory
  • IT Budgeting
  • License Management
  • Patch Management
  • Remote Access
  • Scheduling
  • Software Inventory
  • User Activity Monitoring

Parallels Mac Management Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Parallels MAC Management is my easy VM admin interface, very stable

Mar 14, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Centralized Admin GUI to manage the entire platform, to get information about hardware, software implemented, their licenses. A good tool to control and monitor PCs, MAC and Virtual Machines because of its features. Our network has MAC and Windows computers, and this software is usefull to manage and monitor

Cons: Sometimes, my software get crash suddenly, and the only way to get it up and running again is to restart it. This crashes occurs when I try to mange a new computer, I guess is a performance bug. By now its my centralized MAC admin gui with no mayor fails.

Perfect software for my businesses needs!

Dec 12, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love how easy it is to connect all of my macs and keep everything running smoothly. Definitely a good buy!

Overall: It met all of my expectations flawlessly.

Works pretty well but takes some getting used to

Dec 08, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: The most amazing thing I've been able to do is open Box Edit with Parallels- a plugin that allows you to open things from the file storage Box.com directly in the program and save back to the cloud (no local copy). Parallels checks if Mac has the program (for instance Microsoft Project which is only offered for Windows versus Word which is available on my Mac) and instantly starts up Windows in Coherence mode with the necessary application, then I'm able to click the save button there and have it save back to Box which is open on my Mac side.

Cons: Sometimes coherence mode is buggy and Parallels needs to be restarted. Save often! Also it can be tricky to wrap your head around which 'drive' or desktop you saved something to and you sometimes have to install things to both sides to get coherence mode to work.

Capterra-loader

I find it laggy and clunky and hard to keep running smoohtly

Dec 07, 2017
3/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's great that I can run windows on my mac. It allows me access to more software.

Cons: I'm amazed at how poorly the implementation is. The bloatware and the attempts to get me to buy all kinds of external packages. Further, I find their installation policy outrageous. That I need to pay to have them keep a copy of my license for repeated downloads to the same machine. I've basically given up. It's cheaper to buy a PC and run it as a server.

Easy to use. Does what you would hope and expect

Dec 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: I like that is another program running. I previously had bootcamp installed, but I couldn't run it simultaneously with OSX.

Cons: It takes up a lot of storage and memory. You are running another OS so that should be expected, but I ran this on a computer with limited memory and storage and it wasn't a good idea

We use this software to manage the virtual machines that we have in our XSERVE

Nov 23, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I like that it is very simple to use. It is a software that makes good use of the resources of the hardware it has. The stability is amazing, we have placed several virtual machines to work and the software behaves well, distributes the resources in a good way. The administration works very well from VPN.

Cons: The support is limited. The server version has not advanced further. Sometimes when I take control of the virtual machine via console, this fails, the screen goes black. The configuration details can be confusing.

Overall: We have virtual machines running, with a very good stability with a minimum investment in licenses and services. It adapts well to platform changes.

Capterra-loader

A very important tool in my work

Nov 14, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Can't stress enough how Parallels helps my company get our job done, since it helps us test our websites and applications on Windows in a easy way.

Cons: Maybe it could be simpler to use and less intrusive from the get go, since it creates desktop shortcuts and assumes that I want to have each windows app as a new window on Mac.

Great experience and its easy to understand

Oct 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the pure easy of use of this piece of software and how convenient it is to switch from windows back to mac os.

Cons: I would say what I like least about the software program is the inability to run on more operating systems at the same time instead of just one.

Quick, easy, access to windows applications in an equally simple Installation

Sep 13, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I have been an avid user of iParallels 11 and just upgraded to version 13. For the past couple years I have had no issues with running the windows operating system, products and applications side by side with OS sierra. The product makes working in both environments nearly seamless. For those who love added extras, version 13 comes with several tools for the MAC that are useful for various screen capture, video capture, audio capture purposes. Tons of neat tools and a great option for running a windows environment on a mac. A double-win.

Cons: It is difficult to find something to not like about this software. It's takes a minimal amount of space and works great. Sometimes, while using version 11, and Mac OS Sierra, I would lose cohesiveness and be kicked into window mode.

Overall: Ability to continue using windows tools that I have used regularlyin windows environments while working with a more reliable Mac Computer.

Parallels is great, easy to use software.

Aug 31, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: What I like most about it is that every thing is laid out and easy to find. Setup is a breeze and it is very easy to setup Windows from just about anywhere.

Cons: If you have a business account, it can be one thing that you might not like about using Parallels. It can be a little tricky to setup when someone else purchases it.

Overall: Having both Windows and Mac on one computer.

Very basic and hastily written solution.

Aug 15, 2017
2/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
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Pros: There isn't much it provides in terms of Managing Macs the same way other MDM providers do. I guess it works with SCCM, is probably the only thing good about it.

Cons: Not even close to an actual MDM for Managing Macs in mid to large enterprises. Update frequency is slow and not as frequent as Apple updates it's OS and software. Leaves much to be desired.

Overall: None to speak of. It's very incomplete.

Parallels for the Mac is a mandatory application for productivity

Aug 09, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: You can boot windows or Mac. Or, you can run a virtual machine in Coherence mode. This creates a lot of utility for the user.

Cons: It can be difficult to migrate a boot disk on Mac. However, this isn't really a problem with Parallels so much as a wish for easier functionality around creating a bootcamp disk.

Overall: Ability to create multiple virtual machines on a single piece of hardware. There is also the very useful feature of running Coherence mode with two operating systems running concurrently.