I see Cisco have announced a new Connectwise product called "ConnectWise Unite" that supports ConnectWise and Meraki integration for MSPs. I have requested more info from ConnectWise on it. Being an announcement from Cisco, I'm worried there might be more "fluff" and "substance".
Has anyone seen or heard anything about this? Specifically seen it actually working?
From what I could uncover the Connectwise Unite product uses the Meraki API and other methods to manage and monitor the Meraki side of the solution on the Connectwise platform. I've just seen the demo so far. More details are coming soon.
I've actually tried it out now. No pricing is available at the moment. I've attached a few screenshots. It seems to provide what is needed for automated MSP billing.
How did you get on testing this Phil?
I received an unsolicited call from ConnectWise last week so they are obviously casting about. I don't think it's suited for the scale of business we have here, so for now at least I have set it aside.
It seems to work fine. I would only use it as a billing engine, not for providing support (they seem to be trying to add other non-billing things into it).
It is bested suited to clients where things are a bit more dynamic.
If you have a simpler billing regime where the customer tends to get charged the same amount and it doesn't vary much then there wont be much benefit to it.
Having said that - I still don't know what ConnectWise will be charging for this product. If it is cheap enough then I guess you could use it no matter what.
I opened a free Connectwise Unite trial after the announcement and tested it out with my Meraki dashboard by syncing API keys. Seems to work as Philip mentioned. No real life use for us a distributor of Cisco & Meraki but nice to test out new tools.
you mentioned that "Connectwise Unite product uses the Meraki API". I would appreciate if you could tell me which of the three APIs (https://create.meraki.io) you were thinking of.
And especially if you've meant the "Dashboard API" (https://create.meraki.io/guides/dashboard-api/), which API function is used.
I think this is what your looking for: