Best Insightful Alternatives for Monitoring Remote Teams

Looking for Insightful alternatives (formerly called Workpuls) that are flexible, intuitive, and fairly priced?

CurrentWare has the user activity tracking, web filtering, and data loss prevention features you need to keep your business running securely and productively—at a fraction of the cost!

We offer fair prices and honest value to keep our products accessible to companies of all sizes.

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Find a Solution For Your Needs

Use CurrentWare if Use Workpuls/Insightful if
  • You want a one stop solution solution for managing the productivity and security of your remote teams
  • You’d like endpoint security and  employee monitoring software that provides greater control and visibility over employee web surfing, USB activity, and application use
  • You want an employee monitoring solution that is fairly priced and simple to use
  • You’re searching for HR and project management features like payroll and manual time tracking
  • You’d like to monitor employees in a multi-platform environment with Macs and PCs
  • You need a time tracking tool with manual work tracking features

Compare Workpuls/Insightful vs. CurrentWare Key Features

CurrentWare has the best Workpuls alternatives for employee monitoring. The CurrentWare Suite has the key features you need to monitor time spent on applications and websites, giving insights that helps businesses understand how much time their employees spend on non-business tasks.

Review both employee monitoring software solutions so you can choose the right fit for your company.

Bandwidth Usage Tracking
Websites & App Tracking
Idle Time Tracking
Productivity Score
Logon/Shutdown Tracking


Track File Uploads/Downloads

Track File Movement in Network Share Drives
Remote vs In-Office Insights
Web Category Tracking
Email Reports & Alerts


Shift Scheduling Alerts Only

Desktop Screenshots
Manual Time Tracking
Payroll Calculator
Monitor Remote Workers
Disable Features
Optional Stealth Mode
Raw Data Access


Employee Monitoring

This section will compare the employee monitoring and time tracking software features of CurrentWare’s Workpuls alternatives to Workpuls/Insightful.

CurrentWare’s employee monitoring software and Workpuls/Insightful are both excellent options for tracking employee performance, monitoring remote workers, ensuring that your employees are on the right track, and collecting valuable user activity data.

CurrentWare provides more granular insights, making it the best employee monitoring software for managing remote teams.  Workpuls’ offline time tracking and payroll management features make it an ideal time tracking software.


Last Updated June 2023

User-level Blocking
Computer-level Blocking
Category Filtering
Whitelist URLs & Domains
Blacklist URLs & Domains
Block Applications
Custom Warning Message
Scheduled Blocking
Internet Quota & Timer
Port Filtering

Block File Downloads
Enforce Google SafeSearch

Web Filtering

This section will compare the content filtering features of CurrentWare’s Workpuls alternatives to Workpuls/Insightful .

CurrentWare’s internet and application blocking software BrowseControl is the best option for controlling employee internet use. It allows you to proactively block undesirable websites and applications to help keep your workforce secure and productive. 

Last Updated June 2023

Block USB Devices
Allowed Devices List
USB Activity Reports & Alerts
USB File Transfer Tracking

Block File Transfers to Cloud Storage

Block File Downloads

Track File Transfers To/From Network Share Drives

Track Downloads/Uploads
Pop-Up Warning for Users
Block External Devices
Block Transfers by File Type

USB Device Control

This section will compare the device control and USB activity monitoring features of CurrentWare’s data loss prevention software AccessPatrol to Workpuls.

Monitoring and restricting USB file transfers is critical for protecting sensitive data against insider theft. AccessPatrol lets you restrict the use of a wide variety of peripheral devices including external storage hardware, Bluetooth, WiFi, and printers.

Last Updated January 2023

On-Premises ⚠️
Enterprise Plan Only
Database Access

Self-Managed Cloud
Cloud Platform
Local & Remote Client Install

14 Days
Free Trial
7 Days
Remote Workforce Management
Two-Factor Authentication
Admin Activity Audit Log ⚠️
Enterprise Plan Only
Linux ⚠️
Mobile App


Setup & Deployment

Thanks to its simple interface and setup process, getting started with CurrentWare is easy—whether or not you’re an experienced system administrator. CurrentWare offers a variety of deployment options that suit the installation needs of organizations of all sizes.

Last Updated January 2023

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM ET, Monday to Friday Support Availability 8:00 – 22:00 CET
Live Chat Feature
Phone Support ⚠️

Enterprise Plan Only

Training Videos
Email Support
Knowledge Base

Customer Support

Even the best vendors need to have a reliable support team to ensure that their customers get the services they need to make the most of their employee monitoring solutions. This section will compare the customer support options of Insightful to CurrentWare’s Insightful alternative.

Last Updated January 2023



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Being able to identify negative browsing trends and put a stop to them within a couple of hours has meant that our employees are focused on the job almost all of the time. We have become an extremely efficient workforce.

"When we first saw the employee tracking reports we were totally surprised by some of the behaviors that had gone under the radar" - Kevin Porsche, IT Admin, Shady Maple

Compare CurrentWare vs Workpuls/Insightful Pricing

CurrentWare Pricing

CurrentWare’s Insightful alternatives are a cost effective solution for tracking the computer usage of your team members. CurrentWare offers fair prices and honest value to keep their products accessible to companies of all sizes.

CurrentWare’s solutions can be purchased individually for the greatest flexibility or as a full suite for the best value.

When purchased individually, the cost of BrowseReporter, BrowseControl, and AccessPatrol starts at $5 USD per user per month (paid annually). The full CurrentWare Suite includes all 4 modules starting at $12 USD.

Discounts Available:

  • Pricing breaks are available for businesses that sign up for multi-year plans or have future growth planned and can commit to bulk orders.
  • Volume license discounts are available starting for as low as 100 users, with discounts increasing depending on the number of licenses, and the length of the contract term.
  • Educational organizations and nonprofits may qualify for a 10% license discount.
  • Not satisfied with a competing vendor? Make the switch to CurrentWare today and you may save up to 25% on your first year!

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Insightful Pricing (Workpuls Pricing)*

Insightful has four pricing tiers for their employee monitoring and time tracking software.

  • Productivity Management – $6.40 USD PUPM
  • Time Tracking – $8 USD PUPM
  • Process Improvement – $12 USD PUPM (Minimum 50 Users)
  • Enterprise – Custom pricing (Minimum 100 Users)

*Pricing last updated April 2024

Insightful Add-Ons

  • Audit Logs
  • Raw Data (Second by Second)
  • On-demand Screenshots
  • Additional Screenshots
  • Alerts
  • Project Management Integrations
  • Payroll Integrations
  • Budgets
  • Client Login

Insightful Add-Ons

  • Audit Logs
  • Raw Data (Second by Second)
  • On-demand Screenshots
  • Additional Screenshots
  • Alerts
  • Project Management Integrations
  • Payroll Integrations
  • Budgets
  • Client Login

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We’re Here to Help

The CurrentWare team prides itself on its high-quality customer support. We will support you every step of the way—whether you’re just starting your free trial or actively using CurrentWare in your network.

At CurrentWare, customer success is our priority at every stage of your journey. We take pride in providing high-quality and reliable pre and post-sale support to make your experience exceptional.

We offer the same level of high-quality support to all of our customers—no extra fees or packages necessary!

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Customer Support Lead

Product Training

CurrentWare provides the documentation, training, and other resources you need to take full advantage of the capabilities of our products.

Technical Support

Our expert support team is here to help you. Reach out to us over email, live chat, or phone from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM ET, Monday to Friday.

Check Out Our Great Reviews

The reports are very easy to understand and the fact that they can be emailed to you on a schedule is amazing, and have made finding productivity killers VERY easy. Customer support has been fantastic every time I've had to reach out to them; I highly recommend them!

Kristen S, Associate IT Director
The Coding Network, 700+ Employees

BrowseReporter is simple to use and provides our company with the information we were looking for. Having BrowseReporter installed has prevented any internet abuse. This was exactly what we wanted!

Denise P, IT Manager
Paper & Forest Products, 51-200 Employees

In my nearly 40 years in the IT business I’ve worked with a lot of support teams. I really appreciate CurrentWare going the extra mile to help me get the most out of the product. They’ve definitely outweighed any of the other competitors that I’ve looked at.

J.S, Managed Services Provider
Vehicle Dealership, 150-200 Employees

BrowseReporter is an extremely useful piece of software for monitoring our employees' devices while they are at work. It enables us to view data in real time, conduct detailed analyses of each employee's activities, and improve productivity where necessary.

Sebastian P, CMO & Customer Experience Officer
Retail Industry, 10,001+ Employees

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Monitor Employee Computer Activity
to Improve Productivity & Performance

Make Informed Decisions with User Activity Monitoring

BrowseReporter’s detailed reports provide managers with the activity data they need to better understand how in-house and remote team members are spending their time at work.

  • Improve productivity and efficiency by identifying employees that are wasting work time on social media, games, and other distractions
  • Track productivity and efficiency for your entire workforce, a specific team, and individual employees
  • Find out the time slots that remote workers and other employees with flexible schedules are the most active
today's insights user score cards

Enforcing Acceptable Use Policies Has Never Been Easier

Our employee computer monitoring software gives you detailed evidence of web activity, making it the perfect Workpuls alternative for enforcing internet use policies.

  • Empower anti-harassment initiatives with evidence of employees that are visiting inappropriate websites during work time
  • Improve security with triggered alerts every time your employees visit high-risk websites including porn, torrents, and file sharing websites
  • Track computer activity to collect evidence of unwanted computer usage, then use BrowseControl to block unwanted websites and applications

Automatically Capture Screenshots of Employee Desktops

With CurrentWare’s Workpuls alternative you can see exactly what your employees are doing on their computers. With BrowseReporter you can easily capture screenshots when specific websites or applications are used.

  • Capture high-resolution and compressed screenshots of your employee’s desktops
  • BrowseReporter can be configured to automatically delete older screenshots to reduce storage requirements
  • Screenshots are tagged with the website or application that was being used, the time, and the name of the computer that was captured
BrowseReporter desktop screenshot capture window with sample images

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Real-Time Employee Computer Activity Dashboards & Reports

Improve business intelligence with advanced insights into web browsing, app usage, bandwidth consumption, productivity, and more!

  • Identify productivity leaks
  • Enforce company policies
  • Detect software waste

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CurrentWare's Optional Features to Improve Transparency & Limit Privacy Impacts

The best computer monitoring software provides the flexibility you need to monitor computer activity while respecting privacy expectations

Here are some of the best privacy enhancing features of CurrentWare

End-User Reports

Give your users access to their own computer activity data so they can see exactly what data is being captured and use it for their benefit.

CurrentWare auto delete scheduler with checkboxes for URLs, applications, bandwidth, and device data

Custom Data Retention

Automatically delete user activity data after a set period of time. Maintain auditable records of computer usage for only as long as needed.

Monitoring Software Notifications

Periodically display a pop-up message to notify your users that their computer activity is being monitored. The notification's message can be customized.

Show in System Tray

Enable this feature to make the CurrentWare Client visible in the system tray of your users' computers.

Limit Access to User Data

Restrict access to user activity data with a password-protected console and unique data access permissions for each manager. 

Schedule Monitoring

Schedule BrowseReporter’s computer tracking to only collect data during work time. Turn off monitoring during non-work hours and personal browsing periods.

Disable Computer Tracking

Take full control over what is being monitored with controls for choosing what is captured and excluding specific users from being monitored.

CurrentWare admin activity log

Admin Activity Logs

These audit logs help your security, auditing, and compliance teams answer “who did what, where, and when?” when it comes to configuration changes and data access within the CurrentWare Suite.


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CurrentWare's Key Features

Internet Off

User Activity Monitoring

Track web browsing, software use, search queries, and more

Remote Screen Capture

Screenshot Monitoring

Take automatic screenshots or remotely view desktops

Application Blocker

Track Software Usage

Get insights into software usage trends in your organization


Transparent & Stealth Modes

Run silently in the background or provide notice of monitoring

Block USB

Block USB & Other Devices

Set full access, read only or no access on storage devices

Allowed List

Device Whitelist

Allow only authorized storage devices to be used

Block Files

Block File Transfers

Prevent files from being transferred to portable storage


DLP Activity Reports

Track file transfers, storage device use, file operations, and more

Internet Off

Block Websites

Block websites based on
URLs & content categories

Download Filter
Block Downloads/Uploads

Prevent uploading and downloading based on file type

Application Blocker
Application Blacklisting

Block specific Windows
applications from launching

Internet Off

PC Power Management

Remotely track and control PC power states

Internet Off

Centralized Console

Manage all your users from the
centralized console with Active
Directory import or syncing

Internet Off

Platform Security

Protect your CurrentWare console
with 2FA, passwords, privilege
management, and more

Internet Off

Offsite Management

Extend onsite security policies to computers running outside the corporate network

Internet Off

SQL Server Supported

Database scaled for enterprise and
large business operations using
Microsoft SQL Server


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