Our main challenge is to create WordPress themes which will be flexible enough to suit the needs of many different customers as well as to be easy to use and maintain.
The key aspects of our business are our theme demos (preview websites) where customers can see everything that our themes offer. This means that it is really important to have our demo websites running smooth and up to date. Most theme authors use multisites for that purpose, but only a small security issue may bring them down all at once. So we wanted to find a way to keep potential damage compartmentalized without losing the multisite efficiency. Here are some of the most important ManageWP tools we use:
Primarily, ManageWP is a time saving tool and it serves the purpose for us as well. I can say that it saves around 8 working hours a week for us, which leads to 52 * 8 = 416 hours a year. Basically, it is around an entire working month, and we can take advantage of that time to focus on key parts of our business instead of doing boring day-to-day maintenance work on our demo websites.
To be honest, I think that each person with more than one website may find ManageWP very useful. Even if you manage only one website, ManageWP offers a rare set of nifty tools which not many services provide you with.