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Likelihood to Recommend

Atera

Atera is well suited for small to medium sized MSPs. Enterprise grade sized MSPs may find some of the menus and details difficult to work with. Mac Houses should feel good about the platform - the reporting and alerting works like a charm. Patching is as good as any I've seen.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Datto

Datto is a fantastic option for smaller businesses who don't have as large of a budget. It might work well for larger businesses as well, but the features are not exactly on par with more prevalent backup solutions. So, that should be kept in mind while determining a good fit for a company. But if selling a backup solution is met with push back, this can be a great option to give a good working backup solution. It offers the main features solutions should have, so it's definitely not a compromise. Just keep in mind the features it does not offer.
Adam Friedli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Monitoring Tasks

Atera
7.9
Datto
Remote monitoring
Atera
7.3
Datto
Network device monitoring
Atera
8.3
Datto
Multiple Server Monitoring
Atera
7.9
Datto
Multi-device monitoring
Atera
8.3
Datto
Automated alerts and notifications
Atera
7.7
Datto

Management Tasks

Atera
7.2
Datto
Patch Management
Atera
7.2
Datto
Service configuration management
Atera
6.6
Datto
Software and hardware inventory
Atera
8.1
Datto
Policy-based automation
Atera
6.8
Datto

Reporting

Atera
7.6
Datto
Performance data reports
Atera
8.1
Datto
Customizable reporting
Atera
7.7
Datto
Data visualization
Atera
7.4
Datto
Risk analysis
Atera
7.1
Datto

Security

Atera
6.9
Datto
Data backup and recovery
Atera
7.3
Datto
Antivirus and malware management
Atera
7.3
Datto
Adinistraor access control
Atera
6.1
Datto

Pros

Atera

  • Remote Access--Splashtop provides direct access so we can see what users see and help them with current issues
  • Sound Troubleshooting--Splashtop is phenomenal in pulling sound from the machine and helping with remote sound troubleshooting
  • Remote Background Access
  • Patch Management--While we have other solutions for mass patch management, whenever we run into a machine being stubborn, I just turn to Atera and target that machine directly to install the annoying patches. Seems to work beautifully. I rarely get an error on install.
  • CMD/Powershell Access--The ability to remote CMD and remote Powershell is key to solving lots of remote issues. This access is better than most other platforms and once setup is easier than actual Powershell remoting. A real plus.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Datto

  • Simple agent setup for new machines to be protected. A new machine can be setup on the server in under a minute whether it be a Linux or Windows based machine.
  • Local virtualization on the Datto is quick to start up. After a physical problem with a server I had the machine locally virtualized on the Datto before users had a chance to report service issues to me.
  • Nothing to do on my end to get backups shifted to offsite data center. Schedules are setup for each machine or group of machines and I sleep well knowing all our backups are safely stored offsite.
Matthew Fex | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Atera

  • Ticket automation, more options to specific cases or conditions, and change client assigned to ticket, or be able to assign a ticket for the client without hassle of emailing them back or having to create a fake contact.
  • Include notes for client that are not file attachments, maybe integration with a cloud service like Google Docs or OneDrive.
  • Integration with other remote access tools would be helpful.
Maycon Menezes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Datto

  • Initial backup sync: The downside to the cloud backup is that, if you have a lot of data, you need an external hard drive to seed to the cloud. And you usually have to request this after you've already got everything else working.
  • Unsyncing: We have pretty decent bandwidth, but with 8TB of data, we'd get syncing issues with the cloud servers every 3 months or so. The only way to address it was to request another external drive and resync it, but that also meant losing the older data.
  • Availability and support: Datto only operates through MSPs and VARs, and will not help you directly without putting in a ticket with your provider. This causes delays, and extra epenses, and if you grow beyond the need for an MSP, you have to keep them around for at least that piece.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Atera

Atera 9.1
Based on 1 answer
As of right now, we have found nothing that can offer as many features as Atera does along with the affordability. They are doing monthly releases each month and not just making small changes (shared scripting library, chocolatey support, Install packages, Splashtop SOS support, Scheduled tickets to name a few). The uptimes are great and accessibility to the dashboard has yet to be limited. We are a happy customer and bordering on fanboy status now
Chris Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Datto

Datto 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I trust the product and service and am satisfied with the direction of the company
Franz Josef Bautista | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Atera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Datto

Datto 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Usability is great. The web interface is simple and easy to use. While various options are available for client backups, it is very easy to re-use settings of the existing client, so adding new clients is a very fast process. Configuration of the agent on the client-side cannot be easier as well. Datto dashboard provides an overview of the client status, and email notifications can be configured for various events.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Atera

Atera 8.7
Based on 7 answers
Atera support provides answers to my questions lightning fast. They have never left me feeling like I'm out there on my own. I can ask questions by email, or by chat, or by opening a ticket with them and they are always on it quickly. They also have a forum where other Atera users can help you if you need it, and you can also add feature requests via the forum.
Terry Irwin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Datto

Datto 7.8
Based on 14 answers
My specific example or reason for this rating goes back to a need for support after a client on this platform has a fire. In a nutshell, Datto had no idea how to BMR the image back to the server correctly, and as a result, the RAID on the server was lost, due to the Datto BDR environment not being able to see the RAID card, and the support technician knowing how to inject drivers.
Dale Bradford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Atera

Atera is a lightweight cloud application that handles most every need of small and large IT Firms alike. It closely resembles Ninja, N-Able, and Syncro in performance and scale. The biggest difference is the pricing models as Atera and Syncro charge per user as opposed by device it is managing. When speaking of Connectwise, it truly is an apple to oranges comparison. Connectwise Licensing is very expensive and the program is so robust that you basically have to be trained really well in order to manage the system itself. Onboarding can take precious too many hours, whereas with Atera you can have your basic setup running in a matter of an hour or 2. I think my biggest applause to Atera is the live support chat that is not a bot and is very responsive right within the console as opposed to having to draft emails to create tickets. Questions truly are answered in real-time.
Michael Kubelka | TrustRadius Reviewer

Datto

Datto has a better price point, available backup space, and retention policy compared to other players in the backup space. OneDrive and Google Drive are great contenders, but Datto File Protection allows for more granular selection of non-default folders that need to be backed-up. We needed a flexible solution that allowed for customizing the backup data set and Datto provided us exactly what we needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Atera

  • High ROI is beacuse of the licencing model by technician instead of by agent.
  • Negative impact is that we are not billed in our own currency, so we have to add exchange rate fee.
  • Give us a good challenge on our customer offer.
Dominic Larouche | TrustRadius Reviewer

Datto

  • We've saved some money by consolidating backups offsite to the one appliance and letting it store backups in one location offsite, rather than trying to maintain several different platforms or connections.
  • Negatively, since the appliance doesn't expand in storage, we've got sunk costs into this unit and will have to move to something else to continue growing. I work in healthcare and we can't just purge charts and stop backing up information, I've got to expand my ability to back up that information.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Atera

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Atera Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro$791
Growth$1191
Power$1491
  1. Per Technician
Additional Pricing Details
Unlimited devices & agents. No hidden fees. No contracts.

Datto

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Datto Editions & Modules

Edition
Datto SIRIS 4$1,288
Datto NAS$804
Datto Networking Switches$259
Datto Networking WiFi$119
Datto DNA$809
    Additional Pricing Details
    Datto sells 100% through the channel. Specifically, Datto partners with managed service providers (MSPs). The MSPs then sell direct to small and mid-sized businesses, worldwide.

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