Atera vs. Datto Autotask PSA

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Atera
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Atera is a platform that enables IT professionals to gain access, visibility, and control over all their networks and devices from anywhere. Users can manage their IT operation from patch management, IT automations, advanced reporting, alerts, helpdesk, ticketing, and it features dozens of integrations with familiar tools. Its pay-per-technician model enables IT teams and MSPs to pay a fixed price and scale operations across unlimited devices, all while reducing menial tasks so they…
$99
per month per user
Autotask PSA
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Autotask PSA is designed as a complete IT Business Management Platform for MSPs, now from Datto (resulting from the Autotask merger with Datto in 2017).N/A
Pricing
AteraDatto Autotask PSA
Editions & Modules
MSP - Pro
$129
per month per user
IT Department - Professional
$149
per month per user
MSP - Growth
$179
per month per user
IT Department - Expert
$189
per month per user
MSP - Power
$209
per month per user
IT Department - Master
$219
per month per user
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AteraAutotask PSA
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsUnlimited devices. Prices per user, per month, billed annually.
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Community Pulse
AteraDatto Autotask PSA
Considered Both Products
Atera
Chose Atera
This Year I started an IT company and was in need of monitoring and PSA software. In the past I've worked with Datto, Datto RMM and Ncentral so one of these would be a logical choice for me to choose. However their pricing is from a different world. For a starting company, …
Chose Atera
N-central had more features but was way more expensive to run. The features that N-central have over Atera were ones we were not using anyway.
Chose Atera
The other products are bulky and just hard to manage. Nobody really understood how they were supposed to function.
Chose Atera
Compared to several other RMM packages we trialed, Atera was simple to set up and deploy. the Atera pricing model is very different which makes it affordable, and having the ability to tie into a number of add-on services, gives us the ability to expand our MSP offerings as …
Chose Atera
The concept of a single product for remoting, patching, and ticketing from a single console is brilliant.
Chose Atera
I've used many other RMM tools (ConnectWise, LPI, N-Central, Datto). Atera offered easy startup, low monthly cost, no contract commitment, easy deployment, and the ability to have an RMM tool ready to go and allow me to start making money immediately.
Chose Atera
Costs per technician not # of units monitored, scaleabilty, support, features, remote access tools
intuitive endpoint management software to managed service providers (MSPs) and IT professionals with an exceptional user experience and all the support you need to deliver fast …
Chose Atera
LabTech is a more comprehensive remote monitoring and management tool but costs considerably more. We switched to Atera from LabTech for a number of reasons. First and foremost, cost. Atera's per user licensing structure is much better suited for startups than LabTech. The …
Autotask PSA
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AteraDatto Autotask PSA
Application Performance Management
Comparison of Application Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Atera
10.0
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Datto Autotask PSA
-
Ratings
Virtualization monitoring10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
IT Asset Discovery10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Monitoring Tasks
Comparison of Monitoring Tasks features of Product A and Product B
Atera
9.4
89 Ratings
23% above category average
Datto Autotask PSA
-
Ratings
Remote monitoring9.388 Ratings00 Ratings
Network device monitoring8.776 Ratings00 Ratings
Activity Monitoring10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Management Tasks
Comparison of Management Tasks features of Product A and Product B
Atera
9.1
88 Ratings
21% above category average
Datto Autotask PSA
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Ratings
Patch Management8.787 Ratings00 Ratings
Policy-based automation8.875 Ratings00 Ratings
Remote Access
Comparison of Remote Access features of Product A and Product B
Atera
7.8
1 Ratings
11% below category average
Datto Autotask PSA
-
Ratings
Attended device access10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Unattended device access10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile device access1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Virtual device access10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple-display support7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple concurrent sessions9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AteraDatto Autotask PSA
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(91 ratings)
7.6
(29 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.5
(4 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.5
(38 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(5 ratings)
8.4
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
AteraDatto Autotask PSA
Likelihood to Recommend
Atera
As a one-person IT department, Atera is almost like having another person to help, especially as we integrate the AIT functionalities. We have several locations spread over nearly 200 miles, and Atera has enabled me to remote in and fix something that before would have had to wait until we could justify an all-day or overnight 300 mile round trip.
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Kaseya
In my opinion, Datto Autotask is exceptionally complicated to set up, manage, and use on a daily basis. I would think the target market for this product would be someone managing a team of 20 - 50 people, possibly more. In my experience, for it to run properly you will need to dedicate at least half an FTE to running this product in an organization of that size per month. I would not recommend it for companies with less than 10 people or for companies that value quick communication with their clients. I would not recommend it for companies using Datto's RMM product. The integration exists, but it is clearly a bolt-on. They were not developed together and they are slow to talk to each other. Frequently you cannot add details from RMM sessions into the PSA without manually copying the ticket number, and if the ticket is more than a week old, then you can't even find it with the ticket number.
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Pros
Atera
  • Support, if you need them they are there and they always have the answers you need.
  • The AI scripting features allow you to really hit the ground running. You can give it a prompt and it will give you a script that will be very close to what you need. All you have to do is polish it up and test it out.
  • I love having the ability to use multiple remote access tools, in the event a machine has an issue with one of them, or if a cloud service goes down, you have a fallback.
  • The shared script library is an amazing resource for troubleshooting and streamlining.
  • The development teams are open to adding features and have done so frequently based on user requests.
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Kaseya
  • The graphical calculations on time spent on requests, how long they were open for, who worked on a ticket last.
  • Grouping by priority so you can determine easier what needs to be addressed sooner rather then later. This also helps if Account Management has conversations a technician is not aware of so they can prioritize efficiently.
  • The email updates that are sent out to the technicians so they are aware of upcoming or stale tickets.
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Cons
Atera
  • Some basic functions need some extra work
  • Some basic things are behind paywalls
  • Feature board is not credible. Ideas taking very, very long to implement
  • Atera has no clear road map
  • SNMP monitoring needs a make over and needs more options
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Kaseya
  • The GUI is a little dated.
  • Some integrations are limited for not being a Datto product.
  • While not as complex to set up as Connectwise, it definitely requires some serious thought during the initial setup.
  • Email processing could offer more options for parsing keywords and allow for more automation.
  • The mobile app is just not worth using in my experience.
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Likelihood to Renew
Atera
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
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Kaseya
After using multiple products on the market, Autotask was intuitive and easy to manage.
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Usability
Atera
This has been a great platform to handle both service requests and device maintenance. Without it, we would have to do manual ticket creation through another platform that does not link with a RMM making the help desk inefficient and frustrating both Employees and the Executives of the company. The addition of AI makes all of this even easier!
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Kaseya
The work flow is much better then other competitors
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Support Rating
Atera
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.
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Kaseya
They are fairly quick at returning a response to a problem and have been able to fix all issues for the most part.
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Alternatives Considered
Atera
Atera was the clear winner for us. The interface and tools were very easy to learn and setup. Atera's licensing incorporates good feature sets and value levels. Some of the other products were difficult to setup and lacked good flow between tools. The value proposition was also not as good.
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Kaseya
The portion of Autotask that we've used other companies for prior to using Autotask is the Endpoint Management. The Autotask Endpoint Management (AEM) portal integrates perfectly with their PSA/CRM tools. It's alerting features are much better than the above software as there aren't a bunch of superfluous and unneeded alerts. Instead, it only alerts for things that you specify that you want. Alerts aside, for the PSA/CRM, I don't have much to compare it to as Autotask was the first PSA we tried. It's hard to imagine a PSA having more features or doing a better job than Autotask.
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Return on Investment
Atera
  • We have been able to add new employees/devices without increasing my staff to support them.
  • The value of charging per technician verses per device cannot be stated enough. Without that pricing, I wouldn't be able to budget enough to pay for all of the things I get with Atera.
  • They have a customer portal which allows the end user to check on submitted tickets, open new tickets and recommend any new features.
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Kaseya
  • We were able to identify the profitability of our entire client base.
  • We identified a loss of over 1 million dollars for time unbilled consultancy fees using metrics derived from Autotask.
  • Autotask helped us serve our client base in a professional manner, it's like having an entire department at your finger tips.
  • Autotask is the heartbeat of our operation.
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