Atera vs. Freshservice

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
Freshservice
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Freshservice is a cloud-based service desk and IT service management (ITSM) solution that currently serves more than 10,000 SMB, mid-market, and enterprise customers worldwide.
$19
Per Month Per User
Pricing
AteraFreshservice
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
Starter
$19.00
Per Month Per User
Growth
$49.00
Per Month Per User
Pro
$95.00
Per Month Per User
Enterprise
$119
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AteraFreshservice
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsUnlimited devices. Prices per user, per month, billed annually.
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Community Pulse
AteraFreshservice
Considered Both Products
Atera

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Freshservice
Chose Freshservice
I've used monday.com for ticketing, but Freshservice is made for it and the asset management feature adds value. NinjaOne's ticketing is not built out so we only use it for its RMM features. Atera has a nice ticketing platform and looks similar to Freshservice but they do not …
Chose Freshservice
Freshservice simply meshed much better with our employee activities. Many of the others required a lot more painful integration and constant use in order to work, we have a mix of new and old users and needed a product that was flexible with the management style that we used, …
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
AteraFreshservice
Application Performance Management
Comparison of Application Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Atera
10.0
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Freshservice
-
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
Freshservice
-
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
Freshservice
-
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
Freshservice
-
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
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
Atera
-
Ratings
Freshservice
8.2
112 Ratings
0% below category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets00 Ratings9.0112 Ratings
Expert directory00 Ratings7.678 Ratings
Service restoration00 Ratings7.063 Ratings
Self-service tools00 Ratings8.4102 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications00 Ratings8.581 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation00 Ratings8.793 Ratings
ITSM reports and dashboards00 Ratings8.397 Ratings
ITSM asset management
Comparison of ITSM asset management features of Product A and Product B
Atera
-
Ratings
Freshservice
7.7
90 Ratings
7% below category average
Configuration mangement00 Ratings8.483 Ratings
Asset management dashboard00 Ratings8.088 Ratings
Policy and contract enforcement00 Ratings6.662 Ratings
Change management
Comparison of Change management features of Product A and Product B
Atera
-
Ratings
Freshservice
8.2
84 Ratings
3% below category average
Change requests repository00 Ratings8.478 Ratings
Change calendar00 Ratings8.064 Ratings
Service-level management00 Ratings8.278 Ratings
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Score 9.4 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
NinjaOne
NinjaOne
Score 9.2 out of 10
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Agiloft Flexible Service Desk Suite
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises

No answers on this topic

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Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
AteraFreshservice
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(91 ratings)
9.0
(113 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.5
(4 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Usability
9.5
(38 ratings)
9.1
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(5 ratings)
8.5
(77 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AteraFreshservice
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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Freshworks Inc
Freshservice is a complete ITSM solution. I have used some others over the years and moved away from them to Freshservice. I have implemented Freshservice in 2 new roles over the years, and everyone has loved it. The functionality that it incorporates, enabling IT teams to become ITIL compliant is truly useful. Compared to 5 other ITSM tools that I have used over the last 10 years, Freshservice is far better.
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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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Freshworks Inc
  • Workflow automation
  • Knowledge base articles for users and agents
  • easy to add categories & sub category and make them compulsory so that ticket cannot be closed without filling the information
  • it works with email address very simple to create different department and queues
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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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Freshworks Inc
  • Change Management - Current system is geared towards full software or system change management. It would be great to have a simple Yes/No approval without having to utilize their workflow tools.
  • Data selection filters - Overall, their data filters are very good, but it would be useful to have "Last Week" and "Last Month" in the date selectors.
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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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Freshworks Inc
It's overall value in our organization is extremely high and it has become an essential part of our business.
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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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Freshworks Inc
On the I.T. side, the time to ramp up and understand how FreshService operates only took a few hours. After that, it was off to the races with configuration and customization. From the start, with minimal assistance, our end users found FreshService to be incredibly intuitive. At launch, we expected most to submit tickets via email, however, our analytics has shown that end-users actually prefer the portal for managing their I.T. tickets.
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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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Freshworks Inc
I contacted support once and the person handling the request was very helpful. The staff is very competent. In my opinion communication could be improved as the level of spoken English is very high. I was unable to understand some words, in fact two people participated in the second meeting.
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Implementation Rating
Atera
No answers on this topic
Freshworks Inc
think of what you want to do with FreshService : a clean start or a migration. Migration can be done with csv files, it's easy to do but you need to test it first.
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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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Freshworks Inc
I've used monday.com for ticketing, but Freshservice is made for it and the asset management feature adds value. NinjaOne's ticketing is not built out so we only use it for its RMM features. Atera has a nice ticketing platform and looks similar to Freshservice but they do not have an onboarding feature and other integrations that Freshservice has
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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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Freshworks Inc
  • Freshservice has allowed our organization to better track the amount of tickets that come in for a particular individual. This allows us to better support a user that is having multiple of the same issue over an extended period.
  • The communication to the user has greatly increased due to the automated messages that Freshservice has built in.
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