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Atera

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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

Kaseya VSA

If the software functioned as it was intended, it would be probably a 7 out of 10. It lacks the majority of customization that SolarWinds N-central supplies, but also supports some customization that other solutions we have tried do not.Again, if the software didn't consistently break, the ability to implement automated scripting via PowerShell and the capacity to manage 10+ endpoints at once in different windows is great.
Ben Blissett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Monitoring Tasks

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

Management Tasks

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

Reporting

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

Security

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

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

Kaseya VSA

  • Being able to see systems that are not within the local network allows us to be able to troubleshoot and work with the end users no matter where they are or where we are as it is cloud based.
  • Several functions can be "automated" so staff do not have to keep going back and scanning for updates, push Windows updates and or push sensor updates.
  • VSA offers a variety of system information about all of the assets that have the endpoints installed on them so we can easily see the system specs without having to actually connect to them and pull up the SysInfo on each unit.
Allan Eisenhauer | 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

Kaseya VSA

  • Support - Like all other competitors support is OK but the product is robust enough to reduce support requirements.
  • Customer Service - another team that is a bit poor especially when the issue involves multiple departments. Otherwise, the direct rep is very friendly and professional.
Richard Trivedi | 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

Kaseya VSA

Kaseya VSA 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Excellent product with easy learning curve
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

Kaseya VSA

Kaseya VSA 7.7
Based on 15 answers
It was lots of back and forth email communication whenever I tried to solve my connection issues. I would send them detailed logs of the date, time, computer, and more of when I was experiencing connection issues. All I would get is an email back a few days later saying that they didn't find an issue in the service
Anonymous | 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

Kaseya VSA

There are other products that do some of what Kaseya does, but I've not personally worked with another product that does everything Kaseya does. Sure there are plenty of remote control products, but products that do as much as Kaseya are few and far between. Hard to go wrong with the sheer scope of functionality!
Racey Cave | 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

Kaseya VSA

  • ROI with Kaseya Virtual System Administrator (VSA) has been great since our and our customer's IT infrastructure reliability has greatly improved.
  • Better utilization of IT resources.
  • Enabled us to sell another service by enabling us to start an RMM division and generate additional revenue.
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.

Kaseya VSA

General

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

Kaseya VSA Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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