Atera vs. Observium

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Atera
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Atera has harnessed AI to power their Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM), Helpdesk, Ticketing, and automations platform—streamlining organizational IT management at scale with the proprietary Action AI™ solution. Atera's IT Copilot augments existing tech capabilities with AI auto script generation, ticket summaries, and recommended solutions. To learn more about Atera: www.atera.com Atera’s platform…
$159
per month per user
Observium
Score 9.3 out of 10
N/A
N/AN/A
Pricing
AteraObservium
Editions & Modules
MSP - Pro
$129
per month (billed annually) per user
IT Department - Professional
$149
per month (billed annually) per user
MSP - Growth
$179
per month (billed annually) per user
IT Department - Expert
$189
per month (billed annually) per user
MSP - Power
$209
per month (billed annually) per user
IT Department - Master
$219
per month (billed annually) per user
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AteraObservium
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsUnlimited devices.
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Features
AteraObservium
Application Performance Management
Comparison of Application Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Atera
10.0
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Observium
-
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
93 Ratings
23% above category average
Observium
-
Ratings
Remote monitoring9.392 Ratings00 Ratings
Network device monitoring8.780 Ratings00 Ratings
Activity Monitoring10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Management Tasks
Comparison of Management Tasks features of Product A and Product B
Atera
9.2
92 Ratings
22% above category average
Observium
-
Ratings
Patch Management8.991 Ratings00 Ratings
Policy-based automation8.778 Ratings00 Ratings
Remote Access
Comparison of Remote Access features of Product A and Product B
Atera
7.8
1 Ratings
11% below category average
Observium
-
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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Enterprises

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User Ratings
AteraObservium
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(95 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.5
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.4
(42 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(5 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AteraObservium
Likelihood to Recommend
Atera
Well Atera is a big platform with multiple features, I use Remote Session for Remote access and Scripting management for platform and application management in our network. In some cases if there is dependency on Driver version of hardware like network driver, I have also used Atera to push latest Driver to user machines which works like a charm. Atera is a really good platform.
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Observium
  • If you are on a budget, this is one heck of a tool for the price (including the ~$200/year for the Pro subscription).
  • If you are OK with maintaining and updating open source tools, this is a great tool.
  • If you are afraid of the Linux command line or live in a Windows-centric world, this might not be the tool for you.
  • If you can't stand things occasionally not working, this is probably not a good fit.
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Pros
Atera
  • Remoting in from anywhere, even on my phone or tablet, has enabled me to quickly diagnose, or even fully resolve, problems.
  • The ticketing, once users are set up, is a breeze. It also keeps everything in one place for them.
  • With Atera the need to travel on-site has been dramatically reduced.
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Observium
  • Automatic device discovery.
  • Scalability
  • Real-time monitoring.
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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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Observium
  • Documentation
  • Community support
  • Easy to set up but hard to customise fully
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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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Observium
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Usability
Atera
In the past, we would have to remote into the endpoint to see what was causing an issue. Now we can check the portal and get a very detailed analysis of what's going on the with user's system. In addition we can run scripts and open a command prompt of the user's system without having to remote into the system and disrupt the user.
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Observium
No answers on this topic
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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Observium
It's open source. Your mileage may vary. Sometimes the provided documentation is beyond frustrating, other times it's right on the mark.
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Alternatives Considered
Atera
NinjaOne is a great platform but is simple overall versus Atera. Atera is so feature rich that it can be overwhelming at times but is worth the learning curve. Take time to go through the onboarding, reading the help articles, and even reaching out to support directly through the platform and you will make the most of all features.
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Observium
I haven't used other products that are similar to Observium. Observium is an open tool, with a robust feature set. There are elements of comparable monitoring across other tools, but nothing I've seen that is a complete parallel in terms of feature set and visualizations. If I were asked, I wouldn't have another tool to recommend over Observium.
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Return on Investment
Atera
  • The intuitive user interface has enabled both users and support technicians to familiarize themselves quickly with the functionality, and the learning curve is less.
  • Some features need to be accessed through documentation; they're not available directly on the dashboard.
  • Sometimes, internet access plays a significant role, whereas low connectivity is a hindrance.
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Observium
  • It is good for DC admin.
  • Only positive impact.
  • Highly recommended.
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ScreenShots

Atera Screenshots

Screenshot of Atera’s AI-powered solution.Screenshot of Atera's process automation.Screenshot of Atera's real-time monitoring, which gives visibility and control of the IT environment.Screenshot of Atera's ticketing, where users can deliver end-user support and issue resolution at scale.