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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Incident and problem management

    Atera

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    ServiceNow IT Service Management

    84%
    ServiceNow IT Service Management ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Organize and prioritize service tickets

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    67 Ratings

    Expert directory

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    51 Ratings

    Service restoration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    56 Ratings

    Self-service tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    65 Ratings

    Subscription-based notifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    63 Ratings

    ITSM collaboration and documentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    60 Ratings

    ITSM reports and dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    62 Ratings

    ITSM asset management

    Atera

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    ServiceNow IT Service Management

    83%
    ServiceNow IT Service Management ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Configuration mangement

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    60 Ratings

    Asset management dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    59 Ratings

    Policy and contract enforcement

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    53 Ratings

    Change management

    Atera

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    ServiceNow IT Service Management

    84%
    ServiceNow IT Service Management ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Change requests repository

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    62 Ratings

    Change calendar

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    56 Ratings

    Service-level management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    58 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Atera is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • ServiceNow IT Service Management is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew
    • Atera and ServiceNow IT Service Management are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Atera

    90%
    54 Ratings
    9.0

    ServiceNow IT Service Management

    90%
    79 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    Atera

    91%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    ServiceNow IT Service Management

    100%
    12 Ratings

    Usability

    Atera

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4

    ServiceNow IT Service Management

    64%
    11 Ratings

    Availability

    Atera

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    ServiceNow IT Service Management

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    Atera

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    ServiceNow IT Service Management

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Atera

    90%
    7 Ratings
    7.4

    ServiceNow IT Service Management

    74%
    40 Ratings

    Online Training

    Atera

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0

    ServiceNow IT Service Management

    10%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Atera

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    ServiceNow IT Service Management

    100%
    6 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Atera

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    ServiceNow IT Service Management

    100%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Atera

    For me, Atera has been a great tool that I added to my arsenal. I wanted something where I could manage my clients' Windows updates. As I used the software, I began to realize all of the various things Atera could do. Now it is a critical component of my business and I would not be able to properly function without it.
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    ServiceNow

    In our organization, we are using ServiceNow extensively. Change Management, Incident Management, Problem Management, Time tracking are few modules which we use extensively. This sort of model will work for any product or service based companies as the product is built on ITIL framework. So this product will be suited for small or large scale companies to better organize and add controls and track SLA's for technology or business process.
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    Pros

    Atera

    • Easy to deploy, both in general or to a specific customer.
    • Remote management tools that are in line with every other major solution out there.
    • Real-time alerts that allow for easy monitoring of vital systems.
    • Configurable threshholds on alerts so the system can be tuned to only notify when there is a problem according to certain metrics.
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    ServiceNow

    • When I have a number of requests to make, for example a request to add a dozen or so user accounts to more than one group account in Active Directory , I can put all the needed information into the initial form, add it to my "shopping cart" and all of that information remains on the screen for the next item for which I only need to edit a few items (like the AD group name in this example), and keep adding them to the shopping cart until I have them all. When I "Check Out" each of those items is generated as a separate task under the one request. It simplifies and expedites the creation and tracking of these kinds of requests.
    • I can easily and quickly see what tickets are currently assigned to me in order to prioritize them and remain aware of my workload.
    • Numerous fields for CIs can be used when trying to find the entry for a particular item. For example, IP Address, server name, raw text, classification, and so on.
    • To help with making sense out of related tasks, when a task is assigned to me and I need to open another task for a different team to work in order to complete my task, I can open a sub-task from my ticket so that the relationship between the two can be pulled up later into reports. For example, I may have a task to build a new vm, and need to open tasks for networking, security accounts, software installation and so on. By opening sub-tasks from my assignment, the time spent by all parties concerned is tied together for more meaningful cost accounting.
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    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.
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    ServiceNow

    • It is hard to find areas for improvement, the tool is very powerful. That said, building the CMDB still involves some manual interaction which was not how it was presented in demos.
    • The CMDB data is almost too deep and detailed. When you build the relationship map it can be so large that it is overwhelming. You can limit this, but the default maps are massive if you are discovering lots of device classes.
    • The product is expensive. Since they are the leader in the industry and the product has tons of features, they definitely charge for it!
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    Pricing Details

    Atera

    Starting Price

    $99 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Atera editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Pro$991
    Growth$1292
    Power$1693

    Footnotes

    1. Per Technician
    2. Per Technician
    3. Per Technician

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Unlimited devices & agents. No hidden fees. No contracts.

    Pricing Info

    ServiceNow IT Service Management

    Starting Price

    $0 per year

    Editions & Modules

    ServiceNow IT Service Management editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Starting Price$10,000.001

    Footnotes

    1. per year

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    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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    ServiceNow

    To be completely honest setting up a new ticketing system can be a pain in the ass. Once you have it setup and customized the way you want it, you don't want to switch unless you're unhappy with the product. Unless future releases and updates really muck the system up, I wouldn't change.
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    Usability

    Atera

    No answers on this topic

    ServiceNow

    The dashboard is so confusing, [there are] many clicks to open a task and search by a ticket. The Enterprise customisation [we did] has finished to kill the software and creates a really bad experience on a daily basis. [It is] So slow, and so many clicks to process a ticket. Works only on IE so, that [should] make you realize that [it] is a bad idea.
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    Reliability and Availability

    Atera

    No answers on this topic

    ServiceNow

    We have never had any issues with ServiceNow's availability that I am aware of in the two years I have been using it.
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    Performance

    Atera

    No answers on this topic

    ServiceNow

    For a massive system, page loads are reasonably quick, including searches.
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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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    ServiceNow

    I would give it this rating because we have had no major issues with the support for ServiceNow after we implemented it at our organization. They seem to respond promptly and efficiently if we ever do need to open a support case with them about an issue we are having.
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    Online Training

    Atera

    No answers on this topic

    ServiceNow

    To type in what should be a text box, you have to click an empty cell, a tiny text box pop up opens with a check box and an X. You the. Type in the text box and have to click the check mark. If you have a bunch of fields to fill out, doing this is very annoying. Absolutely know thought went in to this. I'm sure somebody in marketing thought it was a good idea. It wasn't.
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    Implementation Rating

    Atera

    No answers on this topic

    ServiceNow

    Without exception, every client I have worked with has been very happy with their resulting product. While this is partly due to my work, I must point out that the platform is the winning decision, not the implementer.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Atera

    We had tried Syncro, Naverisk, Pulseway - dollar for dollar stack for stack, Atera blew them out of the water. Atera is easy to use, easy to manage, has flourishing facebook and reddit groups for support and they update their knowledge bases daily. Their communication and support has been bar none.
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    ServiceNow

    We used to use Jira to handle service tickets but it's way too robust for something this straightforward. Due to the nature of Jira, you needed to already have a lot of documentation and knowledge about who should be assigned the ticket, so the lift of creating a ticket was time consuming.
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    Scalability

    Atera

    No answers on this topic

    ServiceNow

    ServiceNow works as an enterprise solution.
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    Return on Investment

    Atera

    • The lack of cost per unit is a great asset. Our team consists of two members who really use the product, and the cost being per member means we can have hundreds of machines and still only pay for two users.
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    ServiceNow

    • ServiceNow has helped majorly in removing the in-house development effort for the ticketing tool and now we can focus on using the ticketing system and rest is managed by service now
    • ServiceNow have had a great impact in Incident reporting and management through its subscription models and a powerful dashboard
    • With machine learning feature available within service now, we are able to analyze the incident patterns and root cause and reduce the production outages
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