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Score 9 out of 100
157 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Incident and problem management

    Atera

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    SolarWinds Service Desk

    80%
    SolarWinds Service Desk (SSD) ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Organize and prioritize service tickets

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    96 Ratings

    Expert directory

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    57 Ratings

    Service restoration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    58 Ratings

    Self-service tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    86 Ratings

    Subscription-based notifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    68 Ratings

    ITSM collaboration and documentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    76 Ratings

    ITSM reports and dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    87 Ratings

    ITSM asset management

    Atera

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.9

    SolarWinds Service Desk

    69%
    SolarWinds Service Desk (SSD) ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Configuration mangement

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    74 Ratings

    Asset management dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    81 Ratings

    Policy and contract enforcement

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    63 Ratings

    Change management

    Atera

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    SolarWinds Service Desk

    80%
    SolarWinds Service Desk (SSD) ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Change requests repository

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    64 Ratings

    Change calendar

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    44 Ratings

    Service-level management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    72 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Atera is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Atera

    90%
    54 Ratings
    8.1

    SolarWinds Service Desk

    81%
    119 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    Atera

    91%
    1 Rating
    6.6

    SolarWinds Service Desk

    66%
    8 Ratings

    Usability

    Atera

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9

    SolarWinds Service Desk

    89%
    7 Ratings

    Availability

    Atera

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4

    SolarWinds Service Desk

    84%
    13 Ratings

    Performance

    Atera

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7

    SolarWinds Service Desk

    87%
    7 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Atera

    90%
    7 Ratings
    8.3

    SolarWinds Service Desk

    83%
    94 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Atera

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    SolarWinds Service Desk

    91%
    1 Rating

    Online Training

    Atera

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    SolarWinds Service Desk

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Atera

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7

    SolarWinds Service Desk

    87%
    5 Ratings

    Configurability

    Atera

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    SolarWinds Service Desk

    73%
    1 Rating

    Ease of integration

    Atera

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.5

    SolarWinds Service Desk

    45%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    Atera

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9

    SolarWinds Service Desk

    89%
    4 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    Atera

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    SolarWinds Service Desk

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    Atera

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7

    SolarWinds Service Desk

    77%
    2 Ratings

    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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    SolarWinds

    If you are looking for a way to support a company and bill based on the outcome this software works really well. If it's a quick password change there was no charge, but if it's troubleshooting things you click the box to charge. It works really well for this. Also bringing all your assets into this and associating them to a client works well. I can't think of anything that this software would not be less appropriate for. It works well for what we use it for.
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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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    SolarWinds

    • Approval flows: You can have multiple layers of approval required for the tickets and service requests you design. This helps us show auditors that access to privileged systems and data was formerly reviewed and approved by the appropriate managers.
    • Easy to design forms: You don't need to spend hours reading the documentation to figure out how to create forms. It's simple enough that you can just jump right in and start creating them with minimal training.
    • Lots of options and features are available for you to include in your forms.
    • Integrates well with SAML-based SSO and has capabilities for MFA.
    • Easy and useful search function. Need to find that ticket from last year that you worked for a particular user or issue? Just search by keyword or username, and it'll quickly find the ticket.
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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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    SolarWinds

    • There is potential to greatly improve the capacity for cascading attributes. Currently, categories are limited to a top-level category and one subcategory. This leaves a fairly shallow decision tree.
    • Greater flexibility to modify the layout of incident request forms.
    • More integration options for cloud file-sharing platforms. Solarwinds Service Desk has tie-ins to Dropbox but not other vendors.
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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

    SolarWinds Service Desk

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    SolarWinds Service Desk editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      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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      SolarWinds

      My renewal is soon coming up, it is fairly likely I will renew again for the 5th year. I may consider evaluating what else is out there, It was requested by my staff to not make a change. They feel that SSD fits our needs, is easy to use and should keep it.
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      Usability

      Atera

      No answers on this topic

      SolarWinds

      Solarwinds Service Desk has a very "user friendly" interface. Everything looks nice and neat. And, learning how to use the system is very easy. It provides multiple services that are easy for most people to grasp, and allows for great organization of incidents and assets. Support for Solarwinds Service Desk has a good response and resolution time and are easy to work with.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Atera

      No answers on this topic

      SolarWinds

      Because the data is stored on Amazon Web Services (AWS) there are very rarely any outages. There have been some times when the product has been slow to load, but because the interface is web based it could be anything between my computer and AWS that was causing the issue. But also, because the application is web based it can be access from anywhere which makes it very convenient
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      Performance

      Atera

      No answers on this topic

      SolarWinds

      When the system is working, the pages load very quickly. We run reports all the time in the system. The reporting can be extremely complex or very simple. Either way, we have not had any issues with the reports. We do not currently integrate Solarwinds Service Desk with any other software.
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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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      SolarWinds

      SolarWinds support department will respond to you quickly from the time of purchase to after-purchase instructions & supporting, and the company is great in customers support. In buying a software, our organization always has a priority for the seller and support and accountability is very important to us, and the manufacturer or seller must be responsible and supportive.
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      Online Training

      Atera

      No answers on this topic

      SolarWinds

      When we first purchased Samanage (now Solarwinds) they provided us with an informational training session to show us all of the basics on how the service works and showed us everything we were interested in using. There are still some areas of Solarwinds that we do not yet utilize but I know if we choose to use them in the future we would be able to schedule another session with our representative to have them show us what we need to know.
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      Implementation Rating

      Atera

      No answers on this topic

      SolarWinds

      The implementation process for our organization was fairly simple. We set up an email address to receive the emails from the system (for incident creation), and we allowed the system to spoof our IT email to respond to requests. Solarwinds helped us with the rest of the implementation, and it took less than a week to get the system fully operational.
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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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      SolarWinds

      We chose SolarWinds Service Desk for its user friendly platform compared to what we had. Its was easier for requestors to submit tickets, provide feedback, merge tickets, build a suitable approval process. Our organization had a hard time going back and forth with the end user on providing a status on their request or issue, where most users just didn't follow through or lost interest in their issue. We would have to send multiple emails to get any type of feedback and that's something we did not want to keep on doing.
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      Scalability

      Atera

      No answers on this topic

      SolarWinds

      We have over 500 computers and tablets across our organization and this has helped us greatly in keeping track of where computers are and who is currently using it. I can see this product being useful to groups both larger and smaller than us and I really appreciate this product.
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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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      SolarWinds

      • We are more easily able to quantify user satisfaction with support.
      • We are able to develop SLAs that quantify and define the obligation of our support teams.
      • The actual cost of Solarwinds Service Desk per agent user is high in our estimation. The more you implement this platform across your organization, the more tightly tethered you are to this solution.
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