Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Atera
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Atera offers a solution for MSPs and IT Departments. The platform offers a range of features including remote monitoring and management (RMM), PSA, remote access, patch management, billing, and report. Atera includes IT automation rules, patch management, and a shared script library to help users create automations and simplify their workflows. Atera's pricing model ensures all plans include unlimited devices and workstations, and that users only pay per technician. According to the vendor this…
$99
per month per user
SysAid
Score 8.6 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
SysAid is the flagship ITSM and IT help desk software from SysAid Technologies, which offers a rather wide swath of features, supporting asset management (HAM and SAM), remote control, and rich reporting tools.N/A
Pricing
AteraSysAid
Editions & Modules
MSP - Pro
$99
per month per user
MSP - Growth
$129
per month per user
IT Department - Professional
$149
per month per user
MSP - Power
$169
per month per user
IT Department - Expert
$169
per month per user
IT Department - Master
$199
per month per user
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AteraSysAid
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
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Features
AteraSysAid
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
Atera
-
Ratings
SysAid
8.8
127 Ratings
Organize and prioritize service tickets00 Ratings9.0127 Ratings
Expert directory00 Ratings8.8100 Ratings
Service restoration00 Ratings8.885 Ratings
Self-service tools00 Ratings9.1121 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications00 Ratings8.287 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation00 Ratings8.799 Ratings
ITSM reports and dashboards00 Ratings8.8105 Ratings
ITSM asset management
Comparison of ITSM asset management features of Product A and Product B
Atera
-
Ratings
SysAid
8.6
109 Ratings
Configuration mangement00 Ratings8.9102 Ratings
Asset management dashboard00 Ratings8.2106 Ratings
Policy and contract enforcement00 Ratings8.670 Ratings
Change management
Comparison of Change management features of Product A and Product B
Atera
-
Ratings
SysAid
8.8
98 Ratings
Change requests repository00 Ratings8.890 Ratings
Change calendar00 Ratings8.873 Ratings
Service-level management00 Ratings8.993 Ratings
User Ratings
AteraSysAid
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(54 ratings)
8.9
(129 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.3
(13 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(40 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(7 ratings)
9.0
(51 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(7 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(13 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(4 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(8 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
AteraSysAid
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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SysAid Technologies
If you have a very small team that will not expand this might be for you. There is also a free version that works well. Performance and features will work much better in the cloud. Don't get an on-prem version. Also, they are HIPPA compliant, which was a big sell for us.
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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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SysAid Technologies
  • Ease of use for end users creating tickets from their own Self-Service Portal (which is tied into Windows Active Directory so no login is needed).
  • Ease of use and management of tickets by the IT staff.
  • Flexibility. We currently have IT teams associated with a single program, a single department, and all other IT items. SysAid allows us to easily manage this, add to it, change it, etc.
  • Support - SysAid support has remained consistently great throughout the years that we have had the product. That is a fairly rare thing for hosted solutions these days.
  • Expandability. We have a lot more that we can still do with the product and are working on expanding what it can do as we move forward in time. There is a lot to this product overall.
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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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SysAid Technologies
  • The ability to do backups from within the system
  • Ability to add more widgets on the Dashboard instead of the current limitation of 6 per Dashboard
  • Simplified integration of cloud services like Office 365 and Google Workspace
  • Mobile app for both iOS and Android
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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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SysAid Technologies
We are SysAid users since 2008 and we will continue to use SysAid years to come. We use SysAid for Asset Management and SysAid and we intend to keep it this way and there is no intention that we will replace SysAid with another system. SysAid has been reliable to use and has helped us with our day to day jobs
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Usability
Atera
No answers on this topic
SysAid Technologies
SysAid is easy to use and configure. There are some technical components to the configuration, but their implementation of the SysAid system allows for easy self-service. There was only one time that SysAid could not provide a solution to my direct need. We quickly found a workaround. The issue was integration with Microsoft Office 365 when it was first released. The connection between SysAid and Outlook was problematic. It was not long before SysAid had resolved the issue and provided that integration.
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Reliability and Availability
Atera
No answers on this topic
SysAid Technologies
Ha habido pocas veces que no ha estado disponible pero siempre avisan con antelación cuando el servicio no estará activo por una situación controlada
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Performance
Atera
No answers on this topic
SysAid Technologies
No, In my company it is integrated with the Control-M and when ever we receive any incident of the control M console, we receive a ticket at the same time on SysAid
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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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SysAid Technologies
I have had nothing but positive experiences working with the SysAid support team. There are multiple pathways to request and receive support, which are all connected with each other. I get an efficient and effective response most of the time and when there is not immediately a good answer, they create a support request to follow up for resolution.
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In-Person Training
Atera
No answers on this topic
SysAid Technologies
My team was greatly assisted and trained well. Despite the time zone difference the trainer made every effort to be available during times that were suitable for us and the assistance and help offered was extremely appreciated by my team. A wonderful experience by the team.
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Online Training
Atera
No answers on this topic
SysAid Technologies
Training was well structure and delivered. Questions were thoroughly answered and any issues we had were provided with support and help.
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Implementation Rating
Atera
No answers on this topic
SysAid Technologies
It is recommended that it be synchronized with the active directory for a better experience, also using the network scanning tools are very useful both to maintain your hardware and software inventory. See all the documentation found on the portal where they suggest good practices for the use of SysAid and exploit it from the first time
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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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SysAid Technologies
Sysaid had many of the service offerings as the large players had but at a much more cost effective price point. The licensing model was very fair and we felt that the amount of time that we would have to re-invest in the tool was minimal. For example, one of the other solutions we evaluated costed more for the professional services to get up and running then the cost of the product.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Atera
No answers on this topic
SysAid Technologies
When we purchase it, the plans were different and mainly we acquired lifetime licenses. in the past year, we migrated to the cloud version. In both cases, the pricing structure was accurate, although they could provide some extra flexibility to pay for exactly what we need in the business.
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Scalability
Atera
No answers on this topic
SysAid Technologies
Le doy esta calificación porque los módulos que contiene se pueden usar para casi cualquier departamento, tanto gestión de tickets como inventarios de equipos, hemos utilizado una versión gratuita en Ingeniería para gestionar sus tiempos en las tareas asignadas, es lo único que utilizan pero podrían usar fácilmente el módulo de inventario para su herramienta y el módulo de proyectos también
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Professional Services
Atera
No answers on this topic
SysAid Technologies
Professional services is just that professional, i have had the opportunity to use this service on several occasions, a technical issue comes up, i made an appointment for one hour and i am contacted at the required time, the representative that hold of my system and goes through the problem while i look on so its also a learning process
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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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SysAid Technologies
  • How easy it is to configure the app to our existing ITIL process. The ability to pick what services we would like to have as well as the ability to integrate using API as well as the marketplace.
  • Intuitive interface. Integration to Outlook. Easy reporting.
  • It has a very user-friendly interface and effective management capabilities.
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