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Score 6.9 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

CA Service Management

It is a suitable tool for a large organization with extensive user needs. It is not for a small shop as it may be over-engineered for smaller organizations that don't have teams that can manage a solution of this size. It does have some significant hardware and configuration needs, but that should not deter customers from deploying it in-house. I've seen it deployed in the cloud as well as in-house; the downside to deploying it as a hosted solution is you're forever at the mercy of the vendor for customizations, and they cost an arm and a leg. The simplest things take a long time and cost much more money than necessary, so you can't truly get a custom solution and end up with mostly vanilla services (unless you have very deep pockets.)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Autotask PSA

Autotask is much more well suited to a busy company. It's a little bit price-prohibitive if you only have a couple of employees or not many clients. This solution works for us, having 10 employees and about 200 clients. Any less than that, the pricing wouldn't be worthwhile.Autotask fits very well with us. It's easy to keep on task. Any tickets that are getting old will shoot out alerts and scheduled tasks for our techs to finish up work on it. It's also very easy to run reports for clients on the services that they've used through us. We love Autotask.
Dan Gospe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident and problem management

CA Service Management
8.6
Autotask PSA
6.7
Organize and prioritize service tickets
CA Service Management
9.7
Autotask PSA
8.2
Expert directory
CA Service Management
8.7
Autotask PSA
6.9
Service restoration
CA Service Management
8.4
Autotask PSA
3.3
Self-service tools
CA Service Management
8.6
Autotask PSA
6.5
Subscription-based notifications
CA Service Management
7.9
Autotask PSA
7.6
ITSM collaboration and documentation
CA Service Management
9.7
Autotask PSA
6.7
ITSM reports and dashboards
CA Service Management
7.5
Autotask PSA
7.5

ITSM asset management

CA Service Management
9.2
Autotask PSA
7.7
Configuration mangement
CA Service Management
9.7
Autotask PSA
7.6
Asset management dashboard
CA Service Management
10.0
Autotask PSA
7.3
Policy and contract enforcement
CA Service Management
8.0
Autotask PSA
8.2

Change management

CA Service Management
9.1
Autotask PSA
7.8
Change requests repository
CA Service Management
9.0
Autotask PSA
8.1
Change calendar
CA Service Management
8.6
Autotask PSA
6.5
Service-level management
CA Service Management
9.5
Autotask PSA
8.7

Pros

CA Service Management

  • A large community where, if help is needed, is usually very helpful and quick to respond.
  • Various sites with good information on various issues. If you have a problem, there's a good chance some else already had it and documented it.
  • Fairly easy installation of the product if recommendations are followed and prep-work is done.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Autotask PSA

  • The graphical calculations on time spent on requests, how long they were open for, who worked on a ticket last.
  • Grouping by priority so you can determine easier what needs to be addressed sooner rather then later. This also helps if Account Management has conversations a technician is not aware of so they can prioritize efficiently.
  • The email updates that are sent out to the technicians so they are aware of upcoming or stale tickets.
Daniel J. Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CA Service Management

  • The right-click feature is disabled in this application and users are unable to copy and paste with mouse or touchpad.
  • The application also freezes quite a bit and a user will have to quite often close and reopen browser to get it functioning properly.
Jamedith Pewu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Autotask PSA

  • To date, the maim area of improvement is the ability to allow for retrieving a ticket that may have inadvertently been deleted. At present there is no way to do this which at times can be frustrating.
  • The search function does leave something to be desired as it does require some specific wording to find what you're looking for.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CA Service Management

CA Service Management 4.1
Based on 6 answers
While the concepts of Service Desk and EITM were solid. The user interface, tool capabilities, and integrations fell behind the rest of the industry. Too often it seemed like CA bought and rebranded products without fully integrated them with their other products. It was a coat of paint, without the parts under the hood being updated. The overhead for administration was too high and the reporting capabilities were absolutely amongst the worst I've seen.
Curt Melancon, CBAP, ITIL, CSSGB | TrustRadius Reviewer

Autotask PSA

Autotask PSA 9.0
Based on 1 answer
After using multiple products on the market, Autotask was intuitive and easy to manage.
Daniel J. Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CA Service Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Autotask PSA

Autotask PSA 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The work flow is much better then other competitors
Daniel J. Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CA Service Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Autotask PSA

Autotask PSA 8.4
Based on 8 answers
They are fairly quick at returning a response to a problem and have been able to fix all issues for the most part.
Ashley Beal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CA Service Management

We are too integrated with CA Service Desk Manager to disassociate anytime soon. We found the more we used the product the more we needed to customize it in order to better integrate with our business processes. There are other alternatives that have many built-in features that had we have foreseen our future requirements... would have chosen ServiceNow or Remedy as our "go-to" ticketing product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Autotask PSA

Datto Autotask PSA is probably the best all-in-one platform for MSPs. It's targeted and designed specifically for MSPs, whilst most service desk software/PSA is often just general service desk software.
Ben Nichols | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CA Service Management

  • Having CA Service Desk Manager within the company has increased the satisfaction of customer service from 68% to 95%. Teams are getting better customer survey scores and making better efforts to meet their SLAs.
  • CA Mobile app has provided agility and collaboration among IT Users and Customers.
Farooq Hussain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Autotask PSA

  • We can effectively contract profitability. After running a few quick reports we realized we were charging about 1/2 what we should have been for fixed rate projects.
  • We track resource utilization to see where our technicians are productive and what is eating their valuable time.
  • I feel that Autotask is the single biggest impact on overall business ROI. We track profitability of everything from hardware to services to contracts with it. It allows us to make intelligent business decisions based on numbers.
Garry Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CA Service Management

General

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

Autotask PSA

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CA Service Management
9.0
Autotask PSA
9.5

Likelihood to Renew

CA Service Management
4.1
Autotask PSA
9.0

Usability

CA Service Management
Autotask PSA
9.0

Support Rating

CA Service Management
Autotask PSA
8.4

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