Datto Autotask PSA vs. Jira Service Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Autotask PSA
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Autotask PSA is designed as a complete IT Business Management Platform for MSPs, now from Datto (resulting from the Autotask merger with Datto in 2017).N/A
Jira Service Management
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Jira Service Management (formerly Jira Service Desk, now including features from the former Mindville Insight, acquired by Atlassian in June 2020) is a service desk software that is purpose-built for IT, service, and support teams. The software provides everything IT and support teams need out-of-the-box for service request, incident, problem and change management. Jira Service Management integrates seamlessly with Jira Software so that IT and development teams can work better together. Users…
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Pricing
Datto Autotask PSAJira Service Management
Editions & Modules
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Free
$0
per month
Standard
$20
per agent/per month
Premium
$40
per agent/per month
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Autotask PSAJira Service Management
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Datto Autotask PSAJira Service Management
Considered Both Products
Autotask PSA
Chose Datto 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.
Chose Datto Autotask PSA
Autotask is more robust than simple ticketing systems. It provides better billing ability that many ticketing systems and works well with existing clients. The invoicing options provided are beneficial to the business and streamline the process. The ticketing system provides …
Jira Service Management
Chose Jira Service Management
We did select Jira initially because of its simplicity and ease of setup but it turned out to be a lot more complex to get up and running!

We had a large KEBD, and we wanted to take its advantage to the fullest, so we went ahead and had this setup, but later replaced it with …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Datto Autotask PSAJira Service Management
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
Datto Autotask PSA
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Ratings
Jira Service Management
8.2
75 Ratings
0% below category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets00 Ratings8.374 Ratings
Expert directory00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Service restoration00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Self-service tools00 Ratings7.268 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation00 Ratings7.761 Ratings
ITSM reports and dashboards00 Ratings5.862 Ratings
ITSM asset management
Comparison of ITSM asset management features of Product A and Product B
Datto Autotask PSA
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Ratings
Jira Service Management
10.0
1 Ratings
19% above category average
Configuration mangement00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Asset management dashboard00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Policy and contract enforcement00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Change management
Comparison of Change management features of Product A and Product B
Datto Autotask PSA
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Ratings
Jira Service Management
7.3
69 Ratings
14% below category average
Change requests repository00 Ratings7.363 Ratings
Change calendar00 Ratings6.52 Ratings
Service-level management00 Ratings8.167 Ratings
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User Ratings
Datto Autotask PSAJira Service Management
Likelihood to Recommend
7.6
(29 ratings)
5.7
(76 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.6
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(4 ratings)
9.1
(25 ratings)
User Testimonials
Datto Autotask PSAJira Service Management
Likelihood to Recommend
Kaseya
In my opinion, Datto Autotask is exceptionally complicated to set up, manage, and use on a daily basis. I would think the target market for this product would be someone managing a team of 20 - 50 people, possibly more. In my experience, for it to run properly you will need to dedicate at least half an FTE to running this product in an organization of that size per month. I would not recommend it for companies with less than 10 people or for companies that value quick communication with their clients. I would not recommend it for companies using Datto's RMM product. The integration exists, but it is clearly a bolt-on. They were not developed together and they are slow to talk to each other. Frequently you cannot add details from RMM sessions into the PSA without manually copying the ticket number, and if the ticket is more than a week old, then you can't even find it with the ticket number.
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Atlassian
Great to manage your issues in a clear and centralised way. If your development teams work with Jira, it will all naturally come together. Great way to manage the issues from end to end. - Very flexible if you have people who understands the set up and is able to configure it for your needs - Maybe not the best if you want something with very easy set up
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Pros
Kaseya
  • 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.
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Atlassian
  • Manageable workflow to ensure all users follow the same process.
  • Can ban boards for easy visual of ticket status.
  • Very flexible tool that can adapt to lots of different uses outside of the traditional service desk model.
  • Added communication tools help you get out of e-mail jail.
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Cons
Kaseya
  • The GUI is a little dated.
  • Some integrations are limited for not being a Datto product.
  • While not as complex to set up as Connectwise, it definitely requires some serious thought during the initial setup.
  • Email processing could offer more options for parsing keywords and allow for more automation.
  • The mobile app is just not worth using in my experience.
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Atlassian
  • Ability to control the number of email notifications received (Note: this is a new feature in the Latest release but I personally haven not extensively looked at it and how well it solves the existing problem).
  • No way to reply to multiple tickets at once, say you got 4 tickets in for the same issue, there is no way you can reply to them in one stroke. Other Ticketing systems do have this ability.
  • Using a large number of add-ons to customize and add additional features adds up quickly and can become rather expensive.
  • Request forms are very basic and there is no native dynamic field ability available.
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Likelihood to Renew
Kaseya
After using multiple products on the market, Autotask was intuitive and easy to manage.
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Atlassian
No answers on this topic
Usability
Kaseya
The work flow is much better then other competitors
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Atlassian
I gave JIRA a score of 9 since I am happy with the service it offers. I can easily see the SLA since it gives me visibility. I can pull up the reports I need. I can reach out to our clients using the PR ticket so it is hassle-free for me.
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Support Rating
Kaseya
They are fairly quick at returning a response to a problem and have been able to fix all issues for the most part.
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Atlassian
I have not used the technical support from Atlassian. In terms of online help and resources, they are a bit limited thus making it more of a challenge to troubleshoot issues and learn more functionality. There aren't a lot of resources available on the Atlassian site besides developer documents. It would be nice to have a blog or forum where users can get the help they need.
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Alternatives Considered
Kaseya
The portion of Autotask that we've used other companies for prior to using Autotask is the Endpoint Management. The Autotask Endpoint Management (AEM) portal integrates perfectly with their PSA/CRM tools. It's alerting features are much better than the above software as there aren't a bunch of superfluous and unneeded alerts. Instead, it only alerts for things that you specify that you want. Alerts aside, for the PSA/CRM, I don't have much to compare it to as Autotask was the first PSA we tried. It's hard to imagine a PSA having more features or doing a better job than Autotask.
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Atlassian
When I evaluated Spiceworks, it was not going to be replacing any ticketing systems. However, I did evaluate it and was not extremely impressed by the short demo I did. JIRA was selected because a branch of our company was already using it, so it made sense to consolidate into one service desk solution, and JIRA was the better option since it was less expensive and geared towards being a ticketing system.
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Return on Investment
Kaseya
  • We were able to identify the profitability of our entire client base.
  • We identified a loss of over 1 million dollars for time unbilled consultancy fees using metrics derived from Autotask.
  • Autotask helped us serve our client base in a professional manner, it's like having an entire department at your finger tips.
  • Autotask is the heartbeat of our operation.
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Atlassian
  • JIRA has been incredibly useful. Our work is more organized and easier to view by the team members as well as upper-level people.
  • Our work is correctly assigned and when there are issues, they can be immediately addressed within the tool.
  • Users can attach screenshots or files of issues that help clarify the ticket. Developers can attach relevant data as well.
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ScreenShots

Jira Service Management Screenshots

Screenshot of Drive IT best practices with ITIL-ready templates. Get everything your IT teams need out of the box for service request, incident, problem, and change management.Screenshot of Get an ITIL certified service desk. Everything your IT teams need out-of-the-box for service request, incident, problem, and change management. Jira Service Desk is PinkVERIFY™ certified.Screenshot of Deliver a better service experience. Customers or employees can submit requests with an easy-to-use help center and add Confluence to Jira Service Desk to get an integrated knowledge base. Machine learning intelligently recommends the right service and learns from every interaction, so answers are easy to find.Screenshot of Stay in the loop with developers. y linking Jira Service Desk with Jira Software, IT and developer teams can collaborate on one platform to fix incidents faster and push changes with confidence.Screenshot of Deliver on SLA's. Nail your Service Level Agreements, every time. Your agents get a simple queue so they get the important things done first. Configure and get going in minutes.Screenshot of Automate those repetitive tasks. Is your team stuck in gear with repetitive tasks or missing priority requests? Setup automations so your agents can focus on solving the important stuff and help lighten the workload.