Easy management of hundreds of endpoints/customers.
Splashtop is a very lightweight and easy to deploy streamer. The RMM client is also very lightweight and resource light compared to others. Email Ticketing and portal ticketing work very well. Reports and metrics are very comprehensive and easy to generate. The recent addition of a chat client was a great move, and adds a few steps of fucntionality. REST API (See Cons)
Quickbooks integration is available but is finicky. No matter how much we work with them to get the few wrinkles ironed out, it never seems to improve (Class types not populating properly once imported to QB) REST API is very powerful, until its not. There are a lot of options in the API, but there could definitely be more. They offer a community forum to request features, but any API requests seem to go unseen/unattenteded.
Likelihood to recommend: 10/10
Customers are happy that I can quickly and easily remotely connect to their computers and resolve issues. Generating reports for customers is very valuable as it shows what my customers are getting for the price they pay for my services. Having customers simply send an email for support tickets has greatly reduced call volume and made things less stressful.
Atera is very much interested in what their customers think and request for suggestions or improvements. Atera is affordable because they charge per technician instead of per end point. The Atera interface is fast and not bogged down with so many features that it makes it confusing and time consuming. I really like that the main features of support tickets, Alerts, and Reports are easy to get to and analyze. The support ticket system is quick and easy to use as a technician and it's great that customers just have to send a simple email to create a support ticket. Atera Reports are great to create and send to customers to show what is happening behind the scenes. Remote connection to customers' computers is another feature that works very well. Connecting remotely to my customers' computers is quick and easy. No messing around with codes or having customers download and install extra special software.
Not much to dislike about Atera. I would like to see the Alerts to be improved upon by making them not alert me every time a computer has a small spike in CPU and/or memory usage as well as temperatures. I would also like to see the Atera website more compatible with the new Microsoft Edge browser that is being released in January of 2020. Currently the support tickets' information details appear as narrow paragraphs. Currently there is no mobile app to get notifications of new support tickets and to access and edit current support tickets.
Likelihood to recommend: 9/10
Happy to work remotely to jump on any OS machine.
Best in remote access to connect any time and this is very easy for IT admin to jump on. Always BEST CUSTOMER SUPPORT to take owner ship.
1. More integration and need more Knowledge base documents
Likelihood to recommend: 10/10
We have been with Atera since 2015. We have seen a lot of changes, most for the better. But at the start of 2019 everything has gone down hill. The site is slow, remote support (Splashtop) frequently goes down, and the lack of true support. What I mean by lack of true support is that they know they have a problem on their end, yet you get a canned response from them to flush your cookies and history. We are a IT company! We know a problem when we see one, and flushing our browsers is not going to fix the issues they are having. It is quite embarrassing when a customer calls you and you are unable to help them remotely because your systems don't work. Time to move to another RMM!
The price point for this product is excellent, if it worked properly.
Constant issues in the past few months. Cannot use remote frequently, it fails consistently since January 2019. Customer support is responsive in a canned response kind of way.
Likelihood to recommend: 0/10
Atera allows us to have a Help Desk system, remote login capabilities, and inventory management all in one.
The amount of features for the price is hard to compete with.
The user interface isn't as simple and elegant as other more expensive alternatives. Searching for devices based on serial number still hasn't been implemented.
Likelihood to recommend: 8/10
Atera is available across 3 pricing tiers: Pro, Growth, and Power. Pricing starts at $79/technician/month and scales with each tier, outlined below:
Pro - $79/technician/month, billed annually or $89/technician/month, billed monthly
Growth - $119/technician/month, billed annually or $129/technician/month, billed monthly
Power - $149/technician/month, billed annually or $169/technician/month, billed monthly
Atera is an IT monitoring solution that extracts real-time performance data from multiple servers and workstations and puts them all together in one console, presented in easily digestible format. Used by managed service providers (MSPs) and IT support teams in more than 15 countries, it combines remote monitoring and management (RMM), remote control and support, and professional services automation (PSA) in one cloud-based application.
Atera is equipped with the requisite features and tools to tackle billing and invoicing, ticket management, online backup management, automated alerts and notifications, customer geo-location, CRM and helpdesk, activity logging, uptime monitoring, contract and SLA management, network inventory audit, business rules automation, customer satisfaction surveys, and many more.
The app offers a straightforward technician-based pricing scheme, with no limit on the number of servers or workstations monitored. The app is mobile-responsive and works with any device with a web browser.
Atera is a complete IT management system with monitoring capabilities that let you foresee issues before they negatively affect user experience, customer management and helpdesk features to quickly resolve customer queries and difficulties, and remote access for on-the-go monitoring and management. The app automates various IT processes: deleting temporary files and Internet history, creating system restore points, device shutdowns, disk defragmenting, full system scan, and so on. It employs multiple security features, such as role-based access protocols, Mail Trace and Mail Shield, and supports mail forwarding and file blocking.
It offers a fully brandable customer portal where customers can create and keep track of tickets, and access knowledge base articles to help them address issues on their own. Atera keeps track of your hardware, software, and operating systems, including antivirus software licenses, HDD usage, and workstation and server configuration, where they’re distributed, how they’re performing, and if any updates are needed.
Atera’s remote monitoring and management feature lets you monitor and control hundreds of networks from a single console. It doesn’t matter if you’re using a laptop, desktop, or mobile device, updates are delivered to you in real time, allowing you full visibility into the health of your entire IT stack, as well as the ability to provide immediate assistance to your customers when the need arises.
With this app, you get real-time updates on hardware resources, network and IP monitoring, Windows updates, SNMP monitoring, users who are logged in, website monitoring, Active Directory, VMware, SQL Server, SNMP-enabled devices, and many more. Customizable notifications can be emailed to you, so you’re immediately alerted of system failures or possible failures that can impact end-user activities.
Atera also automates patch installations, such as Windows updates, Microsoft Office and device driver updates, Java and Adobe updates, and so on.
Atera’s professional services automation feature is equipped with a CRM functionality that allows you to manage all customer information in one place: contacts, contracts, devices, SLAs, tickets, and file attachments, among others. It has helpdesk and ticketing capabilities powered by a time tracking and ticketing system created for both on-site and helpdesk tasks.
So customers need not always create tickets for each issue they encounter or query they need answered, Atera lets you build a comprehensive knowledge base that provides step-by-step guides they can refer to at their convenience to solve problems on their own. Atera’s integrated billing system is designed to automate billing and invoicing activities.
Gone are the days when IT people need to physically be where a workstation is to fix a problem or perform security and system health checks. Atera’s remote access, control, and support feature allows MSPs and IT teams to control servers and workstations from anywhere, so end users are guaranteed uninterrupted access to business-critical files and applications.
Remote access can be initiated from the Tickets, Alerts, and Devices windows in the Atera user interface, and file transfers can be done for every support session, whether attended or unattended. Atera allows remote access even for hosts with multiple monitor displays.
For technicians servicing client infrastructure on site, work remotely, or are always on the go, Atera’s mobile technician management feature lets you access ticket and customer data, wherever you are, using your smartphone.
Once logged in to Atera, various commands available to a ticket can be viewed from the Ticket Properties screen, including asking the customer to sign off the work order. Mobile access can be turned on or off, depending on the technician’s access permissions.
Atera reports fall into several category buckets: General, Monitoring, Technician Performance, Profitability, and Satisfaction. The General category includes load analysis and SLA. Monitoring has system at a glance, customer health, agent health, auditor, and Microsoft licensing. Technician Performance covers technician comparison and performance reports.
Profitability carries reports about customer profitability, most and least profitable retainer customers, and billing. The Satisfaction category provides information on the number of satisfied and unsatisfied customers. All reports are accessible from the Reports section of the Atera dashboard.
Atera integrates with third-party business tools through Zapier.
Atera has three pricing plans: Standard, Professional, and Enterprise. Standard costs $59 per technician per month, if billed annually, and covers ticket management, satisfaction surveys, contract and SLA management, business rules automation, and advanced reporting.
Professional, which costs $79 per technician per month, if paid annually, covers all standard features plus remote monitoring, patch management, IT tasks automation, network inventory, enhanced login security, advanced reports, and system white labeling. At $139 per month, if billed annually, Enterprise carries all Professional features plus database snapshots and geo-redundant database backup.
All plans offer free 30-day trials.