As an IT professional, it’s crucial to choose the right IT management platform. That means you are probably exploring many different options, carefully evaluating each of their features, reviews, pricing, and more. Luckily, we are here to help.
To empower and equip you to make the best decision possible, we’ve done the research for you. In this article, we will provide an in-depth comparison of two top IT management platforms: Atera and Kaseya VSA. We will explore features, usability, pricing, and support with IT decision-makers in mind. Let’s get started.
User interface and usability
Atera’s intuitive interface is designed with user experience in mind, providing a seamless and easy-to-navigate platform. Kaseya, on the other hand, has been criticized for its complex and less user-friendly interface, which may require extensive training for teams to fully utilize.
Atera’s focus on proactive monitoring and automation empowers MSP and corporate IT departments to identify and address issues before they escalate. While Kaseya offers similar features, Atera’s emphasis on simplicity ensures these tools are more accessible and easier to implement.
Kaseya VSA (Virtual Systems Administrator) boasts an intuitive dashboard that users appreciate for providing a wide range of data at first glance. Workflow integration allows for seamless setup and efficiency. However, some users have commented that Kaseya works better for MSPs than for native IT departments.
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Here at Atera, we have received a multitude of positive feedback about our user interface. Clients have commented that Atera is easy to use, easy to install, and has a minimal learning curve – once you get it, you get it. With accessible data and intuitive workflows, Atera saves busy IT professionals time and reduces stress and vendor fatigue each and every day.
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Features and capabilities
Kaseya is perhaps best known as a leader in security and IT management software. Its suite of products includes solutions for topics like remote monitoring and management, backup and recovery, security and compliance, and more. While Kaseya offers IT operations software, security is its main focus and area of excellence.
Our suite of products at Atera is aimed at providing a comprehensive solution for IT departments in particular. With offerings like remote monitoring and management (RMM), AI (artificial intelligence) integrations, patch management, helpdesk, PSA and ticketing, network discovery, and more, Atera can truly do it all.
Performance and reliability
Both Kaseya and Atera are renowned for their reliability. Kaseya has a strong reputation when it comes to performance, and customers are generally pleased with the limited disruptions to Kaseya’s programs. Some commented, however, that because of the less intuitive user interface, you can end up configuring the platform to cause problems further down the line.
At Atera, we’re proud to have a highly reliable platform that is hosted in the cloud, which removes some risks surrounding reliability. Our robust support also stands out from our competition. With a self-service Knowledge Base as well as a highly active and helpful online community, Atera’s reliability is bolstered by our dedicated users, who are always available to help troubleshoot should things go awry.
Pricing and value for money
Atera and Kaseya are both modeled to provide accessible pricing for IT departments of all shapes and sizes. However, Kaseya opts not to share pricing publicly, making it difficult to determine exactly what savings the company offers. In order to get a custom quote, you will need to schedule a demo with Kaseya’s sales team.
The team at Atera values transparency when it comes to pricing for IT departments and MSPs. Atera shares all pricing details on the site, so you can gain a full understanding of the benefits, offerings, and value proposition before you commit to anything. The IT department plans start at $149/month per technician, and with the unique pay-per-technician model, we make it easy to scale and grow.
Instead of paying per endpoint or per user as your company expands, you’ll pay for the people who are directly involved with Atera: your IT team. That makes the product uniquely flexible, scalable, and affordable for companies of any size.
Atera’s scalability and customization options cater to businesses of all sizes. Whether you’re a startup or an established enterprise, Atera adapts to your needs. Kaseya, with its enterprise focus, might be less accommodating for smaller MSPs.
Customer support and community
As any IT department professional knows, we all need a helping hand sometimes. At Atera, we strive to provide just that – in numerous formats and options to meet your unique needs. When it comes to support, Kaseya simply can’t match up.
Atera’s support offerings are wide-ranging and diverse, so there’s always an option ready for you to get help right away. Whether you choose to read the immense library of blogs, peruse our at-your-own-pace Knowledge Base, attend our events and webinars, or join our community of active users, we are always here to help.
Atera sets itself apart with exceptional customer support and a vibrant community. The Atera community fosters collaboration and knowledge sharing, enhancing the overall user experience. Kaseya, while providing support, may not match the same level of community engagement.
Security and compliance
Effective security and compliance measures are a crucial part of IT departments’ responsibilities. So, it’s important to choose an IT management software that prioritizes these areas, too. Kaseya has a strong reputation for security and compliance, and with end-to-end protection and defense against cyberattacks, Kaseya is a major player in the security space.
At Atera, we are constantly developing its cybersecurity offerings, and we are proud to compete with all of the major players in this space. With endpoint management zero-trust architecture, and so much more, we are fully engaged in providing our customers with uniquely effective cybersecurity and compliance measures.
User feedback and reviews
You have probably already read some reviews in your search for the perfect IT department management software. Here, we will spotlight a few top reviews for both Kaseya and Atera so that you can see user perspectives about the platforms you’re considering.
For instance, here’s what user Jason B. has to say about Atera:
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And here is what user Eric O. has to say about his experience with Kaseya:
Screenshot via Capterra
AI-powered IT — only offered by Atera
Atera’s AI-powered IT management platform offers a range of innovative features that empower IT teams and revolutionize the way they work. With AI at its core, Atera enables organizations to achieve 10X efficiency and overcome the limitations of traditional IT tools.
One of the standout AI features of Atera is its auto-ticket summaries. This functionality minimizes constant back-and-forth communication by automatically summarizing tickets with AI , and streamlining the workflow for technicians. Additionally, Atera’s AI generates auto-generated responses, allowing IT professionals to respond to issues in seconds and ensure consistent IT assistance. This feature not only saves time but also minimizes the chance of human error.
Another powerful AI feature of Atera is its ticket solution suggestions. By leveraging AI algorithms, Atera provides actionable, best-practice suggestions for resolving tickets. This eliminates the need for technicians to start from scratch and significantly speeds up ticket resolution times. Additionally, Atera’s AI includes an automated script generator, which allows technicians to generate advanced scripts instantly. These scripts can be saved to a shared script library and used to automate complex issue resolution.
The future-fit IT platform: Atera
Atera and Kaseya are two of the top IT management platforms on the market today. Deciding between these stellar options can be tough, but Atera’s functionality, AI features, and pricing model truly set it ahead of the pack. With pay-per-technician pricing, Atera allows for easy scalability and growth that other platforms simply cannot match.
But let’s be honest – we’re probably a little biased over here. So what are you waiting for? Get in touch with our sales team today to see how we can solve your IT inefficiencies, and start your free 30-day trial!
What is Kaseya and how does it compare to Atera?
Kaseya and Atera are two of the top IT management software platforms. Both offer strong functionality around cybersecurity and RMM. Atera’s unique pay-per-technician pricing model, however, sets it apart by allowing for scalability and growth that other platforms cannot match.
How much does Kaseya cost compared to Atera?
Kaseya does not share its pricing publicly – you will have to schedule a demo to get a personalized quote. At Atera, however, we believe in transparent pricing. Our plans start at just $149/month per technician, and our unique pay-per-technician model sets us apart from others in the industry.
Is Kaseya a PSA?
Kaseya is a PSA, or professional services automation platform. That means that it helps MSPs and IT departments turbocharge productivity through one intuitive platform. Atera offers similar PSA features, including helpdesk, ticketing, patch management, billing, reporting, and more – with an incredibly intuitive interface that you’ll have up and running in no time.
What are the features of Kaseya?
Kaseya is perhaps best known for its cybersecurity and compliance products, but it also offers PSA and RMM services. Atera’s suite of products is even more robust, with numerous integrations that build on its PSA and RMM offerings and top-of-the-line cybersecurity and compliance features that shine against competitors.
What operating systems are supported by Kaseya?
Kaseya supports Microsoft Windows XP or later and Apple OS X or later. Atera supports an even broader range of operating systems available on Windows, Mac, and Linux devices.