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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Attribute Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    Beyond Compare

    80%
    20 Ratings

    Collaborator

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    9.1

    Beyond Compare

    91%
    6 Ratings

    Collaborator

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.2

    Beyond Compare

    92%
    14 Ratings

    Collaborator

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    8.0

    Beyond Compare

    80%
    5 Ratings

    Collaborator

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Scooter Software

    Beyond Compare is extremely good at the task of comparisons, whether that is text file comparisons or folder comparisons. It does a great job of easily highlighting the differences for users, and giving them the option of merging (in the case of text files) or synchronizing (in the case of folders.) In either case, no one on my team has ever had any reason to reach for another different tool.
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    Pros

    Scooter Software

    • Folder diffing. It allows you to see differences in deeply nested folder structures.
    • File diffing. It allows you to see differences in files no matter their complexity.
    • Diffing rules. It allows you to set rules to include/exclude files, folders and lines from your comparison.
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    Cons

    Scooter Software

    • For date formatting discrepancies the software does not automatically mark the dates as equivalent; for instance ‘2019/10/15’ vs. ‘15-OCT-2019’. This would be considered a difference.
    • The columns/report must be ordered similarly. If extra data is available in one file, it should be removed or extra rows will be marked as differences.
    • For spreadsheet comparison, the user must save the file on the proper tab and then “recompare” within the tool. There is no way to switch between sheets in the software.
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    SmartBear

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    Pricing Details

    Beyond Compare

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Beyond Compare editions and modules pricing
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    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Collaborator

      Starting Price

      $595 per year per user

      Editions & Modules

      Collaborator editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Team$5951
      Enterprise$10702

      Footnotes

      1. per year per user
      2. per year per user

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Usability

      Scooter Software

      Again, given the intuitive nature of this program, there is barely any learning curve needed. It is simple, reliable, accurate, and just one of those tools you always have with you and rarely think about until you don't have it. Then it is a case of OMG what was I thinking? This program is just very easy to use, and that makes it more valuable to me than some of my other software tools that cost significantly more.
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      Support Rating

      Scooter Software

      I have never needed support for this product other than learning how to use a new feature I was not familiar with. User forums and user groups that have used this product for their own purposes have always sufficed for anything that I needed help using with the product. Some of the features could be a little better outlined, but overall very easy to use.
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      SmartBear

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      Alternatives Considered

      Scooter Software

      We've tried many: Code Compare, Meld, UltraCompare, and WinMerge. None of them have the depth of features and speed to handle the work we throw at Beyond Compare. The multi-tabbed interface allows us to sync multiple servers at the same time. It understands multiple file types, metadata, and encodings. It's the best tool for the job.
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      SmartBear

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      Return on Investment

      Scooter Software

      • It's made it quick and easy to compare and synchronize directories when restoring a backup or copying code from one environment to another one.
      • There are times when it would be a painstaking task to manually compare or sync two different directories, but BeyondCompare made it a trivial task.
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