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Astera Centerprise

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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Astera Centerprise ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Data Source Connection, Data Transformations, Data Modeling, Data Governance

Data Source Connection

7.9

Astera Centerprise

79%
5.5

Xactly Connect

55%
Astera Centerprise ranks higher in 2/2 features

Connect to traditional data sources

8.6
86%
25 Ratings
7.3
73%
3 Ratings

Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL

7.3
73%
1 Rating
3.6
36%
1 Rating

Data Transformations

8.3

Astera Centerprise

83%
6.5

Xactly Connect

65%
Astera Centerprise ranks higher in 2/2 features

Simple transformations

8.6
86%
25 Ratings
7.6
76%
3 Ratings

Complex transformations

7.9
79%
23 Ratings
5.5
55%
3 Ratings

Data Modeling

7.5

Astera Centerprise

75%
6.8

Xactly Connect

68%
Xactly Connect ranks higher in 3/5 features

Data model creation

8.6
86%
15 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Business rules and workflow

8.4
84%
23 Ratings
7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Collaboration

6.4
64%
1 Rating
3.6
36%
1 Rating

Testing and debugging

6.7
67%
21 Ratings
6.8
68%
2 Ratings

Metadata management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Data Governance

8.2

Astera Centerprise

82%
2.7

Xactly Connect

27%
Astera Centerprise ranks higher in 2/2 features

Integration with data quality tools

8.2
82%
1 Rating
2.7
27%
1 Rating

Integration with MDM tools

8.2
82%
1 Rating
2.7
27%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Astera Centerprise is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

Astera Centerprise

81%
38 Ratings
7.6

Xactly Connect

76%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.2

Astera Centerprise

82%
3 Ratings

Xactly Connect

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Astera Centerprise

80%
5 Ratings
6.7

Xactly Connect

67%
3 Ratings

Performance

Astera Centerprise

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9

Xactly Connect

79%
6 Ratings

Support Rating

8.4

Astera Centerprise

84%
21 Ratings

Xactly Connect

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.1

Astera Centerprise

91%
6 Ratings

Xactly Connect

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Astera Centerprise

Suited scenarios: 1) It is really good in integrating the REST APIs 2) Data preview feature is really good which helps in debugging of dataflow easier and faster. Per my knowledge, Astera Centerprise is not very well suited for very large data loads.
RAHUL SINGHAL | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly Connect

When the client has source data in Salesforce, Workday or flat files, it works really well. If the client has too much data, it can be really slow or require lots of preprocessing. It's often better to do as much of the calculations as you can in the configuration rather than on the Xactly Connect side. So that regular comp admins with Incent Connect training but no Xactly Connect are able to make changes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Astera Centerprise

  • Astera's customer service and help team are quick to respond and have always found solutions to my questions or problems. They also follow up after completing a support request to make sure everything was working correctly. If it's not something the current version allows, as far as functionality, they develop a solution for the next version because they assume if one company has that need that others will as well.
  • I've never lost touch with our sales representative. She checks in at least twice a year, if not more, to make sure that we are happy with their product and to see if we need anything. I've rarely needed anything, but when I did she made sure to have the correct person contact me regarding what I asked for and she followed up to make sure the request was resolved.
  • EDI is a very complex language and making any changes can cause errors in other areas that you aren't aware of. Astera Centerprise creates an environment that is much easier to understand than looking at a raw data file. The functionality allows us to make changes to each transaction within a file in under a minute with no errors created. Making these changes before we had Astera Centerprise took a week for one file. We can now get to more files to create clean data for the state and have reached 97% acceptance.
  • Centerprise's functionality can be applied at any level. It can be a broad change to an entire segment, or it can be a single digit that is changed. You can program the system to look for specific items within a file and change only the records that need to be changed. It can sequence items, it can remove items and it can add items when specifically programmed to. And if you run into a wall creating the program, Astera's help desk will help you get past it. And the program language used is easy to understand as well. If you understand functions in Microsoft Excel or SQL statements, you will be able to use this product.
Amanda Moede | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly Connect

  • Flawless data integration
  • Helpful data checkpoints
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Astera Centerprise

  • We had some issues in getting the software running with their licensing model on our Citrix Desktop. They were very helpful in working with us on this issue.
  • With any product that creates SQL code in the background, I am skeptical of how optimized that will be for our specific environment. We have not yet had problems related to this, but customers may want to monitor closely.
  • They do not yet seem to have a large customer base and robust user community.
Andre Beaumont | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly Connect

  • SQL isn't the same syntax in Connect as it is in Sequal Server Management Studio, making it difficult for communities outside of Xactly to help with certain issues.
  • Sometimes the scheduling part of the tool does not work as expected, but over all it is consistent.
Robert Walters | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Astera Centerprise

General

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

Starting Price

$0 Lifetime License per Seat

Astera Centerprise Editions & Modules

Edition
Centerprise EnterpriseContact rep1
  1. Lifetime License per Seat
Additional Pricing Details
Discounts are provided for 10 pack, 20 pack, 50 pack, and enterprise wide Centerprise Professional licenses.

Xactly Connect

General

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

Starting Price

Xactly Connect Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Astera Centerprise

Astera Centerprise 8.2
Based on 3 answers
We renew yearly, it is a core part of our department's functionality.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly Connect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Astera Centerprise

Astera Centerprise 8.0
Based on 5 answers
It's very intuitive and visually descriptive. The interface is standard windows drag and drop although cut and paste are not universally available depending upon what function you're trying to do. You see the ETL and what it's doing. You can inspect the data elements the transformations and perform data previews incrementally along the data flow. You actually SEE what the results are and you can make adjustments without black box testing
Phil Nacamuli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly Connect

Xactly Connect 6.7
Based on 3 answers
Very user-friendly for a programming tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Astera Centerprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xactly Connect

Xactly Connect 7.9
Based on 6 answers
Xactly is a very helpful tool ensuring appropriate and correct data is used when calculating commissions. The interface loads timely, but it is not intuitive to use. The learning curve to be proficient in Xactly takes a significant amount of time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Astera Centerprise

Astera Centerprise 8.4
Based on 21 answers
The customer support at Astera is amazing. The support team is always friendly, quick to respond, and very knowledgeable of the product and features. Mike O'Quinn went above and beyond and provided great technical assistance when we migrated to a new version of Centerprise. Munira Lalani was also very helpful in answering any licensing and product questions our team encountered.
Jeffrey Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly Connect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Astera Centerprise

Astera Centerprise 9.1
Based on 6 answers
Extremely fast implementation. From install to completed data flows in under a day.
Mark Rubin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly Connect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Astera Centerprise

After the purchase of the new company, we were required to go with their software choices until after TSA. The ETL product they had in use was Informatica. I'm sure Informatica has some great benefits for huge companies, but I am having a hard time adjusting to their style. Centerprise has Dataflows (Informatica has Mappings). You can run a Dataflow all by itself (Informatica you cannot run a Mapping by itself therefore requiring a workflow to run which doubles up your objects and maintenance). With Centerprise you can preview your data in every object in the Dataflow saving development time (with Informatica you cannot). Centerprise has a very nice scheduler to use (An Informatica consultant suggested not using the scheduler in Informatica because it wasn't very good thus, requiring a 3rd party purchase | we are using JAMS). Centerprise is a stand-alone product (Informatica had to be put on an Unix Box--thus requiring unix knowledge). Centerprise can pass variables quick easily between Flows (Informatica has to read parameter files from a stored/LAN location). Both products have the exact same project set up for the Government file transmissions: Centerprise had a total of 112 objects (DataFlows and Workflows). Informatica has 651. The once nice thing about Informatica is that you can call unix jobs to run (not sure if this was available in Centerprise)
Dawn Bauer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly Connect

I have not used another product like Xactly Connect.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Astera Centerprise

  • We have seen that the use of this package saved us 2 hours per conversion but now since the templates are already developed it is saving us more. This reduces our lead time for conversions, and increases our efficiencies as a conversion team.
  • We have four licenses and in one conversion this year it allowed us to do a conversion that would not have been done. This conversion generated more than enough money to cover the cost of these four licenses for the entire year. The customer is ecstatic about the information that we were able to pull out of their reports and most of all the upper management of our company had their socks shocked off of them. Since the supplier of the software for this customer would not provide data to us for a conversion our upper management was going to cancel the sale to this customer, unless the customer was going to build our system from scratch. We were able to provide nearly a complete accounting and payroll conversion to this customer all from the data on their reports thanks to centerprise.
Don Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly Connect

  • Saves us 10+ hours of work on a weekly basis.
  • Ensures that the results are consistent without manual intervention.
Robert Walters | TrustRadius Reviewer

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