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Likelihood to Recommend

CloverDX

CloverDX designer as a standalone is well suited for fairly straightforward transformations of data. If you want to do large scale data integrations, then their server edition adds an extra level of automation and job control.
Michael Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Task Factory

The single most used component in our Task Factory toolbelt is the Upsert component. The time this component has saved our developers alone paid for the product in the first few months. If you've ever attempted to use the native SSIS components to do upserts, or gone the route of writing your own upsert/merge statements, you'll appreciate this component. Another component that helps in the debugging stage is the Terminator Destination component. This component allows you to test your source inside a Data Flow without the need to having a destination.We have had our challenges with the Salesforce connection. It does not seem to process as efficiently as we'd like.
Frank Coulter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

CloverDX
9.0
Task Factory
8.1
Connect to traditional data sources
CloverDX
9.0
Task Factory
8.1

Data Transformations

CloverDX
8.5
Task Factory
7.8
Simple transformations
CloverDX
9.0
Task Factory
8.0
Complex transformations
CloverDX
8.0
Task Factory
7.5

Data Modeling

CloverDX
8.0
Task Factory
Data model creation
CloverDX
8.0
Task Factory
Metadata management
CloverDX
8.0
Task Factory
Business rules and workflow
CloverDX
8.0
Task Factory

Data Governance

CloverDX
8.0
Task Factory
Integration with data quality tools
CloverDX
8.0
Task Factory

Pros

CloverDX

  • Connects with Salesforce very well
  • The graphical view of the transformations allows for easy creations and maintenance
  • Support has always been eager to assist with any graph creation difficulties I run into
Michael Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Task Factory

  • The Slowly Changing Dimension Component saves us a huge amount if time compared to the native SSIS component.
  • JSON Transform is really useful to convert record and send it to rest API.
  • The advanced derived columns allow us to use really cool functions that are not available in the regular transforms.
Karl Blacquière | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CloverDX

  • The initial learning curve is a little steep. Not very steep or super steep, just a little steep.
  • Having enough memory for large multi-step problems can be an issue if the graph isn't designed well.
Michael Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Task Factory

  • When Microsoft upgraded our Dynamics 365 install from version 8 to 9, we delayed the upgrade for several months. Once we moved our dev platform to version 9, Task Factory stopped working. After we pushed every delay we reasonably could in prod, Task Factory had still not been updated to work with version 9 of Dynamics 365. In the interim we tried another product that had already been updated in lockstep with Microsoft. The Task Factory folks seemed to indicate that they knew about the problems when we called, and sent us a hotfix eventually after two or three months. However, the delay convinced us to go to another product.
  • Weird or incorrect metadata in Dynamics 365 caused problems with the SSIS job whenever field changes were made in Dynamics 365. While this might not be the fault of Task Factory per se, our replacement product doesn't have this issue.
Karl Wiggins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CloverDX

CloverDX 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Task Factory

Task Factory 8.2
Based on 3 answers
Task Factory has become a key product for our use of doing ETL work in SSIS. Their custom SSIS components allow us to work simply on the data engineering side of things. We can ignore the lower level work needed to connect to disparate data sources. This allows us to work faster and provide more value to the business
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CloverDX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Task Factory

Task Factory 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Compared to some of the other transformations I have worked with, it really is pretty simple for the type of functionality you get
Steven Gockley, MBA, MCSA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CloverDX

CloverDX 9.0
Based on 1 answer
While CloverDX has an active forum for users to submit questions and assist with answers, their in house support team is incredibly responsive when I've contacted them for assistance. This seems almost at odds with most other software companies who try to save money on tech support by promoting a forum or knowledge base.
Michael Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Task Factory

Task Factory 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Overall, the best vendor we currently have on the data side of the house. No issues, issues are resolved very quickly and upgrades go without any issues.
Steven Gockley, MBA, MCSA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

CloverDX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Task Factory

Task Factory 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Overall it went smoothly. Had a couple of gotchas with licensing and upgrading but nothing that really stopped us.
Steven Gockley, MBA, MCSA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CloverDX

CloverDX was a less expensive alternative to Talend and had a more intuitive interface from what I could see during the evaluation.
Michael Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Task Factory

ZappySys is an alternative provider that we tested. However, we found the ease of use, set up and installation to be much simplier and quicker using Task Factory. ZappySys has a number of the same connectors but are more difficult to setup and the GUI is not as intuitive and simple to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CloverDX

  • Work that use to take multiple people 20 to 30 hours a week to complete each has now been fully automated to where only 1 or 2 hours a week for maintenance is required.
Michael Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Task Factory

  • We were able to support our developers with Task Factory features and reduce the development time by 40%.
  • Recently Task Factory has changed their pricing module and it seems to be pretty costly for our process. Our business team has started to evaluate whether this is worth it going forward.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

CloverDX

General

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

CloverDX Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Task Factory

General

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

Task Factory Editions & Modules

Edition
Task Factory1,245 (annual subscription license)1
Task Factory Azure Data Factory1,495 (annual subscription license)2
Task Factory Modules$425-$795 (annual subscription license)3
  1. per server
  2. per ADF node
  3. per server
Additional Pricing Details
Task Factory Standard and Pro editions are licensed per server instance, with the exception of clustered servers. Each cluster within a cluster group must have a Task Factory license. Task Factory Azure Data Factory edition is licensed per Azure Data Factory node. A Task Factory license is not required to use Task Factory when developing and running packages in Visual Studio/SSDT. However, a Task Factory license is required to use Task Factory for packages run outside of Visual Studio/SSDT. Please contact sales@sentryone.com for more information.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CloverDX
9.0
Task Factory
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

CloverDX
9.0
Task Factory
8.2

Usability

CloverDX
Task Factory
9.1

Support Rating

CloverDX
9.0
Task Factory
9.1

Implementation Rating

CloverDX
Task Factory
8.2

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