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Likelihood to Recommend

dbForge SQL Complete

If you're not in a database management app every day, dbForge SQL Complete might be overkill for you. I know some of my team members are just as happy with Azure Data Studio and a few extensions. I walk through a lot of production support issues, so being able to clearly tell which environment I'm working in, at a glance (QA, dev, staging, prod backup, etc), is a huge help for me. I also pick through generated SQL from an ORM, and dbForge SQL Complete makes it easy to comb through that.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SharePoint Designer

Well Suited - WORKFLOWS!To a SharePoint Developer, workflows are like a hammer to a carpenter. If there is a business process that needs automation, the first thing I look to is what are we automating? What/where is the data? How can we minimize the number of keystrokes by end-users to get from the start to finish? The answer to all of these is "build a workflow". With the introduction of "Call HTTP Web Service" action, you can now access data anywhere in a site collection and consume it in any site, on any list, for any form. SharePoint Designer Workflows makes the SharePoint world go round. Less Appropriate - Building SharePoint PagesI have attempted to use SharePoint Designer to build custom pages, but it just is the worst tool to use. There are many other tools to use to develop customized pages. The techniques of designing custom page layouts, CSS files to populate in pages, JavaScript Snippets for pages have changed so much over the years, and SharePoint Designer did not change with them. In fact, it is my opinion the 2013 version made it 100 times more difficult than the 2010 Version.
Nicholas Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

dbForge SQL Complete

  • Intellisense - it's not just what columns are on what tables, but foreign key navigation as well, which makes writing JOIN statements a breeze.
  • Formatting - I think most developers doing any kind of database querying like to see cleanly formatted statements, and dbForge SQL Complete formats well out of the box but also allows you to customize the formatting options to a really detailed degree.
  • Tab colors - this sounds like a small thing, but when I'm opening multiple database server connections, being able to tell at a glance which open tabs are for which connection is great. You can manage this to a degree in SSMS without dbForge SQL Complete, but it's a nice touch.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SharePoint Designer

  • Allows ease and flexibility of creating custom workflows specific to the business needs. Emails can be configured to easily be sent based on specific conditions, and the inclusion of workflow variables allows increased functionality.
  • It gives a quick interface to add, edit, and remove site pages as well as the ability to edit list item pages creating a custom look and feel for every business need and increasing the functionality of SharePoint lists.
  • Allows a nicer user interface for the additions and management of the external content types linked to the specific sites.
Kristina Geiger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

dbForge SQL Complete

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SharePoint Designer

  • Navigation between sub-sites and beyond the entry point is not seamless. I find it difficult to get to the root of a directory structure if I have not started there.
  • Would love to be able to do WYSIWYG in some form. I have only used it for a year but I have not found anything fancy to do.
  • I would like to be able to work in a development site and easily move to the production site.
Doreen Giles | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

dbForge SQL Complete

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SharePoint Designer

SharePoint Designer 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a helpful tool that we use every day.
Lorraine Marrero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

dbForge SQL Complete

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SharePoint Designer

SharePoint Designer 8.0
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Support is good from Microsoft. They are quite responsive when we raise a ticket but SP Designer support will be ended by Microsoft in the near future as they have got new techs like PowerApps and Flow to achieve the same functionality SP Designer does and even more than that.
Krishn Garg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

dbForge SQL Complete

Redgate has some great tools for database work, but ultimately what fit best for my needs and use case scenarios was dbForge SQL Complete. I felt like I had to have multiple Redgate tools installed to achieve the same thing as having dbForge SQL Complete installed. They're not directly analog tools, so that makes sense, but for what I do, the better tool was SQL Complete.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SharePoint Designer

I'd say that Nintex is a lot easier to configure and identifying errors is less complex than SharePoint Designer. In addition, an alternative that developers may prefer using is Adobe Dreamweaver which is also a web development tool. A third option is Coda, a text editor that gives previews and allows management of local and remote files. Bluefish Editor is another tool, different from SharePoint Designer, that writes websites, scripts, and programming code.
Melissa Kattke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

dbForge SQL Complete

  • Spending less time trying to figure out how tables are related thanks to the navigational help in dbForge SQL Complete, which means fixing issues takes less time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SharePoint Designer

  • Positive impact: End users love the custom look of their sites after I have used Designer to spice it up a bit.
  • Negative impact: Other end users now want *their* sites to be spiced up similarly. More work for my team is a good thing, but each time I work in Designer, I am afraid that I am adding another impediment to our eventual upgrade to 2013.
Mary Kay Scott | TrustRadius Reviewer

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dbForge SQL Complete

SharePoint Designer

Pricing Details

dbForge SQL Complete

General

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

dbForge SQL Complete Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard199.95
Professional249.95
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    SharePoint Designer

    General

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

    SharePoint Designer Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

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