Devart Excel Add-ins vs. Layer2 Cloud Connector

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Devart Excel Add-ins
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Devart Excel Add-ins allow you to use Excel capabilities to import, process, and analyze data from cloud applications and relational databases. The Excel Add-ins also allow users to make data changes and then save those changes back to the data source they were originally imported from.
$119.95
Layer2 Cloud Connector
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
The Layer2 Cloud Connector can integrate data and sync documents between 100+ corporate data sources without programming. It is used to connect services and apps on-premises or cloud-based, such as Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint, Dynamics, Azure, SQL/ERP/CRM, and more for migration, backup, or permanent two-way synchronization.
$491
per installation
Pricing
Devart Excel Add-insLayer2 Cloud Connector
Editions & Modules
Standard Edition
$119.95
Personal Edition
$491.00
per installation
Professional Edition
$1226.00
per installation
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Devart Excel Add-insLayer2 Cloud Connector
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$185 Setup Support
Additional Details
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Features
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Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
Devart Excel Add-ins
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Ratings
Layer2 Cloud Connector
6.0
1 Ratings
31% below category average
Connect to traditional data sources00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
Devart Excel Add-ins
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Ratings
Layer2 Cloud Connector
5.5
1 Ratings
41% below category average
Simple transformations00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Complex transformations00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
Devart Excel Add-ins
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Ratings
Layer2 Cloud Connector
6.5
1 Ratings
23% below category average
Integration with data quality tools00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Devart Excel Add-insLayer2 Cloud Connector
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Devart Excel Add-insLayer2 Cloud Connector
Likelihood to Recommend
Devart
Devart Excel Add-ins is really good for data comparison of one database table against another database table. There are plenty of times where the business users need help understanding with their Power BI data models are not connecting correctly and I use this tool to break down the differences between the tables they are trying to connect.
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Layer 2 GmbH
We had a scenario where our clients have thousands of external party vendors/committees who regularly sync SharePoint data. Managing thousands of external parties can never be possible without using a Layer2 cloud connector. We managed the local network sharing and SharePoint integration by using the Layer2 connector. Layer2 is convenient with a large amount of data as the per-user license is high.
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Pros
Devart
  • Devart Excel Add-in supports connectivity with various databases - which really helps to customize and massage data.
  • Since data is available in cloud, it is easily accessible everywhere.
  • It can also be integrated with SSIS components making it possible to resolve complex problems.
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Layer 2 GmbH
  • Layer2 provides best connectivity with SharePoint
  • It syncs local network shared files to the SharePoint
  • Provides details file history
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Cons
Devart
  • The data pump feature breaks sometimes
  • The profile usage monitoring is slow
  • The event profiler is delayed
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Layer 2 GmbH
  • Per User cost is expensive
  • A lot of pre-requisites
  • UI needs to be more user-friendly
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Alternatives Considered
Devart
Devart Excel stacks up very well against its alternatives. It has significant advantages as it keeps getting an update. Features are very much suitable for smaller organizations. For larger organizations the features cannot be used directly because of the size of the company and more native requirements of IT software requirements.
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Layer 2 GmbH
We had also used Microsoft One Drive as a syncing tool but it requires Office365 for managing and syncing data across thousands of vendors which was not practically possible to manage users on Office 365. Layer2 resolved this issue by having 3 user licenses and they are enough to periodically sync all external parties' data with our SharePoint online.
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Return on Investment
Devart
  • The data compare option saves our dev team a lot of time
  • The documenter feature is nice to use for explaining table definitions
  • The event profiler is great for usage metrics
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Layer 2 GmbH
  • Layer2 resolves the time management issue
  • Resolved data syncing issues across different external vendors
  • LOE optimisation with using Layer2 connector.
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