Devart Excel Add-ins vs. SolarWinds Task Factory

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Devart Excel Add-ins
Score 8.4 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
SolarWinds Task Factory
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
According to the vendor, SolarWinds Task Factory saves time managing tedious ELT/ETL tasks with high-performing SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) components that can be used within the Visual Studio environment to connect to nearly any data source. Task Factory’s components and tasks have been optimized to ensure fast performance of data-centric applications, and the user can run Task Factory…N/A
Pricing
Devart Excel Add-insSolarWinds Task Factory
Editions & Modules
Standard Edition
$119.95
Task Factory
1,245 (annual subscription license)
per server
Task Factory Azure Data Factory
1,495 (annual subscription license)
per ADF node
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Devart Excel Add-insSolarWinds Task Factory
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
Devart Excel Add-insSolarWinds Task Factory
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
Devart Excel Add-ins
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Ratings
SolarWinds Task Factory
9.3
40 Ratings
12% above category average
Connect to traditional data sources00 Ratings9.340 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
Devart Excel Add-ins
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Ratings
SolarWinds Task Factory
9.1
39 Ratings
8% above category average
Simple transformations00 Ratings8.739 Ratings
Complex transformations00 Ratings9.635 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
Devart Excel Add-ins
-
Ratings
SolarWinds Task Factory
9.4
3 Ratings
14% above category average
Integration with data quality tools00 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools00 Ratings9.63 Ratings
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User Ratings
Devart Excel Add-insSolarWinds Task Factory
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
8.2
(40 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Devart Excel Add-insSolarWinds Task Factory
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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SolarWinds
Since I started working with this great tool all data analysis programs have been running effectively. Implementation of projects and tasks have been effective and reliable. Data collected from each department gives us working plan on better management of various programs. The Dimension Merge SCD Transform helps us to load large volumes of data within a short period of time.
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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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SolarWinds
  • The single most beneficial component to Task Factory is the Upsert component. If you're familiar with writing MERGE statements in T-SQL, you'll appreciate the Upsert component. Drag the component into your Data Flow and a few clicks later you have a MERGE without the code complexities.
  • Where some native SSIS components leave you wanting more, Task Factory extends on many of these components as well as support for data sources not native to SSIS components.
  • The number of extra components that come in the Task Factory tool kit will expand your tool belt to do just about anything you need or want to accomplish in SSIS.
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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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SolarWinds
  • It was built by Pragmatic Works who sold it to SentryOne and now Solar Winds, concerned about future support. SolarWinds is discontinuing support for related products such as BiXpress.
  • Had issues with connecting to certain versions of SQL Server - would fail when deploying one package - had to deploy the entire solutions.
  • Occasional random failures observed with the Filter tranform.
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Likelihood to Renew
Devart
No answers on this topic
SolarWinds
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
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Usability
Devart
No answers on this topic
SolarWinds
Compared to some of the other transformations I have worked with, it really is pretty simple for the type of functionality you get
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Support Rating
Devart
No answers on this topic
SolarWinds
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.
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Implementation Rating
Devart
No answers on this topic
SolarWinds
Overall it went smoothly. Had a couple of gotchas with licensing and upgrading but nothing that really stopped us.
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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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SolarWinds
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.
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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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SolarWinds
  • 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.
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