DevExpress Universal vs. Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
DevExpress Universal
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
DevExpress Universal is a suite of all DevExpress .NET products and controls.N/A
Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Syncfusion’s Essential Studio Enterprise Edition is a suite of 1,800+ software components and frameworks for developing web, mobile, and desktop applications. Its UI controls are designed to be flexible and are optimized for high performance. According to Syncfusion, the suite has users among 80% of the Fortune 500. Syncfusion enables users to speed the creation of modern user interfaces and read and write common file formats. Syncfusion states they have supplied components to 1 million+…
$395
per month Team of up to 5 members.
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DevExpress UniversalSyncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsoA subscription license that covers a team of up to 5 members is available for $395 per month. Transferable license and portal included. oA subscription license that covers a team of up to 10 members is available for $695 per month. Transferable license and portal included. oFor teams of more than 10, Syncfusion's sales team can prepare a custom quote. oSyncfusion offers subscription licenses that are suited to every organization's structure and needs. In addition to the Team Licenses described above, Project, Division, and Global subscription licenses are also available. Last updated: March 6, 2023 
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Chose Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition
Syncfusion beats the other because they have a great licence option for small companies.

For big companies with decent budgets, I find Kendo easier to use but it's only a matter of taste
Chose Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition
Devexpress was late in developing Blazor controls so we refocused on Syncfusion. As I mentioned, Syncfusion has much better financial support for small businesses.
Chose Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition
Firstly, there is a free version for small businesses and it allows you to jump start without risk. I found one of the other products a bit short in the number of out-of-the-box supported events handlers for each control and, although you can manually add them, I feel more …
Chose Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition
We evaluated DevExpress and two other libraries, whose names I've currently forgotten. But in the end, it was a race between DevExpress and Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition, as they both offer a great amount of components with rich documentation. In the end we …
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User Ratings
DevExpress UniversalSyncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(5 ratings)
8.6
(27 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
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8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
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8.9
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
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8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
DevExpress UniversalSyncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition
Likelihood to Recommend
DevExpress
When you want to display spreadsheet based reports, it's really convenient as it has everything out of the box.
If you have very basic components like combo boxes or lists, there is hardly a point in using such a large component set.
In the end, it's a matter of finding a good balance between functionality and complexity.
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Syncfusion
The datagrid is probably their most popular control I would think. It is so flexible and configurable. Most of mine are plain views in ASP.NET Core, but I have a whole bunch that are dynamically created at runtime in my controller. That is so powerful.
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Pros
DevExpress
  • Handle large and complex datasets using its table widget (DataGrid)
  • Handle large and complex hierarchical datasets using its tree table widget (TreeList)
  • Customize widget to fulfill advanced requirements such as adding a complex grid inside a grid cell
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Syncfusion
  • The functionalities of the grids are very awesome. Withe then, the user interacts naturally with the system.
  • The support of the framework is one of the best and mora faster than I know, congrutalions for that.
  • I think one of the best options is the multiple versions to download. With that, it dose not matter what operation system or type of develop you are going to use, this framework is ver good.
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Cons
DevExpress
  • Documentation could be improved
  • Better examples of code in languages other than C
  • Better wizards for building applications
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Syncfusion
  • Sometimes links point to dead addresses in the documentation.
  • Some components have a difficult learning curve but that is usually due to the complexity of the control.
  • Minor version changes introduce breaking changes, for example updating from 20.1.x to 20.2.x gives us licensing errors, which in my opinion is a kind of breaking change as it requires all users to update their licenses.
  • Theming with CSS variables is not possible. Access to Theme Studio code is not possible. So a fully custom solution is needed to make Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition components themeable with CSS variables.
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Likelihood to Renew
DevExpress
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Syncfusion
It takes effort to include a new component library into existing software, especially in our case where we have 5 large applications that are written and maintained by about 100 developers. So changing such a core thing comes with a lot of effort. The other reason we will very likely renew our use of Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition is that it works really well and has helped us to speed up the development process.
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Usability
DevExpress
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Syncfusion
It is very intuitive and easy to use with a very wide array of tools.
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Support Rating
DevExpress
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Syncfusion
Although I have decades of software development experience, I had never created a website from scratch before, and my html and css skills are not particularly strong. Between documentation and incredible dedication from the support team they helped me overcome all of my challenges. It's amazing that they typically create sample code for most of the issues that I submitted. On rare occasions where I uncovered a defect they kept me informed as to its status, and typically resolved it in a short-term release, and/or gave me a reasonable workaround. They hopped on zoom calls with me on multiple occasions when necessary.
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Implementation Rating
DevExpress
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Syncfusion
Feedback from the team has been very positive.
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Alternatives Considered
DevExpress
DevExpress Universal controls are much simpler to use, implement and customized as compared to Kendo. Learning curve for telerik is high, though level of customization that can be achieved with telerik exceeds that of DevExpress Universal. Found DevExpress Universal community support to be better then its competitors. License cost is also a wining bar here.
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Syncfusion
Firstly, there is a free version for small businesses and it allows you to jump start without risk. I found one of the other products a bit short in the number of out-of-the-box supported events handlers for each control and, although you can manually add them, I feel more comfortable to just have them ready. After using the free version I just felt in love with Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition controls and decided to stay with them; they have all I need and more. The usage of Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition controls is straightforward and intuitive. Support is world-class even for the free version; you get answers in 24 hours at most. Also, the support team is ready to remotely connect to your project in case it is needed; we have had one situation like this, and the issue was solved.
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Return on Investment
DevExpress
  • It is good for asp.net application and it takes less time in development which we used two years back.
  • We have stopped with these tools when clients were asking applications to be built in angular or react. We have switched to Kendo.
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Syncfusion
  • First of all, I think the best positive impact is the reduce of time development. I do not know exactly how much time, but certainly, using the framework we save a lot of effort and time.
  • About negative impact, sometimes using the controls of the framewrok have a signifcant impact in the execution time and page load.
  • And of course, the use of Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition has a significant impact of the learning of javascript and JQUERY.
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