Ignite UI vs. Progress Kendo UI

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Ignite UI
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
New Jersey based Infragistics offers .NET controls.
$1,295
per year per user
Progress Kendo UI
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Kendo UI is a JavaScript UI toolkit that allows users to build responsive web-based apps integrated into their framework of choice (jQuery, Angular, React, or Vue). The vendor’s value proposition is that Kendo UI offers a large library of popular and configurable components ranging from sophisticated grids and charts to basic buttons, so users don’t have to waste development time building their UI. The vendor also says the large library of customizable themes means users can easily deploy a…
$999
per developer, royalty-free
Pricing
Ignite UIProgress Kendo UI
Editions & Modules
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Kendo UI with Priority Support
$999
per developer, royalty-free
DevCraft UI
$1,299
per developer, royalty-free
DevCraft Complete
$1,499
per developer, royalty-free
DevCraft Ultimate
$2,199
per developer, royalty-free
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Ignite UIProgress Kendo UI
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Ignite UIProgress Kendo UI
Considered Both Products
Ignite UI

No answer on this topic

Progress Kendo UI
Chose Progress Kendo UI
Kendo UI is superior to Infragistics Ignite UI.
Kendo UI elements are more reliable and compatible.
Kendo UI provide more features and is easier to implement
Chose Progress Kendo UI
We think that Kendo is a better option considering the cost/benefit relationship.

Is important for us to make a good balance between cost and benefit and Kendo UI provide this two goals, we gain in productivity and improve our users experience with little effort.
Chose Progress Kendo UI
It seems that Kendo UI is most complete tool of the market. Moreover, the documentation and examples seems to be better than other competitors. They always tries to bring the best in class UIs, even with new overcoming technologies. Rarely I see a bug in the system, that brings …
Chose Progress Kendo UI
Infragistics. We currently have an active license, but are using Kendo UI much more. The documentation and examples ultimately made the difference in deciding where to expend our efforts. There is only so much time in the day to spend trying to learn new products. We will put …
Chose Progress Kendo UI
Telerik support beats'em all
we tried both a while ago, many things led us to prefer telerik / kendo ui, and the quality of the components added to the support reactivityans the quality of the software documentation (and also the rythm of updates and releases) made us keep …
Chose Progress Kendo UI
We went with Kendo after evaluating the different options because Telerik has a good reputation in the .Net developer world, and the initial review showed that Kendo would be easier to use and look better with minimal effort on our part. In the end it came down to the fact …
Chose Progress Kendo UI
I found Infragistics was lacking in some areas that Kendo UI was not. Once I switched over to Kendo, I never looked back so I'm not sure if they caught up or not. This was a number of years back and Kendo has always provided what I needed.
Chose Progress Kendo UI
I feel that Kendo UI is more developer friendly than Ignite.
Chose Progress Kendo UI
Kendo UI seemed to provide a greater depth of functionality and updates were more predictable and stable.
Chose Progress Kendo UI
I have also used DevComponent and Infragistics. Both of which are similar however Telerik always wins.

This is because of the ease with which to get started and the overall simplicity in plugging the tools into existing applications. Tools like DevComponents required a huge …
Chose Progress Kendo UI
Kendo UI and Ignite UI have similar features sets, but at the time of evaluation 2 years ago, I enjoyed working with Kendo UI more, and felt more productive with it.
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User Ratings
Ignite UIProgress Kendo UI
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.2
(177 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(21 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(38 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(38 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(9 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Ignite UIProgress Kendo UI
Likelihood to Recommend
Infragistics
Angular is our framework of choice for a number of reasons. Business data is almost always displayed in a grid format. It makes sense to start with a strong widget that is powerful and fast when building applications. Ignite UI provides a complete toolset of widgets for other frameworks, but Angular is our focus. Ignite UI is helping us deliver a great UX/UI.
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Progress Software Corporation
It allows us to extend the components or create new components in an easy way. The control suite is complete and powerful enough that you do not need to consider other competing packages. The controls are relatively easy to implement and when we ran into problems the documentation and online support were very reliable.
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Pros
Infragistics
  • The examples are great and close enough to real-life usage to be truly helpful
  • The OOB configuration and themes are good. They are very configurable.
  • The touch support and response web are built in, allowing the same code to work well on desktop and phone.
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Progress Software Corporation
  • Kendo UI controls provides rich set of features and capability that is required for enterprise products.
  • Performance of controls are satisfactory overall though few other vendors provides extraordinary performance for specific controls and for specific purpose. Kendo UI provides most of the required controls and with rich feature that made us to select Kendo UI controls for our development.
  • Kendo UI controls quality, in terms of performance, robustness and well defined interfaces are very positive notes.
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Cons
Infragistics
  • I would like to see examples with security tokens. It really isn't an Ignite UI issue, but would be helpful.
  • Some of the examples are over-simplified, not how the products would be used in real life.
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Progress Software Corporation
  • Kendo UI is always moving forward and staying current with latest development trends. While that is beneficial, that can cause some issues when supporting customers (particularly government) that don't move their IT infrastructure along nearly as fast. A prime example is web font icons. Great and easy to use, but where Kendo UI utilizes web font icons as the sole means of displaying an icon, not all organizations (again, especially government) allow the use of these. There have been times where Kendo UI became unusable and we had to downgrade to a version a few years old. Makes continued payment for licenses sometimes feel wasted as we may not be able to always use the new releases
  • Kendo UI has a wonderful feedback system and they do indeed listen to the community. However, there do seem to be some instances where there is large support for a new feature/component and it never gets addressed. It is easy to understand that not all ideas are easy or even prudent to implement, but would be nice to see a better follow-up on ideas with a current status
  • Refreshing Kendo UI grids is simple, yet the standard API method causes the grid to return to the default state. We have many use cases where we would love to update the grid data but need current grid state (such as expanded detail rows, sorts, filters, etc) preserved after the grid is updated so that users do not have to perform grid actions again to return to the desired state.
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Likelihood to Renew
Infragistics
No answers on this topic
Progress Software Corporation
Nothing better has come along. I'm always on the lookout for new UI libraries and I have tried most of them. Kendo has done a good job of keeping my business. They aren't perfect, but no one has done it better as far as I can tell. I'll keep a look out and my rating may change in the future if they get complacent.
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Usability
Infragistics
No answers on this topic
Progress Software Corporation
it's easy to implement in applications. The kendo widgets are able to be used in almost any type of business application which has a UI. For most part, once the developer has completed a project which uses Kendo, many time code can be copy/paste into a new application. Kendo UI documentation keeps improving so finding the answers to questions can be easy
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Reliability and Availability
Infragistics
No answers on this topic
Progress Software Corporation
The errors that we have detected were not of great importance and the online support provided a temporary solution until the next release.
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Performance
Infragistics
No answers on this topic
Progress Software Corporation
Reports sometimes take a bit of time to load
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Support Rating
Infragistics
No answers on this topic
Progress Software Corporation
Overall, we are satisfied with the support offered by the Progress Kendo UI team. We had raised few helpline incidents in the past and they have been resolved timely by the team. Also, we were satisfied with the level of information and support provided by the team.
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Implementation Rating
Infragistics
No answers on this topic
Progress Software Corporation
it took me about one day to make the components available for all the team members, including a quick demo, parallel setup in everyone’s workstation and packages deployment into our nuget server after 3 days of one to one support, everyone was able to use the components or find help in the documentation or resuest support
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Alternatives Considered
Infragistics
We tried DevExpress when we started a project a couple of years ago. At the time, the documentation and ease of use went to Infragistics. When trying new or updated tools, the documentation and samples are everything. Having minimal documentation or documentation that seems to be written for people that already know how to use the product is just plain frustrating. Samples need to be something close to the real-life usage of the product.
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Progress Software Corporation
At the time of our product selection we identified better cross-browser compatibility and we estimated that turnaround for support was superior. At the time, the vendor had a higher positive feedback footprint among their user community.
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Scalability
Infragistics
No answers on this topic
Progress Software Corporation
Never faced a problem even when we threw a large amount of data at it
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Return on Investment
Infragistics
  • There is a learning curve, of course, but the comparisons between the projects with and without Ignite UI are worth it.
  • The time savings on development is very real. The built-in functionality is amazing.
  • We are able to focus on features rather than getting the look and feel of our deliverable.
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Progress Software Corporation
  • Kendo UI has saved us a ton of time in development.
  • We were able to get certain things to market faster due to the fact that we didn't have to piece multiple libraries together like is so common with modern web development.
  • Because of the price of the library, however, we have not been able to purchase upgrades every year.
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ScreenShots

Ignite UI Screenshots

Screenshot of Visualize industry, business, or scientific data in real-time interactive charts.Screenshot of Fast grids, providing line of business features, touch support, and responsive web design features. Works with popular open-source libraries and data sources.Screenshot of Improve usability and ensure accessibility for all users, regardless of how they are navigating pages.

Progress Kendo UI Screenshots

Screenshot of Our extensive library provides you with the tools you need to easily control your app and display data in whatever format you need. Our advanced Sass Themebuilder lets you take any of our stock library themes and modify it to precisely match your brand requirements. Enhance your customer’s user experience with seamlessly integrated Kendo UI components.Screenshot of Easily create eye-catching and full-featured user interfaces by selecting from our rich library of components. Use advanced features like our grid component to create tables that display data in a wide range of formats from both local and remote sources.  We support popular frameworks like jQuery, Angular, React, Vue, and others so you can integrate our Kendo UI components into whatever environment you choose.Screenshot of Create rich dashboard applications by taking advantage of the breadth of UI widgets available within the Kendo UI toolset. Easily wire up the UI widgets to any existing RESTful API and backend to display any and all kind of data that you need to surface in your applications.Screenshot of Combine existing HTML elements and styling alongside with the Kendo UI components to create the exact kind of user interface that your users are requesting. The Kendo UI widgets can be dropped in to any existing application and be added widget-by-widget to ensure that adding the rich Kendo UI components can be done in a timely manner without disrupting existing app dev workflows.