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Score 7.4 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Navicat Premium

Navicat Premium is a very well-rounded tool with a reasonable licensing fee given its feature set. It is primarily suited for technical resources who must work with a variety of different database systems, but who may not be database or command line tool wizards. However, its query building and job batch scheduling feature support end-users as they build competency, and it continues to hold its value even as users outgrow their training wheels.Navicat is probably not so appropriate for DBAs and others for whom database development and management is already a career path; these folks have their preferred toolsets, both vendor-supplied and homegrown, and they might consider the additional licensing cost to outweigh the value they'd personally get out of Navicat.
Benjamin Plotkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Task Factory

The single most used component in our Task Factory toolbelt is the Upsert component. The time this component has saved our developers alone paid for the product in the first few months. If you've ever attempted to use the native SSIS components to do upserts, or gone the route of writing your own upsert/merge statements, you'll appreciate this component. Another component that helps in the debugging stage is the Terminator Destination component. This component allows you to test your source inside a Data Flow without the need to having a destination.We have had our challenges with the Salesforce connection. It does not seem to process as efficiently as we'd like.
Frank Coulter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database Development

Navicat Premium
7.5
Task Factory
Version control tools
Navicat Premium
7.0
Task Factory
Test data generation
Navicat Premium
7.0
Task Factory
Performance optimization tools
Navicat Premium
8.0
Task Factory
Schema maintenance
Navicat Premium
8.3
Task Factory
Database change management
Navicat Premium
7.2
Task Factory

Database Administration

Navicat Premium
7.8
Task Factory
User management
Navicat Premium
8.3
Task Factory
Database security
Navicat Premium
8.3
Task Factory
Database status reporting
Navicat Premium
7.0
Task Factory
Change management
Navicat Premium
7.4
Task Factory

Data Source Connection

Navicat Premium
Task Factory
8.1
Connect to traditional data sources
Navicat Premium
Task Factory
8.1

Data Transformations

Navicat Premium
Task Factory
7.8
Simple transformations
Navicat Premium
Task Factory
8.0
Complex transformations
Navicat Premium
Task Factory
7.6

Pros

Navicat Premium

  • Access via standard html
  • Alert notification
Maurice Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Task Factory

  • The Slowly Changing Dimension Component saves us a huge amount if time compared to the native SSIS component.
  • JSON Transform is really useful to convert record and send it to rest API.
  • The advanced derived columns allow us to use really cool functions that are not available in the regular transforms.
Karl Blacquière | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Navicat Premium

  • Navicat Premium's documentation can be hit-or-miss, as there are several versions available, and it's not always clear which documentation is current for the version at hand.
  • Navicat Premium's query building interface is not as easy to use or feature-rich as standard IDE and text editor tools, and I've had some issues in the most recent release build with queries auto-running in the middle of making edits, causing a lack of responsiveness in the inbuilt editor -- however, Navicat offers users the ability to edit queries via an external editor, which mitigates these issues to some degree.
  • In the data browser view, paged data navigation sometimes behaves unexpectedly or fails to work whatsoever, requiring a session restart to correct.
  • The process of saving a data export file is cumbersome, requiring navigation through several windows, and I believe it could be significantly streamlined to improve user experience.
Benjamin Plotkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Task Factory

  • When Microsoft upgraded our Dynamics 365 install from version 8 to 9, we delayed the upgrade for several months. Once we moved our dev platform to version 9, Task Factory stopped working. After we pushed every delay we reasonably could in prod, Task Factory had still not been updated to work with version 9 of Dynamics 365. In the interim we tried another product that had already been updated in lockstep with Microsoft. The Task Factory folks seemed to indicate that they knew about the problems when we called, and sent us a hotfix eventually after two or three months. However, the delay convinced us to go to another product.
  • Weird or incorrect metadata in Dynamics 365 caused problems with the SSIS job whenever field changes were made in Dynamics 365. While this might not be the fault of Task Factory per se, our replacement product doesn't have this issue.
Karl Wiggins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Navicat Premium

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Task Factory

Task Factory 8.2
Based on 3 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Navicat Premium

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Task Factory

Task Factory 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Compared to some of the other transformations I have worked with, it really is pretty simple for the type of functionality you get
Steven Gockley, MBA, MCSA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Navicat Premium

Navicat Premium 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Very robust online community and well as excellent support staff. Easy to follow video tutorials. Detailed sample configurations are provided with guided walk-throughs via remote classroom instruction. Very fast response from support staff. No internal hires were necessary for support as vendor support staff fully met all technical expertise. 24/7 incident reporting and tracking is great.
Maurice Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Task Factory

Task Factory 9.1
Based on 1 answer
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.
Steven Gockley, MBA, MCSA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Navicat Premium

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Task Factory

Task Factory 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Overall it went smoothly. Had a couple of gotchas with licensing and upgrading but nothing that really stopped us.
Steven Gockley, MBA, MCSA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Navicat Premium

While Sequel Pro is a great shareware tool, it's limited to MySQL databases; while our department does use MySQL databases, we also use Oracle databases, so Navicat Premium's multi-product support is an absolute requirement.Navicat Premium also provides data browser support, including filtering, to empower less technically-minded users to query and manipulate databases, an option not available in Sequel Pro. And the job scheduling and batching features of Navicat Premium further distinguish it above the admirable, if limited, Sequel Pro.
Benjamin Plotkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Task Factory

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Navicat Premium

  • Similar features to OEM provided very easy to use, out-of-the-box functionality.
  • No large infrastructure changes were needed to deploy and install.
Maurice Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Task Factory

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Navicat Premium

General

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

Navicat Premium Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Task Factory

General

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

Task Factory Editions & Modules

Edition
Task Factory1,245 (annual subscription license)1
Task Factory Azure Data Factory1,495 (annual subscription license)2
Task Factory Modules$425-$795 (annual subscription license)3
  1. per server
  2. per ADF node
  3. per server
Additional Pricing Details
Task Factory Standard and Pro editions are licensed per server instance, with the exception of clustered servers. Each cluster within a cluster group must have a Task Factory license. Task Factory Azure Data Factory edition is licensed per Azure Data Factory node. A Task Factory license is not required to use Task Factory when developing and running packages in Visual Studio/SSDT. However, a Task Factory license is required to use Task Factory for packages run outside of Visual Studio/SSDT. Please contact sales@sentryone.com for more information.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Navicat Premium
7.4
Task Factory
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Navicat Premium
Task Factory
8.2

Usability

Navicat Premium
Task Factory
9.1

Support Rating

Navicat Premium
7.0
Task Factory
9.1

Implementation Rating

Navicat Premium
Task Factory
8.2

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