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Microsoft SQL Server

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Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server is a great RDBMS and meets all of our requirements. If you need a stable DB platform to support your line of a business application you'll be well served. Licensing costs are far cheaper, more portable and a lot more user friendly than Oracle. Product support and security patches from Microsoft are strong.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WizeHive Zengine

[WizeHive Zengine is] useful for creating custom applications, multiple users and keeping data distinct between the various users (applicants, references, directors and reviewers). But, it can be difficult to learn and isn't intuitive on how to set it up so the data is clean.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Microsoft SQL Server

  • Easy to configure and use with Visual Studio and Dot Net
  • Easy integration with MSBI to perform data analysis
  • Data Security
  • Easy to understand and use
  • Very easy to export database and tables in the form of SQL query or a script
Shivani Pandey | TrustRadius Reviewer

WizeHive Zengine

  • It has made the application, which is almost identical to the application questions previously displayed by our old service, seem less daunting and more user friendly to grant applicants.
  • The grant review team has exclaimed that the side-by-side review option is the best feature ever invented and has saved them loads of paper.
  • Internally, I appreciate the ease of use of the back end system. Being able to easily assign grants to reviews both in and outside the organization, easily create queries for the stats I need, and the ability to move application through the steps of the system seamlessly make this my top choice since I'm the only staff member dedicated to the Foundation which leaves me with lots on my plate to balance.
Alexis Senge Johnson, MNM | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Microsoft SQL Server

  • The import/export process can be tricky to follow with lots of steps and could be better for importing flat files
  • Obtaining help from Microsoft is cumbersome and often other internet sources are better and quicker
  • The documentation is not great and again it's generally better to obtain help elsewhere if needed
Paul Nockolds | TrustRadius Reviewer

WizeHive Zengine

  • Initially, somewhat challenging to navigate the site and not the most intuitive when creating application portals.
  • Needs more help options and tutorials to make the user experience much easier and smoother.
  • Still some bugs that need to be fixed (including some issues with a few of the filters in application forms).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.0
Based on 6 answers
We understand that the Microsoft SQL Server will continue to advance, offering the same robust and reliable platform while adding new features that enable us, as a software center, to create a superior product. That provides excellent performance while reducing the hardware requirements and the total cost of ownership of our solution.
Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

WizeHive Zengine

WizeHive Zengine 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We are so happy with the service that we just signed the contract for another year.
Alexis Senge Johnson, MNM | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.4
Based on 10 answers
SQL Server mostly 'just works' or generates error messages to help you sort out the trouble. You can usually count on the product to get the job done and keep an eye on your potential mistakes. Interaction with other Microsoft products makes operating as a Windows user pretty straight forward. Digging through the multitude of dialogs and wizards can be a pain, but the answer is usually there somewhere.
Andy Erickson | TrustRadius Reviewer

WizeHive Zengine

WizeHive Zengine 5.2
Based on 3 answers
The platform is very basic. On the other and, our staff does not take advantage of its full capabilities because such features did not work well for us/fit our needs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Its does not have outages.
Srikanth S | TrustRadius Reviewer

WizeHive Zengine

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Performance

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.0
Based on 2 answers
SSAS data cubes may some time slow down your Excel reports.
Srikanth S | TrustRadius Reviewer

WizeHive Zengine

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Support Rating

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 8.0
Based on 50 answers
We managed to handle most of our problems by looking into Microsoft's official documentation that has everything explained and almost every function has an example that illustrates in detail how a particular functionality works. Just like PowerShell has the ability to show you an example of how some cmdlet works, that is the case also here, and in my opinion, it is a very good practice and I like it.
luka horvat | TrustRadius Reviewer

WizeHive Zengine

WizeHive Zengine 6.7
Based on 5 answers
We didn’t really use their support. I wish they would have told us more about the fact they were changing to get rid of the flash player as that was the main reason we left.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It was good
Srikanth S | TrustRadius Reviewer

WizeHive Zengine

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Online Training

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
very hands on and detailed training
Srikanth S | TrustRadius Reviewer

WizeHive Zengine

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Implementation Rating

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.0
Based on 10 answers
Other than SQL taking quite a bit of time to actually install there are no problems with installation. Even on hardware that has good performance SQL can still take close to an hour to install a typical server with management and reporting services.
Bill Starling | TrustRadius Reviewer

WizeHive Zengine

WizeHive Zengine 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Their design team gave us the option to save some money by creating the forms ourselves for both the submission and review portals. This also allowed us to get to a point where we felt very comfortable in any future changes that would need to be made to forms since we were so immersed in creating them.
Alexis Senge Johnson, MNM | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft SQL Server

[Microsoft] SQL Server has a much better community and professional support and is overall just a more reliable system with Microsoft behind it. I've used MySQL in the past and SQL Server has just become more comfortable for me and is my go to RDBMS.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WizeHive Zengine

Compared to these, Zengine is on par with each of them. All of them offer pretty much the same functionality, although a couple of the others have a more user-friendly interface. Zengine is on par with pricing as well, similar to all of these. The difference comes in when you need something not part of the standard package. Most of these will allow unlimited users, while Zengine only allows 30 I believe. If you need more than 30 (which we often do, as our team of grant reviewers consists of about 50 people), you will have to pay extra for them. You will also have to pay extra with Zengine if you're offering more than one grant, whereas the others allow you to offer anywhere from 5 different grants to an unlimited number of grants. This was key for us because, although we only offer one grant annually right now, this year we plan to offer a short (3-month) micro-grant dedicated to a specific group/category of schools. Zengine will charge us $1,500 additional to offer this short-term micro-grant, whereas the others will allow us to offer it at no additional charge.
Tashia Fouch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
SQL server does handle growing demands of a mid sized company.
Srikanth S | TrustRadius Reviewer

WizeHive Zengine

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Return on Investment

Microsoft SQL Server

  • Increased accuracy - We went from multiple users having different versions of an Excel spreadsheet to a single source of truth for our reporting.
  • Increased Efficiency - We can now generate reports at any time from a single source rather than multiple users spending their time collating data and generating reports.
  • Improved Security - Enterprise level security on a dedicated server rather than financial files on multiple laptop hard drives.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WizeHive Zengine

  • Helps keep all applications in one place
  • Can drain admin staff resources with troubleshooting
  • Allows us to see who starts, but doesn't complete application so we can follow up
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Microsoft SQL Server

Pricing Details

Microsoft SQL Server

General

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

Microsoft SQL Server Editions & Modules

Edition
Enterprise$13,748.001
Subscription$1,418.001
  1. Per License
Additional Pricing Details

WizeHive Zengine

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

WizeHive Zengine Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Zengine by WizeHive is a flexible platform that can be set up to directly address the needs and requirements of your organization. As such, pricing is determined after a thorough discussion about your process and goals. Pricing does typically fall into three areas, each determined by the complexity of program, features required, and the number of programs being managed in the platform.

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