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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 7.2 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Microsoft SQL Server is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating
  • WizeHive Zengine is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Microsoft SQL Server

91%
95 Ratings
7.2

WizeHive Zengine

72%
8 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
6 Ratings
10.0

WizeHive Zengine

100%
1 Rating

Usability

9.9

Microsoft SQL Server

99%
10 Ratings
5.0

WizeHive Zengine

50%
3 Ratings

Availability

10.0

Microsoft SQL Server

100%
2 Ratings

WizeHive Zengine

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
2 Ratings

WizeHive Zengine

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.9

Microsoft SQL Server

79%
49 Ratings
6.4

WizeHive Zengine

64%
5 Ratings

In-Person Training

9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
1 Rating

WizeHive Zengine

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
1 Rating

WizeHive Zengine

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
10 Ratings
10.0

WizeHive Zengine

100%
2 Ratings

Configurability

10.0

Microsoft SQL Server

100%
1 Rating

WizeHive Zengine

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
1 Rating

WizeHive Zengine

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
1 Rating

WizeHive Zengine

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
1 Rating

WizeHive Zengine

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

9.0

Microsoft SQL Server

90%
1 Rating

WizeHive Zengine

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft

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.
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WizeHive

I highly recommend this software, as it has allowed us to be much more transparent with the delivery of benefits and their applications, also the hours of work in this regard are less, allowing staff to devote to other tasks. A very useful and necessary software.
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Pros

Microsoft

  • 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
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WizeHive

  • 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.
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Cons

Microsoft

  • 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
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WizeHive

  • It's messy- we can only apply a question to a certain amount of applications so we have 2-3 of a lot of questions
  • The affiliate directors can't export an excel file from their dashboard
  • If a question changes or becomes required or not required it impacts all past applications
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Pricing Details

Microsoft SQL Server

Starting Price

$0 Per License

Editions & Modules

Microsoft SQL Server editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Enterprise$13,748.001
Subscription$1,418.002

Footnotes

  1. Per License
  2. Per License

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

WizeHive Zengine

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

WizeHive Zengine editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional 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.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Microsoft

    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.
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    WizeHive

    We are so happy with the service that we just signed the contract for another year.
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    Usability

    Microsoft

    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.
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    WizeHive

    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
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    Reliability and Availability

    Microsoft

    Its does not have outages.
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    WizeHive

    No answers on this topic

    Performance

    Microsoft

    SSAS data cubes may some time slow down your Excel reports.
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    WizeHive

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Microsoft

    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.
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    WizeHive

    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.
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    In-Person Training

    Microsoft

    It was good
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    WizeHive

    No answers on this topic

    Online Training

    Microsoft

    very hands on and detailed training
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    WizeHive

    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    Microsoft

    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.
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    WizeHive

    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.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Microsoft

    [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.
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    WizeHive

    SurveyMonkey and SurveyGizmo are great to use for other programs and events that require collecting fairly basic responses and feedback, however, these don't provide the level of information and data that is needed for our grants processes. WizeHive provides a number of tools and other benefits that are just beyond these products' capabilities
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    Scalability

    Microsoft

    SQL server does handle growing demands of a mid sized company.
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    WizeHive

    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    Microsoft

    • 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.
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    WizeHive

    • Zengine is definitely a time-saver, but there are a myriad of grant management software platforms on the market that save just as much time, some even more time-saving. But if you have a basic need to offer an application process of any sort (grant, scholarship, etc.) to the public, Zengine can be very helpful in saving time and keeping everything related to the grant handy in one location, and all connected (application, reviews, final reports, etc.).
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