Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition vs. Progress Telerik

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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.
Progress Telerik
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
With Telerik UI libraries, Progress aims to equip .NET ninjas with a full arsenal of weapons, helping to create beautiful, modern and future-proof applications quickly and intuitively. The vendor states that with its over 1,250 UI components for all .NET platforms, as well as various themes, skins and customization options, Telerik users report cutting development time by up to 50 percent. Web
$999
per developer, royalty-free
Pricing
Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise EditionProgress Telerik
Editions & Modules
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Individual Product Licence
$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
Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise EditionProgress Telerik
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
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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Considered Both Products
Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition
Chose Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition
They are basically on par, but the docs and in general, including support, Telerik is a bit superior. I find it to be better in terms of user-friendliness and also better polished UI wise, I mean, overall they just look better and offer somewhat better themes/skins to all the …
Chose Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition
Yes, I use another framework at the same time. I am going to be very honest: the other framework is very good. There are two aspects, one positive and other negative: - The positive aspect of the other framework is the execution time. Is more faster than Syncfusion Essential …
Chose Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition
Telerik is similar in content and functionality. I used it for 1 yr and switched to Syncfusion based on price. I have never considered going back to Telerik
Chose Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition
Quite same but that documentation... Keep it as good as it is now.
Chose Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition
Syncfusion is a clear winner over what Telerik has to offer in functionality, rapid development and hands down on support. I disliked how Telerik decides if they will fix reported bugs or suggested product enhancements. Syncfusion in my opinion is far more cost effective as …
Chose Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition
Currently using it but we will do more research on D3
Progress Telerik
Chose Progress Telerik
Progress Telerik UI provides a large amount of language support, demos, and documentation. While the competition is still great in their own right, Progress Telerik UI has provided enough resources to cover a number of current and future projects without having to expand to …
Chose Progress Telerik
I purchased Telerik because its components seemed great and were priced more attractively than Syncfusion. Unfortunately, after hitting major product limitations with Telerik's Document Processing for PDF I now find myself migrating from Telerik to Syncfusion. This has been an …
Chose Progress Telerik
Telerik Support (pre-progress) is awesome, way better than Infragistics or Syncfusion.
Syncfusion is a little cheaper.
They all have Grid components (like Excel) then there are a few edge cases of having different controls to another to show off. Once you know what UI tech you …
Chose Progress Telerik
Progress Telerik UI ultimately had the smoothest/lowest learning curve for developers and it's an established product that incoming team members likely have some experience with.
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User Ratings
Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise EditionProgress Telerik
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(27 ratings)
7.8
(40 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.2
(2 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(1 ratings)
9.5
(27 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(4 ratings)
9.5
(28 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(1 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise EditionProgress Telerik
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Progress Software Corporation
We have used the Telerik UI controls for our Admin user experience. We found that this lead to consistent user experience, with feature rich functions already provided. Effectively this meant that hour for hour, using the Telerik UI improved productivity in creating screens with more functions than using the default controls in ASP.NET. At this point most of our focus with the Telerik controls is User Interface oriented.
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Pros
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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Progress Software Corporation
  • Easy to configure with application.
  • It provides flexibility for complex grid customizations.
  • Takes less time for quick development UI elements.
  • UI is very responsible, which can be viewable in any device.
  • Great support from Telerik team. It only takes 24 to 48 hours to resolve your issues.
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Cons
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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Progress Software Corporation
  • I'd like to see the radwebcam include the ability to read/decode barcodes or QR codes and possibly raise a barcode read event.
  • The visual studio add-in takes a while to load, so I constantly get the slow add-in warning from visual studio 2022
  • some of the winform controls seem to have poor performance such as carousel.
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Likelihood to Renew
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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Progress Software Corporation
The Telerik UI has become part of our staple development tools. We can not be as productive without the feature set available to us in the Telerik UI ASP.NET AJAX control package.
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Usability
Syncfusion
It is very intuitive and easy to use with a very wide array of tools.
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Progress Software Corporation
Progress Telerik UI is very usable and one of the best tools to use by the front-end development engineers in our team. It has helped us to improve the overall design of our existing and new applications. Also, the time to build applications has also been reduced effectively and we are able to focus on other areas of improvement to deliver a better user experience for our customers.
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Support Rating
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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Progress Software Corporation
Telerik UI support is what you are paying for. If something does not work you ask them for an example of how to solve your use case. The SEO on their sites is awesome and so well bedded into Google. The videos are good, [they're] not used much but their examples and DoJo examples make all the difference.
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Implementation Rating
Syncfusion
Feedback from the team has been very positive.
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Progress Software Corporation
The controls work very well as long as they are used as intended. Built-in functionality should be used whenever possible,
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Alternatives Considered
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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Progress Software Corporation
Progress Telerik UI provides a large amount of language support, demos, and documentation. While the competition is still great in their own right, Progress Telerik UI has provided enough resources to cover a number of current and future projects without having to expand to other libraries.
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Return on Investment
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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Progress Software Corporation
  • Telerik enabled us to demonstrate our vision for new flagship software with only a years worth of effort.
  • Telerik provided out of the box solutions for some of our more challenging UI problems.
  • Telerik support has been extremely helpful and critical to our success.
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ScreenShots

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Screenshot of Easily create eye-catching and full-featured user interface for web, mobile and desktop 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.Screenshot of Create rich dashboard applications by taking advantage of the breadth of UI widgets available within the Telerik UI toolset. Easily wire up the UI controls to any backend to display any and all kind of data that you need to surface in your applications.Screenshot of Need to add reporting and analytics capabilities to your applications? Telerik Reporting is a complete, lightweight .NET embedded reporting tool for web and desktop applications. Use Telerik Reporting to create, style, view and export rich, interactive and reusable reports to attractively and beautifully present analytical and business data.Screenshot of With Telerik UI for Xamarin you can build native iOS and Android applications, with rich user experience and outstanding performance. Enjoy all the components you need to build your mobile application.Screenshot of Build modern desktop applications with Telerik UI for WinForms and Telerik UI for WPF. The most complete desktop UI suites, with rich feature set and modern look and feel.Screenshot of