Progress Kendo UI

Progress Kendo UI

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Progress Kendo UI


What is Progress Kendo UI?

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...
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Good UI framework

8 out of 10
June 30, 2022
We are using Progress Kendo UI with an angular UI framework. It is very easy to use and integrate in projects. We have developed different …
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What is Progress Kendo UI?

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 consistent look and feel across the entire user experience.

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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.

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Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac, All
Mobile ApplicationKendo UI is a UI development framework for building mobile and web applications. Can be used on any operating system.
Supported CountriesWorldwide
Supported LanguagesAll Languages

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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have angular app for our .net core backend application. we have used Progress/Kendo-ui version 2021.2.616. Our need for clinet-ui is responsive UI and dynamic controls with great UI feel. Our application is based on dental web application so we need to use tooth charts and many other controls to display data to users.
  • kendo-panelbar
  • kendo-calendar
  • kendo-grid
  • Kendo Dynamic LINQ
Kendo-grid is impressive, we have used grid in all our pages and modules with ease. Data binding and providing filtering sorting parameters are very good. Kendo-calendar is providing way better options to customize date control with various requirements in our application. Kendo-multiselect control provides better options for all kind of dropdownlist possibilities. From my own experience working on filtering data from grid using Kendo Dynamic LINQ (.Net Core Web API), sometimes in such scenario where query is holding result from multiple tables where filtering/sorting is not applied on specified column.
June 30, 2022

Good UI framework

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are using Progress Kendo UI with an angular UI framework. It is very easy to use and integrate in projects. We have developed different components of the UI like data grids, date picker, Kendo window. It has helped me to improve the functionality of the UI for the end-users and save time for the development. You have provided mentions in Kendo jQuery but not for Kendo angular. Also, provide support for mentions in conversation-UI and star rating angular controller.
  • Showing data in a table/grid.
  • Easy to setup and use
  • Easy to implement complex data grid requirements on the website
  • You have provided mentions in kendo jQuery but not for kendo angular.
  • Support for mentions in conversation-ui and star rating angular controller.
  • Support for timeline UI in angular framework.
  • Grid customizability and filter handling is good.
  • Kendo window center positioning is not good and we have to apply CSS classes for handling it.
Support FAQs should be more useful and detailed.
Abraham García | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
A few months ago I was looking for user interface alternatives for the applications we have yet to develop and I found Kendo UI. I immediately tried it for 30 days and it convinced me by having a simple interface, in addition to good documentation. Currently, I am using it in my organization and if everything goes well then we can implement it in other projects.
  • It has a good redesign of the components we cannot find in other UI. I have even noticed a lot of improvement in the file upload component. Particularly, it has been very easy to make it work.
  • It works perfectly with Vue. I have had no problems adding components.
  • The ThemeBuilder is the best. You can customize the theme of the application without touching a single line of code. The results in examples are shown in real-time.
  • They should improve the documentation on certain components, not all of them have well-detailed help.
[Progress Kendo UI] is highly recommended for large projects. Its use saves time by using fewer lines of code. I have noticed good performance even at low internet speeds. It is less appropriate for those developers who are just getting started in this market because the price is very high, so that is why I have not raised my score.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Progress Kendo UI is a bundle of JavaScript UI toolkit that is used to build high-performance and quick web-based applications and sites with help of any kind of framework. Because it is integrated with all kinds of frameworks like JavaQuery, Angular, React. We use the Kendo UI controls in numerous production programs and we're thrilled with their ease of implementation, reliability, and performance.
  • Especially the Grid control provides us lot of simplified controls
  • The various environment and frameworks support
  • Easy to develop and integrate with third party application
  • Well documented for easy to understand
  • Need some real time example codes. Demo codes are really simple
  • We need to focus more on improvements. Because the upgraded versions have more bugs compared to the older versions
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.
The Kendo UI toolkit has assisted us with delivering custom applications throughout the previous years. We partake in the apparatuses and the support has been extraordinary. The support team was always faster to respond to any queries or issues that we were facing.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Progress Kendo UI is widely used across projects as it has an extensible framework. It is really very easy to use and integrate. It has a rich set of UI controls that gives a professional look to the websites. Kendo UI toolkit has powerful UI capabilities and it can be used with Angular js, React js and other UI frameworks.
  • Better development of User Interface
  • Increases performance of applications
  • Integration with lot of UI frameworks like Angular, React
  • Powerful customization capabilities
  • There is still much space for further customization
  • It should be more generic and should have easier documentation
Progress Kendo UI is well suited in scenarios where we need a much richer UI tool kit, faster and robust developments. For speedy implementation and faster performance scenarios, we can use the Progress Kendo UI. It provides a very user friendly UI. The initial training for using the Kendo UI is hardly one or two weeks after which resources can be onboarded easily to work in projects.
Strong support available for using this product
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are using Progress Kendo UI for web applications. It has helped us to speed up the development cycle and easily adapt to the changing requirements from the client's end. We have extensively used the pre-built widgets and APIs for faster development and multiple integrations.
  • Multi Platform Support
  • Detailed usage guide for all the feature
  • Grid control provides flexibility to create robust design
  • Fast troubleshooting support from the Progress Kendo UI Team
  • Standardized UI
  • Easy to apply customizations
  • Upgrade process is very complex and has led to breaks in the UI design. More stable approach needs to be designed for the same
  • Initial learning curve is required while implementing by the developers
Progress Kendo UI is well suited for development projects of any size. It is best suited for UI development for websites, web applications, and mobile apps. It helps to speed up the development process with pre-built components and an extensive level of customizations available.
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.
Victor Naranjo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Kendo UI in our customer-facing applications, which serve about 400 users. We have yet to implement Kendo UI in any of our internal applications, we currently use data tables, but moving forward, we intend to use Kendo UI for most GUI-related requirements that we may run into.
  • Showing data in a table/grid.
  • Drag and drop functionality.
  • Accessing remote data to widgets.
  • Better error handling messages.
  • Examples for edge cases.
Kendo UI is well suited in cases where you need to show a lot of data and be able to perform CRUD operations on it. If building a single-page app, Kendo UI would be a great tool to use to leverage retrieving remote data. There is a learning curve so I would recommend a developer practice before using this tool in a production environment.
I have not needed to contact support for Kendo UI. Luckily, I have been able to get away with the documentation that is provided.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I have used Kendo UI with React.js for an Australia-based client. We have developed different components of the UI like data grids. It has helped me to improve the functionality of the UI for the end-users and save time for the development.

  • Easy to setup and use
  • Good documentation for different integrations and APIs
  • Support for popular front end development frameworks like Angular and React
  • Good video tutorials are available for the team to understand the design framework
  • Easy to implement complex data grid requirements on the website
  • Integrating custom built code snippets is complex
  • Upgrades are time consuming
  • Support team needs to have more knowledge about micro functionalities and their implementation
Progress Kendo UI is well suited for any type of web development project where you require a fluid and fast user interface for data grids. It has support for Angular, React, and Vue.js frameworks which make the development and integration very fast and easy.
Product support from Kendo's team is good. The team needs to be equipped with more in-depth knowledge about certain areas.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Kendo UI is primarily used by the Development Team at Latham to fast-track user interface development.
  • Configurability in style and feature.
  • Different ways to connect the component to data sources.
  • A Support team that is fairly responsive to user inquiries, including specific usage scenario.
  • More centralized resource for practical/real-world implementation examples.
  • Performance issues with certain components when handling a large record set.
Kendo UI is best suited to expediently erect user interfaces with professional styling and features that the average consumer of the web has come to expect. Kendo UI may not be the best choice when performance across a very large dataset is necessary.
Progress is great about responding to user inquiries through its forum.
June 07, 2021

Overall Great

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I have worked on the project in the company Bentley Systems with a team based in UK. We have used Kendo UI with Angular JS. Mostly it is used to design the data grids and other controls in the UI.
  • Integration
  • Scalability
  • Ease of use
  • I don't remember any issues while using it
  • It gives us various types of controls which can be used
  • In our projects, it is well suited
Support was good, that's all I can say.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Progress Kendo UI is currently being used in my department only at this time. It has been used to redesign a chemistry application and an inspection question and answer site.
  • It does well with complex grid requirements.
  • Will make your site look highly professional with its editor controls.
  • It's easy to implement the Kendo UI on a web project.
  • There is a little learning curve on using some of the controls.
If you're looking for an easy and robust way to display your data in a grid, this is a great product. Progress Kendo UI controls can also make your web site look very professional and give it a lot of functionality out of the box. It would probably be less appropriate if you're building Web API's since it's designed for a UI experience.
My experience has been great working with Kendo UI support. Their response is usually very quick.
March 26, 2021

Great UI toolkit

Alexander Burr | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Kendo UI as a critical component of our flagship product's web application UI. Multiple teams within Engineering leverage Kendo as a UI tool.
  • It is very simple to set up.
  • Its API is extensive, incredibly well-documented, and grows regularly.
  • It supports integration within multiple popular frameworks and libraries.
  • Demos are extensive and easy to use.
  • Custom functionality can be difficult and extensive to implement.
  • Theme customization is limited to two choices: Overly complex LESS source, or very limited SCSS.
  • With a direct license to the source, upgrading can be time-consuming and require a lot of retesting.
Kendo UI is very useful to anyone that wants a feature-rich application UI and cannot devote their time to hand-coding their own widget collection.
I've had little need for support but it has always been timely and useful.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our organization has used Kendo for many years. We have and are using it for our internal and external applications.

Kendo has worked especially well when creating grids. The OOTB filtering and sorting allows us to focus on other requirements our customers have.

At times it has been difficult to find examples of more complex scenarios to meet customer requirements. Customer support has exceptional when we've had a question.
  • Kendo does grids very well. The filtering and sorting features that come with grids has helped boost our development time.
  • Kendo has exceptional support. We have always received answers to problems we've had. Not all of them were solved by support but they at least allowed us to figure out how to solve the problem in another way.
  • The community forum is very good as well. Before contacting support, we consult the forums to see if someone has already solved the problem we're having. Support from the Telerik community is really good.
  • At times it seems that there are performance issues with the grid. It could be that it is due to how data is structured and retrieved from the data source but most of the time it is quite responsive.
  • There are times where more complex scenarios come up. Having some examples of more than just basic functionality would be nice.
Using the tab panels has been very helpful to our internal applications. The business needs to view and edit a lot of data when they interact with our customers and prospects. Organizing the fields into different tabs makes this a lot easier.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Well, I have used Kendo UI in 2 web apps. First one is supeload and another is OpenPlant. For Supeload we migrated from Asp.Net controls to Kendo UI which made our work much easier. And then OpenPlant we directly used Kendo with angular.
  • Components such as charts tables are of great help when it comes to software development.
  • Documentation is good so it saves time and effort.
  • It offers support for multiple JavaScript frameworks.
  • Though, documentation is good . It still needs to cover all the scenarios.
  • Upgrades are not easy since there is no proper communication regarding this.
It could be used in almost every JavaScript framework. 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. Thus helping in building complex applications.
I have faced issues in past and they were very well handled by Kendo Support team.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It is used by some departments.
  • We are using it to create different components in our web application.
  • Our project has lots of dialogs and forms, so mostly we are using Kendo grids, charts, navigation, server side data call, server side filtering and different form elements like text input, data picker, combo box, buttons etc. It is a great tool which makes development easier and faster.
  • Fast Kendo Grid
  • Supports all form components
  • Good integration with Angular
  • Server side data support
  • Server side filtering support
  • Documentation has very simple use case examples of components
  • Kendo UI works very well with Angular.
  • It supports pagination, virtual grid
  • It support both server side filtering and local data filtering
  • Server side data call is not only supported by grid, but also drop downs, lists, tree -list etc.
  • All input elements contains necessary event handlers like onchange, onsubmit, onfocus etc.
  • All elements comes with default styling which already looks good but you can also change it as per your liking
Support is good. Kendo UI support team is easily reachable and very helpful.
Jyoti Mohite | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We used kendo UI in our product called as Superload. It is a web application which is used in US for issuing permits for vehicles. In this application we have used kendo UI through out the application as a standard for UI. Kendo UI is used in our department for web products.
We have used various kendo controls as grid for CRUD operations, Masked Text box for Zip codes, Cascaded drop downs etc.
  • Performance of Kendo controls is good. It is very easy to use ajax calls with kendo UI controls.
  • If we do Restore nuget packages without setting nuget package folder path then it mess up everything and needs to spent ample time on it to fix it.
  • It's quite difficult to find cons in Kendo UI. As it fits very good in all our scenarios.
  • In 2020 version of kendo we fond lots of changes in CSS class which made breaking changes in UI. means most of the css classes are broken down in smaller ones. that time we faced more issue than earlier upgrade.
We have migrated our old product to MVC. In old version we have used controls but those are quite difficult for implementation. But with kendo UI that made easy. We are using kendo grid for performance CRUD operations for most of the functionality. Grid is very easy to implement and it provides various configurations like paging, sorting, filtering. we can use Tool bar to to provide buttons like Add, Edit, Delete and Export to excel.
We have used every where and in every scenario kendo UI only so do not find any less point with it.
After upgrade to latest 2020 version we faced issue with one of the control which we have used at many places. we tried all the possible solution but was not able to fix the issue so we filed help ticket with Kendo support and did fabulous job. we were vary happy with their response.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are using Progress Kendo UI controls in our Angular framework on the front end. Progress Kendo UI enables us to provide a powerful and consistent UI across all applications for the organization. Components such as the Grid and the Combobox are used and customized extensively. Users enjoy a consistent experience across all applications.
  • Kendo Grid for presenting a timeline. At first, the Kendo Grid was a bit light on features, but it has grown over the years and is quite full featured.
  • Kendo Scheduler for presenting the upcoming calendar events.
  • Kendo Treeview is used to present a hierarchy of topics that our users can navigate through easily.
  • Kendo keeps adding features and works with newer frameworks. They never stop being relevant.
  • I do find the datasource a bit challenging to use. It works well if you don't try anything wierd, but after that I feel like I am on my own.
  • Database binding examples--more examples please.
  • Certain UI components have not been updated in a while or are more difficult to customize.
Progress Kendo UI is good when it comes to user experience and also good from a developer's perspective.
Solutions presented by the support team are really fast and precise. The user forums help most of the time in getting answers to our queries easily.
Abhay Gandhi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have been using Progress Kendo UI for our web application suites for 6+ years now. It's been a great experience with new controls added and meeting almost all our needs in our application. The journey started with POC and needed to be done fast. We happened to fall on Progress Kendo UI and haven't thought of anything else after that. The POC worked out quite well and that effort continued to evolve as a full fledged product which is in its fifth year now.
  • Extensive range of controls
  • Proper usage guide with running demos that help fast implementation
  • Proper timely support when needed
  • Provide details about upgrades and what controls are affected in an easily accessible way
If your application is not data intensive, then Progress Kendo UI can be considered. If your web application is complex and requires multiple controls to be used, go through Progress Kendo UI's Library and you will almost always find what you need. Progress Kendo UI has coverage for almost all recent web platforms, so if you are looking for something outside that, it won't work.
The support response is excellent. In addition to this, the user forums help most of the time in getting answers to our queries easily. The support response was timely, appropriate, and accurate, explaining the missing links and things to be done to take care of them. This has really helped us get out of dead end situations a couple of times in the past.
David Billingham | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Progress Kendo UI in the vast majority of the pages of our primary product line. It has allowed us to produce a professional and flexible UI without getting bogged down in writing our own components and all the complexity that would entail.
  • Vast variety of UI widgets
  • Flexibility in how we use/implement them
  • None!
We upgraded a large web application by plugging in componentized versions of the Progress Kendo UI functionality. This allowed us to do a complete visual revamp without a large scale rewrite. On the back of that, we have continued to add more features (all based on Kendo) to increase user experience and productivity.
Always good.
November 03, 2020

Time to market

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Kendo UI is used by the IT department to provide an easy to use, intuitive and rich web-based application used by our business users to provide insurance products to our customers.
  • User experience
  • Rich forms
  • None that I can think off,
Kendo UI is well suited for the agile team that supports rapid developments.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have been using Kendo UI in order to improve our user experience and our development effort. Kendo UI is one of our tools that makes a great improvement in our processes.

Kendo UI is a powerful component library that allow us to focus on business logic instead of UI programming.
  • Performance is great and the components are lightweight.
  • The design is customizable with CSS is as easy as applying templates.
  • Price is so good.
  • Documentation should include a link for common user's requirements, not only their examples.
Kendo UI is awesome for responsive web applications; we can use this in order to reduce programming effort and focus on functional requirements.

Kendo UI learning curve is lightweight, in a few days we can feel comfortable and we can reach more amazing user experience with a little effort. For our organization this is a key point.
Usually, we don't have to contact support team in order to use Kendo UI, however we can see that in forum, anwer to kestions is relatively fast but some time we find questions that have not been answered yet.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is used by my department and used in the applications that we develop internally. It solve time-to-market (internally) by useful UI components, saving my time. Also it is used to uplift the face for some legacy applications, that helps end user to be more comfortable using the applications that they use.
  • Superb variety of UI components
  • Easy to use
  • Reduce time to market
  • Support
  • Compatibility with another components
  • 3rd party implementation companies
Kendo UI is perfect when you start to develop the application from scratch and it is less appropriated when you have different architectures applied in a existing project. They always update their portifolio and give new functionalities to be used. They have always updated their set of components to be used to latest technologies.
I have the support subscription, so I don't know for the person that don't have it. For me, that owns it, it works very quickly and they are very objective trying to find the solution. They don't take much time to answer. When they don't know the answer in hands, they always try to find at least an workaround to have it working.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
8 years ago, I chose Kendo UI to rewrite a Flash based web-application so that the application could be used on mobile and desktop devices and be supported long term. This web-application is our company's sole web view product. Kendo UI is the closest thing to a complete web-view development package for building rich user-interface applications. Our organization is small, and we use Kendo as our primary web view development tool.
  • Rich charting components allow developers to easily bind web-service data to bar charts, line graphs, and multiple axis charts.
  • Reusable component features such as Export to Excel, Save To PDF provide out-of-the box export ability.
  • Great documentation, examples, large developer community. Online examples and documentation make it easy to identify how each component works, the different options for invoking components, and in-page manipulation using the Kendo Dojo (
  • Wizard and Forms widget are an excellent addition, long overdue, and now make Kendo an even better package
  • Advanced data grid that includes editing, grouping, search, responsive rendering, filtering, column hiding, etc.
  • Datagrid editing using combo boxes sourced from independent datasources is allowed and is a very common use case, but isn't as easy to configure as text box editing, or fixed option editing. Since the pattern for dynamic combo box editing is quite routine, this appears to be something that could be integrated better into the grid.
  • I have recently begun using the tree view component and there appears to be room for improvement with document the number of potential structures of data that can be used. Since the options for using the tree view are varied, I would like to see more examples. I personally ran into issues where field names in the JSON payload ( such as "level") caused problems rendering the tree.
Rich web development where you want to easily inherit the use of libraries such as jQuery, Bootstrap, Angular. Kendo UI is valuable to me in that I do not have the skills or patience to develop components on my own, and Kendo provides fairly easy plug-and-play components. I am new to JS, jQuery, and HTML development in general and found it fairly easy to learn how to develop nice looking pages for our product in short order.

I have found that responsive development for phones is not as clean using Kendo. I would say that tablet sized screens and up are the sweet spot.
Kendo UI is continually updated, widgets are improved quarterly, and the product is being given appropriate attention from Progress. Customer support has always been responsive. Renewals are processed easy and the customer portal is easy to use. I appreciate the ability to earn points and discounts via the customer portal.
Sergiu Pascutiu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Kendo UI is the choice UI suite for both the IT department as well as other units that develop line of business applications for accounting, hazardous waste management, compliance training, and research compliance. We are primarily using the ASP .NET MVC suite of wrappers which provide highly functional implementations for our variety of user interfaces. Among those, we have used the Kendo Grid, Kendo Scheduler, Kendo Dropdown list the most, and we are writing some custom JavaScript on top to assist with functionality that might not be available right out of the box.
  • Kendo Grid for presenting a timeline of research grants as they are being approved. Our users love the ability to export the data to various mime formats.
  • Kendo Scheduler for presenting the upcoming calendar events in the available conference rooms in a building. This is used together with a 3rd party vendor API for appointment booking.
  • Kendo Treeview is used to present a hierarchy of topics that our users can navigate through easily.
  • Still some accessibility issues in some of the controls, we have to occasionally modify the markup to get past our accessibility requirements.
In any complex interface working with tabular data, where you need to have a variety of ways to edit/manage the data at the record level. The suite has a very mature documentation and support system, implementation is highly standardized.
Excellent response times to support tickets!
October 20, 2020

Kendo UI gets the UX

Robert Burgh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Progress Kendo UI for web and mobile apps. We develop products that are licensed to thousands of clients. Some clients request custom add-on apps, this is where the widgets get the most use for us. Also all of our in-house projects take advantage of the widgets.
  • Grids - The options are very useful. Drag and Drop. Integration with other controls such as comboboxes, buttons and images.
  • Charts - We create many different dashboards for our clients. This is a strong point of Kendo UI.
  • Spreadsheet - It is becoming more and more value added to our solutions for data import, export and review.
  • Treeview - An excellent visual tool for data relationship display and manipulation. We usually use it with Drag and Drop to add / remove / move data points.
  • The web site does not have versions in the forum or most of the documentation. So as features are improved, old method and events, etc. are deprecated, there is no simple to know which product version is being referenced. This is my biggest pain point.
  • Database binding examples - more examples please
  • PDF Export - better documentation and more examples. More feature control (unless it already exists and it isn't clearly documented).
  • Initial project use - the documentation to add to an existing project or to a blank project can be confusing because of the lack of version specific documentation. I would like to have a single place to go to for documentation that I can select via drop down the Telerik product, the version (2017.2.504), the target development environment (VS 2015 SP3, VS 2017), etc. to have the specific instructions. That would cut down the learning curve and issues on version updates. We consider Kendo UI a valuable tool, however this simple issue can be painful and there is no reason for it.
First the suite is feature rich, second it is well documented, third is it well support, fourth it is has a clear roadmap and fifth it is reasonably priced. Anything web based or mobile based is a good candidate for reviewing the feature set of progress Kendo UI for use. That is our business case.
I am customer of progress for a number of years and Telerik before that. I have always chosen to opt in for the best support plan. I hardly have ever need to use it, when I have put in a support request via email or phone, the response was always quick, professional and on point. In this industry that is refreshing. The support usually include sample code. The ten rating is deserved.
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