A comprehensive library that offers pretty much everything needed
September 29, 2022

A comprehensive library that offers pretty much everything needed

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with DevExpress Universal

We are using DevExpress Universal to address our needs both in thick clients and web interfaces.
Originally, we developed our own set of components, but while this gave us finer control over what is doable with them, it was too much of a hassle to maintain.
Also, end users are used to a level of functionality that we could not achieve unless we invested heavily.

Hence the reason to use a renowned library like DevExpresss Universal

Pros

  • The grid components
  • The spreadsheet
  • Flow panels

Cons

  • Better integration within the Angular CDK
  • Less bloat when deploying
  • Better granularity in the compiled package
  • Support
  • Spreadsheet
  • Grids
  • Better time to market
  • Needs a bit of onboarding for new recruits
  • The price is right for a team of 20
Infragistics Ignite was the main contender in our internal review.
However it was not offering as many advanced components as we were a need for, or not as advanced as we would have hoped.
And it was unknown to most of the team while we already knew DevExpress Ultimate from previous proof of concept work.

Do you think DevExpress Universal delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with DevExpress Universal's feature set?

Yes

Did DevExpress Universal live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of DevExpress Universal go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy DevExpress Universal again?

Yes

When you want to display spreadsheet based reports, it's really convenient as it has everything out of the box.
If you have very basic components like combo boxes or lists, there is hardly a point in using such a large component set.
In the end, it's a matter of finding a good balance between functionality and complexity.

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