Jitterbit Data Loader - The best solution for Salesforce data operations
November 04, 2015

Jitterbit Data Loader - The best solution for Salesforce data operations

Scott Boetig | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Jitterbit

I've been using the Jitterbit data loader for all my Salesforce data needs for about 4 years. It is far superior to the standard Salesforce Apex Data Loader in so many ways. I know many other consultants in my organization and others who use it to manipulate data in Salesforce.
  • Preserves mappings so that you don't have to redo them. This was my biggest frustration with Salesforce's Apex Data Loader. I believe they may have added this functionality now but Jitterbit does this well and I'm not interested in switching back.
  • Platform independence: I recently had a customer that required consultants to use MacBook Pros. My company laptop is a PC. Since Jitterbit is cloud-based, I was able to create mappings on one computer and execute them on the other.
  • Ease of use: Jitterbit is simple to use and has a very intuitive interface. It auto-creates log files so that you can review the results of your data operations.
  • One recent complaint is that I kept getting prompted in the application to upgrade but when I clicked the upgrade button I received a cryptic error. It didn't seem to affect the application fortunately. This occurred on both the Mac and PC versions.
  • Prior to Jitterbit, I estimate I spent about 25-50% more time and effort on data operations in Salesforce. Jitterbit's design and built-in efficiencies have improved my ability to complete customer requests in a timely manner.
The Jitterbit data loader is a dramatic improvement over the standard Salesforce Apex Data Loader. Both applications are free or included with Salesforce but I would only recommend Jitterbit for users who need to run data jobs against Salesforce.
My experience to this point is only with the free version.