Kendo MVC UI works well with large amounts of data
Updated October 14, 2020

Kendo MVC UI works well with large amounts of data

Bill Weston | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Progress Telerik UI

We use Kendo MVC UI to create forms for data entry and grids to display data. We have large amounts of data and some of the controls need to hold thousands of records. Kendo virtualization works well for this.
  • It works well if you need to have a drop down control containing thousands of records. The virtualization feature only loads a small amount of data at a time and the type ahead allows users to quickly find the desired record.
  • The grid functionality is better than most other comparable controls. The users like grouping, reordering, and hiding/showing columns.
  • We ran into a defect several months ago. Telerik accepted the defect, but still hasn't provided a fix. There is no estimated time when it will be resolved.
  • Improves productivity.
  • Simplifies coding and greatly reduces JavaScript.
PowerApps contains integration into backend data sources, but very limited UI functionality in the controls.

Telerik requires additional data source integration development, but offers essentially unlimited UI functionality
Support is very responsive and normally replies within 24 hours. My only complaint is that we are still waiting for a resolution for a defect we found.
The MVC helpers greatly simplify development. There are some inconsistencies between controls and poor documentation as to when event callbacks are made.

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It's well suited when you have large amounts of data with complicated dependencies. JQuery UI would be a better choice if you just need to create simple forms.

Using Progress Telerik UI

700 - Enter tax and financial data
3 - developers with javascript and MVC skills
  • Allowing users to data from thousands of choices
  • Allows users to group, order, filter, and sort data without exporting to spreadsheet
  • Perform well in all browsers
  • The multiselect and dropdownlist replace the SharePoint people picker control
  • Use it in mobile apps
We have too much invested in Telerik to move to another product

Evaluating Progress Telerik UI and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
Usability and price were the main consideration.
We are happy with Telerik

Progress Telerik UI Implementation

The controls work very well as long as they are used as intended. Built-in functionality should be used whenever possible,
  • Implemented in-house
  • Third-party professional services
Microsoft and Skyline Technologies
Yes - The screens were created in phases
Change management was minimal
  • Performance in IE

Progress Telerik UI Support

Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Quick Initial Response
Not kept informed
Escalation required
Need to explain problems multiple times
No - Standard support has been good
Yes - It still isn't resolved
They reviewed code when we extended the functionality of a control

Using Progress Telerik UI

Like to use
Easy to use
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Unnecessarily complex
Feel nervous using
  • cascading drop downs
  • change and binding events
  • change event on check box