Essential Studio Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

Essential Studio

UI development suite for .NET, Xamarin, Javascript, Angular

4.39/5 (306 reviews)

Essential Studio Pricing

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Please contact Syncfusion directly for pricing information.

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Essential Studio Pricing Reviews

Pros

  • They are all easy to use and well documented with good examples. Their developer support is fast and awesome.Abdul Rahman S.Read the full review
  • I love the community license for small developers like myself. I have only used customer support a few times, but each time the response has been outstanding.Dennis B.Read the full review
  • The Community License, this is so amazing. And very outstanding amazin support, never seen this before.Benjamin N.Read the full review

Cons

  • It seems lack of unit tests to their products. For example, some correct Excel equations could be messed up for some reasons which may scare users.Bing D.Read the full review
  • It makes me very hesitant to upgrade to the latest version for fear that something which used to work now doesn't (unit testing UI components is very hard).John H.Read the full review
  • The documentation is very bad. Include only very basic and unreal samples.Abigail A.Read the full review
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22 reviewers had the following to say about Essential Studio's pricing:

Ray W.

Complete, robust, fully functional web UI

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-04-18
Review Source: Capterra

Overall it's a great product. It does everything Telerik Kendo does but is cheaper and therefore a better value.

Pros
The Syncfusion Grid component is as good or better than any other on the market. It has every feature you could want: paging, sorting, filtering, sizing and reordering columns, exporting to PDF, CSV, or Excel. And they have just about every other rich web component you think of: Calendar, sortable list, embedded rich text/HTML editor, charts, maps, you name it. And best of all, their free community license includes ASP.Net MVC so you can develop rich MVC web UI applications. And also includes Xam

Cons
Although they have extensive documentation, they so many components that do so many things, that not every feature has specific programming examples, so you sometimes have to figure things out through trail and error. And although the MVC components all have tons of methods and parameters you sometimes have to write JavaScript to make it work the way you want. So you need to be a strong programmer.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Massimiliano A.

Simple to use

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-04-29
Review Source: Capterra

The learning and adoption time is very low while the value upfront is too high.

Pros
The product is very easy to adopt: in just 2 weeks we have changed the UI of our WPF-MVVM application. We have one main screen, 4 modal windows, 20 grids, 10 charts. The new look and feel is amazing. Moreover we have the opportunity to introduce new features, like the Pivot and Property grids, in only 3 days.

Cons
Rendering time for complex scenarios in a multi tabs windows.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

The holy grail

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-07-02
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Our application needed a quick customizable grid control. There are many options out there but all cost too much for our very small company. Syncfustion was the best for us. In our Windows forms, we use many small grids for the 1-many representation of data which are all created programmatically.

Cons
Feature reach. Customizable. Affordable. Good support.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Urs V.

Complete package

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-05-12
Review Source: Capterra

We like the product, it's easy-to-use, has a logical architecture, and fairly good documentation. It's stable in production use.

Pros
Syncfusion delivers a very comprehensive productivity suite. We use components for web and Windows UI development development, an server-sided document processing features for Word, Excel and PDFs. The combination of all these components gives a great value for the price.

Cons
What we sometimes miss is the configuration depth, but the excellent support compensates this by adding what we need.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Sirapat N.

Reviews

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-03-25
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Ease of use. Multiple features and economy price.

Cons
- Region support for Calendar component since I have to use Thai calendar. - Some Demo/Help documentations doesn't explain clearly or the preview section are not shown. - Delay of support (not 24 hrs)

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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anthony e.

Amazing control library

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-09-25
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The controls design is very elegant and professional looking, easy to integrate and helps you to deploy project with very good design and performance. Covers a lot functionality that most of your projects needs from a simple button control to charting.

Cons
I think cost is the only thing I can consider as cons for this software. A little bit costly for start up business but I worth the value.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Ioannis A.

Syncfusion Xamarin Suite

Used monthly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-04-22
Review Source: Capterra

Overall I am very happy with the experience, the suite offers great functionality in fraction of cost. The support is very re-active, they need to improve a bit the quality of the bug fixing process as sometimes they have repeatedly failed to deliver a proper fix. This is though understandable due to complexity of the underline platform (Xamarin Forms).

Pros
This is the most feature complete and active suite on Xamarin Components. It has all the necessary components to produce Professional quality software. Furthermore Syncfusion is very active and keeps updating and introducing new functionality on every release. This suite is the best money for value suite that you can buy.

Cons
Native mobile development using Xamarin Forms is inheriting complex task as you have to deal with different version of the same O/S and on top of that for Android you have various customizations of the O/S. In some -few- occurrences it took Syncfusion long time to fix bugs.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Harvey K.

Very impressed

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-03-18
Review Source: Capterra

It’s been a great experience overall, and despite the fact that we are a small shop we get the support from Syncfusion that one might expect for only large enterprise customers.

Pros
ASP.NET Core MVC grid has incredible features and flexibility. Price is very reasonable. Quality is excellent overall. Customer support consistently exceeds my expectations. Online chat with support is very good. Documentation is extensive and overall quite good. TONS of examples.

Cons
Lack of built-in support for concurrency checking, but luckily not a show stopper for us.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Andrew T.

Syncfusion

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-04-15
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
A solid range of components and libraries for all areas of development (web, desk, and mobile). Good support for Blazor and Xamarin for those who like cutting edge. The XIO and other file format libraries make development a breeze.

Cons
The separation of Reports into the Bold product range makes installation a little longer and the pricing model for bold can be confusing for new users. The quality of the bold reporting is excellent the integration has improved between Syncfusion and bold over time.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Sergey P.

Quantity over quality

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-11-10
Review Source: Capterra

I cannot say it's an ideal choice for production. We used this product in several projects and every time needed to contact the support because of some hidden issues or incomplete implementation of some features. But given the variety of features and responsiveness of the support the overall experience is rather positive. In the end, everything worked =)

Pros
Plenty of features -- you will definitely find a component you need Great support -- these guys have always been replying timely and fixing the issues I've faced, illustrating the answers

Cons
Documentation is not perfect -- all the properties are listed, but quite often lacking a detailed description and examples, you will need to experiment Documentation portal is slow and structure is not ideal for a quick search Components can be slow -- faced this with charts and grids The behavior of components can be unstable Price is quite high

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Michard R.

my first impressions about JS Ej2 Syncfusion components UI

Used monthly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-10-22
Review Source: Capterra

- I use js EJ2 components since about 4 months for developing a new project. So it is too soon for me to describe an experience

Pros
a large choice of ui components, high quality of components - technical support more reactive and competent

Cons
- need a strong front end web app knowledge because of low level of components - missing ready use components like Form, Panel, Application base Layout, Card Layout, Fit Layout ( like these [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] ) - documentation is missing of explicit examples

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Emanuele D.

A good pack

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-09-09
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Easy to find help / support in internet because the library has many supporters

Cons
It's expensive and since you compile you must have an active license and this is a problem

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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CHAD G.

Synfusion is great

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-07-06
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The synfusion platform got me up to speed quickly and able to deliver significant business value and technical capability in shot order. I highly recommend using the platform and tools.

Cons
Xamarin forms updates sometimes breaks the components.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Dayron P.

Syncfusion Review.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-05-26
Review Source: Capterra

You have a good group of components that can be somehow easy to customize and adapt to any system. We use these components to add value to our product.

Pros
Grid, Spreadsheet, Gantt, Schedule, Charts

Cons
Pdf Viewer. I consider that this component can be much better, if we compare it with other products on the market that allow us to do much more with a pdf.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Andreas K.

Mega Value for your money

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2021-05-05
Review Source: Capterra

I have been searching for a framework that keeps us from inventing the wheel (or controls) over and over again. There are many frameworks available, but Syncfusions Essential Studio stands in front due to the amount of controls and supported frameworks. Selecting a control, reading the docs how to use it and using the controls is still work you have to do, but once you know the framework it really speeds up your development process a lot.

Pros
The amount of controls and the number of frameworks supported is crazy good. It's a challenge to get an overview, but the superb demo pages which show almost every aspect of the control usage options are a great starting point. The BEST thing however comes if you have a problem that you cannot solve alone of with the docs. The support staff does an excellent job, reviews what you try to do and delivers a sandbox that does what you try to do in your framework. I never have seen such a dedication to the customer!

Cons
I really have trouble thinking about what I least like about this software. Money for value is excellent, an amazing amount of controls and frameworks, an awesome support staff. I really cannot think of anything not to like about Essential studio.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Leo X.

Thanks for everything you did for us.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-10-20
Review Source: Capterra

We use Syncfusion for our Document Generation almost 8 years, and we found more and more solutions we can used to upgrade our project, now we are working on overwrite our page use View JS (VUE) solution. and we are looking for report solution as well, we already start testing your report solution.

Pros
Great values of Support, always easily get help from Syncfusion, it is very important reason as developer I like Syncfusion. Syncfusion has a lot of solutions that are very match with our requirements.

Cons
still has some bugs for some new products.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Kris R.

The best graphs available for Flutter

Used occasionally for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-04-20
Review Source: Capterra

Our new app required attractive Hilo graphs, and we didn't want to build that from scratch ourselves. We researched what was available and Syncfusion was a clear winner. A subscription for a software component is definitely not something we would usually go for, but the revenue from our product covers that, and, frankly, the dev time in trying to adapt something else would quickly exceed years of the Syncfusion license.

Pros
The graphs just looked really clean and professional.

Cons
An ongoing license is definitely a turn off. I wouldn't have gone for this except that we have a guaranteed revenue for the product we are building. A once off cost would definitely be preferable.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Oliver S.

Often easy. Sometimes hard.

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-05-22
Review Source: Capterra

Overall is positive. When you've found a working solution it is very robust.

Pros
Normally easy and fast to use. All Examples work as expected. Very good for Xamarin.Android

Cons
Customization of the software is often hard (Doing some testing for a possible Blazor App) and sometimes takes a lot of time. I often need to find a workaround. Always when to load dynamic data. Examples: SfGantt: You need to manually call UpdateDataSource. SfProgressBar: ProgressBarAnnotation.Content is not updated when Value is changed. It doesn't seem that Blazor is a native implementation like Radzen.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Andrew C.

Xamarin UI controls

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-04-17
Review Source: Capterra

I’ve used the Syncfusion controls when I worked at other companies so I knew what I was getting into. I felt very confident in the controls, ease of integration and quality of the technical support team. By using these controls I’ve been able to get my apps out the door much faster than before.

Pros
Integration is a breeze. The software is well designed and is rock solid. One of the best additions to the software are two apps you can download, Syncfusion Controls Explorer and Essential UI kit. The Controls explorer does a great job of showcasing various controls and illustrating different ways the control can be used. The other app, Essential UI Kit provides me with both a jumpstart for getting certain screens up and running but also a real work example of how the controls can be used. As an independent developer, I don’t have the luxury of hiring a full-time designer nor the flexibility of time to see how the control works. These controls allow me the ability to get my app up and running faster than before.

Cons
The grid control still needs work. It’s great for presenting data, but if you’re looking for more flexibility when entering values directly within the grid, you’ll be disappointed. The richness of options available to you just isn’t there. Knowledgebase on the website needs work. You can drill down to a specific control, say, Xamarin.Forms -> SfDataGrid however if I search for "Initialize" it searches the entire product line. Really frustrating and makes the feature rather useless.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Deepak K.

Checking the licensing carefully, double check it.

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2021-10-12
Review Source: Capterra

But we lost a good money and time working with SyncFusion. Will avoid it like plague.

Pros
SyncFusion software is feature rich. Provides a lot of capabilities.

Cons
SyncFusion licensing is confusing to say the least. Also, it is not a perpetual license. You are at their mercy for renewal pricing. Consider this: If you want to purchase a hammer to fix a light on the ceiling, then be ready to pay for everyone who will get to read a book under the light. We wanted to use Syncfusion to build a small component in the application. Spoke with their licensing team and purchased a single user license. Spent a few thousand dollars to build the application in 2 months. Later, the licensing team came back saying we cant use the single user license and pay for the entire development team in the company (about 15x of single user license). May be it was a mistake, or may be it was bait-&-switch.

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Likelihood to recommend: 1/10

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Anonymous

Good for vast applications with less resources

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2021-08-18
Review Source: Capterra

It's good if you do not wanna spend time and resources on the development from scratch. Complex items that need time to implement can be overcome by using Syncfusion. However, I hate using libraries as it makes us work to match their specified standards. But, taking the company limitations and budget into consideration it's good to use if we cannot afford to build from scratch. Also, if any feature is not working properly or a bug was found, we have to wait until the next release or find a workaround. The team is helpful in returning our questions with solutions. But, it's hard to wait for their reply every time as sometimes you might need a fix right away.

Pros
Features like grids, menu, filters, etc. are helpful if developing a big application in less time.

Cons
Writing unit tests was tough initially. Have some bugs on the features like grids, filters, etc. which are not properly tested. However, every reported bug is fixed in upcoming releases.

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Likelihood to recommend: 4/10

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Daniel H.

Essential Studio for WPF

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-07-25
Review Source: Capterra

Overall experience is fantastic. Installation is straight forward, updates are published at a timely manner.

Pros
I like the completeness and in depth features of all the controls that I use, especially the data grid control which I use extensively. The sample application and online documentation is clear and succinct. I find that breaking down the examples by feature is great when compared to other control vendors I have seen, that simply provide a high level example and nothing to demonstrate each feature separately. On the few occasions that I have requested support, I have always received an answer in a timely manner. What makes the WPF suite good value is not just the number of feature rich controls, but the complete package including the documentation help and support that is available.

Cons
There are only two minor issues that I have with the suite of tools. 1. I get regular feedback from users that the date picker control is clunky to use. I can echo the feedback. Entering a date does not feel smooth, especially when entering the year. Hard to describe, but feel like it cycles back around to the year zero. 2. I would like it if I could customize the calendar control more. Would be great if I could easily template out the control for each date so I could use it to display what ever info I wanted in each date cell. Maybe there is a way to do this, but either way I have not been successful in being able to template out the calendar control for the requirements at the time.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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