Great Tool to Upload Mass Data to your System - Data Loader

Reviewed on 21/10/2019
Karasinghe arachchige H.
Asset Manager
Consumer Goods, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: In a nutshell, this is lifesaving software for people who want to upload massive data into a system by using few clicks. Once the users familiarized with this software, they cannot imagine a day without this. Honestly, this helps often for Accounts and Finance teams to upload their number of transaction lines to their required platform. The subsequent benefit of using this software is, you can save an additional salary on data entry or admin assistant. Therefore, this is a cost-effective tool for your organization.

Pros: 1. Saving Humongous time for Accounts and Financial Teams to upload their Mass data into the system by using few clicks 2. It can integrate with topnotch business suites. Ex (Oracle) 3. Works quite handy with Excel since the setup distinctly works with Microsoft Excel 4. Finance Team often use this tool to upload Bank statements to the system and other bank-related related information

Cons: 1. Quite old fashioned due to lack of gleaming features. 2. Need Expertise knowledge to set up the initial system and link the integrated software, hence initial setup is not that easy. 3. If you miss a piece of information or an error is available in Masterfile, it does not recognize that error and quickly jump to the next piece of information and continue the rest of upload, therefore you need to have an alert system to notify the users regarding unusual text or missing information

The mystery of SQL solved!

Reviewed on 25/04/2019
Verified Reviewer
Marketing Manager
Consumer Services, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
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5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
Value for Money
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Pros: This is a lifesaver! I have to use SQL daily but don't have a ton of time to really learn how to write it. This is where data loader comes in! I can connect it to the source I need to pull from and easily select the information I need from the menu and it will either export the report you need or give you the SQL statement you can copy and paste. This has been such a great tool, especially for a beginner.

Cons: There is a slight learning curve on how to use it and make sure you're getting the information that you need, but it's much easier than mastering SQL on your own!

Gets the job done with nothing fancy

Reviewed on 07/04/2018
Verified Reviewer
Customer Success Manager
13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
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4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I have been using Data Loader for over 2 years and it provides a slick easy and friendly way to enter my report data .

Cons: ITs a basic tool to do basic things, not much to complain about here. The other tools may offer more features but a different product.

Does the job with little quirks

Reviewed on 15/11/2019
Hugo C.
support
Computer Software, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
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4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
Value for Money
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Comments: Trouble free in general but some quirks getting used to. Also it tends to output fair bit of warning message in the log file which may scare you at first.

Pros: ID matching insert and update and the choice of update and upsert are very useful. Allowing to save loading template also speed up repetitive loading.

Cons: When exporting table in to csv format sometime field value may mix together. Re-importing the table require to rename the csv file, i think that may be a mechanism to avoid overwritten the original file?

Very powerful

Reviewed on 12/04/2019
Christophe P.
Marketing Project Manager
Computer Software, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
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4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Pros: A very powerful tool, you can mass update, mass import, mass delete your Salesforce database in a few minutes. Really powerful

Cons: Not easy to use, it takes some time as it's not really user friendly.