Data management holds special importance in Salesforce. Every action you take and every process you carry out depends on the data stored within your database.
Here, we will compare two Salesforce data management platforms – Data Upload and Dataloader.io.
What Is Data Upload?
Data Upload is an application developed by OQCT for helping Salesforce users in importing data to specific Salesforce objects within their database. It is a highly simple and straightforward application built for technical and non-technical users.
The application helps you in adding your CSV or Excel data files to your Salesforce database with a few clicks of buttons. It allows you to upload up to 50,000 records at once in any Salesforce custom or standard object. With automated field mapping and the features of rolling back and deleting of records, the Data Upload app ensures wholesome import of data.
What Is Dataloader.io?
Dataloader.io is an integrated product by MuleSoft that helps users in importing, exporting, and deleting their Salesforce data. It allows you to log into the platform using your Salesforce credentials and manage your Salesforce data according to your specific needs.
Dataloader.io makes field mapping easy with the help of keyboard shortcuts and auto mapping of fields. Also, the platform provides you with the feature of audit history where the user activities are saved for a period of 30 days.
Differences Between Data Upload And Dataloader.io
The difference between the two Salesforce data management platforms can be understood by having a look at the major parameters discussed below:
|Processes Allowed||Import and delete||Import, export, and delete|
|Rollback Feature||Available||Not available|
|Focus on Security||Equal focus on import and security||More focus on data import and export|
|Tasks Saved||No limit||Tasks saved for 30 days|
|Pricing||Unlimited users for three different pricing models||A free edition with limited features, followed by two premium editions|
Dataloader.io allows users to import, export, and delete the data files within their Salesforce database. On the other hand, the Data Upload app specializing in data import with a provision to delete records as needed by the user.
However, OQCT is planning to launch the export feature for the Data Upload app very soon.
This is a feature exclusively provided by Data Upload. It is common for users to make errors while uploading data files into Salesforce objects. As the name suggests, this feature allows users to undo their upload activity for specific data files for making necessary changes in their database.
No such feature is available to the users of Dataloader.io.
Focus On Security
Dataloader.io focuses mainly on getting data files imported into your Salesforce database and exporting files out of the same. The focus on data security is not central to the platform’s functionality.
On the other hand, Data Upload lays an equal focus on the data import and data security. It complies with all the GDPR laws to make sure the imported data is completely secure.
Also, Data Upload allows Salesforce Admins to restrict the importing of data by allowing the users to upload files in specific Salesforce objects only.
While the processes carried out on Dataloader.io are saved for a period of 30 days, there is no time limit when it comes to saving data files on the Data Upload app to be referred to in the future.
Dataloader.io provides its users with a free edition that allows them to import and export not more than 10,000 records. For uploading more records, you need to pay $99/month/user for the Professional edition and $299/month/user for the Enterprise edition.
On the other hand, Data Upload charges you according to the size of your organization. If you run a small non-profit organization, you can have the application for £500/month. If you run a small business, you pay £700/month and for a mid/large enterprise, you need to pay £1000/month.
The best part about Data Upload pricing is that there is no limit to the number of users you can have for using the app once you have purchased it. This makes it a more economical option if you want a Salesforce data management app for more Salesforce users.
The Final Word
If you are looking for an app for importing data to your Salesforce database in the safest way possible, the Data Upload app is the best choice you can make. With a highly simplified interface, it allows you to upload data, manage it, and audit the same with a few easy clicks and at a reasonable price.