I really like the fact that standard windows icons are provided with the NOV Ribbon example, avoiding the need to recreate the wheel and giving a more professional appearance. Using the provided Visual Studio NOV solution, it is fairly straightforward to add custom icons with a few extra simple steps. The gallery of C# examples for all controls makes it easy to create custom layouts. For the handful of customizations I could not find in the examples or user forums, the tech support responses got me going within a day.
Nevron was unique in the breath of their product offerings, and the importance of finding a single vendor who provided both a diagram component along with a chart component, as we require synchronization between them. Getting both components from one vendor ensures a uniform architecture and that our goals of implementing synchronization between them could be accomplished with less development time than when trying to integrate components from different vendors.
Nevron diagram and charting components superseded rival products in terms of features, cohesion between products, ease of integration, agile performance, quality, and dedicated technical support.
We have been using Nevron Data Visualization controls for two years now and would highly recommend them to other developers.
Both their sales and support team have been responsive in working thru some development issues that we encountered early in our project.
Jean Junker, CDP, CCP
Nevron Vision Suite includes Nevron Chart, Diagram and UI components in a single suite that enables us to focus on what we do best – Data Analytics – while maintaining a consistently professional user experience. Our customers are always impressed with the look and feel of our applications and we have Nevron to thank for that! Our company has standardized the use of Nevron Vision Suite for all of our current and future applications.
Jeff McMahon, Developer
Pattern Discovery Technologies
As a software company that focuses on car crash data management & analysis, Nevron's software has allowed us to show a graphical representation of the data in our clients' database based on different attributes. This has resulted in more efficient road safety analysis for our clients, and an easier way to visually find trends and present data.
Kornel Szrejber, General Manager
TES Information Technology
Our company has used Nevron controls for many years, integrating them into several key projects. They give the appearance we need for a professional looking interface. These advanced controls provide the functionality our customers require. Our programmers appreciate working with Nevron controls because of their reliability, powerful API, and the stellar support system that Nevron provides.
The Nevron Data Visualization controls have worked without any problems from day one. Recommended.
Our challenge was to provide an easy way for customers to setup the many components in one of our ionization systems. Nevron provided an excellent Diagramming component that gave a good-looking and effective interface. The API was easy to learn and use, and provided all the functionality we needed.
The Diagramming component worked so well that later we had no trouble deciding to use the Nevron User Interface controls when we wanted to provide our own classy look-and-feel for our new setup software.
Finally, we were having problems with our existing charting component, and so we ended up solving our problems by replacing it with the Nevron Charting component.
The components from the Nevron suite have been essential for the success of our new software.
MKS, Ion Systems
The first thing that impressed me about Nevron was the swift and helpful response I received to questions and requests for information. I didn't encounter any high pressure salesmanship, just direct informative assistance to what I needed.
The product has shown itself to be clean, well designed, plus easy to use and integrate into our application. It is professional, well documented, replete with useable features, accurate, and visually stunning. We are quite pleased.
Saratoga Systems, Inc.
After evaluating several charting tools for WinForms ([another chart vendor], [another chart vendor], [another chart vendor] and the Chart coming with VS Net 2008), Nevron Chart offers clearly the best performance for high volume data visualisation. Furthermore the support offered the fastest response by far and was really helpful. Very good value for the money.
Joern Kunze, Dipl.-Ing.
advanced data processing GmbH
Our internal customer was asking for a Ratings site that included gauge metrics as well as some data in charts. The Nevron controls looked like a great fit and provided many functionality options as well as the ones that met our demands. The support team, as well as code examples and forums, helped us to pinpoint the specific properties we needed to adjust.
Ivan Orozco, Systems Analyst & Developer
The Chamberlain Group
I must say this is an amazing package your company has created. The rendering and lighting quality along with the number of available chart types places Nevron far above all the other companies creating charting tools and we had tried a few before we found this package.
On top of the quality of product the two times I have emailed support I have turned on my computer the following morning and received the reply, that is a lightning fast reply turnaround.
I would like to thank to all the Nevron team, well done and keep up the good work!
I initially chose to work with Nevron Chart for .NET for my project because of its ability to read very large datasets - we had over 50 million samples on 3 axes in some cases! This was obviously beyond the possibilities of most other charting packages. I hope to use Nevron Charts again on my ongoing projects.
Arthur Weightman, Consultant
For systems integrators like myself, the biggest challenge in my work is the speed in which I can prototype solutions for a customer. This models how Nevron has approached their third-party components, and it is highly appreciated. The first step in my job is to assess a vendor, so I give a technical look to the API; Nevron won because their framework is robust, and other developers recommended it. Secondly, I have to build prototypes based on customer projects, and there was a particularly complex chart I needed to develop using .csv importing, DataSet handling, and stacked bars. The supportive sales staff knew how to escalate my call properly, and I quickly started a dialogue with a charting engineer. I received a prototype which was exactly as I required. Finally, questions about appearance properties were on my list, and Nevron still came through with fast snippets and insights.
Technical support is critical to this process, and Nevron's staff is their company's most valuable asset. I got my business questions answered with enthusiasm. I got a few questions "outside the scope of charting" answered by the engineers, too, so one can be assured that solutions can be acquired even when I have only taken a cursory look at the help files and samples.
The way I do my job is fast and varied. Nevron was able to keep up with my pace, and I will recommend this product and its support subscription to all my friends and colleagues in the business. Keep up the good work.
Pete Schieck, Systems Integrator
We are using Nevron Chart in our new generation of instruments. Nevron Chart enabled us to produce stunning new graphics with highly detailed information for our clients. Everyone we have spoken with about our graphics presentation has been impressed with our results!
Patricio Vidal, Ph.D.
Beckman Coulter, Inc.
We have been using Nevron charts since 2006 and have added and expanded upon our initial designs to add some really complex charts.
After an evaluation of other charting products QMASTOR decided that Nevron was the most efficient and feature rich product to support the stockpile charting requirements.
No other charting controls came close to meeting our requirements. Nevron charts not only met but exceeded our expectations.
Daniel Spruce, Software Engineer
I spent some time evaluating Nevron Chart for .NET Annotations / Anchors over the weekend. All I can say is, "Wow!". Compared to the pages (and pages) of code we wrote to incorporate Annotations previously, this is fabulous. There are other valuable features I did not find in any of the 14 products evaluated during our search; most of them apply to 3D presentation.
Brian W. Allan, President
ABKA Enterprises Inc.
The quality of the graphics we produce with Nevron Chart greatly impresses everyone. While the software development department in our startup company consists of only five people, the fact that we can produce world-class graphics goes a long way towards convincing potential clients of our professionalism.
I like to lead off the demonstrations that I provide for customers with one or more of the plots I generate with Nevron Chart. The quality of these graphics is so obvious and so arresting that they grab everyone's attention, and make sure that the people in the room are going to listen to whatever I have to say next.
The Nevron Chart software is absolutely central to our software development efforts. The data analysis package that we've written uses graphics to tell the stories that lies behind the data, and the precision and user interactivity that we can achieve with the Nevron package enable us to tell those stories in a very compelling fashion.
We have been using Nevron Chart as a central element in our software development efforts for the last three years, and we have no desire to switch to any other package. I've been consistently impressed with the robustness of the code, the range of the capabilities, and above all with the quality of the graphics since the time that I first started experimenting with this package. Graphical presentations have been a part of my scientific programming efforts for the last 20 years, and as far as I'm concerned there is no other package on the market that is better than Nevron Chart.
I used the Nevron chart control to produce a series of charts on a scheduled basis within a .NET console program. This is still working very well and saved my client some $30,000 per year in charges from an external charting company.
Sebastian Crewe, Consultant/Software Development
It may be of interest to you know that I selected Nevron charting component mostly based the examples demonstrating programmability, events, etc. We really didn't have the possibility to review in depth several graphing components (there are a lot of them) and all of them show pretty pictures, but from picture demos only you cannot tell about functionality and programmability inside the component engine.
Since Nevron examples demonstrated clicking, events, etc. I got the feeling that it offers a lot of freedom to the developer and you wouldn't be stuck with it at some later point in your development.
We are using Nevron Chart for a new version of our PowerPlant simulation tool used for optimization of our fleet of power plants and dimensioning plants for external customers. The new tool is based on .NET as opposed to earlier Fortran-based versions in order to increase productivity of counselors and developers extending the program. The Nevron Chart had an impressively short learning curve and widens our scope for adding until now unseen tools to the software.
Mogens B. Laursen
Elsam Engineering A/S
SmarterTools Inc. decided on Nevron Chart for .Net as an integral part of the SmarterTools product line. The component has shown itself to be capable of producing tens of thousands of charts a day with unmatched quality and stability. After reviewing dozens of the leading charting components, we found Nevron produces superior images, allows for easy integration, and provides very competitive licensing.
After struggling with the limitations of a competitor product, we did a thorough evaluation of over 15 different charting components for Windows Forms. In terms of visual appearance, features, and design, Nevron Chart for .Net is clearly superior to every other product we tried, particularly for 3D surface functionality. The design of this component reflects a rare talent for graphic design and user interfaces, which I think will be quite difficult for competitors to imitate. Moreover, the Nevron support team was very knowledgeable and provided quick answers to our questions.
Between you and me, I think your ordering system needs a little work, but I would have hammered my credit card into a tree stump if that's what it took to get our hands on this product. It really is the best charting component in existence. ;-)
Pete Gonzalez, V.P. of Development
We are utilizing Nevron charts in our CLEAR product. CLEAR is a software product designed to improve a Financial Services company’s effectiveness and profitability through driving and automatically measuring targeted action programs. It allows business users (with no technical bias) access to data in an easy to use and very interactive GUI. This includes powerful drag and drop capabilities and presents any result information in a number of ways including the flexible Nevron charting components. We are making use of all the standard charts (including the Venn diagram) and intend developing our product further by including and implementing more of the Nevron charting options. CLEAR enables a user to move from ordinary Management Information to in depth Business Intelligence using a single application and user interface.
Innovation Group Limited
We started a search for new components as we switch away from VB/C++ development to .Net, and felt it was time to re-evaluate all controls we commonly use.
I started the evaluation by looking at all charting controls available on Component Source. (The product we currently have used is [by another leading vendor]).
The initial evaluation took the form of creating a simple x-y chart with a x-axis with a lot of times along it, and passing in random y values, and then formatting the chart to look reasonable. This is a good test of ease of use, documentation, examples provided etc. The C# samples provided were excellent!
This amazingly reduced the choice down to just three. The next step was to look at cost. You had a sensible pricing policy, which is where [the other leading vendor] lost out on it's deployment costs. We wanted a Windows Forms solution, but with a possibility of Web Forms too, without having to go through another big investment.
The final points that swung it for us were...
- Great looks.
- A company that makes and concentrates on a few good products, rather than tens of mediocre ones.
- A good website, where you can get the info you want.
Simply put, your products are great, and your support is awesome.
Envision Sustainability Tools Inc.
Charting is a core piece of functionality in our upcoming product line. It was difficult for us to trust such a key feature to a third party, however, after trying Nevron Chart for .NET that fear has long subsided and we're continually impressed by what this package can do.
Bill Buchanan, V.P. of Software Development
For a project currently under development I found myself in the need of a charting control for .NET and after much cruising the net I finally settled on and purchased the Nevron WinForms .NET Chart and I will be the first to admit that price played a great part in the original decision; but the more that I worked with the component the more I began to appreciate the thought and effort that the folks at Nevron had put into it.
There are two things that Nevron gets right with their chart component and they are:
- Samples (slash Help) - In the years that I have been coding and trying components that are suppose to make a developers life easier I have come to a conclusion that component developers either hate doing good help and sample projects - or they assume that you'll be smart enough to figure it out. Well excuse me but I'm using you component to speed up the development cycle not spend hours - or days - trying to figure out how to use the component. This is not the case with Nevron - in this area they excel as the sample projects include both C# and VB.NET and they are put together in such a way that there isn't anything about using the component that you can't figure out. My hat's off to them for this and a big resounding Thank You.
- Pricing - This has got to be one of my biggest beefs (next to help files :) ) that I have with component developers. They all seem to think that application and web developers have a corporate bank account behind them - well we don't and Nevron apparently has recognized this and in turn priced an excellently full featured charting control within the financial reach of small independent developers. They should be commended for this.
The Nevron Chart component has become a permanent part of my developer toolbox and I would have no qualms against recommended it to any other developer out there - corporate or independent.
So my suggestion is head over there (link at bottom of review) and grab a copy of their demo and see for yourself. I know you won't be disappointed.
I'm the owner of a small consulting, programming services company that caters to stocks and commodities traders. In our business, charts are a big deal. Many of our clients religiously watch price charts with custom indicators to determine when to enter and exit the market. Recently, we purchased the Nevron Chart for Windows Form product. We are just in our first project, but are already delighted with the results. With this product we are able produce absolutely stunning graphs. The product has amazing flexibility. We have yet to come up with something that the software can’t do. We program exclusively in VB .NET and were very pleased to find that the Nevron software is a native .NET component making its use very intuitive and easy. I would whole heartedly recommend the product to other development shops.
We selected Nevron Chart for .Net because we needed a full featured product that could create distinctive looking charts. Our customers are mostly graphic designers and so far their response has been WOW! We have found it very easy to create sophisticated effects and charts with the system and anytime we had a question, Nevron was quick to answer our questions.
Gregory Geiger, Creative-Manager
Nevron Chart for .NET has taken the complexity out of developing charting solutions for my small development business. After looking at the alternatives, I discovered no other product could offer the simplicity, aesthetics, and flexibility for which Nevron delivers in spades. I use Nevron Chart to quickly create great-looking charts for clients with unique and challenging requirements. I can also attest to their superior customer support though their sales and support staff.
Andrew Phillips, Senior Developer
Nevron Chart for Windows Forms is a first-class product. Its wide range of possibilities, looks, settings and other options gives you a very powerful tool to support your own application and to make end user a superb presenter. This product’s price/performance ratio is the best in its segment. It seems that only limitation is the one from the user.
Nevron's Chart for .NET library provides a very professional and polished look – right out of the box. In areas where the defaults didn't fit our needs, we found a wide variety of tools for customization. Beyond the "good looks", one of our biggest concerns was interactivity with large data sets. Once again, Nevron delivered with fantastic graphical interaction and hardware-based acceleration.
We highly recommend Nevron's Chart for .NET.
Mark C. Malburg, Ph.D.
Digital Metrology Solutions, Inc.
I had one month to write a GUI that would log and chart dozens of variables with tens of thousands of data points over long time periods for a new industrial process device, from scratch.
I tested several chart packages, and the only one that could handle that much data without choking was Nevron Chart. It does take some work to customize things, but I feel confident that everything is customizable if you dig deep enough. The way it scales and pages data by default is not quite how we need it - we need more hysteresis. So I wrote my own scaling and paging logic and plugged it right into Nevron Chart's scaling and paging hooks. That I could do that at all is amazing.
Everyone loves the GUI and even with all the zoom quirks it's far better than anything I could have written myself in the time given. It was absolutely worth it for cost vs man hours.
Ron Dippold, Developer
Ferran Technology, Inc.
Nevron has provided us with a high quality drawing and diagramming tool at a relatively low cost. It serves as an essential component to our KeyCSM product, allowing us to create a fresh and intuitive user experience.
Philip Child, Services Manager
We are very pleased with our decision to use Nevron. The diagram product is excellent and the support outstanding. To successfully implement an extensible diagram based simulation platform, we needed a versatile, well structured and proven diagram platform. Nevron Diagram proved to be all of this and more. Since we selected Nevron Diagram as our diagram platform, we haven't looked back.
Miek Venter, Developer
M-Tech Industrial (Pty) Ltd.
We started to look for a diagram solution that combines functionality with facility of use and professional look and feel. The aim is to let our system operators to create group management rules in the most intuitive and easy, yet attractive way. We have chosen Nevron Diagram Library because we found it the most complete solution for our needs.
We are almost finished with the implementation ... the library already exceeded our expectations and the results are better than we have planned.
From the programmer's perspective... the Diagram is very well structured and object oriented. It can be easily integrated into even big size projects.
From the functionality point of view... the speed and automatic layout features is a big plus of the Nevron Diagramming library.
The big challenges we faced so far during development were guided by Nevron support. They are very prompt and willing to help us every time we ask for technical assistance.
Ioan-Cristinel Istrate, Software Engineer
TBS Holding AG
I have just finished an upgrade to one of our Windows based Analytic products where the Nevron Diagram for Windows Forms is an integral component. Listings of numerous related objects were brought to life in diagram form. As a developer I especially appreciated the excellent demonstration program. This program provided windows forms that highlighted many of the products features and provided an easy way to drill down to the sample code (great job). Looking forward to experimenting with the product in the future to bring a richer user interface to our customers.
Rich Harrigan, Software Engineer
We use Nevron Diagram for .NET in our client server software that allows Enel’s operational compartments to plan the electrical net; the software enable electrical engineers to find less expensive, but still efficient, solutions for the electrical net. The software works in disconnected mode, as a smart client, and allows the personnel to simulate various configuration of the electrical net; using the client program it is possible to add, remove or substitute pieces of the MT electrical net representation as well as change connection points.
The simulator, then, allows to emulate every single point of failure of the net and for each of them reconfigures the net for the best off-line time (breakers take several maneuvers and counter-maneuvers to operate correctly). At the end of the simulation an animation is recorded for the best solution found (time/price). The animation is then displayed , using Nevron Graph controls, allowing the electrical engineer to check the correctness of the result and the various “moves” that the simulator toke to get to the best solution. When the personnel is then satisfied with the solution it uses the client application to update the remote DB with a request to acquire the needed resources to build this new configuration on the real net.
Gian Piero Anselmi
NIT - New Information Technology S.r.l.
I am impressed with the product and considering that I have been developing for 10 years and not bought a single component because I have never been very impressed with quality and functionality – that is saying something.
I almost exclusively use Nevron Diagramming. I am most impressed with the speed, and after that the object model is well thought out, very flexible, and often goes the “extra mile” to provide a function that is really annoying to have to write yourself, but is relatively easy to be included.
Visual Integrated Solutions Ltd.
We were asked to convey a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) which reflected the current state of production in the factory. To accomplish this task we sourced the excellent SharePoint Webparts provided by Nevron.
Paul Morris, IS/IT Specialist
Nestle Purina Pet Care
Nevron Vision for SharePoint provides us with a fully featured chart design tool, flexible and easy to use data connectors and a simple cost effective licensing model. These combined features have enabled our developers to quickly and efficiently create a wide range of charts from MS SQL views to SharePoint lists. The Nevron Vision for SharePoint feature set has enabled our company to produce all required charts in-house, reducing development costs and providing us with a quick ROI.
Paul Savvides, System Assistant
Saudi Petroleum Overseas Ltd.
We needed a solution that could produce a bar graph with overlaid SEM bars. After some research, we determined that Nevron Chart for SSRS component was the right fit, allowing us to easily produce a graph such as this.
Nevron has been very helpful and responsive to our needs. We are pleased with the product and hope to expand its use in our systems in the future.
David Miller, Manager Software Development
Medical Council of Canada
I’ve been evaluating 3DChart ActiveX for a week or so, and it’s been really great. The help files are comprehensive and show examples that I can make use of immediately (though it took me ages to get that 3D jellybean look and feel, but I guess that’s part of learning how to use a new component). I love it, it’s well structured, and I’ve got plenty of applications for some great new charts. Thanks.
As a single developer working on niche market graphical printing applications, I could not afford to mess about getting the wrong UI component library to revamp our existing applications. I spent about 4 months evaluating various suits. I finally opted for Nevron, largely due to the excellent color, docking and command bar features, but also partly due to the fact that they have a real try-before-you-buy policy that let me completely test out their functionality before forking out my hard-earned cash.
Nevron's class structure is very well considered and the various components fit seamlessly together. I especially like the commandbarmanager tool which makes developing docking / floating tools panels a breeze. Their docking controls are excellent and the 'docking hints' at run time certainly make using the software a lot easier - in our case, the user can have up to 13 editing tools on the screen at any one time (although most of the time, the smart user will tab these tools together to make working with them easier). The latest version also includes custom forms, with some very pretty add-ons to regular forms and a nifty little font selector control than can be slotted onto a command bar or any other control. It took me all of 45min to add full text formatting feature on top of this control - such as font color picker, test alignment, font size, etc.
But it is NOT the suit itself that is making me write this review. Since purchasing, I have been *extremely* impressed with the level of customer support and insight I have received from Nevron's staff. As a component library, Nevron UI works well, is practically designed, and looks great...
but it's the impressive responses and help that have really set these guys above the pack in my opinion. In fact, this review is my way of saying thanks to the folks at Nevron for their outstanding support over the past few weeks. If you are looking for a good UI and docking library for .net, I strongly recommend you download a trial of Nevron and have a play.
Tytags Australia Pty. Ltd.