How does Dromo
compare with Flatfile
|Base monthly fee starts at
|Usage allowance (monthly)
|Additional usage fees start at
|$2 /import + $2.50 /10M PDV
|Unlimited plan available
|Run automatically via headless API
|Professional and enterprise only
|3rd party integrations
|100+, including Google, Microsoft, Dropbox and Slack
(provider cannot access data files)
|Enabled by default when embedding Dromo Pro
|Richly formatted Excel error report
Flexible plans to meet your requirements
Sign up for the Starter plan for free, or get the full power of Dromo with the Professional plan.
What to consider when choosing
a data file importer?
What features do I need?
Reflect on your business objectives and daily operations to determine what specific features you require in a data file importer. For instance, are you looking for seamless integration with third party systems, no-code setup, or automation capabilities via an API? Choose a product that aligns with your needs today, and has the features to accommodate your growth in the future.
Is the pricing transparent?
Transparent pricing is essential to building trust and can help you budget more effectively. Look for clear, upfront pricing details about what is included. Be on the lookout for hidden fees, such as upcharges for white labeling or monthly billing. Ask for multi-year pricing guarantees.,For more detailed information about how pricing works at premium data import providers, check out this in-depth comparison of pricing models in the industry.
Is the product white label?
The ability to remove the provider's logo and customize the importer with your organization's brand identity is crucial for many businesses. Ask upfront to ensure the software can deliver the level of customization you desire. Beware that some providers will only provide white labeling at an additional cost.
Does the provider have access to my users' data files?
Safety and privacy is a top priority when handling data from end users. Robust security measures and SOC 2 certification are table stakes for organizations entrusted with your data. If it is important that the provider never have access to your data files in the first place, look for self-hosted options or a privacy architecture (such as a self-contained importer embedded in a web browser) that gives you the option not to process or store files on the provider's servers.
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Dromo vs Flatfile FAQ
- On pricing:
- Both offer a way to get started for free without talking to sales.
- Dromo's paid plans tend to be significantly more affordable and flexible.
- Dromo offers an unlimited plan to limit the costs customers pay as they scale. Flatfile does not offer an unlimited plan, and the base cost can scale to over $500,000 a year, according to its public pricing model.
- Flatfile's per-usage billing model meters both the number of imports each month as well as the number of cells processed, whereas Dromo only meters the number of imports.
- Dromo provides a no-code Schema Studio so that a developer does not have to be involved in configuring and deploying an importer. Flatfile requires a developer to configure it.
- Flatfile requires users to be on its Professional plan in order to white label their importer, whereas Dromo provides white labeling by default.
- Dromo includes 100s of out-of-the-box integrations with third-party software, whereas Flatfile does not.
- Both providers are SOC 2 certified. Dromo also offers low-friction privacy configurations in which your data files never transit Dromo's servers or networks, whereas Flatfile does not.
- Dromo allows users to download a richly formatted Excel error report of any in-progress import, whereas Flatfile allows users to download only an unformatted CSV of the entire file.
- Dromo offers premium features on a flexible pay-per-feature basis, while Flatfile bundles them together.
- Yes, many customers choose Dromo over Flatfile when they first buy a data file importer, or migrate to Dromo in the future.One such customer reported that the migration took less than an hour, immediately saved them a significant amount of money, and improved the quality of the user experience. Read their case study.Enterprise references are available on request.