Here’s our brief analysis of the tool as compared to the Salesforce Data Loader:
|Description||Jitterbit Data Loader||Salesforce Data Loader|
|Define Connectivity||Supports creating multiple Salesforce connections and ability to save the connection||Requires a login for every operation session (Insert, Update, Extract, etc.)|
|Define Operations||Each operation (upsert, insert, extract, etc.) can be saved and re-used for future execution||Not able to re-use previously executed operations|
|Supported File Formats||Supports other flat file formats during insert, upsert or update operations||Supports only CSV for insert, upsert or update operations|
|Scheduling||Has a scheduling feature||No scheduling feature|
|Retrieving or Loading Records||Supports storing or loading flat files (or records) from various sources (i.e. local folder, shared folder, FTP, DB)||Supports csv files from a local folder|
For basic file uploads that do not require a database lookup this is a good tool.The pros for this tool are the scheduler and the monitor. A good option for basic information uploads to Salesforce for sure.