InstallShield

4.3
Overall rating
(3)
Reviews

4.3
Overall rating
(3)
Reviews
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About InstallShield

InstallShield is a cloud-based application development platform designed to help businesses of all sizes create software installations and creative native MSIX packages on a centralized location. Using Revenera’s Cloud License Server, IT representatives can move already build infrastructures to the cloud in order to ensure data security. Key features of InstallShield include graphical user interface, real time monitoring, customizable fields and more. Users can develop installations within Microsoft Visual Studio and automatically create Windows installers or other installations. Additionally, the application enables users to create native MSIX Packages from existing project formats for facilitating software installation processes. InstallShield enables integration with third-party applications such as Visual Studio 2022 and Microsoft Team Foundation Server. Support is extended via phone, email, FAQs and other online measures.
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InstallShield pricing

InstallShield has a free version and offers a free trial. InstallShield paid version starts at US$4,498.00.

Starting Price:
US$4,498.00
Free Version:
Yes
Free trial:
Yes

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InstallShield Reviews for UK Users

Feature rating

Value for Money
3.7
Functionality
4.3
Ease of Use
3.7
Customer Support
3
3 reviews of 3
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 21/03/2023

Great Product

Pros

I like the fact that Installshield is a globally recognized product. No client will be unfamiliar with this product and will not question its use.

Cons

The pricing is a little more than I would like for a company of our size.

James
  • Industry: Environmental Services
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
3

4
Reviewed on 15/03/2023

Best for us engineers who are not the best at software

with the modern windows 7, 10 and beyond, i probably would not be successful creating the install.Believe me I have tried.

Pros

It makes the release and publication process easy for those who don't have extensive experience with Windows.

Cons

For my development projects InstallShield is probably overkill, my installs are standalone, are not IOT and will not ever be connected to internet, but works well for me.

Stacey
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
3
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
3

4
Reviewed on 20/03/2023

Very powerful for large installers - could use some improvements

We have successfully built and delivered many products to our customer using InstallShield.

Pros

The ability to create large installer projects, including those that span multiple DVD media size. Customized behavior using InstallScript is very helpful. Silent install capability is helpful for IT admins. Capability for rudimentary automation is helpful.

Cons

Automation of InstallScript projects is limited, basic, and buggy. Installer development documentation is just limited enough that trial and error works better. More images and downloadable samples in available documentation would be helpful. I wish we could copy/paste components, and import them from other projects, rather than having to recreate a component and reset all the settings. I wish that you could exclude an entire subfolder in component settings. I wish that you could specify for the installer to install empty folders if they are in the source. I wish that prerequisite conditions were more powerful, so we could check for common issues, like a leftover registry key from a prerequisite that has been uninstalled, but appears to be installed. I wish it were easier to change the appearance of installers.

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