I have yet to be on a Dynamics CRM project where no one mentions or asks about the possibility to edit information directly from a grid or a sub-grid. In the interest of saving time when I’m recommending solutions to my clients, I thought I’d build a grid to gather the options and additional information when available.
|Product Name & URL||Supported CRM Versions||Cost||Comment(s) and Links|
|Sparkle XRM Framework||CRM 2011 CRM 2013
|Open Source Library||OK. It’s not fair to call this an Editable Grid per say. Sparkle XRM is an Open Source development library to help build complex visual components for Dynamics CRM. It is initiative from MVP Scott Durow. With strong developer, you can leverage Sparkle to build your own editable grid. See how it can be done here.|
|AbleBridge EditAble Grid||CRM Online CRM 2015
|Not public||Out of the few products that I have tested and seen in action, it is easily the best one out there. It is also the most expensive. I guess it’s true when they say you get what you pay for. You can read my product review from last year. Editable Grid official overview|
|PowerObject Power Grid||CRM Online CRM 2015
|1$ per CRM user per month||MSDynamicsWorld article on PowerGrid.|
|Sonoma Partners Editable Grid for CRM 2013||CRM 2013||Free||Anything that’s free, I happy about! That being said, it is a bit tricky to configure when you are not a bit technical. See configuration here.|
|MTC’s Super Grid||CRM 2011 CRM 2013
|BusiPlanIT’s free customizable editable Grid||CRM 2013 CRM 2015
|One grid for free – Pay for more than one.||This is a great free add-on. I would pay for it. If your needs are simple and you just need to edit records inline for one record time, go for it. You need to contact BusiPlanIT for pricing information if you need more than one grid.|
I thought I should also mention the availability of the Immersive Excel experience with CRM Online (2015 Update 1). Though it can be used to perform inline editing on list views, it is really meant to to do quick analysis right from CRM Online. There is plenty of articles on the subject out there. Check out Inogic’s article here.
Hope this helps!