The Task Factory Excel Source and Destination SSIS components read data from and write data to Excel. They can run on 64-bit machines and easily read metadata.
The Task Factory Power BI Refresh task refreshes your Excel Power BI queries and data.
Task Factory provides dozens of high-performance SSIS components, including Excel connectors, that save you time and money by accelerating ETL processes and eliminating many tedious SSIS programming tasks.
Reading data out of Excel can be a pain! The native Excel Source built into SSIS often has issues retrieving data on a 64-bit machine and can read the wrong data types from Excel.
The Excel Source in Task Factory solves for that. It can read ranged data and gives you an easy to use preview to ensure you have the right amount of data. Most importantly, it reads data out of a spreadsheet with the right data type.
Loading data into Excel can be a painful task. It's hard to control the formatting, and, often, things don't work on modern day machines in 64-bit.
The Excel Destination works natively with 64-bit machines while writing in data with the proper data types. As the destination is writing data, it can append or overwrite the existing data. It can also create an Excel table with more stylized data.
The Excel Power BI Refresh Task is a control flow component that refreshes an Excel file with Power Query connections and Power Pivot tables. It's especially useful if you have Excel files on a shared drive that you want to refresh regularly without having to purchase SharePoint.
A Task Factory license is not required to use Task Factory when developing and running packages in Visual Studio/SSDT. However, a Task Factory license is required to use Task Factory for packages run outside of Visual Studio/SSDT.