There are currently hundreds of JavaScript charting libraries floating around in the JavaScript sea. We are often captivated by a beautiful interface when it comes to charts. But it is to our great misfortune to get into bed with a charting library without first understanding its true content. A pleasant interface and copy/paste code are great if we require something general to our needs, but realistically, we need something personalized to our use case the majority of the time. More than that, we require a dependable charting library which we may develop. In this post, we are comparing FusionCharts vs. Highcharts vs. amCharts the 3 most popular JavaScript charting libraries to help you make an informed decision when implementing one for yourself. Some of the critical elements of the libraries that help to identify the best charting solution for your business needs are:
  • Ease of implementation
  • Aesthetics
  • Technical prowess/performance
  • Compatibility
  • Suitability & customization
  • Pricing





HighCharts

amCharts

FusionCharts
The Highcharts JavaScript charting library includes wrappers for the majority of common programming languages, including .Net, R, Java, PHP, and Python.

Highcharts offers 4 different products

Highcharts JS
Highcharts Stock
Highcharts Maps
Highcharts Gantt
amCharts provides superior data visualization right out of the box with its contemporary, sleek, and speedy charts. Whether you need to integrate libraries directly with TypeScript, React, Vue, Angular, or simple JavaScript projects, you can do it with ease.

amCharts offers 3 different products

Charts
Maps
Stock Chart

FusionCharts is a powerful, all-in-one JavaScript charting package with over 90+ charts and 1000+ maps for web and mobile devices, applications, and platforms.
FusionCharts Suite XT is used by over 27,000 customers from 118 countries and is made up of 7 different products

FusionCharts XT
FusionWidgets XT
PowerCharts XT
FusionMaps XT
FusionTime
FusionExport
FusionGrid

Comparing Highcharts’ Web vs. amCharts’ Single Website license vs. FusionCharts’ – Basic Plan
Highcharts’ Web amCharts’ Single Website license FusionCharts’ Basic plan
Package Highcharts JS Charts + free amCharts 4 FusionCharts +
Developer Seats 5 Unlimited 1
Integrations Limited Wrappers Add-ons Frameworks Mobile N/A Front-end & Back-end Integrations
Dashboards N/A N/A Yes
Support/Updates Yes Yes Yes
Addons Yes Yes Yes
Price (Without Add-ons) $760/year $2025/year $499/year
Price (With Add-ons) $387/seat/year $2835/Year $998/Year
*The price does not include any current promotional offerings.

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Conclusion-1

After analyzing all three JavaScript charting libraries, it is evident that amCharts is slightly more expensive than the other two. So the real competition is between Highcharts and FusionCharts. Highcharts is less expensive than FusionCharts, however, it provides fewer functions. So, if you are searching for a JavaScript charting library that provides a broad range of charts, graphs, and widgets; both front-end and back-end integrations, advanced dashboards, and more, FusionCharts is the way to go as it offers more services at a reasonable price.


Comparing Highcharts’ SaaS vs. amCharts’ Single app or SaaS website license vs. FusionCharts’ – Pro Plan
Highcharts’ SaaS amCharts’ SaaS Website license FusionCharts’ Pro Plan
Package SaaS SaaS website license FusionCharts Pro Plan
Developer Seats 5 Unlimited 5
SaaS Apps 1 1 1
Source Code N/A Yes Full Source Code
Integrations Limited Wrappers Add-ons Frameworks Mobile N/A Front-end & Back-end Integrations
Dashboards N/A N/A Yes
Support/Updates Yes Yes Yes
Addons Yes Yes Yes
Price (Without Add-ons) $3750/year $5334/year $499/year
Price (With Add-ons) $765/seat/year $7,425 (does not expire) $1,798/year
*The price does not include any current promotional offerings.

Want to Take a Deeper DiveDownload the Whitepaper for a detailed comparative analysis of features, Integrations, and pricing plans of FusionCharts, Highcharts & amCharts SaaS plan.

Conclusion-2

After analyzing all three JavaScript charting libraries, it is evident that amCharts is slightly more expensive than the other two. So the real competition is between Highcharts and FusionCharts. Highcharts is less expensive than FusionCharts, however, it provides fewer functions. So, if you are searching for a JavaScript charting library that provides a broad range of charts, graphs, and widgets; both front-end and back-end integrations, advanced dashboards, and more, FusionCharts is the way to go as it offers more services at a reasonable price.


Comparing Highcharts’ SaaS+ vs. amCharts’ single app or OEM license vs. FusionCharts’ – Enterprise Plan
Highcharts’ SaaS+ amCharts’ Single App or OEM license FusionCharts’ Enterprise Plan
Package SaaS Single app or OEM License FusionCharts Enterprise Plan
Developer Seats Custom Unlimited Upto 10
SaaS & Web Apps 5 Unlimited Single
Source Code N/A Yes Full Source Code
Integrations Limited Wrappers Add-ons Frameworks Mobile N/A Front-end & Back-end Integrations
Dashboards N/A N/A Yes
Support/Updates Yes Yes Yes
Addons Yes Yes Yes
Price (Without Add-ons) $3750/year $5334/year $499/year
Price (With Add-ons) $1,913/seat/year* $13,360 (does not expire) $ 2,499/year
*The price does not include any current promotional offerings.

Conclusion-3

It goes without saying that FusionCharts is the obvious winner here since it not only supports up to 10 developers as opposed to Highcharts’ 5 but also includes a slew of other features such as front-end and back-end integrations and dashboards in the bundle. Needless to say, it provides a comprehensive solution for both small and medium-sized businesses. Want to Take a Deeper DiveDownload the Whitepaper for a detailed comparative analysis of features, Integrations, and pricing plans of FusionCharts, Highcharts & amCharts enterprise plan.

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All the information provided in the above table was taken from the projects’ public websites on August 31, 2022. All the features mentioned above vary by plan (open-source, free, or paid). If the information on a specific feature or topic cannot be found on the editor’s official website, it is not included. Features that are released by the editor author are listed above.

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