With SFXWizard you can add several folders and files simultaneously, handle exceptions and filter files to be compressed according to date, size and attribute. You can also check the list of files to be compressed (size, pieces, filenames) before compressing. The compression is very effective; you can achieve a 30-40% size compression with sfx compared to other archive formats. You can also determine the where you want your archives to be extracted and you can extract each file into a different folder, meaning you can get your extracted file to its original location.
Other features include using environment variables, saving each compressing project for reuse (SFXWizard project file - SFW) and creating shortcuts that make extracted filed executable.