12d Synergy vs. Kofax PaperPort

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
12d Synergy
Score 9.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
12d Synergy is document management and project collaboration software for architectural, engineering and construction offices. 12d Synergy manages the thousands of emails, documents, tasks and gigabytes of geospatial & CAD data surrounding built environment projects. The vendor states their goal with 12d Synergy is to create a common data environment and single source of truth, and boast over 5,600 architects, engineers and surveyors from sole traders to global enterprises as users.
$0
Kofax PaperPort
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Kofax PaperPort (formerly from Nuance) is a document management software offering. It includes features such as desktop document management solution and allows you to manage and organize your documents in one solution.
$99
one-time fee per license
Pricing
12d SynergyKofax PaperPort
Editions & Modules
Email Management
$0.00
Document Management
$0.00
Advanced Data Management
$0.00
PaperPort Standard
$99
one-time fee per license
PaperPort Professional
$199
one-time fee per license
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
12d SynergyKofax PaperPort
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$7 per userNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPerpetual license products, there are no subscription or maintenance fees. Buy once, own forever.
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Small Businesses
Square 9 Softworks
Square 9 Softworks
Score 9.7 out of 10
Square 9 Softworks
Square 9 Softworks
Score 9.7 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
MSB Docs
MSB Docs
Score 9.7 out of 10
MSB Docs
MSB Docs
Score 9.7 out of 10
Enterprises
M‑Files
M‑Files
Score 9.2 out of 10
M‑Files
M‑Files
Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
12d SynergyKofax PaperPort
Likelihood to Recommend
9.4
(4 ratings)
8.7
(9 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.2
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
12d SynergyKofax PaperPort
Likelihood to Recommend
12d Synergy
12d Synergy and its ability to handle all file types really suited the engineering industry.
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Kofax
Kofax PaperPort is great for any office that has paper documents - seriously! We have set up multiple businesses to use Kofax PaperPort to cut down their storage of paper receipts, invoices, documents, etc by nearly 90%! Their office is much better organized and they have the ability to edit PDF Documents for a lot cheaper than buying Adobe Acrobat.
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Pros
12d Synergy
  • Manages multiple files in a folder, while allowing file sharing (AutoCAD, xrefs, etc.)
  • Delivers HUGE (2, 3, or 5GB) files with minimal bandwidth
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Kofax
  • With Kofax PaperPort, documents can be merged, pages can be extracted from multiple documents and combined to make a new PDF document. It is an important feature as one needs to do it very often and more ubiquitous pdf readers like Adobe Acrobat Reader DC lacks functionalities like these.
  • Kofax PaperPort scans the documents and using it's OCR, converts these scans to searchable PDF documents so that these documents can be searched based on the text content in them.
  • Functionality to convert other formats to PDF and PDF to other formats. This is important as many times , we need to upload certain documents only in a specific format and conversion is required to and from PDF format.
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Cons
12d Synergy
  • 12d Synergy could provide additional analytical reporting on user behavior and usage out of the box.
  • Improved speeds when referencing shared files from other 12d model projects.
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Kofax
  • It should have a back button, so if you go from one folder to the next, it would be simple to get back to the first folder.
  • When you combine two PDFs, it should retain the title of the one that's on top.
  • The send to bar should be easier to change.
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Likelihood to Renew
12d Synergy
No answers on this topic
Kofax
PaperPort has a few quirks, but it is the only program of its kind that actually does what it claims to do. The power of it is so much more than they claim especially when it comes to trying to achieve a truly paperless office. With PDF editing built-in, it also saves considerable investment in other PDF editing programs.
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Support Rating
12d Synergy
The 12d Synergy team is always ensuring our issues and needs are resolved promptly. Whether it be on the forum or phone, they are kind and helpful
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Kofax
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
12d Synergy
Hands down prefer 12d Synergy. Bentley ProjectWise is overly complex, expensive and has a very cluttered interface.
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Kofax
I was ecstatic to see someone moving PaperPort away from Nuance (Those in my circle of friends refer to them as Nuisance). The lack of customer involvement by Nuance made finding answers to things that sometimes irritate a user to being downright frustrating. Maybe the purchase of Nuance by Microsoft will allow the company to focus more on the customer.
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Return on Investment
12d Synergy
  • 12d Synergy has solved our multiple office syncing issues, adding the ability to have staff from remote offices collaborate together on projects.
  • Email saving used to be a nightmare, however, staff finds 12d Synergy's email saving easy to use and are able to search for saved emails quickly.
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Kofax
  • Less amount of money is spent for filing purpose as less number of people and space are required for filing purpose now.
  • Information retrieval has become way faster as documents can be searched based on labels or on the basis of their content.
  • Lot of options to improve the quality of the scanned image.
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