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Score 9.5 out of 100
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Score 6.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

12d Synergy

12d Synergy and its ability to handle all file types really suited the engineering industry.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

M‑Files

For Catholic Health, M-Files has been a huge success. We have around 27,000 documents on this system and it's an extremely easy system to use and a great resource for our end users. It's hard when you make the decision to change vendors and need to pick a new system. There are a lot of companies out there offering their services and promising you everything but when it comes down to it, not all can provide what was promised. I honestly don't think we could have picked a better system for us. We had a few glitches in the beginning because we thought we had 10,000 policies and forms, but when we went to transfer them over, we really, at that time, had 25,000 documents because we had the previous versions that were required to be retained. When creating this system, there was tremendous time spent on our special requirements, and it is well worth that time spent to make a system that is exactly what is required for your company, and I think we accomplished that. Honestly, Strickland Solutions has made enhancements to our system since it was created to increase the quality of our system. I think it's endless what can be done by the programmers. They have always been able to come up with a solution for us. As far as scenarios that are less appropriate, we only asked for a presentation based on our needs but it seems like M-Files could create a system for anything based on the amazing skill of the programmers.
Penny Arnold | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Content Management

12d Synergy
M‑Files
7.2
Content capture & imaging
12d Synergy
M‑Files
6.9
File sync, storage & archiving
12d Synergy
M‑Files
8.1
Document management
12d Synergy
M‑Files
7.6
Records management
12d Synergy
M‑Files
4.7
Content search & retrieval
12d Synergy
M‑Files
6.8
Enterprise content collaboration
12d Synergy
M‑Files
8.2
Content publishing & creation
12d Synergy
M‑Files
6.9
Security, risk management & information governance
12d Synergy
M‑Files
8.3
Contract lifecycle management
12d Synergy
M‑Files
8.3
Automated workflows
12d Synergy
M‑Files
6.3
Artificial intelligence
12d Synergy
M‑Files
6.3
Mobile support
12d Synergy
M‑Files
7.1
Integration
12d Synergy
M‑Files
7.5

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

M‑Files

  • Infinitely versatile. We have created non-document objects that documents can relate to. These NDOs can be leveraged to find relationships between documents to present versatile views, automated permissions and workflows. No more WHERE is my document, but WHAT is my document!
  • Intelligent Metadata is a great ability to capture what you need to properly categorize your documents and the system will scan the documents to capture that data for you. Users still accept the presented data to ensure accuracy.
  • Customization of notifications is exceptionally useful when monitoring adoption of M-Files. In real time you are able to capture if a user is struggling with a process.
  • Using assignments with workflows means users are not troubled with finding what needs to be done, they simply get the assignment, carry out the work and move on.
  • Integrating with fully custom systems can be a breeze also with several ways to import content and even an API to build your own integrations. The API documentation is thorough!
Jason von Innerebner | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Travis March | TrustRadius Reviewer

M‑Files

  • Sharing content externally requires organizational efforts involving information governance, risk management, and IT strategies. There are options the administrators need to consider to permit external sharing. External collaboration requires other IT infrastructure solutions to incorporate M-Files. External facing content can be done, but not easily done without first planning workflows and permission configurations.
  • Configurations are determined by the customer primarily. The creation of properties and classes are at the discretion of the customer administrator. An organization needs to understand information governance and enlist collaboration with M-Files, IT, Records Management, Risk Management, and Legal. This is not so much a downfall of M-Files, but it is a consideration that embarking in the adoption of an ECM is a significant investment for an organization, both financially and human resources management, but the benefits with best practice configuration will ensure success.
  • There are features that are advertised, but further investigation is available with an additional purchase of an add-on. Unfortunately, not entirely unusual in this business
Sarah M.C. von Innerebner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

12d Synergy

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

M‑Files

M‑Files 4.7
Based on 10 answers
Because M-Files became a important tool inside the company. It supports very well the way that a document should be handle. The idea of using metadata instead of the physical file is too much better than handle folders and files. It has capabilities to create new features that can automate the daily basis usage of users, improving performance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

12d Synergy

No score
No answers yet
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M‑Files

M‑Files 9.2
Based on 7 answers
It is a powerful system that can locate content fast and effectively. The system takes quite some time to setup initially. It can be hard for M-Files support to know how businesses operate and how they want to use the system in a way that works for them. The customization makes it great for companies to cater to their own needs. Once the system is set up in a way that makes sense for the business, the user experience is positive. There is room for improvement in the notifications, workflow, and support areas.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

12d Synergy

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

M‑Files

M‑Files 9.1
Based on 3 answers
always there.
Tim Goetz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

12d Synergy

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

M‑Files

M‑Files 9.1
Based on 2 answers
I noticed some lagging with the integration with Microsoft Office but not so much that I would not use it. It has gotten better with updates. to be fair the issues were when Office 2013 first came out.
Tim Goetz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

12d Synergy

12d Synergy 9.1
Based on 8 answers
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
Patrick Cavanagh | TrustRadius Reviewer

M‑Files

M‑Files 4.8
Based on 6 answers
Usually when I need help from them I got support and it was very good and focused to solve my problem. I didn't have so many problems, but when used it worked. I just would like to have a support in my native language, but I can understand that sometimes is hard for the companies.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

12d Synergy

No answers on this topic

M‑Files

We had online conference call training with a recording to use later as needed
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

12d Synergy

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

M‑Files

M‑Files 9.1
Based on 2 answers
They answer all questions and record your training for later use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

12d Synergy

No score
No answers yet
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M‑Files

M‑Files 8.8
Based on 4 answers
The key insight is that the most important thing is to have a open mind. The application is easy to use, but if you have a company with different views and it is not aligned could be a huge problem. So the company transformation is required together with the application. Ensure to use as much as possible the capabilities of the application helps to have best ROI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

12d Synergy

Hands down prefer 12d Synergy. Bentley ProjectWise is overly complex, expensive and has a very cluttered interface.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

M‑Files

M-Files is considered as document management system. However, we started with M-Files using it as application and data management platform. We planned the meta data structures well and now we benefit from it as we start using M-Files as document management system. We considered using SharePoint but found M-Files far more suited for our needs.
Yrjö Tolvanen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

12d Synergy

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

M‑Files

M‑Files 10.0
Based on 1 answer
do so much more than we need but has all the stuff we do need.
Tim Goetz | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

M‑Files

  • M-Files allows us to track important milestones and expiration dates. We are now able to easily track revisions to contracts with community partners and record comments and history in one place.
  • We are able to track all contracts that come through our District and to create monthly reports to present to our Board.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

12d Synergy

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$7.00*

* Per user

12d Synergy Editions & Modules

Edition
Email Management$0.00
Document Management$0.00
Advanced Data Management$0.00
    Additional Pricing Details

    M‑Files

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    M‑Files Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    12d Synergy
    9.4
    M‑Files
    4.9

    Likelihood to Renew

    12d Synergy
    M‑Files
    4.7

    Usability

    12d Synergy
    M‑Files
    9.2

    Reliability and Availability

    12d Synergy
    M‑Files
    9.1

    Performance

    12d Synergy
    M‑Files
    9.1

    Support Rating

    12d Synergy
    9.1
    M‑Files
    4.8

    Online Training

    12d Synergy
    M‑Files
    9.1

    Implementation Rating

    12d Synergy
    M‑Files
    8.8

    Scalability

    12d Synergy
    M‑Files
    10.0

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