12d Synergy vs. NetDocuments

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.
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NetDocuments
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
NetDocuments is a document management solution from the company of the same name in Lehi, Utah.N/A
Pricing
12d SynergyNetDocuments
Editions & Modules
Email Management
$0.00
Document Management
$0.00
Advanced Data Management
$0.00
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
12d SynergyNetDocuments
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$7 per userNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Medium-sized Companies
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Enterprises
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
12d SynergyNetDocuments
Likelihood to Recommend
9.4
(4 ratings)
8.9
(8 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.2
(4 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
12d SynergyNetDocuments
Likelihood to Recommend
12d Synergy
12d Synergy and its ability to handle all file types really suited the engineering industry.
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NetDocuments
It is ideal where security is your number one concern or where there is a need to share securely across different physical locations. Speed is less than ideal in certain usage scenarios. It is limited by the speed of the internet and it can be difficult to pull large quantities of documents when researching or answering discovery requests, although, that being said, it can be addressed by maintaining your own secure server to contain a mirror of your online documents. But then the security for a mirror falls back on the organization.
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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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NetDocuments
  • Searching: NetDocuments' searching capabilities put it on par with other legal search engines used for research and knowledge management purposes.
  • Scalability: Despite the ever-increasing number of items stored in the repository, time searching is unaffected.
  • Innovation: NetDocuments continuously looks for new solutions and updates their product regularly.
  • Ease of Update: Because it is Web-based, updates to the software do not require local installation.
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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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NetDocuments
  • Delay. At times, there is a delay between saving a document into Netdocuments and actually seeing them in the appropriate workspace. Such a delay is caused by the system indexing the newly added file.
  • Netdocuments' servers slow down at times causing users to receive error messages. This can be quickly remedied, but can become a nuisance.
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Usability
12d Synergy
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NetDocuments
The product is simple to learn and adheres to well-known web user protocols. The NetDocuments team spends a lot of time talking to customers regarding how to improve their interface, and are pretty quick about implementing good ideas. The system is reliable and repeatable, and similar functions are laid out consistently and in formats that users are used to.
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Performance
12d Synergy
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NetDocuments
NetDocuments is a performant web app. It is reliable and provides all the functionality of a sophisticated document management system. It also can serve, through its APIs, as a base system for other applications, which enhances its value. Other vendors find the company easy to work with, and it consistently seems to be the first to offer new features and technologies to its customers.
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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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NetDocuments
I've never had to contact support, but I won't give it a ten. We've had a few hiccups along the way, but nothing that couldn't be fixed within 24 hours.
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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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NetDocuments
We switched to NetDocuments 11 years ago. So, to be fair and accurate... the OpenText product at that time was called PC Docs and the company (that OpenText acquired) was Hummingbird. I can't remember who owned iManage at the time. Anyway, NetDocuments was a superior product at the time, in general, and more specifically because the search and remote access features\functions were superior (and still are).
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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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NetDocuments
  • Improved mobility
  • Eliminated issues with strucutre
  • The conversion was difficult, not ND fault, change is hard, but training and support helped.
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ScreenShots

NetDocuments Screenshots

Screenshot of Save time and boost productivity by enhancing your enterprise search and making it that much easier for users to find the information they need across different documents locations.Screenshot of Seamlessly connect NetDocuments to your favorite Microsoft collaboration tools—without compromising governance or security.Screenshot of Share and collaborate intuitively, securely, and in a way that brings you and your clients closer together.Screenshot of Use predictive technology to accurately file any email into your NetDocuments system with a single click.Screenshot of Support your remote employee’s productivity by giving them secure, local access to every file and document they need, regardless of internet connection, with ndSync: a robust, reliable two-way file syncing solution for Macs and PCs.Screenshot of Quickly organize documents into sets or binders and securely distribute compiled content to everyone who needs it.