12d Synergy vs. Nitro Productivity Suite

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
Nitro Productivity Suite
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Nitro Productivity Suite combines electronic signature and general PDF editing, from Nitro, Inc. It is built around capabilities such as getting approvals and esignatures in seconds and sharing and reviewing documents from anywhere.
$9.99
per month per user
Pricing
12d SynergyNitro Productivity Suite
Editions & Modules
Email Management
$0.00
Document Management
$0.00
Advanced Data Management
$0.00
Nitro Sign® Essentials
$9.99
per month billed annually per user
Nitro Sign® Advanced
$19.99
per month billed annually per user
Nitro Sign® Premium
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Pricing Offerings
12d SynergyNitro Productivity Suite
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$7 per userNo setup fee
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
12d SynergyNitro Productivity Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
9.4
(4 ratings)
8.2
(14 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.2
(4 ratings)
9.2
(3 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
12d SynergyNitro Productivity Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
12d Synergy
12d Synergy and its ability to handle all file types really suited the engineering industry.
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Nitro, Inc
Being a Nonprofit organization that produces a lot of publications on various projects, NPS allows us to create, edit and convert documents to suit the needs of our International Donor Partners and other stakeholders. In my own experience using this software, it is used less in our finance department since most of our documents originate from our accounting system and hence there is limited need for PDF management internally.
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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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Nitro, Inc
  • Ability to combine files SEAMLESSLY and order them around as necessary (so underrated)
  • Signing not only for yourself but for others. Helpful for those who have been granted the authority to sign for VPs and directors
  • Much easier to use than some other PDF viewing services
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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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Nitro, Inc
  • The font choices could be better and more robust.
  • Sometimes converting PDF documents to MS Word has formatting problems, like with some tables.
  • Converting MS Word to PDF can be slow sometimes, meaning it is faster to save the MS Word document as a PDF than selecting the file for conversion using the Nitro PDF convert option.
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Usability
12d Synergy
No answers on this topic
Nitro, Inc
It's quick and easy to use for all users.
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Performance
12d Synergy
No answers on this topic
Nitro, Inc
It works as advertised.
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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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Nitro, Inc
Nitro checks all the boxes for what we need. It is fairly priced, it allows us to read and edit PDF documents, convert PDF to MS Word and convert MS Word to PDF. It allows us to combine multiple files and do all the post processing like adding page numbers and adding headers and footers
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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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Nitro, Inc
Every 1-2 years will do a check on current PDF options to include trialing the software. Have tried Foxit and several that seem to have failed in the marketplace. Over the last 4 years, I have always stuck with Nitro. Unfortunately, we still need to keep Adobe Acrobat (free version) installed to view a small percentage of some PDFs we receive.
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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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Nitro, Inc
  • ROI was very quick as the license costs were so low. We purchased 8 licenses versus the initial 2 we were planning on for Adobe.
  • More people were able to use the product than we initially thought due to low purchase costs.
  • We haven't had any further costs to own the product after the initial purchase. We would need to purchase new licenses if we wanted to upgrade.
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