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Score 9.4 out of 100

PowerDMS

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Score 9.5 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • 12d Synergy is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • PowerDMS is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.4

12d Synergy

94%
4 Ratings
9.5

PowerDMS

95%
129 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

12d Synergy

N/A
0 Ratings
9.4

PowerDMS

94%
12 Ratings

Usability

12d Synergy

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

PowerDMS

86%
23 Ratings

Availability

12d Synergy

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

PowerDMS

82%
2 Ratings

Performance

12d Synergy

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

PowerDMS

85%
16 Ratings

Support Rating

9.2

12d Synergy

92%
8 Ratings
8.6

PowerDMS

86%
47 Ratings

In-Person Training

12d Synergy

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

PowerDMS

91%
1 Rating

Online Training

12d Synergy

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

PowerDMS

91%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

12d Synergy

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

PowerDMS

91%
14 Ratings

Product Scalability

12d Synergy

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

PowerDMS

73%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

12d Synergy

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

PowerDMS

Getting 100% signature compliance on policy updates used to take months but since automating out policy management updates in PowerDMS, we can get 100% compliance in as little as 2 weeks. Internal requests for things such as training, purchases, etc used to be pushed up the chain of command via a paper copy and would often get misplaced or lost in a full mailbox. Using PowerDMS to automate those requests put the power back in the requester's hands and increased transparency and accountability across the organization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

PowerDMS

  • Policy management- [Users] sign for, and can take [tests] to prove understanding of policy right in the application. As [the] policy is updated, old versions are retained, so that we not only know what a policy contains, we can track changes and provide information on what a policy was at any given time in the past.
  • Training- Users receive notifications when training is due and are guided to complete the training. If the training requires recertification, PowerDMS can be configured to alert the user that re-training is needed, without a supervisor needing to keep track. All documents used in training, including presentations and videos, can be contained in the PowerDMS course, so we can prove not only that an employee was trained, but exactly what curriculum was use din any given training.
  • Accreditation Assessment- [Our] accreditation standards manual is uploaded directly into PowerDMS. Proofs are accomplished using the actual policy and procedure, as well as the documents created during the workday. There is absolutely no duplication of effort.
  • Communications accountability- Email [can] be read and forgotten. With PowerDMS, a document can be distributed for user signatures, insuring that the user took affirmative action to read and understand the document.
Laurence Van Alstine | 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

PowerDMS

  • The Workflow process in PowerDMS is not as easy to grasp as some of the other concepts and requires a little more explaination, especially for non-administrative background users.
  • Users are unable to view the steps in a Workflow template in order to determine which Workflow would work best for their needs when routing documents.
  • It would be great to have multiple message options for past due inbox notifications in addition to the options for past due tasks to encourage users to go to their inbox to review their messages.
Deanna Willmon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

12d Synergy

General

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

Starting Price

$0

12d Synergy Editions & Modules

Edition
Email Management$0.00
Document Management$0.00
Advanced Data Management$0.00
  1. none
Additional Pricing Details

PowerDMS

General

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

Starting Price

PowerDMS Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

12d Synergy

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PowerDMS

PowerDMS 9.4
Based on 12 answers
I have had nothing but positive experiences with PowerDMS from day one. If we ever run into a situation we are unsure of, PowerDMS support has ALWAYS been able to answer us basically immediately. I really love that they are constantly seeking to improve and expand.
Julie Rosenburg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

12d Synergy

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PowerDMS

PowerDMS 8.6
Based on 23 answers
Having experienced many products, PowerDMS provides the most applicable tools with ease of use. New users routinely grasp the basics of the program in as little as ten minutes. We have found that our staff likes the product so much that they voluntarily participate in PowerDMS training to improve their individual skills.
Ed Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

12d Synergy

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PowerDMS

PowerDMS 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Never had an issue with PowerDMS not being available. Speed is an issue from time to time
Joe McDonnell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

12d Synergy

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PowerDMS

PowerDMS 8.5
Based on 16 answers
We use PowerDMS in the cloud so our performance might be different from other users who use on-premise. The program has always been up with very minimal downtime and always seems responsive and snappy when navigating the UI and searching documents. We don't currently have any integrations with other software.
Kayne Cushman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

12d Synergy

12d Synergy 9.2
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

PowerDMS

PowerDMS 8.6
Based on 47 answers
I just wish we had some in-state support. The contacts I have had with customer support have been great. Awesome communication, problem-solving, and support. I have talked to and met Stephanie Williams (CSA for Power DMS) at the most recent Entrust conference. She was professional and devoted time to addressing our agency needs.
Jason Ammon | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

12d Synergy

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PowerDMS

PowerDMS 9.1
Based on 1 answer
In-person training works really well.
Alicia Schotter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

12d Synergy

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PowerDMS

PowerDMS 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Online training works well and keeps from having to have classroom training
Alicia Schotter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

12d Synergy

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PowerDMS

PowerDMS 9.1
Based on 14 answers
Implementation of PowerDMS was near seamless. The product was able to input existing policies and procedures within a few hours, which helped to lay the foundation for future use. Having PowerDMS on-boarding readily available was also a huge benefit.
Ed Goodman | 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

PowerDMS

PowerDMS is a lot different than Linkedin Learnings. In PowerDMS you have to create your own courses versus in Linkedin Learnings they provide extensive content on a wide variety of subject matter. Linkedin Learnings is what we have used in our organization for Bias Training and Ethics Training. PowerDMS is the repository for documents and Trainings, so the systems work very differently
Emily Davies | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

12d Synergy

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PowerDMS

PowerDMS 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Because of features and functions.
Joe McDonnell | 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

PowerDMS

  • Created efficient processes for approving document revision
  • Migrated what originally was a paper system to electronic
  • Accessible for any employee by logging in, employees do not have to seek out policy and procedure binders, and updated documents can be automatically sent to inboxes when updated.
Emily Gower | TrustRadius Reviewer

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