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Score 9.6 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

ABBYY FineReader

It works exceptionally well for digitizing paper and scanned documents for storage and simple retrieval mainly thanks to OCR technology, which greatly simplifies the process. If there is a need for protection and/or signing scanned documents than ABBYY FineReader has all the necessary features implemented. It may not be the best choice for individuals, where advanced functionalities are not really needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ActiveDocs

There are not a lot of competitors to compare this product with, but ActiveDocs holds its own as a very useful software for the need. I recommend doing a demo to see how the process works, but it's rather streamlined and easy to create a template and produce a document from it.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

ABBYY FineReader

  • Read and analyze complicated documents
  • Automatically recognize tables and charts
  • Convert any documents into various common formats
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ActiveDocs

  • Easy to use for basic users, extremely configurable for advanced users.
  • Deep Microsoft Word integration ensuring consistent document output.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ABBYY FineReader

  • Conversion to MS Word (formatting accuracy issues occur)
  • Conversion to MS Excel (formatting accuracy issues occur)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ActiveDocs

  • The built-in template designs are a bit lackluster. While there are numerous, they all have the same blase style and formatting
  • The built-in template designs are not very diverse and could be expanded upon.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ABBYY FineReader

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ActiveDocs

ActiveDocs 9.0
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Very good usability overall. Any user can pick this up and run with it. HotDocs, the closest competitor, has similar end-user usability, but from a designer of templates perspective, ActiveDocs definitely has the edge in this regard. I would recommend this for any company that mass produces documents from templates as deliverables.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

ABBYY FineReader

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ActiveDocs

ActiveDocs 8.0
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The software overall is very excellent. It responds quickly and produces documents well. The integration with systems makes data input easy. Questions can be designed to allow further expansion of template creation/customization. The rules section is very useful for complicated If/Than/Else style templates. Although experience and training help, the software is very user-friendly out of the box.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ABBYY FineReader

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ActiveDocs

ActiveDocs 8.0
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ActiveDocs can be a considerably complex product because your use cases can be potentially endless. In our experience, when we have come across a problem or issue with the product ActiveDoc's support has always responded to our queries within 24 hours. Support is only provided via email in 95% of cases. Each year your support and maintenance includes support hours. These are used when you contact support and your issue is not found to be a bug or problem with the product (completely fair and understandable). When we've identified or discovered bugs (mainly with the latest version of Word) it is patched by the next release. They typically release about 4-5 updates per year.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ABBYY FineReader

Although both have functionalities that they share, in ABBYY FineReader they are better implemented, they have a better performance, in addition to being a more intuitive and simple user that makes their learning curve relatively simple, it is as if the options I need are always available. the hand and not within complicated menus or overloaded interfaces
Moris Mendez | TrustRadius Reviewer

ActiveDocs

ActiveDocs and HotDocs are very similar. HotDocs requires training or a technically savvy mind to pick up and run with. ActiveDocs seems much more user-friendly and easy to use. HotDocs, however, can produce some very intricate documents based on the templates. Both use rules and question-based information intake. Another benefit of ActiveDocs is its integration with numerous systems including Office 365.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ABBYY FineReader

  • Automated document conversion using Hot Folder heavily reduced workload [for] our IT Support department.
  • The amount of storage required for digitized paper documents has been reduced by 30%.
  • Ability to compare multilingual documents has increased productivity of our multinational departments.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ActiveDocs

  • Repeatable, consistent output ensures document generation isn't where time can be wasted.
  • Stringent logic ensures compliance and removes the opportunity for user error.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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ActiveDocs

Pricing Details

ABBYY FineReader

General

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

ABBYY FineReader Editions & Modules

Edition
FineReader PDF 15 Standard$1991
FineReader PDF 15 Corporate$2991
FineReader Pro for Mac119.991
  1. one-time payment
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ActiveDocs

General

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

ActiveDocs Editions & Modules

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