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FineReader is critical for any business that handles scanned documents or works with files that need conversion to Excel, PDF, Powerpoint or various other programs. It's ability to automatically process, read documents and suggest tables is impressive. It can take printed documents and convert all of the text to a editable format which is a huge time saver. In regards to tables it can automatically find and identify columns and separate them out for immediate use in Excel
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Documentum is best used in medium to large institutions that can afford it, have alternate solutions for web publishing, and who have either in-house developers or can hire good Documentum developers (not the ones who know Java but do not understand ECM). It is, in my opinion, the best heavy duty ECM solution out there, assuming OT is not gutting it as we speak. That is my only hesitation to not giving it a 10, OpenText is an unknown quantity in this and I worry that they will only support Documentum until they have figured out how to fill the gap between Documentum and OT and then offer a migration path to OT with a Documentum sunsetting as an incentive.
Read full review Pros OCR scanning Refining scanned text Sophisticated and flexible OCR settings/adjustments High-quality editing and document comparison tools Read full review Records management: Compared to other content management systems, this provides a efficient and scalable solution. It gives lot of flexibility in managing the content as Records or Legal holds. Workflow system has external plugins to connect with FAX, Mail, Database and FTP servers etc. which gives an option to integrate with any system with documentum. Creation of websites and maintenance is easy. Content authors can create the pages with effective mechanism. Read full review Cons A versioning system of the work done or the editions that have been saved in the files, or a tracking of changes between one version and another would be fabulous An improvement that would be asked would be as previews or suggestions of the type of file that could be beneficial to use in an edition The redesign of the panels is that of the analyzed document, the edition and the changes in my opinion need a resizing to have a better view of the work Read full review WDK framework has been the biggest drawbacks from the application speed point of view, as well as client complexity and not so natural look and feel. Yes, with the latest releases much of these features are improved. EMC is very expensive to buy, own and support, where some products require many dependent Docuemntum products to be installed to work at its best. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
Stability is a key factor as well as its flexibility. Also, any organization that deploys Documentum will have made a significant investment in terms of time and money, so not renewing its commitment can come with a significant cost. That said, the decision to deploy Documentum initially should come only after extensive evaluation, knowing that once deployed it will likely remain the platform of choice.
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Support is better than with ECM, but could use some improvement.
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While Adobe Reader can identify documents and convert them to some other various formats, it cannot process the documents to identify tables for use in Excel. We only had success by letting Adobe read a file for any identifiable text but it wasn't always accurate. FineReaders ability to handle hundreds of pages at once felt leaps and bounds above Adobe
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At the time it was purchased it was one of the best, most robust solutions available on the market.
Read full review Return on Investment ABBYY FineReader is an irreplaceable tool for preparing documents for document management systems and getting the most of them afterward Great time saver in various scenarios related to work with scans and photos of documents Read full review After this product, the client is able to manage content security and due to it, the client is able to use the business process, and this really reduces effort and increases the profit in business. It provides integration with SAP easily which really helps the client to manage this effectively and with minimum effort system is ready to use. Also searching, automated flows also create a bigger impact and reduce a lot manual effort. Read full review ScreenShots ABBYY FineReader Screenshots