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Score 9.6 out of 100
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Score 9.7 out of 100

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

PowerDMS

Excellent for government agencies. The accountability features are excellent, and reports can be run simply, making it easy to see who has signed a policy, or check on a workflow. The ability to share any documents with the public in real-time is also outstanding, [as] I am a life-long government employee, and cannot comment intelligently on other industries.
Laurence Van Alstine | 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

PowerDMS

  • PowerDMS provides management with a real-time tracking of policy reviews, approvals, and signatures. This is a great benefit for risk management.
  • PowerDMS allows users to incorporate remote, web-based training in a variety of formats including, but not limited to, video, PowerPoint, miscellaneous documents, interactive activities, and tests.
  • PowerDMS provides a very robust search engine that is very user-friendly.
Ed Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ABBYY FineReader

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

Likelihood to Renew

ABBYY FineReader

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PowerDMS

PowerDMS 8.7
Based on 9 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

ABBYY FineReader

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PowerDMS

PowerDMS 8.8
Based on 20 answers
PowerDMS is very easy for the end-user to navigate. There is some training necessary for admin or higher-level users. One thing that I have been given negative feedback about from staff is that PowerDMS automatically times out for security reasons after 20 minutes of idle time. The security of the documents and content in PowerDMS is important and this minor inconvenience is probably not an issue for most users.
Aaron Chapin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

ABBYY FineReader

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PowerDMS

PowerDMS 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Never had an issue with PowerDMS not being available. Speed is an issue from time to time
Joe McDonnell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

ABBYY FineReader

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PowerDMS

PowerDMS 8.4
Based on 9 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

ABBYY FineReader

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PowerDMS

PowerDMS 8.8
Based on 32 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

Implementation Rating

ABBYY FineReader

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PowerDMS

PowerDMS 9.1
Based on 8 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

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

PowerDMS

The AS400 database was very old and did not offer the capability of uploading policies and having them signed off and recorded. This was the main reason the Orlando Police Department purchased PowerDMS. There were some things in the AS400 we could do for training, that we can not do in PowerDMS, and vice-versa.
Cheryl Holtz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ABBYY FineReader

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PowerDMS

PowerDMS 7.3
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Because of features and functions.
Joe McDonnell | 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

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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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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PowerDMS

General

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

PowerDMS Editions & Modules

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