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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • ABBYY FineReader is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.8

ABBYY FineReader

98%
4 Ratings
9.0

GlobalSearch

90%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

ABBYY FineReader

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

GlobalSearch

86%
3 Ratings

Usability

ABBYY FineReader

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5

GlobalSearch

75%
2 Ratings

Availability

ABBYY FineReader

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

GlobalSearch

91%
2 Ratings

Performance

ABBYY FineReader

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

GlobalSearch

82%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

ABBYY FineReader

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4

GlobalSearch

64%
4 Ratings

In-Person Training

ABBYY FineReader

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

GlobalSearch

73%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

ABBYY FineReader

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1

GlobalSearch

81%
4 Ratings

Product Scalability

ABBYY FineReader

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

GlobalSearch

73%
1 Rating

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

GlobalSearch

Not really. This is a smart product built by a bunch of former Xerox Docushare and Westbrook Fortis developers and sales directors who got tired of doing it wrong at their old employment.
Terrence Abrams | 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

GlobalSearch

  • Sends email notifications to appropriate individuals when expiration or renewal notice dates are approaching.
  • Offers an easy and fast way to search for specific documents.
  • It allows managers to simply drop documents into the inboxes for Legal to permanently archive.
  • Allows documents to be easily emailed. No more sorting through various files on the desktop to try to find the correct document.
  • Is set up in an organized manner that is appropriate for the documents that are contained in the archives.
Megan Cobleigh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ABBYY FineReader

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

GlobalSearch

  • GlobalSearch is easy to use, but it does take a level of training to be able to create workflows, groups, and set up security. I created a template to stay consistent.
  • I know there are some ERP integrations that our Accounting department would like to have more of that aren't built in.
  • There may already be a cloud based version of this application, but for now, we have it installed on our server. That causes an extra step for remote users to access the software.
  • I don't have many complaints about this software, as it works well for our purposes.
David Tinsley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ABBYY FineReader

General

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

Starting Price

$19 per month per user

ABBYY FineReader Editions & Modules

Edition
FineReader PDF 15 Standard$191
FineReader PDF 15 Corporate$241
FineReader Pro for Mac$692
  1. per month per user
  2. per year per user
Additional Pricing Details

GlobalSearch

General

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

Starting Price

GlobalSearch Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

ABBYY FineReader

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

GlobalSearch

GlobalSearch 8.6
Based on 3 answers
We are definitely renewing our SmartSearch. This is the only place all of our companies contracts and regulatory filings are kept. Our company would lose track of all expiring contracts if we did not renew. We would also need to spend many hours figuring out a new organizational system for all of our files, as well as savings the documents from SmartSearch onto the computer.
Megan Cobleigh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ABBYY FineReader

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

GlobalSearch

GlobalSearch 7.5
Based on 2 answers
Need to fix the preview utility.
R.J. Kahn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

ABBYY FineReader

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

GlobalSearch

GlobalSearch 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Square-9 can get this product out to you in almost the same hour your order it. We got ours very fast.
Terrence Abrams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

ABBYY FineReader

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

GlobalSearch

GlobalSearch 8.2
Based on 2 answers
With the PDF projected viewer, the document retrieval-to-display can drag for a second more than some systems, and the capture workflow if you overload a server array can also drag, but those are the only two issues we've ever seen with this product, and they are not serious issues at all.
Terrence Abrams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ABBYY FineReader

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

GlobalSearch

GlobalSearch 6.4
Based on 4 answers
I'd give them a 10, but sometimes the initial contact or call-back is a little slow. They are a rapidly growing company and new client base, so this is to be somewhat expected.
Terrence Abrams | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

ABBYY FineReader

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

GlobalSearch

GlobalSearch 7.3
Based on 1 answer
It would have been higher, but the training is a bit muted for the lesser qualified office equipment vendors who signed up as partners to sell and support it. The more experienced ECM vendors and customer end-users will find the training very good, but a bit slow.
Terrence Abrams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ABBYY FineReader

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

GlobalSearch

GlobalSearch 8.1
Based on 4 answers
Just let it happen. It's very quick and smooth.
Terrence Abrams | 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

GlobalSearch

I did not comparison shop. It was offered by a very trustworthy local business that we were currently doing business with. I was presented with the software, and bought it without hesitation. No regrets.
Melinda Johnston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ABBYY FineReader

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

GlobalSearch

GlobalSearch 7.3
Based on 1 answer
The scale-ability is quite good actually, but you need competent sales/support folks providing it to you, so the scale is set right for the demands of your system use. Some resellers are not good at doing this, some are fantastic. If you are scaled correctly at first implementation, you'll be very happy with this system.
Terrence Abrams | 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

GlobalSearch

  • We have much more efficient document processes. While putting the software in, we were forced to review how each document flowed through the organization and what the process should be. That helped not only from the perspective of have a tool to automate the monotonous steps, but helped us as an organization more strictly define our processes and standards.
  • We are far more prepared for a flood, fire, etc... now that are documents are electronic and backed up off site.
BJ Lillo | TrustRadius Reviewer

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