Able2Extract Professional

3 Ratings
Score 8.8 out of 101

Mimecast Enterprise Information Archiving

6 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

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Able2Extract Professional

Simple conversions from Acrobat PDF docs that have been created by Word, Excel, etc., probably do not need this program. But if you are ever faced with anything more than simple, straightforward conversions, this program is definitely worth it and will save hours of work. I have not found anything else that even comes close.
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Mimecast Enterprise Information Archiving

Given all the threats that are out there and the fact many come in via email, I think Mimecast is a great solution for any business of any size. If your business is heavily regulated then you have even more reason to use Mimecast. You might be able to do a lot of these things yourself but why would you? Mimecast employees are experts, the best in the industry, at knowing how email works and how to protect it.
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Pros

  • Creates editable spreadsheets from Excel documents that have been scanned.
  • Allows certain segments of documents to be selected for editing.
  • Allows bulk conversion.
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  • Message archiving is essential in healthcare and Mimecast makes it easy and at a reasonable cost. One of the features we appreciate most is the search function. Outlook can be pretty frustrating when it comes to searching for messages and Mimecast adds plenty of filtering and search capabilities that help find what Outlook can't.
  • Targeted Threat Protection (TTP) is a great service that proxies URL's in email and adds an extra layer of protection against malicious attachments. The addition of TTP a couple years ago demonstrates Mimecast's continued development to meet modern threats.
  • Online mailbox can be used for email continuity if your mail server is down. We don't have frequent downtime but it's good to know communications can keep flowing if we do.
  • Support is always helpful and timely.
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Cons

  • It's a little challenging to edit the row breaks.
  • Sometimes selecting all the pages in a document is cumbersome. "Select all" with custom conversion does not always choose all pages.
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  • Although many people seem to love it, I think their search capability takes some getting used to. It works and you can find anything you need but it is not as clean as if searching in Outlook.
  • When an incoming domain is on the Mimecast's blacklist the email is totally blocked and there is no notification of this so if a user tells me they are not getting email from somewhere I sometimes have to assume this is the issue and go the extra step and add that domain to a white list not knowing if it will really solve the issue.
  • The Large File send options in outlook work fairly well but if one is sending a dozen files the receiver SHOULD get an option to download them all into one size but they do not. Instead they have to download each file individually.
  • Some of their new client releases can cause issues so you must test the clients well and usually stick with a good one when you get one that works well in your environment.
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Alternatives Considered

None, except for conversions in Acrobat.
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One of the big features of Mimecast is the ability to send large files. We used to use CItrix Sharefile for this but switched over to Mimecast's LFS for one large reason...since we are archiving all of our mail in Mimeast anyway we would have wanted these attachments, even if large, also available to if we go back to look at old emails. However just for usability sake I think Citrix Sharefile's large file send is more polished and probably works a little better. We just choose to use the Mimecast so we had a one stop shop when it came to email archiving
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Return on Investment

  • I save hours of work when dealing with client information. It takes only a few documents for me to recover the cost of this software in time saved.
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  • One large positive impact is that it has removed the need to manage email archiving (think .pst files!). The .pst files were always becoming corrupt and they were hard to manage for both IT and the users. That is a thing of the past now that we have Mimecast.
  • Having all the archived email in one place as has given us a positive ROI in that users can now spend less time searching for older email (through multiple .pst files) and can move on to more important issues at hand once they find what they need in Mimecast.
  • Having Mimecast at our border, protecting us against malicious links and attachments, is an ongoing positive ROI in that it has surely saved us from at least one bad viral like situation.
  • Finally Mimecast has given the company a positive emotional ROI in that users now feel comfortable with the archiving solution and are quite happy with the company for offering the Mimecast capability to them when it comes to finding archived information.
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Pricing Details

Able2Extract Professional

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
Lifetime license: $149.95 / 30-Day Subscription: $34.95 / Volume licensing available: Contact us

Mimecast Enterprise Information Archiving

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