Able2Extract Professional

3 Ratings
Score 8.8 out of 101

Symantec Enterprise Vault

12 Ratings
Score 6.6 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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Symantec Enterprise Vault

Archiving emails is what we currently use the product for. It's great at this and I believe we could expand it to capture more of our file system (maybe in the future). I love the search capability, particularly at the administrator level when responding to FOI requests. It certainly cuts down the effort!
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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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  • Symantec Enterprise Endpoint Protection is a solid antivirus client. It has protected our organization from hundreds of disastrous infections
  • Symantec Enterprise Backup Exec has made backing up our remote sites and managing them effortless
  • Symantec Enterprise System Recovery has allowed us to take system images and stand them up quickly at our DR site
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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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  • Symantec Endpoint Protection could have an easier to use reporting module. It is not intuitive at all to use
  • Symantec Backup Exec could have better pricing on extra options
  • Symantec Enterprise could have a better centralized management server option
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Symantec Enterprise Vault8.6
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Symantec Enterprise is one of the best in the industry. We have already deployed their product to thousands of devices in the company and it would be a huge project to go through and change to an alternative product. We have also had much luck in dealing with their customer support. They have been very pleasant to deal with and their technical support has been quite knowledgeable in fixing our issues. This leaves us with very little reason to switch to a new product. We would have to see a significant amount of cost savings to switch to an alternative that offers all the same features and modules.
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Alternatives Considered

None, except for conversions in Acrobat.
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Using Enterprise Vault means having a system that is not directly integrated in your backups, and not tied to the upgrade kadence of your backup systems is nice. With CommVault or other backup driven software the upgrade cycle and user experience is not always tied to the desktop products so users can be left using older versions. In addition, CommVault and other backup based software often does not have good litigation hold and search tools.
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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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  • Reduced a significant portion of File Services data sitting on primary storage by 35%.
  • We were primarily a Notes shop and we started migrating to Exchange we took the opportunity to keep the Exchange mail boxes relatively small. In so doing all the data coming from Notes DB went straight to the Vault in the form of a Vault Cache for the client.
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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

Symantec Enterprise Vault

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