Able2Extract Professional

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Veritas Enterprise Vault

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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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Veritas Enterprise Vault

I recommend Enterprise Vault, especially over native Exchange archiving when:1. You have, or may need litigation holds and searches2. There is a need to archive and set defined retention periods for Journaling3. You have lots of duplicate large emails that you want to get deduplication of4. You need/ want to be able to search attachment in addition to emails5. You want or need Litigation searches or archive retention to be handled by a team separate from your Email team
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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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  • The ability to import PST files has made it easy to add email that Attorneys bring with them, and to move from our legacy PST archives to the Enterprise Vault system.
  • The Vault Cache means users have available to them in Outlook a portion of their Vault in the familiar Outlook tree, which means users feel comfortable working in the system, often transparent to the archiving going on in the background
  • It's a very robust system, often very set it and forget. We rarely have to do much more than monitoring and basic patching on the system.
  • The ability to search attachments, not just subject and body of emails. This allows users to find attachments, or words in attachments.
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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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  • Implementation of the servers is a very detailed and precise process. You have to match Windows versions, Outlook versions, and Exchange versions for supportability, optimal performance, and best practice.
  • The system lacks effective scale out documentation and planning. Scale out often requires breaking the roles apart, and the documentation does not clearly define how to do this.
  • If you scale out, user location migration can be problematic for moving their archive vaults for email.
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Veritas 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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We evaluated Z Technologies and EMC archiving solutions. EMC archiving solution was not cohesive at the time. They had one for mail archiving and another product for file services archiving. I wanted a single solution targeting different platforms so that additional storage efficiency could be achieved. Z Technologies wasn't bad but a much small company compared to Symantec / Veritas. Their solution appeared to more difficult to configure and to setup. They had an AD syncing mechanism where it synced our production AD against a copy of ldap objects in Z technologies. did not like the fact that there was going to be another ldap repository.
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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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  • We have seen a significant reduction in storage both for Exchange and block storage (from PST removal) due to deduplication
  • Our users find the ability to search their archive, the archives of past users, and subordinates as a fast and efficient way of finding historical data.
  • The ease of use of Enterprise Vault does make the business units prone to requesting to keep archive data for longer periods, which drives up retention and data storage needs.
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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

Veritas Enterprise Vault

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