ActiveBatch Workload Automation vs. Laserfiche

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
ActiveBatch from Advanced Systems Concepts in New Jersey is IT workload automation software.N/A
Laserfiche
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Laserfiche has two main editions: Rio and Avante: Laserfiche Rio is designed to meet the needs of large organizations that have more than 100 users. It combines content management functionality with business process management (BPM), security and auditing, unlimited servers and a thin-client interface. Add-ons include records management functionality, public Web portals and production-level document capture and processing. Laserfiche Avante is an ECM suite for small to medium organizations with…
$540
per year per user
Pricing
ActiveBatch Workload AutomationLaserfiche
Editions & Modules
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Starter
$540
per year per user
Starter
$600
per year per user
Professional
$710
per year per user (starts at 10 users)
Professional
$830
per year per user (starting at 5 users)
Business
$830
per year per user (starts at 25 users)
Business
$950
per year per user (starting at 25 users)
Enterprise
Custom
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ActiveBatch Workload AutomationLaserfiche
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
ActiveBatch Workload AutomationLaserfiche
Top Pros
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Features
ActiveBatch Workload AutomationLaserfiche
Workload Automation
Comparison of Workload Automation features of Product A and Product B
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
9.7
22 Ratings
17% above category average
Laserfiche
-
Ratings
Multi-platform scheduling9.620 Ratings00 Ratings
Central monitoring9.722 Ratings00 Ratings
Logging9.721 Ratings00 Ratings
Alerts and notifications9.722 Ratings00 Ratings
Analysis and visualization9.721 Ratings00 Ratings
Application integration9.621 Ratings00 Ratings
Enterprise Content Management
Comparison of Enterprise Content Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
-
Ratings
Laserfiche
8.1
23 Ratings
1% below category average
Content capture & imaging00 Ratings8.023 Ratings
File sync, storage & archiving00 Ratings7.023 Ratings
Document management00 Ratings8.223 Ratings
Records management00 Ratings8.022 Ratings
Content search & retrieval00 Ratings8.522 Ratings
Enterprise content collaboration00 Ratings8.118 Ratings
Content publishing & creation00 Ratings8.214 Ratings
Security, risk management & information governance00 Ratings8.321 Ratings
Contract lifecycle management00 Ratings8.617 Ratings
Automated workflows00 Ratings8.914 Ratings
Mobile support00 Ratings7.99 Ratings
Integration00 Ratings7.315 Ratings
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Enterprises
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
ActiveBatch Workload AutomationLaserfiche
Likelihood to Recommend
9.6
(23 ratings)
7.4
(46 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(16 ratings)
Usability
8.4
(2 ratings)
8.0
(7 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
1.0
(1 ratings)
9.4
(9 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ActiveBatch Workload AutomationLaserfiche
Likelihood to Recommend
Redwood Software
Any large business or organisation that wants to manage their workload effectively and with the least amount of room for error might choose the ActiveBatch Automation tool. Being a consultant I feel that It aids in task automation and has the flexibility to change in response to varying company requirements. It helps to save huge time by doing all the repetitive tasks on daily basis. During the patching activity the schedulers can be stopped. It also help by alerting us if any system/job is down so that SLA can be saved. Overall ActiveBatch Automation stands as a dependable cornerstone for ensuring the seamless operation of our tasks.
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Laserfiche
Laserfiche is well suited to the submission of simple routine reports to create a record repository. We use it for routine transport reports, audit reports, and anonymous citizen complaints. It creates a simple chronological record of routine events that can be reviewed and easily stored and recalled. Because the reports are in PDF format, it is not well suited to anything that needs to be imported into a common database or amended after submission.
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Pros
Redwood Software
  • Businesses can use ActiveBatch to plan tasks based on parameters like frequency, dependencies, and the time of day. By automating typical actions like backups and data transfers, businesses can make sure that crucial operations go off without a hitch.
  • Multiple systems and apps can be used in complicated workflows that ActiveBatch can automate. For instance, it can automate a workflow for processing orders from beginning to end, from the customer order through inventory control and delivery through the processing of invoices and payments.
  • Files can be sent between many platforms and systems safely with ActiveBatch. Transfers to cloud-based storage systems like Amazon S3 and Microsoft Azure are also included in this. SFTP and FTP transfers are also included.
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Laserfiche
  • Laserfiche is easy to learn. Anyone, whether they have experience with IT or not, can learn how to use Laserfiche.
  • Laserfiche Forms allows people to use the form without having each person needing to be fully licensed which saves money.
  • Laserfiche Workflow and Forms can make processes quick, easy, and efficient, freeing up time so staff can get more work done.
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Cons
Redwood Software
  • On RARE occasions, have seen scheduling properties changed that don't take effect.
  • Simpler to understand/more robust reporting options would be nice to have.
  • Maybe I'm missing something, but why doesn't the Instances view show completion time? Just execution time and duration.
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Laserfiche
  • While Laserfiche has some powerful development tools, it is difficult to manage configurations while promoting code across environments. For example, SQL connections and other environment specific resources have to be manually configured in each environment.
  • Laserfiche forms are a newer addition to the product family and could use some product maturity. While easy to use for simple forms, once your forms become more complex, you need to accomplish tasks by heavy JavaScript coding.
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Likelihood to Renew
Redwood Software
No answers on this topic
Laserfiche
We plan on renewing Laserfiche for the coming year but also have been considering a scanning and document management solution that can be purchased from our new accounting system company, we are implementing the accounting system this year. It will be a couple years before we make a decision to stay with Laserfiche or change.
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Usability
Redwood Software
We can easily add new plans/jobs in our batch schedules. Also, coordination with reporting and QA jobs is simple to do. Building schedules, restarting jobs, triggering dependencies is easy to understand. The system is very stable and allows us to easily see overall processing times.
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Laserfiche
It has an intuitive design that feels very natural to any user that has ever used Outlook or Windows Explorer. There are multiple ways to perform every action in order to help users with various software experiences find the shortcuts and actions they seek quickly and effectively.
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Reliability and Availability
Redwood Software
No answers on this topic
Laserfiche
I am very satisfied with Laserfiche. I have found that certain larger jobs may are slow. This may also be related to our infrastructure environment. We have been able to tune Laserfiche to increase performance on larger jobs.
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Performance
Redwood Software
No answers on this topic
Laserfiche
Performance, of course, is largely dependent on the underlying environment. Laserfiche does its part with multi-threading, taking advantage of multi-core servers on scanning, workflows, and bots. A SQL-Server back-end is suitable for small to medium-sized company, but may not scale to large, where Oracle would be the better choice. Workflows can be poorly written and perform recursive work slowing down the system. It's better to run batch type workflows at night when possible.
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Support Rating
Redwood Software
My colleague contacted them directly, I only know hearsay on this but it was not good.
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Laserfiche
I have never had to wait for help from Laserfiche. If I cannot find the answer online, I can easily send an email to a customer support representative. I have always been helped the same day and my questions have always been resolved. The Empower conference is always a great learning opportunity and the online resources and webinars are top-notch.
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Online Training
Redwood Software
No answers on this topic
Laserfiche
Easily accessible 24/7 so am able to complete courseware whenever time allows: Commute to work; waiting for friends or family; at night while relaxing [with a delicious glass of wine!]; whenever and wherever time and circumstances permit. Courseware is well written and presented in an easy to follow and understand format.
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Alternatives Considered
Redwood Software
The workload automation solution is based on the specific needs of an organization, as well as the features, capabilities, and costs of various solutions. A thorough evaluation process and consideration of these factors can help ensure the selection of a solution that aligns with overall business objectives and meets the specific needs of the organization.
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Laserfiche
The core infrastructure of Laserfiche, and the end user experience, is vastly superior. OnBase has a TERRIBLE UI and administration console by comparison. The core architecture of OnBase is also more scattered, while all Laserfiche processes go through a single service. Overall, the Laserfiche product is easier and more intuitive to install, maintain, and use.
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Return on Investment
Redwood Software
  • I have not run numbers to determine hard impact, but a quick estimate is that at least one job is running for a average of about 6 hours per day - that 6 hours, if done by hand, would equate to about 30 - 40 hours per day (and in some cases, could not be duplicated manually, as the job repeats faster than a person could accomplish one cycle.)
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Laserfiche
  • Laserfiche has increased the efficiency of our sales reps by giving making all of the historical sales deal information very simple and fast to retrieve.
  • Laserfiche has increased our efficiency with our AP department and gave department heads the ability to approve invoices where ever they are.
  • I would say the biggest ROI came with the transparency of the order process for new deals. Before there would be numerous phone calls made daily to find out where an order was within the process, and now you can simply look at all deals at any time.
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ScreenShots

Laserfiche Screenshots

Screenshot of Laserfiche Records ManagementScreenshot of Change of Major/Minor Request created with Laserfiche FormsScreenshot of Student Information Sheet created with Laserfiche FormsScreenshot of Laserfiche Quick Fields ScanningScreenshot of Laserfiche Quick Fields ScanningScreenshot of Laserfiche Mobile Repository