ActiveDocs vs. Adobe Experience Manager Forms

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ActiveDocs
Score 9.0 out of 10
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ActiveDocs is a document management software offering from ActiveDocs.N/A
Adobe Experience Manager Forms
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Adobe Experience Manager Forms (formerly LiveCycle) is designed to make it easy to create and publish forms for any device. With its machine learning and AI-fueled feature, Automated Forms Conversion, users can modernize forms at speed.N/A
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ActiveDocsAdobe Experience Manager Forms
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ActiveDocsAdobe Experience Manager Forms
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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ActiveDocsAdobe Experience Manager Forms
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Small Businesses
Jotform
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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Score 9.7 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Jotform
Jotform
Score 8.7 out of 10
MSB Docs
MSB Docs
Score 9.7 out of 10
Enterprises
Conga Composer
Conga Composer
Score 8.7 out of 10
M‑Files
M‑Files
Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
ActiveDocsAdobe Experience Manager Forms
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(4 ratings)
7.0
(5 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
10.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ActiveDocsAdobe Experience Manager Forms
Likelihood to Recommend
ActiveDocs
There are not a lot of competitors to compare this product with, but ActiveDocs holds its own as a very useful software for the need. I recommend doing a demo to see how the process works, but it's rather streamlined and easy to create a template and produce a document from it.
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Adobe
Helps in creating forms that we normally used to create in Excel. For this reason alone it's a huge upgrade. Plus is relatively easy to use once you know how to use it. Also, it works best for forms that you need to fill in.
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Pros
ActiveDocs
  • The User Interface was pleasant to use.
  • it is a very intuitive software
  • the available templates help and facilitate the day-to-day work
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Adobe
  • It enables me to quickly update and distribute forms that have been changed.
  • The layout features help ensure that the forms look professional.
  • The ability to preview what the final form will look like and how it will work, while still editing, is extremely helpful.
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Cons
ActiveDocs
  • Template could be better by adding features that make it easier for users.
  • Some features are missing like image editing, and SEO management.
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Adobe
  • Biggest issue is the user friendliness for the designer. It is hard to get elements to do what you want if you are adding any sort of design to your form. In my case I make flyers which require not only the form fills, but also other elements like pictures and background design elements.
  • The import from PSD or AI function does not work properly most of the time. If you create a document with lots of visual elements, your best bet is to convert as much of that as possible to a rasterized image and then popping that in as the background rather than trying to import elements. They come out very wonky, colors are lost in conversion, and the layout doesn't come over.
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Usability
ActiveDocs
Very good usability overall. Any user can pick this up and run with it. HotDocs, the closest competitor, has similar end-user usability, but from a designer of templates perspective, ActiveDocs definitely has the edge in this regard. I would recommend this for any company that mass produces documents from templates as deliverables.
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Adobe
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Performance
ActiveDocs
The software overall is very excellent. It responds quickly and produces documents well. The integration with systems makes data input easy. Questions can be designed to allow further expansion of template creation/customization. The rules section is very useful for complicated If/Than/Else style templates. Although experience and training help, the software is very user-friendly out of the box.
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Adobe
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Support Rating
ActiveDocs
ActiveDocs can be a considerably complex product because your use cases can be potentially endless. In our experience, when we have come across a problem or issue with the product ActiveDoc's support has always responded to our queries within 24 hours. Support is only provided via email in 95% of cases. Each year your support and maintenance includes support hours. These are used when you contact support and your issue is not found to be a bug or problem with the product (completely fair and understandable). When we've identified or discovered bugs (mainly with the latest version of Word) it is patched by the next release. They typically release about 4-5 updates per year.
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Adobe
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Alternatives Considered
ActiveDocs
In relation to other software that have a functionality similar to ActiveDocs, they don't even compare in relation to the interface, I didn't use all the software available on the market, but the ones I used and I can compare, ActiveDocs is without a doubt the best among them. We really likes the interface.
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Adobe
We chose this solution because it offered more flexibility , decreased our overall expenses and is what allowed us to execute our operations and business needs effectively. Adobe LiveCycle is a step above all of its competitors. Your only setback will be the initial training time investments.
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Return on Investment
ActiveDocs
  • ActiveDocs allows us to create, edit and validate any type of content quickly and with no coding skills.
  • Easy and quick editing.
  • Really flexible and simple to set up
  • Helped us achieve a much higher level of efficiency in our daily operations.
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Adobe
  • Easier for employees to fill forms
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