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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • ActiveDocs is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

ActiveDocs

90%
4 Ratings
7.0

Adobe Experience Manager Forms

70%
5 Ratings

Usability

9.0

ActiveDocs

90%
1 Rating

Adobe Experience Manager Forms

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.0

ActiveDocs

80%
2 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager Forms

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

ActiveDocs

80%
2 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager Forms

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

10.0

ActiveDocs

100%
1 Rating

Adobe Experience Manager Forms

N/A
0 Ratings

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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Pricing Details

ActiveDocs

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

ActiveDocs editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Adobe Experience Manager Forms

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Adobe Experience Manager Forms editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      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

      No answers on this topic

      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

      No answers on this topic

      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

      No answers on this topic

      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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