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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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DocLink

Nothing I know does what this does, most do archiving but not sending to the level this does.
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Pros

  • The user-friendly interface guides you through the template creation process.
  • Highly customizable including rules for following client/customer information.
  • Fast and easy to use - anyone can create documents once templates are in place.
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  • Archives documents - all your documents in one place that you can retrieve as they were printed.
  • Emails documents - printing and emailing in one easy step, just print to the DocLink queue and DocLink reads the email address and sends it.
  • Faxes documents - so your recipient does use email? You can set the document to fax if email is not available.
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Cons

  • The built-in template designs are a bit lackluster. While there are numerous, they all have the same blase style and formatting
  • The built-in template designs are not very diverse and could be expanded upon.
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  • Need to map fields to process documents, this is a manual process that needs to be automated for the template.
  • Sends thru a print queue, sometimes the queue goes offline and you don't know it right away.
  • Doesn't always tell you if the fax delivery failed, this is partially dependent on the fax software communications.
  • Limited fax support, hard to match up the DocLink server with faxing solution that's compatible when the server is virtual.
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Usability

ActiveDocs9.0
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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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Performance

ActiveDocs8.0
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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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Alternatives Considered

ActiveDocs and HotDocs are very similar. HotDocs requires training or a technically savvy mind to pick up and run with. ActiveDocs seems much more user-friendly and easy to use. HotDocs, however, can produce some very intricate documents based on the templates. Both use rules and question-based information intake. Another benefit of ActiveDocs is its integration with numerous systems including Office 365.
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Document sender u can only send one at a time, doclink sends mass emails all at once and can archive all your documents, making it a complete solution.
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Return on Investment

  • Greatly increases productivity by removing document creation and copy-pasting from an employee's workflow.
  • Reduces mistakes made during the manual document creation process, ensuring better and more professional deliverables.
  • Cost for the software is market price and very fair for what is gained.
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  • Less time to email documents, means more time to work on other tasks
  • Mass sending no delays - queue all your invoices to send at once and DocLink will parse them out and send them
  • Document retention is required for an FDA facility, DocLink scan index the files and make them available for quality control
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Pricing Details

ActiveDocs

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

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