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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.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

ECM XD

ECM -XD is great when you are linking documents of different types and from different sources into a single centralized location. There is no limit to the amount of information that can be retained for a specific complaint, investigation, etc. so situations where documents obtained at different times and from different personnel need to be linked to a single file are ideal.ECM -XD is less ideal for situations in which individual file information is simple with low density, or requiring a high level of customization. The user interface is likely more intuitive for novice users through other software options
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

ActiveDocs

  • Easy to use for basic users, extremely configurable for advanced users.
  • Deep Microsoft Word integration ensuring consistent document output.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ECM XD

  • Great cloud integration of information. Saves a lot of space on network drives and eliminates need for local storage of critical documents.
  • Very good comprehensive repository of information. Documents of different format and file extensions are allowed for upload and easy to access.
  • Regulatory and auditory compliance. This platform facilitates documentation of customer feedback, and thus ensures GMP, ISO, and FDA compliance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ActiveDocs

  • 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.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

ECM XD

  • Customization could be made easier. Often times we instead have blank unused information fields for individual complaint files.
  • Record display layout could be optimized. While very comprehensive, it could be difficult to find specific information.
  • Mobile compatibility. I haven't seen any support for mobile compatibility. ECM -XD is typically only accessed on laptop and desktop machines in our organization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ActiveDocs

ActiveDocs 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

ECM XD

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Performance

ActiveDocs

ActiveDocs 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

ECM XD

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Support Rating

ActiveDocs

ActiveDocs 8.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ECM XD

ECM XD 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Customer support for ECM -XD has been very responsive and quick to resolve issues and answer inquiries. Help contact links aren't very visible within the platform, and mobile or tablet support doesn't look to be documented. Overall, support is great from a functional perspective but could be easier to find and use with improvements in layout and interface design.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ActiveDocs

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.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

ECM XD

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

ActiveDocs

  • Repeatable, consistent output ensures document generation isn't where time can be wasted.
  • Stringent logic ensures compliance and removes the opportunity for user error.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ECM XD

  • Large annual cost savings ($500K+) in hardware and storage space of complaint-related documentation by moving to cloud platform.
  • Significant time savings in information retrieval and audit preparation by centralizing information for multiple users to single repository.
  • Easier GMP, ISO, and FDA regulation compliance through comprehensive linkage of documentation and customer feedback timeline.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ActiveDocs

General

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

ECM XD

General

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

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