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Score 8.7 out of 100
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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

eFileCabinet

eFilecabinet is the best bang for the buck Digital Document Storage Solution that will replace your Physical File Cabinets in your office and lead you down the paperless digital path. With this price point comes some hiccups and speed bumps that you need to be aware of (broken software due to updates from time to time, missing features, confusing interface due to multiple ways to access your data, etc), but once you find work arounds to these items, you will see how powerful efilecabinet is.
Ricky Jordan | 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

eFileCabinet

  • eSignature integration has been a game changer four our organization. The simplification of obtaining client signature on necessary documents through this system has virtually eliminated our need for physically mailing documents to clients.
  • With our documents hosted by eFileCabinet, our team has increased capability to work from home/while on the road without needing to take along physically paperwork.
  • The search function that allows for on-page searching has been extremely useful when we're looking for older documents that we can't quite recall the title of.
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

eFileCabinet

  • It's only as good as your system for filing. We file by job number and client, without that it would be unusable, figure that out when you implement.
  • Sometimes it's slow to load.
Ann M. Frank | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveDocs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

eFileCabinet

eFileCabinet 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We do not have any issues with eFile Cabinet. It has become just part of our daily life - finish files and projects and save all the documentation here. Need to research? Find it in eFile. I personally cannot imagine my job without it.
Ann M. Frank | 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

eFileCabinet

eFileCabinet 9.7
Based on 2 answers
eFileCabinet gets the job done and is fairly easy to use once you find a few workarounds and understand how the software works. Using the browser interface next to the desktop sidekick app is needed when it should all be included in a single app. Users always wonder "why do I have to open both the browser and the sidekick interfaces to do a simple task". Basically one does what the other doesn't do and Sidekick is needing to be open regardless for the printer/scanner upload functions, but is limited on what you can do compared to the browser interface. The mac Sidekick is still in beta and makes me wonder how much longer it will be supported or updated...
Ricky Jordan | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

eFileCabinet

eFileCabinet 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The software loads very quickly, their servers are great. The software can be a tad buggy or quirky at times but it gets the job done which is why it's an 8 out of 10 rating. Their desktop printer and scanner software could use an update so that windows updates don't break it from time to time too.
Ricky Jordan | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

eFileCabinet

eFileCabinet 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It makes workflow so much easier, including the ability to save in the cloud makes it accessible from anywhere. I save very little on our server now which means this also makes filing more secure. I literally save and research via the platform several times a day.
Ann M. Frank | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ActiveDocs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

eFileCabinet

eFileCabinet 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I don't know as it happened before I started working here
Ann M. Frank | 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

eFileCabinet

We find eFileCabinet to be more secure than the alternative products we were using at the time, around 5 years ago. The system is far more robust and better suited the large number of files we needed to store, plus the amount of security and restrictions we needed to be able to provide for our clients
Ranae Hager | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

eFileCabinet

  • Pricing is budget friendly.
  • Pay only for the number of users you need. I needed 2, so I pay for 2. Other DMS programs come with up to 5 users and charge accordingly. This gives me the flexibility to grow my business at my rate - not someone else's.
David J. Reali, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

ActiveDocs

General

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

ActiveDocs Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

eFileCabinet

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$50*

* per user

eFileCabinet Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
eFileCabinet On-Premise Performance Package$501
eFileCabinet On-Premise Professional Package$651
eFileCabinet On-Premise Enterprise PackageCall for pricing1
  1. per user
SaaS Edition
eFileCabinet Online Professional Package$651
eFileCabinet Online Performance Package$501
eFileCabinet Online Enterprise PackageCall for pricing1
  1. per user
Additional Pricing Details
One time implementation fee starts at $500 up to 3 users, $100 each additional user

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