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Attribute Ratings

  • ActiveDocs is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
  • Esker is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

ActiveDocs

90%
4 Ratings
9.9

Esker

99%
17 Ratings

Usability

9.0

ActiveDocs

90%
1 Rating
5.5

Esker

55%
2 Ratings

Performance

8.0

ActiveDocs

80%
2 Ratings

Esker

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

ActiveDocs

80%
2 Ratings
9.6

Esker

96%
17 Ratings

Ease of integration

10.0

ActiveDocs

100%
1 Rating

Esker

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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Esker

Esker On Demand is great for Sales Order Processing order creation. We use it with web services. It can make table read calls, test order creations (simulate order), and help with order creation. They are also working on change order management, but if you have multiple order entry methods or touch points, this feature may not be usable for your company.
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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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Esker

  • Esker makes automated invoice sending very easy
  • Esker tracks the sending of documents & records whether or not the message was successful
  • Esker offers various reports that can be very helpful
  • Esker stores all of our customers' contact info on the cloud, and it can be accessed from anywhere
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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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Esker

  • We can't enter credit memos in Esker. Need to enter in SAP and then link.
  • PO invoices that were trained to go into the PO bucket, route into the non-PO buckets.
  • Freight invoices that have had hundreds going into the non-PO bucket have a tendency to route to the PO-bucket because a PO number is referenced on page 7.
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Pricing Details

ActiveDocs

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

ActiveDocs 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

    Esker

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Esker 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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      Esker

      Esker does everything that it promises to do, but it is very hard to figure out. I am a very tech-savvy person, but I needed extensive training to be able to use the basic functions of Esker. Once you know what you're doing, it's not too hard, but I don't understand why they couldn't make it easier to use.
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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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      Esker

      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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      Esker

      They have been very helpful and the online support site is awesome. They keep the site up to date with the latest changes and present challenges to keep learning the new updates to keep things entertaining. They are overall a great crew to work with
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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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      Esker

      I have listed a few that we considered but there were many more in the initial assessment, Esker was priced well and had the best user interface. Was really easy to use and the implementation process was well designed. It was a system that could handle a two tiered delegations of authority for project expenditure and operational expenditure.
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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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      Esker

      • We now have reporting available down to the individual field level (changes, errors, etc) and can calculate cost to serve.
      • It replaced on-premise hardware with cloud SaaS that is more cost effective and risk adverse.
      • It is more intuitive; we can put new hires on order entry and experience less user errors. As a solution owner who fixes problems and answers questions, I don't find myself having to "think" about Esker and it has become a smaller part of my job now that end-users are more self-sufficient.
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