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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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FileHold

FileHold is well suited because it reduces the paper use for approvals. It also allows the managers to track the time employees spend sending files for approval and how many times it takes them to get the approval. FileHold is less appropriate when the approvers of a document are out of office and they did not set up a backup approver
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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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  • Keep track of approval process once a document is submitted for approval
  • Allowed me to run reports on the amount of documents approved the first time through, second time through etc.
  • Allowed tracking of documents.
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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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  • Whenever there was an update done to the program, we would run into multiple issues.
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Usability

ActiveDocs9.0
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.
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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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I find FileHold more useful than SAP at times. It is easier to use, you do not need transaction codes. Both programs allow you to run reports. I am not sure if SAP could be compared with FileHold due to the fact that I use SAP to get approval and funding on tooling contracts. However, in FileHold, all you get is an approval from your supervisors. If all the departments would use FileHold, it would be more efficient and effective.
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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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  • Faster approval process
  • Better relationships with our plant [locations]
  • Improved employee efficiency by making the approval process faster
  • Improved employee efficiency by allowing employees to find documents faster through the search function
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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
ActiveDocs
Additional Pricing Details

FileHold

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Range*
1.  Varies
FileHold Editions & Modules
FileHold
On-premise Edition
FileHold Express for 5 users
$3,7501
FileHold Enterprise for 20 users
$7,6002
1. Server and 5 users
2. Server and 20 users
SaaS Edition
FileHold Express for 5 users
$15.001
FileHold Enterprise
$10.002
1. per user / month
2. Per user / month
Additional Pricing Details
In all cases the price per user will decrease as more users are added to the system. FileHold has many optional and custom features that can be chosen and will change the price. For outright purchase of a license there is an optional 20% per year support and upgrade fee.