ActiveDocs vs. IBM Datacap

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ActiveDocs
Score 9.0 out of 10
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ActiveDocs is a document management software offering from ActiveDocs.N/A
IBM Datacap
Score 8.2 out of 10
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IBM® Datacap helps users streamline the capture, recognition and classification of business documents and extract important information. Datacap supports multiple-channel capture by processing paper documents on scanners, mobile devices, multi-function peripherals and fax. It uses natural language processing, text analytics and machine learning technologies, to automatically identify, classify and extract content from unstructured or variable documents. The software can reduce labor and paper…N/A
Pricing
ActiveDocsIBM Datacap
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ActiveDocsIBM Datacap
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
ActiveDocsIBM Datacap
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(4 ratings)
9.6
(5 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ActiveDocsIBM Datacap
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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IBM
Once highly customized, IBM Datacap can suit any business unit and scenario. To realize accurate knowledge and insight base on business documents, I would emphasize use of IBM Datacap since it has robust OCR tool that ease document capturing.
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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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IBM
  • Machine learning automates document processing from external applications and sources like scanners.
  • Exporting data with just a click to other content repositories.
  • Redaction of data based on requester role. Therefore, we are able to block irrelevant or sensitive information based on the specification of users.
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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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IBM
  • Image capture through IBM Datacap mobile application hangs when machine learning is processing metadata.
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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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IBM
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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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IBM
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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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IBM
Generally they are very good and reactive to our requests. if we find an issue our error they are quick to add a fix to the next release if needs be.
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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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IBM
It's easier to extract data from documents for analytics, unlike other similar platforms.
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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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IBM
  • We have protected and safeguarded business information by redacting documents to ensure that confidential data doesn’t reach to irrelevant business users or cyber attackers.
  • Business procedures automation has been enhanced by IBM Datacap as part of the Cloud pak, which eases workflow and decision management.
  • Being based on modern modular, IBM Datacap allows us to pay for what we use, thus no losses are encountered.
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