ActiveDocs vs. IT Glue

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ActiveDocs
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
ActiveDocs is a document management software offering from ActiveDocs.N/A
IT Glue
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
IT Glue, a Kaseya company since the December 2018 acquisition, is an information management platform that allows for efficient storage and retrieval of all the documentation an organization needs to help their MSP run better. By integrating PSA and RMM data, the vendor says they can help increase efficiency, and reduce onboarding times.
$29
per month per user (5 user minimum)
Pricing
ActiveDocsIT Glue
Editions & Modules
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Basic
$29.00
per month per user (5 user minimum)
Select
$34.00
per month per user (5 user minimum)
Enterprise
$39.00
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ActiveDocsIT Glue
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$545 one-time fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
ActiveDocsIT Glue
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(4 ratings)
7.1
(25 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(7 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(2 ratings)
8.9
(12 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(2 ratings)
8.1
(13 ratings)
Ease of integration
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.5
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
ActiveDocsIT Glue
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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Kaseya
It is best suited for an MSP but it is also best not suited for an MSP. It is well suited for folks with a minimal knowledge of a client and are attempting to learn what they can. Perhaps just bumbling about and can find the same thing consistently. At my particular work, we pay somebody full time to manage the system. I feel this is unnecessary.
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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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Kaseya
  • The UI has been set up perfectly, there is a sub-menu for every possible bit of information you wish to store.
  • There are a number of excellent features such as the autohiding passwords and quick searching from anywhere on the page.
  • The recent addition of the IT Glue is also an excellent feature, it features online self-guided courses to become a certified IT Glue user.
  • You can create and group custom documents together.
  • IT Glue can be integrated with a number of platforms such as Autotask.
  • IT Glue also integrates well with N-Central to automatically populate the configurations tab with all the relevant Workstation, Printer, and Server information making client on-boarding a breeze.
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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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Kaseya
  • Like many other MSPs we had the majority of our SOPs and KBs in Word docs. The best case scenario would be to simply drop those files directly into ITG without having to import them into the ITG documentation format. The import function is so broken as to not be an option because it completely ruins formatting and tends to drop images. Thus we have to manually copy/paste text and individually upload each image.
  • They marketed the product as having true branding but that is stretching the truth. SSL is not an option so client-facing documents will give security errors in browsers. ITG does not appear to be concerned about this even though security is a major concern for all MSPs.
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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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Kaseya
Easy to train and use. Everything is in the same place. Multi factor authentication and access from anywhere make secure and convenient. Can do my job with out it. It also has a free read and paid write option for the client. We up sell this option making it a money maker as well.
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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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Kaseya
Other than a few access outages, ITGlue is always up and available to us. Their ability to export Playbook, that contain our customers data, and securely send those over to them is amazing and are produced pretty fast. We have IT Glue linked with several other services and software and we have not found that it slows anything down.
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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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Kaseya
No problems with support when needed it. Their answers on how to handle DR/BC situations when ITG is down are not stellar. They don't seem to get the business risks of their suggestions to just give the xls backup to engineers (aka give all passwords of ALL clients to engineers in an unencrypted flat-file where it is easy to copy, print, etc.)
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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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Kaseya
We chose IT Glue particularly because it's tailored to IT documentation. As a managed IT service provider, it's perfectly in line with what we were looking for. The flexibility and tagging in particular were the kind of features we were looking for. Confluence is very good, and can be used for a number of things, not just IT documentation, but IT Glue shines for that.
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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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Kaseya
  • We regret the purchase and have received little, if any, ROI.
  • [In my expereience], the main feature we hoped to get ROI from (MyGlue) was so terrible we were embarrassed to roll it out to our clients.
  • Because [I feel] it is slow and clunky, staff find quicker ways to access needed data so this is not used as much as we would have liked.
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ScreenShots

IT Glue Screenshots

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