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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

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

Laserfiche

Laserfiche is perfect for businesses that need a place to appropriately store their documents digitally and want an environment to grow from. Adding Laserfiche Forms helps grow a business' ability to process their work and reach their customers easier. Laserfiche could be used for all sizes of businesses but may not be as worth it for very small businesses.
Angela Jordan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Content Management

ActiveDocs
Laserfiche
8.8
Content capture & imaging
ActiveDocs
Laserfiche
9.3
File sync, storage & archiving
ActiveDocs
Laserfiche
9.4
Document management
ActiveDocs
Laserfiche
9.5
Records management
ActiveDocs
Laserfiche
9.5
Content search & retrieval
ActiveDocs
Laserfiche
8.7
Enterprise content collaboration
ActiveDocs
Laserfiche
8.1
Content publishing & creation
ActiveDocs
Laserfiche
8.4
Security, risk management & information governance
ActiveDocs
Laserfiche
9.1
Contract lifecycle management
ActiveDocs
Laserfiche
8.0
Automated workflows
ActiveDocs
Laserfiche
9.1
Mobile support
ActiveDocs
Laserfiche
8.4
Integration
ActiveDocs
Laserfiche
8.1

Pros

ActiveDocs

  • Easy to use for basic users, extremely configurable for advanced users.
  • Deep Microsoft Word integration ensuring consistent document output.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Laserfiche

  • Electronic content management- it provides backup, versioning, access controls, retention policies, powerful search, metadata, and routing. It provides several facilities for importing scanning documents including OCR.
  • Business Process Automation via workflow. Built on Microsoft WWF technology, Laserfiche provides a developer studio (designer) for rapid, visual development. It contains dozens of pre-built objects to accomplish numerous tasks, including document routing, rules, and web API integrations.
  • Electronic Forms- an easy to use interface for creating input forms which can be routed, saved to the repository, and integrated into a workflow.
  • Robotic Process Automation- Laserfiche has put an emphasis on developing their RPA solution to be a serious player in this space. Their RPA bots can be easily integrated into business process automation (BPAs).
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

Laserfiche

  • Quick Fields, the tool for automatically importing and processing scans by Zone OCR, is primitive and out of date. The user interface is terrible, and the program can behave in unexpected ways. The OCR module from Nuance has a high error rate.
  • Security and access rights are finely grained, and quite powerful, but there isn't a way to get a report of access rights and where they've been set. If a document repository is very large, and was not properly planned out and documented, untangling user rights issues can be a real mess.
  • Most of the modules are intuitive and easy to use. This is a double-edged sword. Forms and workflows are quick and easy to create, but it's possible for a non-programmer to create a workflow or forms process with hundreds of copy-pastes of the same activities where someone with some practical programming experience will create a loop of a dozen activities.
Glen Murie | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveDocs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Laserfiche

Laserfiche 8.6
Based on 16 answers
We plan on renewing Laserfiche for the coming year but also have been considering a scanning and document management solution that can be purchased from our new accounting system company, we are implementing the accounting system this year. It will be a couple years before we make a decision to stay with Laserfiche or change.
Judy Nie | 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

Laserfiche

Laserfiche 10.0
Based on 6 answers
It has an intuitive design that feels very natural to any user that has ever used Outlook or Windows Explorer. There are multiple ways to perform every action in order to help users with various software experiences find the shortcuts and actions they seek quickly and effectively.
Ramsey Oklah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

ActiveDocs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Laserfiche

Laserfiche 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I am very satisfied with Laserfiche. I have found that certain larger jobs may are slow. This may also be related to our infrastructure environment. We have been able to tune Laserfiche to increase performance on larger jobs.
Tim Nolan | 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

Laserfiche

Laserfiche 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Performance, of course, is largely dependent on the underlying environment. Laserfiche does its part with multi-threading, taking advantage of multi-core servers on scanning, workflows, and bots. A SQL-Server back-end is suitable for small to medium-sized company, but may not scale to large, where Oracle would be the better choice. Workflows can be poorly written and perform recursive work slowing down the system. It's better to run batch type workflows at night when possible.
Anonymous | 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

Laserfiche

Laserfiche 9.5
Based on 10 answers
I have never had to wait for help from Laserfiche. If I cannot find the answer online, I can easily send an email to a customer support representative. I have always been helped the same day and my questions have always been resolved. The Empower conference is always a great learning opportunity and the online resources and webinars are top-notch.
Alexa Siebert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

ActiveDocs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Laserfiche

Laserfiche 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Easily accessible 24/7 so am able to complete courseware whenever time allows: Commute to work; waiting for friends or family; at night while relaxing [with a delicious glass of wine!]; whenever and wherever time and circumstances permit.Courseware is well written and presented in an easy to follow and understand format.
Sheree Montgomery | 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

Laserfiche

Laserfiche is the leader in the ECM industry, and I believe will stand toe to toe with any competitor on the market. Not only is it on of the most advanced systems for an enterprise wide solution, but the cost is also very competitive. I also do not believe there is any competitor with an integrated forms module.
Mark Ellickson | 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

Laserfiche

  • Better customer service- if it's in laserfiche you can reproduce a document immediately.
  • Better use of office space as my old fashioned file cabinets that used to take up wall space have decreased in size as I use my Laserfiche filing system instead. Only when necessary is a 'hard copy' kept in a file cabinet such as legal documents, original certificates, permits, etc.
  • Employee empowerment- staff can research a particular subject by reviewing the files in laserfiche. Reading/skimming several pages is easier and you don't clutter your desk with old, dusty manila folders!
Sheila Cruz | 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

Laserfiche

General

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

Laserfiche Editions & Modules

Edition
Subscription$50.001
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveDocs
7.0
Laserfiche
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveDocs
Laserfiche
8.6

Usability

ActiveDocs
9.0
Laserfiche
10.0

Reliability and Availability

ActiveDocs
Laserfiche
10.0

Performance

ActiveDocs
8.0
Laserfiche
9.0

Support Rating

ActiveDocs
8.0
Laserfiche
9.5

Online Training

ActiveDocs
Laserfiche
10.0

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