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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • ActiveDocs is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Ease of integration
  • Nitro Productivity Suite is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • ActiveDocs and Nitro Productivity Suite are tied in 1 area: Performance

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

ActiveDocs

90%
4 Ratings
8.4

Nitro Productivity Suite

84%
14 Ratings

Usability

9.0

ActiveDocs

90%
1 Rating
8.0

Nitro Productivity Suite

80%
1 Rating

Performance

8.0

ActiveDocs

80%
2 Ratings
8.0

Nitro Productivity Suite

80%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

ActiveDocs

80%
2 Ratings
9.3

Nitro Productivity Suite

93%
5 Ratings

Ease of integration

10.0

ActiveDocs

100%
1 Rating
5.0

Nitro Productivity Suite

50%
1 Rating

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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Nitro, Inc

Being a Nonprofit organization that produces a lot of publications on various projects, NPS allows us to create, edit and convert documents to suit the needs of our International Donor Partners and other stakeholders. In my own experience using this software, it is used less in our finance department since most of our documents originate from our accounting system and hence there is limited need for PDF management internally.
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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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Nitro, Inc

  • Ability to combine files SEAMLESSLY and order them around as necessary (so underrated)
  • Signing not only for yourself but for others. Helpful for those who have been granted the authority to sign for VPs and directors
  • Much easier to use than some other PDF viewing services
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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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Nitro, Inc

  • The font choices could be better and more robust.
  • Sometimes converting PDF documents to MS Word has formatting problems, like with some tables.
  • Converting MS Word to PDF can be slow sometimes, meaning it is faster to save the MS Word document as a PDF than selecting the file for conversion using the Nitro PDF convert option.
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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

    Nitro Productivity Suite

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Nitro Productivity Suite 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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      Nitro, Inc

      It's quick and easy to use for all users.
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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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      Nitro, Inc

      It works as advertised.
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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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      Nitro, Inc

      Nitro checks all the boxes for what we need. It is fairly priced, it allows us to read and edit PDF documents, convert PDF to MS Word and convert MS Word to PDF. It allows us to combine multiple files and do all the post processing like adding page numbers and adding headers and footers
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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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      Nitro, Inc

      Every 1-2 years will do a check on current PDF options to include trialing the software. Have tried Foxit and several that seem to have failed in the marketplace. Over the last 4 years, I have always stuck with Nitro. Unfortunately, we still need to keep Adobe Acrobat (free version) installed to view a small percentage of some PDFs we receive.
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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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      Nitro, Inc

      • ROI was very quick as the license costs were so low. We purchased 8 licenses versus the initial 2 we were planning on for Adobe.
      • More people were able to use the product than we initially thought due to low purchase costs.
      • We haven't had any further costs to own the product after the initial purchase. We would need to purchase new licenses if we wanted to upgrade.
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