Likelihood to Recommend
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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Great for content management and records even for organizations whose staff are not much experienced in the technical backgrounds as it's easy to use and no previous knowledge on HTML is required. It is great for storing invoices and payment proofs and for organizations dealing with global clients for general use documents.
Read full review Pros The User Interface was pleasant to use. it is a very intuitive software the available templates help and facilitate the day-to-day work Read full review Document Management is being done well since it allows you to put in a corporate folder structure that applies to the business unit you currently work in. Records Management works well in this organisation as it allows you to classify the document according to the file plan, as well as manage it according to the retention schedule for tat file plan. The ability to collaborate on files works really well. You can share with users within your group, as well as allow other users access to the files for either read access to read/write access. Access control of the folder and even individual files allows you to ensure only necessary people can have the right type of access. This is especially welcome in the government environment where document management is of utmost importance. Read full review Cons Template could be better by adding features that make it easier for users. Some features are missing like image editing, and SEO management. Read full review The user interface and configurability of that interface lack a lot of flexibility and modern tools. There needs to be stronger and more powerful integration to electronic forms and workflow capabilities which are core to modern ECM. Management of audit and content history needs to be modernized and made more dynamic and sustainable. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
The staff is comfortable with it and I doubt they'd change at this point.
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Very good usability overall. Any user can pick this up and run with it.
, 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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The interface is easy to understand and learn quickly.
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I never had any issues with access internally or via VPN. But, the response via VPN, was a bit slow.
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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.
Read full review I used OpenText nearly every day and I never had any performance issues that I can recall. That said, it's not terribly fast either. Read full review Support Rating
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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OpenText has an outstanding support and knowledge base. All problems which couldn't be solved by us (high complexity cases) were promptly resolved and the resolution also shared with us.
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No, it's pretty easy to implement and use.
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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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Having used OpenText Content Suite for a long time, I can say it stands the competition. It offers many versions which is unlike many products in its category. Also, while it is not affordable, I believe the cost is justified considering what a business can achieve with this software.
Read full review Return on Investment 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. Read full review With OpenText Content Suite, we can easily keep documents safe Document collaboration is easy with OpenText We can easily handle invoicing and automation thanks to features such as content capture and imaging. With OpenText Content Suite, there is better file sync and archiving Read full review ScreenShots