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Score 9 out of 100

PowerDMS

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Attribute Ratings

  • ActiveDocs is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Ease of integration
  • PowerDMS is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Performance, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

ActiveDocs

90%
4 Ratings
9.5

PowerDMS

95%
130 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveDocs

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

PowerDMS

91%
14 Ratings

Usability

9.0

ActiveDocs

90%
1 Rating
8.1

PowerDMS

81%
24 Ratings

Availability

ActiveDocs

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

PowerDMS

82%
2 Ratings

Performance

8.0

ActiveDocs

80%
2 Ratings
8.5

PowerDMS

85%
16 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

ActiveDocs

80%
2 Ratings
8.5

PowerDMS

85%
47 Ratings

In-Person Training

ActiveDocs

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

PowerDMS

91%
1 Rating

Online Training

ActiveDocs

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

PowerDMS

91%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

ActiveDocs

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

PowerDMS

91%
14 Ratings

Configurability

ActiveDocs

N/A
0 Ratings
4.5

PowerDMS

45%
1 Rating

Ease of integration

10.0

ActiveDocs

100%
1 Rating
8.5

PowerDMS

85%
8 Ratings

Product Scalability

ActiveDocs

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

PowerDMS

73%
1 Rating

Vendor post-sale

ActiveDocs

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

PowerDMS

82%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

ActiveDocs

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

PowerDMS

82%
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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PowerDMS

This software is very well suited for law enforcement agencies of all sizes from 5 to 5000 officers. There is a mobile app that allows officers to quickly and easily search while out in the field or on a call. They can quickly review a policy, locate a form, pull up a map and much more using either the mobile app or the desktop application.
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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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PowerDMS

  • Policy management- [Users] sign for, and can take [tests] to prove understanding of policy right in the application. As [the] policy is updated, old versions are retained, so that we not only know what a policy contains, we can track changes and provide information on what a policy was at any given time in the past.
  • Training- Users receive notifications when training is due and are guided to complete the training. If the training requires recertification, PowerDMS can be configured to alert the user that re-training is needed, without a supervisor needing to keep track. All documents used in training, including presentations and videos, can be contained in the PowerDMS course, so we can prove not only that an employee was trained, but exactly what curriculum was use din any given training.
  • Accreditation Assessment- [Our] accreditation standards manual is uploaded directly into PowerDMS. Proofs are accomplished using the actual policy and procedure, as well as the documents created during the workday. There is absolutely no duplication of effort.
  • Communications accountability- Email [can] be read and forgotten. With PowerDMS, a document can be distributed for user signatures, insuring that the user took affirmative action to read and understand the document.
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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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PowerDMS

  • The Workflow process in PowerDMS is not as easy to grasp as some of the other concepts and requires a little more explaination, especially for non-administrative background users.
  • Users are unable to view the steps in a Workflow template in order to determine which Workflow would work best for their needs when routing documents.
  • It would be great to have multiple message options for past due inbox notifications in addition to the options for past due tasks to encourage users to go to their inbox to review their messages.
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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

    PowerDMS

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    PowerDMS 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

      Likelihood to Renew

      ActiveDocs

      No answers on this topic

      PowerDMS

      I have had nothing but positive experiences with PowerDMS from day one. If we ever run into a situation we are unsure of, PowerDMS support has ALWAYS been able to answer us basically immediately. I really love that they are constantly seeking to improve and expand.
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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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      PowerDMS

      There is a learning curve as with any software system and I have found those users who consistently use the system more have a much higher success rate than those who only log in to sign off on documents. Now that most users have been in the system for over 2 years I consistently hear how much easier the processes are than they originally thought they would be
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      Reliability and Availability

      ActiveDocs

      No answers on this topic

      PowerDMS

      Never had an issue with PowerDMS not being available. Speed is an issue from time to time
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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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      PowerDMS

      We use PowerDMS in the cloud so our performance might be different from other users who use on-premise. The program has always been up with very minimal downtime and always seems responsive and snappy when navigating the UI and searching documents. We don't currently have any integrations with other software.
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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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      PowerDMS

      I just wish we had some in-state support. The contacts I have had with customer support have been great. Awesome communication, problem-solving, and support. I have talked to and met Stephanie Williams (CSA for Power DMS) at the most recent Entrust conference. She was professional and devoted time to addressing our agency needs.
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      In-Person Training

      ActiveDocs

      No answers on this topic

      PowerDMS

      In-person training works really well.
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      Online Training

      ActiveDocs

      No answers on this topic

      PowerDMS

      Online training works well and keeps from having to have classroom training
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      Implementation Rating

      ActiveDocs

      No answers on this topic

      PowerDMS

      Implementation of PowerDMS was near seamless. The product was able to input existing policies and procedures within a few hours, which helped to lay the foundation for future use. Having PowerDMS on-boarding readily available was also a huge benefit.
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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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      PowerDMS

      PowerDMS is a lot different than Linkedin Learnings. In PowerDMS you have to create your own courses versus in Linkedin Learnings they provide extensive content on a wide variety of subject matter. Linkedin Learnings is what we have used in our organization for Bias Training and Ethics Training. PowerDMS is the repository for documents and Trainings, so the systems work very differently
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      Scalability

      ActiveDocs

      No answers on this topic

      PowerDMS

      Because of features and functions.
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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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      PowerDMS

      • Created efficient processes for approving document revision
      • Migrated what originally was a paper system to electronic
      • Accessible for any employee by logging in, employees do not have to seek out policy and procedure binders, and updated documents can be automatically sent to inboxes when updated.
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