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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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Windward Studios

AutoTag is a brilliant solution for less complex reports where native Microsoft Office output is required. This is where AutoTag really shines. It's also appropriate in situations where our customers want to develop and maintain their own reports but don't necessarily want to commit an experienced data person or report developer to do the work. For complex report requirements that need JavaScript or considerable data manipulation inside the report templates, we will continue to look at other tools in our kit.
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Pros

  • The user-friendly interface guides you through the template creation process.
  • Highly customizable including rules for following client/customer information.
  • Fast and easy to use - anyone can create documents once templates are in place.
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  • Fast and direct report engine, using friendly templates through an add-in for Microsoft Word.
  • Adequate support and documentation to ensure a quick integration
  • Your template designers dont need to learn Java at all. They can work through Microsoft Office
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Cons

  • 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.
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  • The learning curve can be a nuisance, considering that currently Jaspers is the antonomic engine for Java
  • There is a price (not so expensive) so yeah thats always a cons.
  • Many customers currently use Jaspers, so migration can become a point to consider
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Usability

ActiveDocs9.0
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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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Performance

ActiveDocs8.0
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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.
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Alternatives Considered

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.
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A weak point of WindWard is its antiquity compared to other tools already positioned within the globe of software developers. However, a critical success factor is the ease and speed to get results, and in that WindWard has a good advantage. For this reason and to be able to divide the work better without the need of technical restrictions, I support WindWard.
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Collaboration and Sharing

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Windward Studios7.5
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Using Microsoft Office provides many facilities for platform distribution and compatibility. It also inherits the issue of security and sharing
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Data Integration

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Windward Studios8.5
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The configuration can be a little complicated when it comes to learning a new technology, but once you get to connect a connection string, the other configurations become easier.
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Return on Investment

  • Greatly increases productivity by removing document creation and copy-pasting from an employee's workflow.
  • Reduces mistakes made during the manual document creation process, ensuring better and more professional deliverables.
  • Cost for the software is market price and very fair for what is gained.
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ActiveDocs

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

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Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Windward Studios Editions & Modules
Windward Studios
Edition
Pay per document
$2091
Pay per server
$4961
1. per month
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