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Hubdoc

16 Ratings

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

20 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

Hubdoc

16 Ratings
Score 8.6 out of 101

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Adobe LiveCycle ES4

If you are creating forms that you might normally create in Excel, this is an excellent upgrade. PDFs are easy to use and relatively easy to create.

If you are designing a template for any sort of creative piece, LiveCycle is frustrating to use, but it can be done. It'll just require you to have patience and work around the limitations.
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Hubdoc

I would recommend Hubdoc in almost any situation, except where Ledger Docs, Neat, or one of the other options out there made more sense with their workflow or with regard to pricing. Also, if most of the documents that are being scanned are handwritten invoices, or similar documents that a computer may have a hard time determining the structure or making out the text body, Hubdoc will likely not handle it well.
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Pros

  • Ease of use for end users - the forms made from LiveCycle work flawlessly
  • Adding sections dedicated to pictures or other elements - there is some room for design here
  • Variety of choices for types of input to be added to each form and many options for configuring each of them
  • Works REALLY well for forms that just require text information to be filled in
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  • Hubdoc is an accountant's best friend! Move over Fido!
  • Saves hours of time, by not having to log into a bank and download PDFs one month at a time. The first time Hubdoc is connected with a bank, it will auto-fetch all available historical documents allowed by the particular bank. In some cases, it will fetch 36 months of historical documents. Going forward, it will auto-fetch documents as they become available. You hardly have to lift a finger.
  • Hubdoc does a great job of organizing documents by account and by vendor. It is so easy for bookkeepers and accountants to reconcile bank statements. You can jump from one statement to another with one click. You can truely remain 100% paperless and never have to print unless you need to tick and tie or highlight.
  • The Hubdoc mobile app is fantastic for capturing photos of receipts. They upload to Hubdoc in seconds!
  • Hubdoc also does OCR. Within one day, invoices and receipts will have vendor name, date, amount populated in the coding fields.
  • I love being able to sync to various accounting software (QuickBooks, Zero, Freshbooks, Intacct) and to a permanent document management system (Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, SmartVault, ShareFile)
  • I love how credit card and checks can be sync'ed directly to the accounting software and the image of the receipt is attached to the transaction in the accounting software.
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Cons

  • Biggest issue is the user friendliness for the designer. It is hard to get elements to do what you want if you are adding any sort of design to your form. In my case I make flyers which require not only the form fills, but also other elements like pictures and background design elements.
  • The import from PSD or AI function does not work properly most of the time. If you create a document with lots of visual elements, your best bet is to convert as much of that as possible to a rasterized image and then popping that in as the background rather than trying to import elements. They come out very wonky, colors are lost in conversion, and the layout doesn't come over.
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  • Their CPA hub is basically non-existent
  • The lack of a CPA platform makes it annoying and counter-intuitive to manage multiple clients
  • There is no ability to manage permissions
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Alternatives Considered

Because LiveCycle comes with the Adobe Suite, I've never really looked outside of it because it was something I already had access to.
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I selected HubDoc for its ability to collect and retrieve documents remotely.
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Return on Investment

  • Having LiveCycle enables me to offer more products in my lineup, so that is always a good thing. Most clients like the idea of being able to purchase a template and then making changes themselves, so I've had quite a few sales here. However it's not really something that will make me rich overnight or anything. It's just a tool that enables me to have different products.
  • If they could figure out a way to improve the limitations in terms of design capability in the form creation process, I could probably leverage this software a lot better since I would use it more.
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  • HubDoc has decreased the time it takes to collect documents from multiple sources.
  • HuDoc is the lowest cost solution for my clients that use QBO.
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Adobe LiveCycle ES4

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

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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