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ECM -XD is great when you are linking documents of different types and from different sources into a single centralized location. There is no limit to the amount of information that can be retained for a specific complaint, investigation, etc. so situations where documents obtained at different times and from different personnel need to be linked to a single file are ideal. ECM -XD is less ideal for situations in which individual file information is simple with low density, or requiring a high level of customization. The user interface is likely more intuitive for novice users through other software options
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It is ideal where security is your number one concern or where there is a need to share securely across different physical locations. Speed is less than ideal in certain usage scenarios. It is limited by the speed of the internet and it can be difficult to pull large quantities of documents when researching or answering discovery requests, although, that being said, it can be addressed by maintaining your own secure server to contain a mirror of your online documents. But then the security for a mirror falls back on the organization.
Consultant \ Law Office Practice Management & Accounting Software
Read full review Pros Great cloud integration of information. Saves a lot of space on network drives and eliminates need for local storage of critical documents. Very good comprehensive repository of information. Documents of different format and file extensions are allowed for upload and easy to access. Regulatory and auditory compliance. This platform facilitates documentation of customer feedback, and thus ensures GMP, ISO, and FDA compliance. Read full review Searching: NetDocuments' searching capabilities put it on par with other legal search engines used for research and knowledge management purposes. Scalability: Despite the ever-increasing number of items stored in the repository, time searching is unaffected. Innovation: NetDocuments continuously looks for new solutions and updates their product regularly. Ease of Update: Because it is Web-based, updates to the software do not require local installation. Read full review Cons Customization could be made easier. Often times we instead have blank unused information fields for individual complaint files. Record display layout could be optimized. While very comprehensive, it could be difficult to find specific information. Mobile compatibility. I haven't seen any support for mobile compatibility. ECM -XD is typically only accessed on laptop and desktop machines in our organization. Read full review Delay. At times, there is a delay between saving a document into Netdocuments and actually seeing them in the appropriate workspace. Such a delay is caused by the system indexing the newly added file. Netdocuments' servers slow down at times causing users to receive error messages. This can be quickly remedied, but can become a nuisance. Read full review Usability
The product is simple to learn and adheres to well-known web user protocols. The NetDocuments team spends a lot of time talking to customers regarding how to improve their interface, and are pretty quick about implementing good ideas. The system is reliable and repeatable, and similar functions are laid out consistently and in formats that users are used to.
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NetDocuments is a performant web app. It is reliable and provides all the functionality of a sophisticated document management system. It also can serve, through its APIs, as a base system for other applications, which enhances its value. Other vendors find the company easy to work with, and it consistently seems to be the first to offer new features and technologies to its customers.
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Customer support for ECM -XD has been very responsive and quick to resolve issues and answer inquiries. Help contact links aren't very visible within the platform, and mobile or tablet support doesn't look to be documented. Overall, support is great from a functional perspective but could be easier to find and use with improvements in layout and interface design.
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I've never had to contact support, but I won't give it a ten. We've had a few hiccups along the way, but nothing that couldn't be fixed within 24 hours.
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We switched to NetDocuments 11 years ago. So, to be fair and accurate... the OpenText product at that time was called PC Docs and the company (that OpenText acquired) was
. I can't remember who owned iManage at the time. Anyway, NetDocuments was a superior product at the time, in general, and more specifically because the search and remote access features\functions were superior (and still are).
Read full review Return on Investment Large annual cost savings ($500K+) in hardware and storage space of complaint-related documentation by moving to cloud platform. Significant time savings in information retrieval and audit preparation by centralizing information for multiple users to single repository. Easier GMP, ISO, and FDA regulation compliance through comprehensive linkage of documentation and customer feedback timeline. Read full review Improved mobility Eliminated issues with strucutre The conversion was difficult, not ND fault, change is hard, but training and support helped. Read full review ScreenShots