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Score 7 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

HelpSystems Automate Plus

Anything where automation would be helpful, I'd recommend. If you're doing a task over and over again, Automate can likely work and do it for you. It helps to keep things running exactly the same so that when failures occur, they can easily be traced to their source.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Laserfiche

Laserfiche is perfect for businesses that need a place to appropriately store their documents digitally and want an environment to grow from. Adding Laserfiche Forms helps grow a business' ability to process their work and reach their customers easier. Laserfiche could be used for all sizes of businesses but may not be as worth it for very small businesses.
Angela Jordan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Content Management

HelpSystems Automate Plus
Laserfiche
8.8
Content capture & imaging
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Laserfiche
9.3
File sync, storage & archiving
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Laserfiche
9.4
Document management
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Laserfiche
9.5
Records management
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Laserfiche
9.5
Content search & retrieval
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Laserfiche
8.7
Enterprise content collaboration
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Laserfiche
8.1
Content publishing & creation
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Laserfiche
8.5
Security, risk management & information governance
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Laserfiche
9.1
Contract lifecycle management
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Laserfiche
8.0
Automated workflows
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Laserfiche
9.1
Mobile support
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Laserfiche
8.3
Integration
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Laserfiche
8.1

Pros

HelpSystems Automate Plus

  • Very detailed task builder. Easy to read step by step a task's operation even if you don't have much programming knowledge.
  • Scheduling for automation jobs is very flexible. Allows us to create all kinds of job schedules as needed.
  • Organization of jobs, tasks, conditions is done well. Allows us to easily manage our items.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Laserfiche

  • Electronic content management- it provides backup, versioning, access controls, retention policies, powerful search, metadata, and routing. It provides several facilities for importing scanning documents including OCR.
  • Business Process Automation via workflow. Built on Microsoft WWF technology, Laserfiche provides a developer studio (designer) for rapid, visual development. It contains dozens of pre-built objects to accomplish numerous tasks, including document routing, rules, and web API integrations.
  • Electronic Forms- an easy to use interface for creating input forms which can be routed, saved to the repository, and integrated into a workflow.
  • Robotic Process Automation- Laserfiche has put an emphasis on developing their RPA solution to be a serious player in this space. Their RPA bots can be easily integrated into business process automation (BPAs).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

HelpSystems Automate Plus

  • AutoMate's Windows interface can be quite buggy at times. We are using the latest and final build of AutoMate 10. It took many iterations to get this most stable build, but there are still many little issues that happen when building tasks. Copying and pasting too much causes GUI errors and can crash. Things don't indent properly, success/failure arrow lines in the Job window don't flow perfectly straight, etc. There is a newer version AutoMate 11, but it's so buggy we can't even use it properly.
  • Memory management is terrible on Aut 10 and 11. Just working in the program for a little bit building tasks has memory leaks that don't resolve until you close out of the program. You'll be using several GB of ram in no time.
  • Dashboard reporting could be better. We'd like a better way to track how jobs are running, when failures occur, etc. You can do that now, but the interface is cumbersome.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Laserfiche

  • Quick Fields, the tool for automatically importing and processing scans by Zone OCR, is primitive and out of date. The user interface is terrible, and the program can behave in unexpected ways. The OCR module from Nuance has a high error rate.
  • Security and access rights are finely grained, and quite powerful, but there isn't a way to get a report of access rights and where they've been set. If a document repository is very large, and was not properly planned out and documented, untangling user rights issues can be a real mess.
  • Most of the modules are intuitive and easy to use. This is a double-edged sword. Forms and workflows are quick and easy to create, but it's possible for a non-programmer to create a workflow or forms process with hundreds of copy-pastes of the same activities where someone with some practical programming experience will create a loop of a dozen activities.
Glen Murie | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

HelpSystems Automate Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Laserfiche

Laserfiche 8.6
Based on 16 answers
We plan on renewing Laserfiche for the coming year but also have been considering a scanning and document management solution that can be purchased from our new accounting system company, we are implementing the accounting system this year. It will be a couple years before we make a decision to stay with Laserfiche or change.
Judy Nie | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

HelpSystems Automate Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Laserfiche

Laserfiche 10.0
Based on 6 answers
It has an intuitive design that feels very natural to any user that has ever used Outlook or Windows Explorer. There are multiple ways to perform every action in order to help users with various software experiences find the shortcuts and actions they seek quickly and effectively.
Ramsey Oklah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

HelpSystems Automate Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Laserfiche

Laserfiche 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I am very satisfied with Laserfiche. I have found that certain larger jobs may are slow. This may also be related to our infrastructure environment. We have been able to tune Laserfiche to increase performance on larger jobs.
Tim Nolan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

HelpSystems Automate Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Laserfiche

Laserfiche 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Performance, of course, is largely dependent on the underlying environment. Laserfiche does its part with multi-threading, taking advantage of multi-core servers on scanning, workflows, and bots. A SQL-Server back-end is suitable for small to medium-sized company, but may not scale to large, where Oracle would be the better choice. Workflows can be poorly written and perform recursive work slowing down the system. It's better to run batch type workflows at night when possible.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

HelpSystems Automate Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Laserfiche

Laserfiche 9.5
Based on 10 answers
I have never had to wait for help from Laserfiche. If I cannot find the answer online, I can easily send an email to a customer support representative. I have always been helped the same day and my questions have always been resolved. The Empower conference is always a great learning opportunity and the online resources and webinars are top-notch.
Alexa Siebert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

HelpSystems Automate Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Laserfiche

Laserfiche 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Easily accessible 24/7 so am able to complete courseware whenever time allows: Commute to work; waiting for friends or family; at night while relaxing [with a delicious glass of wine!]; whenever and wherever time and circumstances permit.Courseware is well written and presented in an easy to follow and understand format.
Sheree Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

HelpSystems Automate Plus

At an older job we used to use SSIS as kind of an automation tool as well as it could also be used to connect to FTP sources, read files, etc. AutoMate is simply centrally designed to be true automation software. It is much more robust, can work with a variety of software (including SSIS itself) and is much quicker to integrate and troubleshoot.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Laserfiche

Laserfiche is the leader in the ECM industry, and I believe will stand toe to toe with any competitor on the market. Not only is it on of the most advanced systems for an enterprise wide solution, but the cost is also very competitive. I also do not believe there is any competitor with an integrated forms module.
Mark Ellickson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

HelpSystems Automate Plus

  • It's been a net positive as AutoMate requires less eyes on specific tasks so that people can focus attention elsewhere and do more analysis.
  • Less manual work also decreases the chances of mistakes and/or missed jobs. Since Automate can schedule everything, send email notifications, etc., there is less time wasted.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Laserfiche

  • Better customer service- if it's in laserfiche you can reproduce a document immediately.
  • Better use of office space as my old fashioned file cabinets that used to take up wall space have decreased in size as I use my Laserfiche filing system instead. Only when necessary is a 'hard copy' kept in a file cabinet such as legal documents, original certificates, permits, etc.
  • Employee empowerment- staff can research a particular subject by reviewing the files in laserfiche. Reading/skimming several pages is easier and you don't clutter your desk with old, dusty manila folders!
Sheila Cruz | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

HelpSystems Automate Plus

General

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

HelpSystems Automate Plus Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Laserfiche

General

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

Laserfiche Editions & Modules

Edition
Subscription$50.001
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

HelpSystems Automate Plus
8.0
Laserfiche
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

HelpSystems Automate Plus
Laserfiche
8.6

Usability

HelpSystems Automate Plus
Laserfiche
10.0

Reliability and Availability

HelpSystems Automate Plus
Laserfiche
10.0

Performance

HelpSystems Automate Plus
Laserfiche
9.0

Support Rating

HelpSystems Automate Plus
Laserfiche
9.5

Online Training

HelpSystems Automate Plus
Laserfiche
10.0

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