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We expereienced an upgrade by Aptean in March 2014 and it actually created issues with our interfaces to Word and well as performance issues. As of November, we have most of the performance issues resolved, however our interface with Word is still not working. It takes alot of upfront work to convert with Word and with the upgrade that was affected. Authors are still frustrated with many issues in the formatting and editing of existing data. A vital tool to update the product home pages has not been available except for sporadic late night periods since the upgrade in March. Overall, many authors are not happy with this knowledge management tool
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Good situation: when you have way too many tools hosting content, Spekit is great at bringing everything together so I don't need to remember where things are hosted. I just need to know ish how to search. Bad: I feel like it still doesn't help people discover content nearly as much. The nice thing about a
or other systems like that is that there are resources right in front of you, VS having to know what to search for. Also, I hate the extension, stop cluttering up Gmail.
Read full review Pros Aptean offers simple access to Knowledge Management for our Clients, Customer Support teams as well as internal support teams. Allows our knowledge management team the ability to provide consistent and up-to-date processes and troubleshooting tips for our associates as well as ADP Clients. Aptean provides an easy to use user interface with tools for authors that mimic Microsoft Word (Cut, Paste, Spell Check, Bullets, Indentation etc). It also provides an easy to user user interface for our associates in accessing the Knowledge Management solutions. The Search tool is very powerful and allows the users quick access to the information they need! In the more than 3 years that we have been using Consona/Aptean, we have had very little down time. This is important to our authors as well as end users in being able to access the information. Allowing the authors the ability to update the information in near real time is another key feature of keeping our information current. Read full review Spekit is quick and easy to install and start using. Spekit's customer support is second to none. Spekit offers a lot of flexibility for users to customize for particular situations. Read full review Cons We have experienced some slowness with importing pictures into our Aptean application. While they do eventually complete, it is very timeconsuming when several images are needed. Definitely tries our patience, or consider not including them at all! Some of the formatting issues transfering our information from Word to Aptean are still challenging and require too much manual intervention than necessary. Read full review Wish it was easier to insert hyperlinks. Wish changes could be made once and duplicated to related pages. Would be nice to rearrange Speks on a user level. Do not seem to be able to share specific Speks. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
Many business units are using the Aptean product for knowledge management and a change now would be too crucial to the processes that the associates are becoming familiar with using. We have spent a lot of time promoting our Aptean Knowledge Management tool and interfaced it with our call tracking system.
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Spekit is fine, I just feel like it doesn't have the world's best upfront organizational tool. I like
due to the ability to have pages and have an organized thought. That does take significantly more effort to keep it organized and up to date which everyone doesn't really want to have. On the flip side, Spekit does have a great search tool, which is a lot like other enterprise search tools, this one just happens to be used by the sales team. Overall, I'm a fan, except for their chrome extension - stop invading my space.
Read full review Return on Investment Increased Employee Effciency adding ability to look up processes and troubleshooting tips is invaluable. Ability to share information with our Client Facing interface, which results in better customer service. Encouraging ADP associates and clients to become more self sufficient is what we're all about! Ability to keep the information current with the effciency of the product. Read full review I've only been in my position for a brief while, so I'm not sure yet. I know it's helped longer tenured members of my team do very well! Read full review ScreenShots