Kofax PaperPort vs. PaperTrail

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Kofax PaperPort
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Kofax PaperPort (formerly from Nuance) is a document management software offering. It includes features such as desktop document management solution and allows you to manage and organize your documents in one solution.
$99
one-time fee per license
PaperTrail
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
PaperTrail is a document management software offering from Egis Software. It includes features such as storage and retrieval find any document instantly and routing and workflow streamline processes with automated routing and a rule-based workflow.N/A
Pricing
Kofax PaperPortPaperTrail
Editions & Modules
PaperPort Standard
$99
one-time fee per license
PaperPort Professional
$199
one-time fee per license
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Kofax PaperPortPaperTrail
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPerpetual license products, there are no subscription or maintenance fees. Buy once, own forever.
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Kofax PaperPortPaperTrail
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Kofax PaperPortPaperTrail
Small Businesses
PowerDMS
PowerDMS
Score 9.5 out of 10
PowerDMS
PowerDMS
Score 9.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
MSB Docs
MSB Docs
Score 9.9 out of 10
MSB Docs
MSB Docs
Score 9.9 out of 10
Enterprises
OpenText Content Suite Platform
OpenText Content Suite Platform
Score 9.3 out of 10
OpenText Content Suite Platform
OpenText Content Suite Platform
Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
Kofax PaperPortPaperTrail
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(9 ratings)
8.5
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(4 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Kofax PaperPortPaperTrail
Likelihood to Recommend
Kofax
Kofax PaperPort is great for any office that has paper documents - seriously! We have set up multiple businesses to use Kofax PaperPort to cut down their storage of paper receipts, invoices, documents, etc by nearly 90%! Their office is much better organized and they have the ability to edit PDF Documents for a lot cheaper than buying Adobe Acrobat.
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Egis Software
It is very easy to use. We utilize it to save and show the logs for as many apps as we want. You can use it as an addon on Heroku.
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Pros
Kofax
  • With Kofax PaperPort, documents can be merged, pages can be extracted from multiple documents and combined to make a new PDF document. It is an important feature as one needs to do it very often and more ubiquitous pdf readers like Adobe Acrobat Reader DC lacks functionalities like these.
  • Kofax PaperPort scans the documents and using it's OCR, converts these scans to searchable PDF documents so that these documents can be searched based on the text content in them.
  • Functionality to convert other formats to PDF and PDF to other formats. This is important as many times , we need to upload certain documents only in a specific format and conversion is required to and from PDF format.
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Egis Software
  • PaperTrail is less expensive than many of its competitors.
  • PaperTrail is very easy to set up; you can start collecting logs in no time.
  • It is easy to configure email alerts and Slack integrations with PaperTrail.
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Cons
Kofax
  • It should have a back button, so if you go from one folder to the next, it would be simple to get back to the first folder.
  • When you combine two PDFs, it should retain the title of the one that's on top.
  • The send to bar should be easier to change.
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Egis Software
  • Interface is aging and in need of a re-write. It's functional, but not all that nice to work with
  • While the logs are near-real-time, they could greatly improve the speed at which logs are available in the UI
  • Pricing plans are not all that competitive with newer offerings with other companies
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Likelihood to Renew
Kofax
PaperPort has a few quirks, but it is the only program of its kind that actually does what it claims to do. The power of it is so much more than they claim especially when it comes to trying to achieve a truly paperless office. With PDF editing built-in, it also saves considerable investment in other PDF editing programs.
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Egis Software
No answers on this topic
Usability
Kofax
No answers on this topic
Egis Software
PaperTrail has become a basic app for me to save and see app logs. It is very easy to use, very intuitive and easy to customize. The feature I like most is that we can use it with several apps at same time.
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Performance
Kofax
No answers on this topic
Egis Software
PaperTrail's live-tailing performance is adequate and searches over the recent history load quickly. Searching over long periods of time can be extremely slow, however.
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Alternatives Considered
Kofax
I was ecstatic to see someone moving PaperPort away from Nuance (Those in my circle of friends refer to them as Nuisance). The lack of customer involvement by Nuance made finding answers to things that sometimes irritate a user to being downright frustrating. Maybe the purchase of Nuance by Microsoft will allow the company to focus more on the customer.
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Egis Software
I only used Logz.io for a very brief time. It seemed a bit more difficult to setup than Papertrail.
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Return on Investment
Kofax
  • Less amount of money is spent for filing purpose as less number of people and space are required for filing purpose now.
  • Information retrieval has become way faster as documents can be searched based on labels or on the basis of their content.
  • Lot of options to improve the quality of the scanned image.
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Egis Software
  • Free plan is sufficient for development and small services, and the paid plans are very cheap at low log volume. For us, the price is right with PaperTrail - though I can't speak to how their pricing compares at very high volumes.
  • Adding cloud-logging to your apps can really speed up development and debugging - the impact to engineering productivity cannot be understated.
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