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Score 8.6 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

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

M‑Files

For Catholic Health, M-Files has been a huge success. We have around 27,000 documents on this system and it's an extremely easy system to use and a great resource for our end users. It's hard when you make the decision to change vendors and need to pick a new system. There are a lot of companies out there offering their services and promising you everything but when it comes down to it, not all can provide what was promised. I honestly don't think we could have picked a better system for us. We had a few glitches in the beginning because we thought we had 10,000 policies and forms, but when we went to transfer them over, we really, at that time, had 25,000 documents because we had the previous versions that were required to be retained. When creating this system, there was tremendous time spent on our special requirements, and it is well worth that time spent to make a system that is exactly what is required for your company, and I think we accomplished that. Honestly, Strickland Solutions has made enhancements to our system since it was created to increase the quality of our system. I think it's endless what can be done by the programmers. They have always been able to come up with a solution for us. As far as scenarios that are less appropriate, we only asked for a presentation based on our needs but it seems like M-Files could create a system for anything based on the amazing skill of the programmers.
Penny Arnold | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Content Management

Laserfiche
8.8
M‑Files
7.9
Content capture & imaging
Laserfiche
9.3
M‑Files
7.9
File sync, storage & archiving
Laserfiche
9.4
M‑Files
8.4
Document management
Laserfiche
9.5
M‑Files
8.4
Records management
Laserfiche
9.4
M‑Files
7.9
Content search & retrieval
Laserfiche
8.8
M‑Files
8.4
Enterprise content collaboration
Laserfiche
8.2
M‑Files
8.3
Content publishing & creation
Laserfiche
8.5
M‑Files
6.9
Security, risk management & information governance
Laserfiche
9.1
M‑Files
8.4
Contract lifecycle management
Laserfiche
8.1
M‑Files
8.5
Automated workflows
Laserfiche
9.1
M‑Files
8.4
Mobile support
Laserfiche
8.2
M‑Files
7.1
Integration
Laserfiche
8.2
M‑Files
7.5
Artificial intelligence
Laserfiche
M‑Files
6.5

Pros

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

M‑Files

  • Infinitely versatile. We have created non-document objects that documents can relate to. These NDOs can be leveraged to find relationships between documents to present versatile views, automated permissions and workflows. No more WHERE is my document, but WHAT is my document!
  • Intelligent Metadata is a great ability to capture what you need to properly categorize your documents and the system will scan the documents to capture that data for you. Users still accept the presented data to ensure accuracy.
  • Customization of notifications is exceptionally useful when monitoring adoption of M-Files. In real time you are able to capture if a user is struggling with a process.
  • Using assignments with workflows means users are not troubled with finding what needs to be done, they simply get the assignment, carry out the work and move on.
  • Integrating with fully custom systems can be a breeze also with several ways to import content and even an API to build your own integrations. The API documentation is thorough!
Jason von Innerebner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

M‑Files

  • Sharing content externally requires organizational efforts involving information governance, risk management, and IT strategies. There are options the administrators need to consider to permit external sharing. External collaboration requires other IT infrastructure solutions to incorporate M-Files. External facing content can be done, but not easily done without first planning workflows and permission configurations.
  • Configurations are determined by the customer primarily. The creation of properties and classes are at the discretion of the customer administrator. An organization needs to understand information governance and enlist collaboration with M-Files, IT, Records Management, Risk Management, and Legal. This is not so much a downfall of M-Files, but it is a consideration that embarking in the adoption of an ECM is a significant investment for an organization, both financially and human resources management, but the benefits with best practice configuration will ensure success.
  • There are features that are advertised, but further investigation is available with an additional purchase of an add-on. Unfortunately, not entirely unusual in this business
Sarah M.C. von Innerebner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

M‑Files

M‑Files 10.0
Based on 9 answers
Because M-Files became a important tool inside the company. It supports very well the way that a document should be handle. The idea of using metadata instead of the physical file is too much better than handle folders and files. It has capabilities to create new features that can automate the daily basis usage of users, improving performance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

M‑Files

M‑Files 8.8
Based on 7 answers
It is a powerful system that can locate content fast and effectively. The system takes quite some time to setup initially. It can be hard for M-Files support to know how businesses operate and how they want to use the system in a way that works for them. The customization makes it great for companies to cater to their own needs. Once the system is set up in a way that makes sense for the business, the user experience is positive. There is room for improvement in the notifications, workflow, and support areas.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

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

M‑Files

M‑Files 9.1
Based on 3 answers
always there.
Tim Goetz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

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

M‑Files

M‑Files 9.1
Based on 2 answers
I noticed some lagging with the integration with Microsoft Office but not so much that I would not use it. It has gotten better with updates. to be fair the issues were when Office 2013 first came out.
Tim Goetz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Laserfiche

Laserfiche 9.4
Based on 9 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

M‑Files

M‑Files 8.8
Based on 5 answers
Usually when I need help from them I got support and it was very good and focused to solve my problem. I didn't have so many problems, but when used it worked. I just would like to have a support in my native language, but I can understand that sometimes is hard for the companies.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Laserfiche

No answers on this topic

M‑Files

We had online conference call training with a recording to use later as needed
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

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

M‑Files

M‑Files 9.1
Based on 2 answers
They answer all questions and record your training for later use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Laserfiche

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

M‑Files

M‑Files 8.8
Based on 4 answers
The key insight is that the most important thing is to have a open mind. The application is easy to use, but if you have a company with different views and it is not aligned could be a huge problem. So the company transformation is required together with the application. Ensure to use as much as possible the capabilities of the application helps to have best ROI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

M‑Files

M-Files is considered as document management system. However, we started with M-Files using it as application and data management platform. We planned the meta data structures well and now we benefit from it as we start using M-Files as document management system. We considered using SharePoint but found M-Files far more suited for our needs.
Yrjö Tolvanen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Laserfiche

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

M‑Files

M‑Files 10.0
Based on 1 answer
do so much more than we need but has all the stuff we do need.
Tim Goetz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

M‑Files

  • M-Files allows us to track important milestones and expiration dates. We are now able to easily track revisions to contracts with community partners and record comments and history in one place.
  • We are able to track all contracts that come through our District and to create monthly reports to present to our Board.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Laserfiche

General

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

M‑Files

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Laserfiche
8.6
M‑Files
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Laserfiche
8.6
M‑Files
10.0

Usability

Laserfiche
10.0
M‑Files
8.8

Reliability and Availability

Laserfiche
10.0
M‑Files
9.1

Performance

Laserfiche
9.0
M‑Files
9.1

Support Rating

Laserfiche
9.4
M‑Files
8.8

Online Training

Laserfiche
10.0
M‑Files
9.1

Implementation Rating

Laserfiche
M‑Files
8.8

Scalability

Laserfiche
M‑Files
10.0

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