M‑Files vs. pCloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
M‑Files
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
M-Files is a platform for knowledge work automation, that helps knowledge workers to find information faster. M-Files features a metadata-driven architecture, embedded workflow engine, and advanced artificial intelligence. This helps customers to eliminate information chaos, improve process efficiency, and automate security and compliance. The vendor's value proposition: EASE OF USE: M-Files increases productivity and improves work quality by making…N/A
pCloud
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
pCloud is a cloud- based digital asset management platform that provides access to all digital content including images,video, audio, documents, and more, anytime, anywhere, on any device. Users can keep important files safe and centralized in one place, and share with team members, clients, etc. across the globe with controlled access and permissions to the digital library. The vendor says that the product has a user-friendly interface that clearly shows where everything is located and…
$29.97
per month 3 users
Pricing
M‑FilespCloud
Editions & Modules
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pCloud Business
$9.99
per month per user (1 TB storage per user, 3+ users)
Business Pro
$19.98
per month per user (2 TB storage per user, 3+ users)
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
M‑FilespCloud
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsDiscount available for annual pricing.
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User Ratings
M‑FilespCloud
Likelihood to Recommend
9.7
(68 ratings)
8.7
(9 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.9
(15 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.1
(12 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(11 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.1
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
9.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
7.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
7.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
M‑FilespCloud
Likelihood to Recommend
M‑Files
M‑Files is great for companies with multiple locations. Drive letters can become cumbersome to use and collaborate with colleagues and M‑Files fills that gap. The check out/check in system is great and allows only one editor at a time. This can be good and bad depending on the situation.
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pCloud
I need to store and share a lot of files. These include videos and other documents. Before using pCloud, I constantly had to clean up and delete files from my hard drive to free up space for new files. Sharing files and also using files on my website is now easier with pCloud's public folder.
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Pros
M‑Files
  • Reliable: Our M-Files system has only gone down one time (for a very short period of time) at the beginning of the two years that we have been with M-Files. Our previous vendor's system had so many downtimes that our IT Department had to assign an associate to work with me for sending out notifications to associates etc. With our last vendor, one day I came to work and only 60 of the 260 consent for surgery forms were available to our end users although they were visible to me as the Administrator but weren't showing up for the end-users!
  • Our M-Files system was created for us. It was created by working with developers to only have on our system what we required, and I must say, there were so many extra features that M-Files offered in our program that weren't available with our previous vendor. As mentioned previously, we can have two policies or forms visible to the end-user so one can be listed as "draft" or "training only" so our end users can read and use for training as we get ready to roll out a new medical record system. I can also preload policies and leave them in the working stage until they are approved and go back and publish them the day they are approved. The list goes on with so many great features.
  • Our end users would say the greatest asset of this product is the search function. It's amazing how fast it is. There are many ways to search out a form or policy which makes it a true asset for our associates.
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pCloud
  • We can store data safely and easily using pCloud, and we can access it from anywhere
  • It's simple to use and secures the information
  • Transmitting visual media and text documents is a breeze with this system
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Cons
M‑Files
  • If you are new to Electronic Document Management, this can be a really difficult product to roll out. Since it is infinitely versatile, there are infinite ways to configure it wrong. I highly recommend the M-Files admin training offered by M-Files as it will set you in the right direction.
  • Many options are paid add-ons. So while you are not paying for what you don't need, many great features will come at a cost.
  • If you don't have a technical person on staff, this will be tricky to maintain. Not impossible. If your processes do not change, once setup it will be fine.
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pCloud
  • It is been known that pCloud is lifetime free, but whenever we use it some annoying ads are there which makes it difficult for us to access our own file. It must be reduced, as it will be easy for us to access our files.
  • pCloud has some great features but sometimes we have seen some lagging issues while using it. Whenever we download any file, it gets stuck and doesn't download properly. It is quite impatient, as we need our file urgently. The application needs to improve.
  • The new files which are uploaded are not automatically synchronized properly. It needs to sync with the Mail ID as we can download our files properly.
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Likelihood to Renew
M‑Files
M-files meets our almost all needs, we dont have other option to replace m-files. it saves lots, like Hardware because of Vault Feature means we can create many vaults (mini-servers) in m-files in other solutions we need more hardware for more installations.
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pCloud
No answers on this topic
Usability
M‑Files
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.
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pCloud
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
M‑Files
always there.
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pCloud
No answers on this topic
Performance
M‑Files
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.
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pCloud
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
M‑Files
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.
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pCloud
No answers on this topic
In-Person Training
M‑Files
We had online conference call training with a recording to use later as needed
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pCloud
No answers on this topic
Online Training
M‑Files
They answer all questions and record your training for later use.
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pCloud
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
M‑Files
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.
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pCloud
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
M‑Files
The customization ability seemed to be a level above and easy to navigate and available options are constantly being reinvented. We have used OnBase for years and now desire to move away from this option for a number of reasons.
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pCloud
pCloud does one thing really well; backup, archive, access, and share files & folders. It does not try to be many other things.
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Scalability
M‑Files
do so much more than we need but has all the stuff we do need.
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pCloud
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
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.
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pCloud
  • Improved collaboration across the organization.
  • Has sped up internal document approvals, which allows teams to function more efficiently.
  • Has provided a more secure storage place for sensitive documents.
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ScreenShots

M‑Files Screenshots

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pCloud Screenshots

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