NetDocuments vs. Thomson Reuters HighQ

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
NetDocuments
Score 8.2 out of 10
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NetDocuments is a document management solution from the company of the same name in Lehi, Utah.N/A
HighQ
Score 7.6 out of 10
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HighQ Collaborate, now from Thomson Reuters (acquired 2019) is a cloud-based enterprise collaboration platform, featuring secure file sharing but also means for sharing documents with users outside the enterprise, as well as a user-interface optimized for mobile devices and intuitive interface, with real-time communication.N/A
Pricing
NetDocumentsThomson Reuters HighQ
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NetDocumentsHighQ
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
NetDocumentsThomson Reuters HighQ
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
NetDocuments
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Ratings
Thomson Reuters HighQ
8.2
2 Ratings
5% above category average
Task Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings9.32 Ratings
Search00 Ratings9.62 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
NetDocuments
-
Ratings
Thomson Reuters HighQ
8.6
2 Ratings
7% above category average
Chat00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Notifications00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Discussions00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Surveys00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
NetDocuments
-
Ratings
Thomson Reuters HighQ
9.4
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Versioning00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Advanced security features00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
NetDocumentsThomson Reuters HighQ
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(8 ratings)
9.2
(2 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
NetDocumentsThomson Reuters HighQ
Likelihood to Recommend
NetDocuments
It is ideal where security is your number one concern or where there is a need to share securely across different physical locations. Speed is less than ideal in certain usage scenarios. It is limited by the speed of the internet and it can be difficult to pull large quantities of documents when researching or answering discovery requests, although, that being said, it can be addressed by maintaining your own secure server to contain a mirror of your online documents. But then the security for a mirror falls back on the organization.
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Thomson Reuters
HighQ Collaborate is well suited to situations where a law firm maintains numerous documents for a client and the client needs access to them on a regular basis. For example, we may store the client's minute book (which is relatively common for a large corporate law firm to do), but the client may need access to documents in that minute book on a regular basis. Likewise, we have an internal system at the firm for hosting digital versions of closing books, however, many clients would not have a similar system because they would only receive closing books irregularly. USBs get lost and the client might not want to put the closing book on the main server where anyone can access it. By putting the closing book on the extranet site, the individuals in the client's organization who should be able to access the closing book can do so.
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Pros
NetDocuments
  • Searching: NetDocuments' searching capabilities put it on par with other legal search engines used for research and knowledge management purposes.
  • Scalability: Despite the ever-increasing number of items stored in the repository, time searching is unaffected.
  • Innovation: NetDocuments continuously looks for new solutions and updates their product regularly.
  • Ease of Update: Because it is Web-based, updates to the software do not require local installation.
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Thomson Reuters
  • Document sharing. This product makes it easy to upload, review and organize documents related to a particular project or matter.
  • Permissions. Collaborate allows very granular permissions to be assigned for shared documents and administrative activities such as workflows.
  • Reliability. The product is cloud-based and rarely, if ever, unavailable.
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Cons
NetDocuments
  • Delay. At times, there is a delay between saving a document into Netdocuments and actually seeing them in the appropriate workspace. Such a delay is caused by the system indexing the newly added file.
  • Netdocuments' servers slow down at times causing users to receive error messages. This can be quickly remedied, but can become a nuisance.
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Thomson Reuters
  • It is just not that exciting. We host documents on there for clients but the extranet sites have ultimately turned out to not be a product that our clients are clamoring for or that we are regularly pushing.
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Usability
NetDocuments
The product is simple to learn and adheres to well-known web user protocols. The NetDocuments team spends a lot of time talking to customers regarding how to improve their interface, and are pretty quick about implementing good ideas. The system is reliable and repeatable, and similar functions are laid out consistently and in formats that users are used to.
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Thomson Reuters
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Performance
NetDocuments
NetDocuments is a performant web app. It is reliable and provides all the functionality of a sophisticated document management system. It also can serve, through its APIs, as a base system for other applications, which enhances its value. Other vendors find the company easy to work with, and it consistently seems to be the first to offer new features and technologies to its customers.
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Thomson Reuters
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Support Rating
NetDocuments
I've never had to contact support, but I won't give it a ten. We've had a few hiccups along the way, but nothing that couldn't be fixed within 24 hours.
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Thomson Reuters
The interface is easy to use and overall the software seems pretty robust (I haven't had any crashes yet), so I haven't had to use the support very often. Likewise, I don't think I've ever had a client e-mail me with questions or issues - the software is pretty idiot-proof.
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Alternatives Considered
NetDocuments
We switched to NetDocuments 11 years ago. So, to be fair and accurate... the OpenText product at that time was called PC Docs and the company (that OpenText acquired) was Hummingbird. I can't remember who owned iManage at the time. Anyway, NetDocuments was a superior product at the time, in general, and more specifically because the search and remote access features\functions were superior (and still are).
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Thomson Reuters
I feel that HighQ does not really have any real competition in this space because it simply accomplishes its goals far better than the competition at lower cost, while requiring less training and administration.
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Return on Investment
NetDocuments
  • Improved mobility
  • Eliminated issues with strucutre
  • The conversion was difficult, not ND fault, change is hard, but training and support helped.
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Thomson Reuters
  • Permits fairly simple administration by a single person for hundreds of Extranets
  • One shop stopping for reliable, secure document sharing and signing with external parties
  • Simple enough to use that internal and external users do not need training to take advantage of the product.
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ScreenShots

NetDocuments Screenshots

Screenshot of Save time and boost productivity by enhancing your enterprise search and making it that much easier for users to find the information they need across different documents locations.Screenshot of Seamlessly connect NetDocuments to your favorite Microsoft collaboration tools—without compromising governance or security.Screenshot of Share and collaborate intuitively, securely, and in a way that brings you and your clients closer together.Screenshot of Use predictive technology to accurately file any email into your NetDocuments system with a single click.Screenshot of Support your remote employee’s productivity by giving them secure, local access to every file and document they need, regardless of internet connection, with ndSync: a robust, reliable two-way file syncing solution for Macs and PCs.Screenshot of Quickly organize documents into sets or binders and securely distribute compiled content to everyone who needs it.