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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.
Rick Hahn | TrustRadius Reviewer

XaitPorter

XaitPorter is ideal when a large document, containing many (preferably independent) sections is being created by more than five writers across different office locations and is subject to review by multiple reviewers and requires formal approval. It is particularly suited for external documents which are to be delivered as a non-editable PDF file.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Sam Catanzaro | TrustRadius Reviewer

XaitPorter

  • This tool gives us the opportunity to work together. We always work in the last revision.
  • We can write comments as we go along and all involved will see it straight away.
  • We can structure it the way we want/our the way customer wants it and print the whole book in one go. We are sure that pictures/text/tables are where they are supposed to be (they have not moved around the document as it does when using Microsoft Word).
Solveig Solheim | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Aleksandra Kagan-Alameda | TrustRadius Reviewer

XaitPorter

  • It would be helpful to improve functions used to organize and reorganize sections. They work fine, but could be retooled for ease of use. Simple drag-drop over the tree-view from the primary navigator (not only in the dedicated dialog for reordering sections) would be very good. It would be good to support simple flagging or tagging of sections to indicate whatever is meaningful to the user (e.g., to flag a section as imported text that needs formatting, or a section that is high priority for review). The icons do change to indicate predefined workflow states (e.g. approved), but there isn't support for a user-defined tag, perhaps with the ability to filter by tag as many newer applications can do. That would be handy. These aren't criticisms so much as product enhancement suggestions.
  • The editor is ok but could be tuned up a bit. For example, styles in the toolbar dropdown apply only to the whole paragraph. It's hard to indent text. The button tool doesn't consistently remove the button attribute on an existing button; works sometimes, sometimes not. Little stuff. Overall it's adequate for text creation.
  • The process of defining templates and styles appears to be a black art. While it's something you don't do often, it should be simplified and better exposed to ordinary admins.
  • The ability to have more than one section open at a time in the editor would be fantastic. Great productivity tool.
  • Word import/export could be cleaner.
  • The ability to export to html with user-defined style sheets would open new markets for Xait. If the product had that, we'd use Xait to maintain our online help site too.
  • The ability to link to externally stored images rather than lock them inside the Xait library would be huge, as we've expressed to the support team. We manage hundreds of images (diagrams, screen shots etc.) that are used throughout the company, not just for Xait documents. We would like to store them on a file system (e.g. Dropbox) and have them update into Xait automatically when the master copy is modified. This is a very important capability, though in fairness we didn't find it in other products either. Explicit support for Dropbox/Google Drive/Box would be one way, but dynamic linking a la Microsoft Word would be fine, maybe even better.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

NetDocuments

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XaitPorter

XaitPorter 10.0
Based on 3 answers
There are too many positive aspects versus negative.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

NetDocuments

NetDocuments 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

XaitPorter

XaitPorter 9.5
Based on 2 answers
We find it to be intuitive to use with a simple menu and right-click based functionality in place.
Carol Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

NetDocuments

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XaitPorter

XaitPorter 10.0
Based on 2 answers
XaitPorter is always there even though we have issues with outages (suddenly the network does not work, but that is internal issue)
Solveig Solheim | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

NetDocuments

NetDocuments 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

XaitPorter

XaitPorter 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Our reports/Tenders complete in a reasonable time frame, actually faster than Word. We have not integrated with other systems or softwares.
Solveig Solheim | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

NetDocuments

NetDocuments 7.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

XaitPorter

XaitPorter 10.0
Based on 6 answers
They have a clear method for reporting any issues and work hard to get a resolution, keeping me informed of progress.
Carol Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

NetDocuments

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XaitPorter

XaitPorter 10.0
Based on 1 answer
He was really good. He came from Xait and trained us for several days. He got all involved and answered the questions asked. He was a professional trainee
Solveig Solheim | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

NetDocuments

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XaitPorter

XaitPorter 9.9
Based on 2 answers
The online training was really good. They know the way of getting people involved and they answered all questions asked. They were there for us.
Solveig Solheim | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

NetDocuments

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XaitPorter

XaitPorter 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I was really satisfied with the implementation
Solveig Solheim | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

NetDocuments

NetDocuments offers better data security and is more reliable than premise-based document management software. Dropbox Business is designed for sharing files, syncing them and collaborating with colleagues. NetDocuments is designed for document security, encryption and compliance and offers world-class datacenters with retention policies that allow for effective management of the entire document lifecycle
Michael Rastall, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

XaitPorter

The standard product for many years has been Microsoft Word. Some have tried to use SharePoint as a collaborative tool, but it is not suited for the purpose and is generally very user un-friendly. It is not intuitive and we have very few persons with any competency in it. Porter is easy to pick up and the new interface is very intuitive, and the way that Porter works removes many of the typical layout and formatting choices that made Microsoft Word so difficult for the average employee. It also greatly simplifies and reduces the amount of corrective work that tender support staff used to have to do.We are not aware of any product in the market that comes close to Porter. It is an ideal product that was purpose built for collaborative writing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

NetDocuments

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XaitPorter

XaitPorter 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I just love the system
Solveig Solheim | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

NetDocuments

  • NetDocuments has really saved us from hiring more people. The document management system is a core technology to any law firm. Our last DMS was an in-house system. It easily required the attention of half a FTE and offered a fraction of the functionality.
  • NetDocuments has also been relatively easy for our employees to use. We have a high adoption rate and it allows for our employees (and third parties) to collaborate pretty well.
  • NetDocuments offers any number of certifications -- e.g. ISO 27001, business associate agreements for HIPAA -- certifications that are required by some clients, that we could not possibly attain with an in-house system.
Mark Manoukian | TrustRadius Reviewer

XaitPorter

  • Too soon to tell. Right now we're still at the near end of the value chain - it still seems expensive given the outputs to date. But we have a lower proposal volume than some companies, so you need to factor that in.
  • Also, the named user licensing is restrictive and problematic in a small company where people perform multiple roles and may dip in and out of the proposal development process over a period of weeks or months. A concurrent user model would be much, much better for us, though I understand you'd need to figure out a way to handle email notifications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

NetDocuments

General

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

XaitPorter

General

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

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