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Likelihood to Recommend

OnBase by Hyland

Hyland Onbase is simple, effective, and just works for when it comes to content management systems. Many companies rely on static folder structures for storing information or Excel/Access tables which can easily become a mess whereas with Onbase every document is unique and access can be restricted/audited depending on user permissions. It allows for a company to easily take control of their information and be more productive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartSearch

Not really. This is a smart product built by a bunch of former Xerox Docushare and Westbrook Fortis developers and sales directors who got tired of doing it wrong at their old employment.
Terrence Abrams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Content Management

OnBase by Hyland
9.0
SmartSearch
Content capture & imaging
OnBase by Hyland
9.1
SmartSearch
File sync, storage & archiving
OnBase by Hyland
9.5
SmartSearch
Document management
OnBase by Hyland
9.6
SmartSearch
Records management
OnBase by Hyland
8.6
SmartSearch
Content search & retrieval
OnBase by Hyland
9.2
SmartSearch
Enterprise content collaboration
OnBase by Hyland
9.4
SmartSearch
Content publishing & creation
OnBase by Hyland
9.0
SmartSearch
Security, risk management & information governance
OnBase by Hyland
9.4
SmartSearch
Contract lifecycle management
OnBase by Hyland
8.8
SmartSearch
Automated workflows
OnBase by Hyland
9.1
SmartSearch
Artificial intelligence
OnBase by Hyland
7.2
SmartSearch
Mobile support
OnBase by Hyland
8.8
SmartSearch
Integration
OnBase by Hyland
9.3
SmartSearch

Pros

OnBase by Hyland

  • Tools to assist with configuration changes especially for Workflow processes.
  • Easy to query the database to pull reports on usage.
  • Support for a wide variety of files that can be stored within the product.
  • Great support channels for resolving application issues.
Andrew Yoder | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartSearch

  • Sends email notifications to appropriate individuals when expiration or renewal notice dates are approaching.
  • Offers an easy and fast way to search for specific documents.
  • It allows managers to simply drop documents into the inboxes for Legal to permanently archive.
  • Allows documents to be easily emailed. No more sorting through various files on the desktop to try to find the correct document.
  • Is set up in an organized manner that is appropriate for the documents that are contained in the archives.
Megan Cobleigh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

OnBase by Hyland

  • Printing multiple drawings from a hit list.
  • We are currently working with our Value Added Reseller and Hyland to enable a print button that would allow us to print multiple drawings from a hit list. Our users might need entire sets of electrical one line diagrams or piping and instrument diagrams for plant operations or project work. The disabled option stems from the fact that some engineering drawings are created with external drawings (XRefs or external references) that are referenced inside a drawing. Because 99% of our drawings are simple drawings that do not use external references, the disable print button is a handicap. If not resolved in this issue, which is still our hope, Hyland is aware that the issue needs to be fixed in the future.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartSearch

  • I use Firefox on a Mac Mini and often times my documents will not display in the preview so I will need to email them to myself first to preview prior to sending them to a client or candidate. (The Adobe image preview does not work either)
  • Sometimes it can hang up when saving files with a large amount of graphics.
R.J. Kahn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

OnBase by Hyland

OnBase by Hyland 9.3
Based on 3 answers
Onbase is a multifunctional application that can integrate with nearly anything.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartSearch

SmartSearch 8.6
Based on 3 answers
Too easy to use, low enough TCO to continue on with for a long, long time.
Terrence Abrams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

OnBase by Hyland

OnBase by Hyland 8.2
Based on 3 answers
Adoption and usability of OnBase have gone extremely well for us due to the system's ability to integrate with nearly any other system your organization uses. In addition to ease-of-use of Hyland's Unity and Web clients, modules like Application Enabler allow us to read information from any app in order to serve-up OnBase content to the end-user
Andy Barker | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartSearch

SmartSearch 7.5
Based on 2 answers
Need to fix the preview utility.
R.J. Kahn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

OnBase by Hyland

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SmartSearch

SmartSearch 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Square-9 can get this product out to you in almost the same hour your order it. We got ours very fast.
Terrence Abrams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

OnBase by Hyland

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SmartSearch

SmartSearch 8.2
Based on 1 answer
With the PDF projected viewer, the document retrieval-to-display can drag for a second more than some systems, and the capture workflow if you overload a server array can also drag, but those are the only two issues we've ever seen with this product, and they are not serious issues at all.
Terrence Abrams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

OnBase by Hyland

OnBase by Hyland 9.3
Based on 10 answers
In my experience with the customer support of OnBase, the issues that have been submitted were all addressed and fixed in a timely manner. There are also several ways to submit a ticket such as creating one online or calling the phone number provided on their site. An account manager, success advisor, and support team are all assigned to helping you with any questions or issues that arise and phone numbers and email addresses for each of those areas are provided as well.
Eric Zelina | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartSearch

SmartSearch 6.4
Based on 2 answers
I have never really needed support for this feature.
R.J. Kahn | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

OnBase by Hyland

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SmartSearch

SmartSearch 7.3
Based on 1 answer
It would have been higher, but the training is a bit muted for the lesser qualified office equipment vendors who signed up as partners to sell and support it. The more experienced ECM vendors and customer end-users will find the training very good, but a bit slow.
Terrence Abrams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

OnBase by Hyland

OnBase by Hyland 10.0
Based on 1 answer
N/a was not part of this decision process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartSearch

SmartSearch 8.1
Based on 2 answers
Just let it happen. It's very quick and smooth.
Terrence Abrams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

OnBase by Hyland

We switched off of Perceptive Content because their support was absolutely horrendous and the company just completely stopped innovating. Their platform didn't provide the ability to integrate like OnBase does today. There are no limits to what we can achieve within OnBase. whereas we were very limited in what could be automated within Perceptive.
DocFinity (Evaluated)
We evaluated DocFinity at the same time as OnBase. They had similar capabilities in terms of integrations but severely lacked the infrastructure and team to implement it well. We were overwhelmed with their lack of knowledge around their system and their inability to listen to their customers.
Kyle Swearingen | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartSearch

A similar product I have used was Time Matters. For a Law Firm, I think Time Matters is more useful as it keeps track of everything for a client, including billing. However, since I now work for a legal department of a corporation, SmartSearch is definitley more useful. It is not possible to seperate the documents we have internally in neat client files. We have various miscellaneous documents for many different services and customers or vendors. SmartSearch allows us to organize in broad categories that make sense to internal employees using it and to make sure security is set on specific documents. Time Matters would not have been sufficient for our managers to have access to, since it uploads all documents to the file - some of which are confidential.
Megan Cobleigh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

OnBase by Hyland

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SmartSearch

SmartSearch 7.3
Based on 1 answer
The scale-ability is quite good actually, but you need competent sales/support folks providing it to you, so the scale is set right for the demands of your system use. Some resellers are not good at doing this, some are fantastic. If you are scaled correctly at first implementation, you'll be very happy with this system.
Terrence Abrams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

OnBase by Hyland

  • We have saved time and money by eliminating our paper form process that had to be faxed, scanned or hand-delivered to each approver.
  • We streamlined a workflow that used to be handled separately by 4 departments under the same OnBase umbrella.
  • Our end-users appreciate being able to submit requests on the web instead of using a paper form or PDF.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartSearch

  • Increased efficiency in time management
  • Assists the company in not missing termination dates of vendors we do not wish to continue business.
  • Allows an easy analysis of all active vendors and customers.
Megan Cobleigh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

OnBase by Hyland

General

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

SmartSearch

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

OnBase by Hyland
8.8
SmartSearch
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

OnBase by Hyland
9.3
SmartSearch
8.6

Usability

OnBase by Hyland
8.2
SmartSearch
7.5

Reliability and Availability

OnBase by Hyland
SmartSearch
9.1

Performance

OnBase by Hyland
SmartSearch
8.2

Support Rating

OnBase by Hyland
9.3
SmartSearch
6.4

In-Person Training

OnBase by Hyland
SmartSearch
7.3

Implementation Rating

OnBase by Hyland
10.0
SmartSearch
8.1

Scalability

OnBase by Hyland
SmartSearch
7.3

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