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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText ECM

Your organisation has to support the type of document and records management needed for this to work. In an organisation that only needs to store documents and maybe share with many different parties, this might not be the best-suited software. In a large organisation with stringent document and records management policies, this suite is well suited. It makes management of documents across business units easy to manage and control.
Neill Payne | 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

OpenText ECM
7.2
SmartSearch
Content capture & imaging
OpenText ECM
8.2
SmartSearch
File sync, storage & archiving
OpenText ECM
8.2
SmartSearch
Document management
OpenText ECM
8.8
SmartSearch
Records management
OpenText ECM
6.9
SmartSearch
Content search & retrieval
OpenText ECM
8.2
SmartSearch
Enterprise content collaboration
OpenText ECM
7.4
SmartSearch
Content publishing & creation
OpenText ECM
6.0
SmartSearch
Security, risk management & information governance
OpenText ECM
8.0
SmartSearch
Contract lifecycle management
OpenText ECM
8.0
SmartSearch
Automated workflows
OpenText ECM
7.1
SmartSearch
Artificial intelligence
OpenText ECM
4.8
SmartSearch
Mobile support
OpenText ECM
4.5
SmartSearch
Integration
OpenText ECM
7.5
SmartSearch

Pros

OpenText ECM

  • Secure storage of billions of documents using precise ACLs to control access across multiple tenants, groups, users, etc. No other system I know of can do this as well for as large of systems. Security can be refined from one person to the entire enterprise OTB.
  • Integration with other EMC/OT solutions. Assuming this is still true post-OT acquisition, Documentum has over a 100 add-ons that integrate with the core solution to expand the solution to include scanning, document processing, forms, email, etc.
  • Searching. xPlore is one of the best FTI tools on the market and it is integrated well with the Documentum solution. Other systems use excellent search tools, Elastic/Lucene/ being good examples of that, but their integration is questionable. Older systems, like WCC, are still using antique search tools OTB and require integration with the newer search tools.
Craig Soucie | 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

OpenText ECM

  • WDK framework has been the biggest drawbacks from the application speed point of view, as well as client complexity and not so natural look and feel. Yes, with the latest releases much of these features are improved.
  • EMC is very expensive to buy, own and support, where some products require many dependent Docuemntum products to be installed to work at its best.
Indars Sparnins | 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

OpenText ECM

OpenText ECM 8.0
Based on 6 answers
Stability is a key factor as well as its flexibility. Also, any organization that deploys Documentum will have made a significant investment in terms of time and money, so not renewing its commitment can come with a significant cost. That said, the decision to deploy Documentum initially should come only after extensive evaluation, knowing that once deployed it will likely remain the platform of choice.
Rene Wagner | 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

OpenText ECM

OpenText ECM 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The interface is easy to understand and learn quickly.
Paul Benenati | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartSearch

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

Reliability and Availability

OpenText ECM

OpenText ECM 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I never had any issues with access internally or via VPN. But, the response via VPN, was a bit slow.
Paul Benenati | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

OpenText ECM

OpenText ECM 8.5
Based on 2 answers
  • I used OpenText nearly every day and I never had any performance issues that I can recall. That said, it's not terribly fast either.
Paul Benenati | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

OpenText ECM

OpenText ECM 8.0
Based on 2 answers
OpenText has an outstanding support and knowledge base. All problems which couldn't be solved by us (high complexity cases) were promptly resolved and the resolution also shared with us.
Gabriel Krahn | 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

OpenText ECM

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

OpenText ECM

OpenText ECM 8.4
Based on 2 answers
No, it's pretty easy to implement and use.
Paul Benenati | 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

OpenText ECM

OpenText is stronger in the management of high volume and secure information. However, SharePoint, while less functional from a document management perspective, provides a much stronger user interface which eases user adoption and the presentation of content. SharePoint also has a significantly larger ecosystem of developers and partners that makes solutions more available.
Anonymous | 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

OpenText ECM

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

OpenText ECM

  • Allowed us to move from paper document processing and storage
  • Efficiency and cost savings have yet to be realized
  • Moved from field handling to centralized AP collection
  • The cost to implement and the purchase was extremely high and ROI benefits will take a long time to realize
Ryan Payne | 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

OpenText ECM

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

OpenText ECM
7.8
SmartSearch
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText ECM
8.0
SmartSearch
8.6

Usability

OpenText ECM
8.0
SmartSearch
7.5

Reliability and Availability

OpenText ECM
8.0
SmartSearch
9.1

Performance

OpenText ECM
8.5
SmartSearch
8.2

Support Rating

OpenText ECM
8.0
SmartSearch
6.4

In-Person Training

OpenText ECM
SmartSearch
7.3

Implementation Rating

OpenText ECM
8.4
SmartSearch
8.1

Scalability

OpenText ECM
SmartSearch
7.3

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