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PaperTrail is a document management software offering from Egis Software. It includes features such as storage and retrieval find any document instantly and routing and workflow streamline processes with automated routing and a rule-based workflow.https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/nm/jj/8LIE8AWSNJEM.pngPaperTrail review!PaperTrail serves a really important function for us: consolidated logging. As applications get more complicated and move to multiple VMs, it can get progressively harder to figure out where problems are occurring. One of the best ways to fix this is to get logs automatically transmitted out of our VMs and into a holistic view. PaperTrail does that for us.,UI Tools are Real Time: Pulling up a logging trace means having a view that will reload in near-real-time PaperTrail works with existing, open-source logging software; all we need to do is drop it into our projects and point the URLs to PaperTrail,Interface is aging and in need of a re-write. It's functional, but not all that nice to work with While the logs are near-real-time, they could greatly improve the speed at which logs are available in the UI Pricing plans are not all that competitive with newer offerings with other companies,5,PaperTrail saves developers ($$$) a lot of time trying to track down where errors occured; rather than needing to SSH into machines and view error logs, all error logs for certain applications are available in one view,Sumo Logic, Graylog, Loggly, Logentries and Stackify,Sentry, IBM ComposeEasy Log Management and SearchOur application logs and server system logs are sent to Papertrail. We use various libraries for sending logs and alerts from applications. Servers are all sending logs via rsyslog.,Makes keeping similar types of logs together. ie: app vs server Searching logs is extremely easy. Finding what you're looking for is extremely easy. Setting up new applications or servers is extremely simple as well.,I'd like to see their free tier offer a longer period for retaining logs. Some UI updates would be good, it hasn't changed visually since I started using it 5 years ago.,10,Getting alerts on certain events is particularly helpful and has saved me lots of time searching.,Logz.ioPaperTrail is an effortless cloud-logging solutionWe use PaperTrail to provide cloud logging for several web apps and services, particularly those running on Heroku where PaperTrail is a convenient plugin. In development, PaperTrail helps us build and debug faster. In production, PaperTrail is a reliable tool for storing, managing, and viewing logs across all of our applications.,Powerful and intuitive search syntax Instant, super-easy setup Free plan is very useful for development. Paid plans are very reasonably priced. Easily interface with PaperTrail through browser, CLI, or API,PaperTrail could improve how they handle hitting plan limits,10,Free plan is sufficient for development and small services, and the paid plans are very cheap at low log volume. For us, the price is right with PaperTrail - though I can't speak to how their pricing compares at very high volumes. Adding cloud-logging to your apps can really speed up development and debugging - the impact to engineering productivity cannot be understated.,LogDNA,MongoDB, Heroku, IBM Compose
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April 16, 2018

"PaperTrail review!"

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PaperTrail serves a really important function for us: consolidated logging. As applications get more complicated and move to multiple VMs, it can get progressively harder to figure out where problems are occurring. One of the best ways to fix this is to get logs automatically transmitted out of our VMs and into a holistic view. PaperTrail does that for us.
  • UI Tools are Real Time: Pulling up a logging trace means having a view that will reload in near-real-time
  • PaperTrail works with existing, open-source logging software; all we need to do is drop it into our projects and point the URLs to PaperTrail
  • Interface is aging and in need of a re-write. It's functional, but not all that nice to work with
  • While the logs are near-real-time, they could greatly improve the speed at which logs are available in the UI
  • Pricing plans are not all that competitive with newer offerings with other companies
The functionality that PaperTrail gives you is very important, but there are so many other offerings in the space that it's hard to advocate for PaperTrail over other options. One of the large problems with it is it's a one-off offering, and we need to use it in tandem with other systems.
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March 26, 2018

PaperTrail Review: "Easy Log Management and Search"

Score 10 out of 10
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Our application logs and server system logs are sent to Papertrail. We use various libraries for sending logs and alerts from applications. Servers are all sending logs via rsyslog.
  • Makes keeping similar types of logs together. ie: app vs server
  • Searching logs is extremely easy. Finding what you're looking for is extremely easy.
  • Setting up new applications or servers is extremely simple as well.
  • I'd like to see their free tier offer a longer period for retaining logs.
  • Some UI updates would be good, it hasn't changed visually since I started using it 5 years ago.
If you've got lots of logs to manage, you'll enjoy Papertrail and find it quite useful. It's great for searching logs too, particularly helpful when doing an incident response to potential security breaches.
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March 22, 2018

Review: "PaperTrail is an effortless cloud-logging solution"

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We use PaperTrail to provide cloud logging for several web apps and services, particularly those running on Heroku where PaperTrail is a convenient plugin. In development, PaperTrail helps us build and debug faster. In production, PaperTrail is a reliable tool for storing, managing, and viewing logs across all of our applications.
  • Powerful and intuitive search syntax
  • Instant, super-easy setup
  • Free plan is very useful for development. Paid plans are very reasonably priced.
  • Easily interface with PaperTrail through browser, CLI, or API
  • PaperTrail could improve how they handle hitting plan limits
There are probably more advanced logging services, however for our needs PaperTrail is more than sufficient. We started using PaperTrail just to keep a record of our logs, and slowly began to use more features. However, we've barely scratched the surface when it comes to alerting capabilities, advanced searches, API, etc.
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PaperTrail is a document management software offering from Egis Software. It includes features such as storage and retrieval find any document instantly and routing and workflow streamline processes with automated routing and a rule-based workflow.
Categories:  Document Management