SmartSearch Reviews

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Terrence Abrams profile photo
Score 10 out of 10
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It is being used as our central document management and control system. It address remote access to our daily operations information, business archives and remote transactional needs.
  • Fast Manual indexing with what we consider the best in point-n-click OCR indexing.
  • Webserver that incorporates Full-Text Content Searching, Workflow Queues, Full Document Management and Live document Signing on any mobile device or location.
  • Fast workflow designers for rapid implementation
  • Broad range of capture and information processing tools, easy to configure
  • Loaded with essential security options
  • Low price, and about 10X more powerful than MS SharePoint right out of the box.
  • Multi-database support for a very low price with disaster recovery licensing, this is very rare in the industry.
  • Integrated Viewer panes are the only real improvement needed.
  • Maybe an increased range of annotation options. Theirs are quite good, but could be better.
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.
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Megan Cobleigh profile photo
Score 6 out of 10
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We use SmartSearch Document Management to keep track of all of our contracts and other miscellaneous documents. It is used by all senior management and managers in the company in order to retrieve contracts or to analyze the contracts we have with specific companies. Our Legal department finds this software especially useful because we are able to track expiration and renewal notice dates of each individual contract. This helps us tremendously in making sure we stay ontop of renewing or terminating contracts on a timely basis.
  • 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.
  • There was some difficulty initially setting up the workflows for the email notifications to work. This was frustrating to get worked out and involved multiple test attempts.
  • The system can be slow at loading long documents, which for a legal department is not ideal.
  • The documents do not automatically get uploaded with search pdf capability, a workflow must be set up in order to enble this feature.
I think this software is great to organize documents for mid-sized companies. We primarily use this system to keep track of legal and regulatory documents that have dates we need to be aware of. It is easy to use, but does have some frustrating features. The workflows can be somewhat difficult to set up. In addition, I wish that the documents were automatically uploaded with pdf search capabilities. However, the ease of searching for documents and the emails that are sent to warn employees of dates they should be aware of, are extremely helpful in managing our company's contractual obligations.
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R.J. Kahn profile photo
Score 7 out of 10
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It is a tool for us to save candidate information such as references, work samples, employment documentation electronically as well as email it to our clients. We also use the tool to save pertinent client information, but not nearly as often.
  • Saves multiple copies of resumes- Valuable if you are presenting a candidate on different positions requiring you highlight unique skills.
  • Makes it easy to send clients things like reference letters, copies of degrees, references, etc...
  • Acts as a safe place to store client agreements, offer letters, etc... Things that may get misplaced or lost in a paper-based system
  • Provides a detailed history of important documents over the course of working with a client or candidate.
  • 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.
Does it work equally well with all browsers and operating systems?
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About SmartSearch

SmartSearch is a content management system that is offered as both a departmental and enterprise class document management solution that is designed to allow organizations to easily scale to their document management software needs.

The vendor says that the flexible nature of SmartSearch makes it ideal for paper-intensive businesses such as law offices, physician practices, accounting firms, trucking companies, and mortgage and title companies that are looking for a cost-effective way to eliminate their paper-based filing systems.

SmartSearch comes pre-packaged with KeyFree Indexing, the vendor’s unique tool for OCR-assisted data entry as well as Data XChange for internal ODBC data updates. DataMerge services are also available for ODBC and OLEDB type connections with external data sources. Both tools allow end-users to quickly and easily scan and index documents with reduced data entry requirements. According to the vendor, the comprehensive nature of the software makes SmartSearch the best document management solution for many companies around the country.

SmartSearch Features

Has featureKeyFree Indexing, OCR Assisted Data Capture Tool
Has featureSecurity that integrates with Active Directory providing users with single sign-on access.
Has featureBuilt in Audit Trail that logs all document actions by date and user

SmartSearch Integrations

DocuSign, Salesforce.com, QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise, Dropbox, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (formerly Dynamics AX), Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV), Microsoft Dynamics SL, Sage 100 Contractor, Sage 300cloud (formerly Sage 300 ERP), Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine), SAP ERP, Deltek Costpoint, DocuSign, Salesforce.com, QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions, Dropbox, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Sage 100 Contractor, Sage 300 ERP, Infor SyteLine, SAP ERP, Deltek Costpoint

SmartSearch Competitors

OnBase by Hyland, Laserfiche, Hyland Software OnBase ECM, Laserfiche, docStar, iDatix

Pricing

Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
Entry-level set up fee?Optional

SmartSearch Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
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Video Tutorials / Webinar
Email
Forum/Community
FAQ/Knowledgebase

SmartSearch Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Mobile Web
Supported Languages: English, Romanian, Spanish, French