Workshare Compare Reviews

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I use Workshare Compare to do a couple of things:
  1. I use it to show the differences between two versions of a document. For example, I will run a comparison before I send a revised document out to a client, and then send them a copy of the comparison to show them what has been changed. This is a general sort of use.
  2. I use it to proof my own changes to a document that I have been working on. I find that this is the most effective way to proof my revisions because it highlights the content you have changed (and need to proof).
  3. I use it to check if the other side has changed any content in a document. For example, some of the time the other side will send you an "execution version," but we need to check that they did not change anything material at the last minute.
This software is used by all of the lawyers and paralegal at my organization. The business problem it addresses fundamentally comes down to version control—lawyers frequently work with multiple versions of the same document, and this is a key component of our version control procedures.
  • Clearly shows the changes between two documents using multiple colors of text and crossing-out and underlining.
  • Has diverse options for savings and sending the comparison document (Word, PDF and its own proprietary file format).
  • Has multiple options for letting you review each of the changes (in sequential order or by type of change).
  • While Workshare Compare does let you compare PDFs and does feature some optical character recognition software, this feature only works with relatively straightforward PDFs (that are either already text readable or are very short). For longer scans, you need to first use Adobe Pro to convert those scans to Word documents, and then compare the converted Word documents. It would be nice if Workshare had a more powerful engine for comparing PDFs that allowed you to skip this intermediate step.
Workshare Compare is well suited for professionals who review multiple versions of a document multiple times per day (or even per week). I would suggest that this is most lawyers. It is maybe less well suited if you only need to run comparisons once in a while. Word has a comparison feature built in which is so-so. I just find the Word comparisons harder to read. But if I was only running comparisons once a week on short documents then the Word version is probably fine, and Word is software that most people have anyways.
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Workshare 9 is used daily by the entire law firm to remove all meta-data from Word documents sent as email attachments via Outlook. Workshare 9 is also used to accurately and easily create perfect comparisons of the latest version of a document to an earlier version.
  • Workshare 9 is easy to set up program that removes metadata from all word documents and all emails sent via Outlook It is a simple Add-in that is linked to one's Microsoft Outlook Program. Provides excellent security that all Metadata is removed and never available to the recipient.
  • Workshare 9's document comparison program is world class in terms of speed and accuracy, creating an easily red comparison documenmt that highlights deletions from, additions to and items relocated within the document.
  • It is easy to adjust the level of security that you want in your documents and in your email program
  • It allows you to directly place a document in a new email.
  • It allows you to convert a Word document to a PDF document (creating an Adobe PDF or if you elect a Workshare PDF
  • You need to be careful when using a PDF Filler to turn off (easily done by un-checking a box that pops up alongside the forwarding email) the Metadata removal, as it will empty everything from the PDF form that you just added.
Well Suited:
  • Meta Data Removal
  • Comparison Copy Creation
  • Initiating an email with the document already attached
Less Well Suited:
  • Conversion to a PDF
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About Workshare Compare

Workshare’s platform is designed to empower professionals to compare, protect and share their high stakes documents on any device. According to the vendor, content owners can accurately track and compare amendments made by all contributors. This product aims to help businesses have secure ways to work collaboratively and control the process of constant change.

Headquartered in the UK, in London, Workshare also operates offices in the US and Australia. The vendor says more than two million professionals in 70 countries now use Workshare solutions on their desktop, mobile or tablet.

Workshare Compare Features

Additional Features
Has featureDocument Comparison
Has featureMetadata Removal
Has featureSecure File Sharing

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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
On-premise EditionPricing DetailsTerms
Workshare Compare$175per user per year
SaaS EditionPricing DetailsTerms
Workshare Compare$175per user per year

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Workshare Compare Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Mac
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android