IBM Watson: never lose a document again
February 02, 2019

IBM Watson: never lose a document again

Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
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Overall Satisfaction with IBM Watson Content Analytics

IBM Watson is in use by several of my clients as a text crawling and indexing system. The software does a superb job at indexing a large data set and providing those results in a very easily accessible format for end users. No document is lost or misplaced as it scans and indexes even within the body or file.
  • Impressive and efficient indexing system.
  • Rarely does the indexing have issues that need to rebuild/reindex.
  • Searches are almost instantaneous and end users can move on to the next task.
  • The software is semi-limited to indexing and searching.
  • Software does not force a specific "structure" as some document management systems do.
  • Organized, easy to produce search results.
  • Never lose a document again.
IBM Watson is not quite in the same category as Worldox or NetDocuments as both are full-fledged document management. However, both vendors provide a similar searching and indexing product. Worldox provides searching and indexing but the Indexer is somewhat prone to issues. IBM Watson does not have the stability/consistency issues. NetDocuments is cloud-hosted document management and its index does not seem to have issues. That being said, there is a large premium as the data is all stored in a cloud container with the management system.
If one is looking for a content crawling search engine (think "Google" but on your own private system), IBM Watson does a great job. It is also very good for locating duplicate files/folders and lost items. If document organization and searching is the goal, IBM Watson hits the nail on the head.