Great customization, but a bit buggy
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 21, 2019

Great customization, but a bit buggy

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with OnBase by Hyland

We use OnBase across several departments who govern user access for PeopleSoft. We previously used a manual process for users to request new or additional access to PeopleSoft, but OnBase provides an online workflow so that we do not have to deal with paper request forms, scanning, or signatures anymore.
  • Integrates with our HR system to auto-populate demographic info for users after they log in.
  • Our approval workflow solution is highly customized, and OnBase was very accommodating.
  • Helpful one-click buttons allow us to move requests forward or backward in the workflow with ease.
  • Sometimes a request form gets stuck in the workflow, and one of our business analysts has to manually push it forward.
  • Sometimes a request form will not save properly without using odd workarounds, like selecting options on the form that aren't actually needed by the requester.
  • We have had some visual bugs for users while they complete the request form online. Drop down menus with strange text layering effects, for instance.
  • We have saved time and money by eliminating our paper form process that had to be faxed, scanned or hand-delivered to each approver.
  • We streamlined a workflow that used to be handled separately by 4 departments under the same OnBase umbrella.
  • Our end-users appreciate being able to submit requests on the web instead of using a paper form or PDF.
I did not participate in the search for this solution, so I do not know how Onbase by Hyland compares to the other products that are available. I am not familiar with other such products that can do what OnBase by Hyland is doing for us. Knowing our IT department who made the selection, I am sure that OnBase was clearly the best product.
When OnBase was designing our approval workflow solution, they were very accommodating in terms of customizations that we asked for. However, there have been several minor bugs that have arisen since our implementation, and OnBase has not been very helpful in resolving them. One strange example is that when an approver types a message in OnBase that will be sent to the requester, the email that the requester receives must appear in all caps, all lower case, or with each word capitalized. OnBase said it could not deliver these messages as typed. We had to choose one of the three options I just described.

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I think OnBase is best suited for situations where customization is needed, but also where the workflow used is not too complicated. We found OnBase's customer service to be very attentive during the design process, but we have struggled to eliminate the bugs in the system that we have discovered over time.

OnBase by Hyland Feature Ratings

Content capture & imaging
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File sync, storage & archiving
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Document management
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Records management
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Content search & retrieval
Enterprise content collaboration
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Content publishing & creation
Security, risk management & information governance
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Contract lifecycle management
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Automated workflows
Artificial intelligence
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Mobile support
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