Compare IBM Datacap vs. Micro Focus Content Manager

IBM Datacap is ranked 1st in Document Management Software with 7 reviews while Micro Focus Content Manager is ranked 7th in Document Management Software with 1 review. IBM Datacap is rated 8.2, while Micro Focus Content Manager is rated 3.0. The top reviewer of IBM Datacap writes "It reduces human error and saves time". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus Content Manager writes "Difficult to learn, poor technical support, and needs better integration with SharePoint". IBM Datacap is most compared with Alfresco, Hyland OnBase and Box, whereas Micro Focus Content Manager is most compared with SharePoint, OpenText ECM and IBM FileNet.
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The solution automates manual data entry.The most valuable feature is its ability to capture data, which changes all the time into different formats.It reduces human error and saves time.It helps companies figure out how to use advanced imaging techniques, processes, best practices, and other tools.It's resiliency. There are multiple ways of identifying what you are looking for. There are multiple export formats.It's a platform, not a configured application, so you can do what you want with it.One of the valuable features of Datacap is the user experience. One thing that IBM did a few years ago was they standardized all of their ECM products on Content Navigator, including Datacap. If you're an IBM ECM customer you have FileNet, you have Datacap, you have StoredIQ and you have a consistent user experience, user interface.The big thing these days is really the Insight Edition component and being able to build annotators to extract from literally unstructured content: paragraphs and information where there's no start anchor point to define where that data is located. There could be a number of entities in that which you have to draw information from. Being able to extract from them is really the differentiator today between that product and many of the other products...

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It has a robust search but has often been difficult for people to learn.

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I would like better ease of use and more support options.I would like to see the product have the ability to process more documents in parallel. Right now, it is a single queue. Therefore, if you want to really test the load and stress test it, having multiple instances and the ability to scale it up would be great.It can take some time to implement.I would like to see integration of Watson AI technology into Datacap.Going forward, IBM needs to ensure that the output is perfect (as it can make the product) while staying true to platform's core.They have to stop focusing on new development and stabilize the latest release. It is not stable.The technical support is horrible. They have downsized the support teams too much. They've outsourced some of them along with some of the development, and they're just stretched too thin.Reporting and analytics seem to often be something of an afterthought. With Datacap, they've started building out some dashboards, but one thing we hear from our clients a lot is, "Well, gee, we really love reports. What Datacap has is not really helpful. We'd like something better. We'd like more dashboards." That's one area where we've seen some feedback that the product could do better.

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Due to very limited use in the industry, vendor and contract support are hard to find.

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Pricing depends on how much we use it. We pay per bulk quantity. We pay as you go. Therefore, it sort of depends on our usage of it.You save a lot of time and money, but the benefit is you have people who are able to run the systems, check to see if there are any errors at all, and there are a lot less errors than a human system.Pricing needs to stay competitive.

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I would suggest that you do a thorough evaluation of all competing products and look for support for these products in your local area.

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DatacapHPE Records Manager, HPE Content Manager
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Overview

IBM Datacap helps you streamline the capture, recognition and classification of business documents and extract important information. Datacap supports multiple-channel capture by processing paper documents on scanners, mobile devices, multi-function peripherals and fax. It uses natural language processing, text analytics and machine learning technologies, like those in IBM Watson, to automatically identify, classify and extract content from unstructured or variable documents. The software can reduce labor and paper costs, deliver meaningful information and support faster decision making.

Micro Focus Content Manager, formerly Records Manager, is a governance-based enterprise content management system designed to help government agencies, regulated industries and global organizations manage their business content from creation to disposal. Regardless of how you create and collaborate on your content, Content Manager gives you the ability to leverage accurate, contextual, and complete information throughout its lifecycle. Managing your content in this way helps you significantly improve services to your customers, business decisions and insight for future strategy.

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Turkcell, PowerSouth Energy Cooperative, Central Nacional Unimed, Conqord OilMissouri State Courts
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Healthcare Company8%
Sports Company8%
Non Profit8%
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Transportation Company20%
Logistics Company15%
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