IBM Datacap Reviews
IBM Datacap is the #1 ranked solution of our top Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) tools. It's rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to ABBYY FlexiCapture - IBM Datacap vs ABBYY FlexiCapture
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Oct 11 2018
What is most valuable?* It reduces human error. * It saves time. Automation is all about eliminating human error and saving time. Time is a way more valuable resource than money. You can take out loans and receive money from anywhere. Thus, time is a much more… more »
How has it helped my organization?We use a lot of in-house ECM solutions and a lot of different technology solutions. We have our own CRM system. As far as Datacap and FileNet go, we scan in a lot of our documentation and have a lot of automated workflow structures for… more »
What needs improvement?I would like to see integration of Watson AI technology into Datacap. AI could play a huge, pivotal role as far as where IBM technology's heading. Not only that, but where the world's technology is heading, as well. We have been seeing all… more »
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?My company adopted the technology in the mid-2000s because they wanted to make things faster, better, stronger, and more efficient. They also wanted to stay ahead of the competition and kept information secure.
What other advice do I have?I do a lot of the business analysis or project management in our company. I have seen the difference that it makes to our customers to implement a technology like Datacap or FileNet. I would definitely recommend this solution depending on… more »
May 13 2020
Enables us to extract data from the documents to make the research of the documents easier for our clients
What is most valuable?I like the features that we just started using. The 2019 project was an as-is migration. With Captiva, we had a basic recognition process that was based on the indexation of each document apart. In tier one for example, in Casablanca, they are dealing with 2,000 folders per day. On each team, I have four people and each one is in charge of preparing the documents to review these days. Second-tier… more »
What needs improvement?The interface can be more intuitive. What is in common with the big solutions like EMC tool, OpenStack, IBM SharePoint, et cetera is that the platform and the interfaces are not generally user-friendly. They are powerful. This is common in between all of those solutions. It's hard to customize those interfaces to be intuitive and to be user-friendly. We have to create a new interface up to par of… more »
What other advice do I have?For a company that wants to install Datacap, make sure to choose a suitable person to manage it. It can't be a regular IT person. You have to check the laws in each country before implementing Datacap. We have to know the law for a retention policy before starting to implement it. I would rate it an eight out of ten. Datacap has all of the features that we need.
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Oct 09 2018
What is most valuable?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… more »
How has it helped my organization?As a partner, 60 to 70 percent of the organizations we work with are in the financial industry: big banks and mortgage lenders. We find that we bring them a solution for separation of what they call "blob documents," large PDFs that contain anywhere between 100 and 200 document types. They want a… more »
What needs improvement?I've always had my own gripes. Speed of OCR is one issue. It's a challenge because we have customers that have millions and millions of pages that they want this solution to crank through. In order to do that you have to have a large infrastructure in place, and that directly impacts licensing… more »
What other advice do I have?I rate Datacap at eight out of ten. I'm very versed in the product, I know it very well. It's very flexible. I like the flexibility because I have worked with other products that have more of a black-box approach. Datacap is not a black-box approach. You know what's occurring through that solution… more »
Oct 09 2018
What is most valuable?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. It's all… more »
How has it helped my organization?For the customers we work with as a partner, a lot of times the solution is geared at introducing efficiencies for the mailroom. If you think about an insurance company, where they're getting a lot of paper coming in, they traditionally have to scan it and have someone sit there and key from that… more »
What needs improvement?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… more »
What other advice do I have?I think it is top of the market but there's always room to improve on it.
Jun 30 2019
The most valuable feature is its ability to capture data, which changes all the time into different formats
What is most valuable?The most valuable feature is its ability to capture data, which changes all the time into different formats. The usability is great. The tool is powerful, and it's the… more »
How has it helped my organization?We don't use it internally in the organization. We link into it and expose it to customers. Generally, it hasn't change the way we work, but we hope it will change the way… more »
What needs improvement?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… more »
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?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.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We were not using anything previously. This was something from our innovation stream. It was a new experiment that we wanted to test.
What other advice do I have?It is not easy, but it is worth the time to configure and set up. The benefits dramatically outweigh the cost and labor of implementing and using it. Make sure that you… more »
Which other solutions did I evaluate?IBM offers a strong product. We also looked at Google's offerings with something similar. There was another company that we looked at, which I can't remember. What… more »
Oct 09 2018
What is most valuable?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.
What other advice do I have?They've got to stop chasing their tails and putting new things in it. At the moment, they need to stabilize it. Once that is done, this will allow the sales reps to sell it, then they can go ahead and start doing the fancy stuff.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?It really only has two serious competitors in the market. Kofax: They bundle their products, but they also license via page count, whereas Datacap doesn't. Therefore, initially Datacap looks expensive until you do a three to five year ROI. Unfortunately, Kofax has been sold maybe four times in the past three years. The other one is Captiva, which was part of the Dell EMC portfolio, which was… more »
Oct 09 2018
How has it helped my organization?We are thought leaders in the capture and imaging space. What we do is we help companies figure out how to use advanced imaging techniques, processes, best practices, and other tools, such as ODM or RPA. Our goal is to generate as much highly valuable output as possible.
What needs improvement?Going forward, IBM needs to ensure that the output is perfect (as it can make the product) while staying true to platform's core.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?Pricing needs to stay competitive.
What other advice do I have?At the end of the day, our customers have a great night's sleep knowing that their software is being installed, maintained, and developed properly.
Jul 02 2019
What is most valuable?The solution automates manual data entry.
How has it helped my organization?We are using data in flat files or XMLs and importing it directly into our database, or exporting it to clients who can process it and do insurance verification.
What needs improvement?The usability is challenging and hard for our business users. I would like better ease of use and more support options.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?There is a trend of moving toward automation and automotive processes.
What other advice do I have?Manage expectations and confirm you have actual buy-in from upper management. We plan to expand our use of automation in our organization. We have integrated the solution with non-IBM tools. I… more »
Which other solutions did I evaluate?We have worked with Imagine Solutions and have dealt with enChoice. However, Imagine Solutions was on the shortlist. We chose Datacap because the team demonstrated expertise.
What is IBM Datacap?
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.
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IBM Datacap customers
Turkcell, PowerSouth Energy Cooperative, Central Nacional Unimed, Conqord Oil