FileNet Review - why 4.4 stars?

FileNet Review
ITQlick Score: 84/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.4/5)
Pricing: 5.8/10 - average cost
Category: Document Management -> FileNet
Ranking:Ranked 54 out of 423 Document Management systems
Company: IBM
Typical customers: Medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Desktop, Cloud
Links: FileNet pricing, FileNet alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Aug 14, 2020

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What is FileNet?

FileNet is a content and document management solution for businesses of all sizes. It also offers social collaboration and business mobile capabilities. The software was designed and launched by IBM which is headquartered in New York, United States.

What is FileNet rating? ()

The rating of FileNet is 4.4 stars out of 5 and the total score is 84 out of 100. The ratings are based on our unbiased experts. Learn more in our rating methodology page

Who are FileNet's typical customers?

The software is suitable for use in businesses of all sizes and types for efficient content organization and management. It has found deployment in such industries as business process outsourcing, financial services, software development, IT infrastructure, sales and retail, manufacturing, and others. Some noteworthy customers of the software include Saba Software and Pega Systems etc.

Is FileNet the best Document Management?

FileNet is ranked 54 out of 423 software in their category (Document Management systems).

What are their main features and functionalities?

The software offers a single repository for the management of enterprise content and thus ensures centralized access and control. To streamline content management, it offers document management and application development support.

To bring down the business costs, FileNet offers delivery of active content in motion. It supports integration with Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Office for better management of data. Finally, it also offers social collaboration and mobile computing support.

What are FileNet's pros? (3 Pros)

  • For efficient management of enterprise content, FileNet provides a single repository.
  • Other than simple data management, FileNet also offers support for application development.
  • The software provides integration with Microsoft Office and Microsoft SharePoint.

What are FileNet's cons? (2 cons)

  • Unlike some other alternatives, there is no support for cloud storage on IBM FileNet.
  • Integration with popular data management applications such as Microsoft Dynamics and Salesforce is not available.

Who are their main alternatives?

Two noteworthy alternatives to FileNet are Dokmee and LaserFiche. Most of the core features of Dokmee are similar to FileNet. Just like FileNet, it also offers metadata management, mobile computing support, social collaboration, document imaging, and others services. However, Dokmee also offers support for Cloud storage which is not present on FileNet.

LaserFiche, just like FileNet, does not offer any support for cloud storage. Remaining features are quite similar between the two solutions. Both offers support for mobile computing and social collaboration and both offer metadata management.

What is the cost of FileNet?

What is the REAL total cost of implementation? on top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate you need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 5.8 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for FileNet

What should you ask IBM during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with FileNet and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching FileNet in action. Visit the vendor's website here.

FileNet's list of categories:

Document Management
Content Management
Social networks

FileNet's list of features:

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support

FileNet Vs. Alternatives

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