When picking a document management tool for your company, like eFileCabinet or AdobeDC, there are a few things to keep in mind. What are you trying to achieve with a DMS, and what problems are you trying to solve? What is more important—prestige of a logo you work with or the quality of the product you purchase?

Let’s look under the hood of the two companies and see what the primary differences are and decide what you can live with and can live without for your company. Here are the topics I have decided are the most important things while looking for a document management software or platform when you have fewer than 100 users or employees.

  • Security
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook Integration
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Check Documents In and Out
  • Full Text Search
  • Folder Templates
  • AES 256-bit Encryption in Transit and at Rest
  • Advance Workflow
  • Secure Client Portal
  • File Versioning
  • Role-Based Security
  • Compliance (SEC/FINRA/HIPAA)
  • Document Retention
  • Drag and Drop
  • Alerts
  • File Versioning
  • Digital Signatures
  • File Sync

The list above, in addition to being a list of extremely important features, also outlines features that eFileCabinet includes in their document management software and AdobeDC does not. It is clear to me and the clients I work with which DMS is a fully integrated, all-in-one product, and which DMS is not.

One of the features not listed above is SecureDrawer, and what a great feature it is. SecureDrawer has changed the definition of what a DMS is. You can settle for a low-service DMS with minimal features that almost take care of your needs, or you can look at eFileCabinet for a complete solution. You will be able to save money by not needing to pay for a secure portal or backup solution in addition to your document management platform.

If you have been looking for great DMS to manage your documents and folders, you will be happy you contacted eFileCabinet for your solution.