About NetDocuments

NetDocuments is a web-hosted, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) document, email and records management service. Servicing small to large organizations in over 146 countries worldwide and 78,000 registered users, NetDocuments offers a comprehensive suite of features to manage the entire life cycle of document work and collaborate with others, anywhere, anytime. By offering it as a hosted application, customers benefit by enjoying universal access to their documents from any Internet-connected device, including a Blackberry® or Treo®, full integration with Microsoft® Outlook and business continuity services built-in.

NetDocuments allows you the freedom to access and work on your documents anywhere. Get to the Internet and login to all your documents. Create, edit, share and collaborate with others. Organize into folders based on clients or projects. Search the content of your Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF's, and emails. Have the peace of mind knowing your work is backed up and secured in world-class data centers.

Small to large businesses, law firms, financial service firms, health care and real estate organizations can save tens of thousands of dollars by eliminating the hardware, system and client software, and ongoing administration of on-premise systems. It's easy to get started. Simply contact us today to request a fee demo.

Collaborate and work together beyond email - Employees and external people across diverse locations come together to share knowledge and work in secure, online workspaces or data rooms. Use the Internet to connect and be connected. Become immediately productive. As documents and emails are always at the center of our communication and business activity, having NetDocuments as a core Internet platform for your business processes ensures a high level of security, protection, and capabilities to complete your tasks and increase client loyalty without the hassles of technology getting in the way.

The air is cleaner and the sky is bluer - Cloud computing is IT anywhere. It's removing the barrier and costs of on-premise hardware, system software, out-of-date software, and business continuity risks. Just as phones, electricity, and ecommerce are all services in the cloud, your business and its processes driven by technology can also be delivered as services in the cloud. NetDocuments can easily help you migrate your documents and connect your Outlook to get you Internet-ready. Imagine anytime, anywhere access to all your document work. But the real value is connecting your clients, customers and partners and delivering value to them.

Over 20 years experience - Who is NetDocuments? We have over 20 years experience in developing document management applications, including the 10 years since NetDocuments was established. With our expertise in servicing major law firms, we know how critical it is to secure your intellectual assets, to guarantee 99.99% uptime and availability of your information, and to protect it from disaster. That is why we have two world-class data centers, housing over 50+ million documents across 75,000 users, 400+ customers in over 125 countries worldwide.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of NetDocuments

Key User Features

Includes all basic DMS features - Globally accessible from any Internet-connected device including smart phones. Check in-out concurrency control, version control, customizable profiling, history, permissions, full-text and profile searching, navigational folders, recently opened/edit/added lists, etc.

Matter-Centric Workspaces - Template-based and very scalable. Set automatic document type foldering and transparent profiling organization. Drag and drop support, external sharing capability, mashups supported, and dynamic discovery search analysis.

Collaboration- Email notifications, email in/out, threaded discussions, calendaring, global sharing, password management, activity tracking, branding, external user administration and setup. Multiple sharing choices via NetBinders, Workspaces or Cabinets for small, simple collaboration to large document repository extranets.

Email Management - An add on service displaying folders and workspaces within MS Outlook for filing and archiving. Single instance storage, move/copy from Outlook, email search and Workspace views within Outlook. Outlook Save and Insert buttons also available and email to folders supported. Email from NetDocuments is MAPI-compliant supporting MS Outlook, Lotus Notes or Novell GroupWise.

Personal home page - Create your own sections and shortcuts, including web links to your favorite documents, folders, web sites for quick access.

Mobile access - Access, view, search, and email your documents from any PDA or smart phone.

Administrative Features

Active Directory Authentication - When users are authenticated via a Local LAN-based Active Directory service, they can set a flag for an Automated User Login process.

MS Office Integrations - Application integration to create new documents from within NetDocuments is supported. Optionally, File New, Open and Save menu integrations within MS Office and WordPerfect are available. Leading third-party document automation packages support NetDocuments.

Access Control Rights - Security rights can be set at the cabinet, folder, profile or document levels. Security templates are supported.

Profiles - Customized profiles can be created for author, client, matter, doc type, practice area, and any others requested. Attribute fields can be text, date or notes fields. Fields can be required, have validation lookup tables, related and security, matter closing and records retention policies can be based on a profile field. Profile templates per user are supported.

Workspaces - Multiple Workspace templates, such as practice areas, can be set up with a predefined set of folders or categories created. Document type can automate the creation and population of folders, and pre-populated My Matters list can be uploaded for users. External users can access workspaces with special features associated.

Web Services - SOAP-based API's are freely available for developing integrations and connecting to other legacy applications.

Reporting - User and document activity logging is available as an add-on service. Login activity report is also available. Folder and document histories can be viewed and printed.

Records Retention Policies - Included with NetDocuments Professional. Profiling is required to create and execute policies on matter closings, document type retentions or any other profile values.

NDSearch Analysis - Add on Service. Refer to NetDocuments NDSearch datasheet for further details.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany , United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

Supported Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch , English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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NetDocuments Software - NetDocuments allows private/shared workspaces that are based on a specific profile attribute. For example, in a law firm, a workspace could be a Matter-based view of documents, emails, etc.
NetDocuments Software - A single click files most of your email. Thanks to our powerful predictive filing engine, we take the tedium out of managing your mailbox. Filing on send means none of the recipients have to do any filing.
NetDocuments Software - Everything in netdocuments is full text searchable and can easily be narrowed down by filters shown on the left - as well as previewed all within netdocuments.
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NetDocuments Software - NetDocuments allows private/shared workspaces that are based on a specific profile attribute. For example, in a law firm, a workspace could be a Matter-based view of documents, emails, etc.
NetDocuments Software - A single click files most of your email. Thanks to our powerful predictive filing engine, we take the tedium out of managing your mailbox. Filing on send means none of the recipients have to do any filing.
NetDocuments Software - Everything in netdocuments is full text searchable and can easily be narrowed down by filters shown on the left - as well as previewed all within netdocuments.
NetDocuments Software - NetDocuments, we provide an alternative to emailing client material back and forth by using our secured links. This is one of many examples of how to securely send a document using our platform:

Features

Total features of NetDocuments: 71

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Assignment Management
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Batch Processing
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Recovery
  • Digital Signature
  • Document Capture
  • Document Check-In/Out
  • Document Classification
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Review
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • File Conversion
  • File Management
  • File Recovery
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Filtering
  • For Legal Professionals
  • Full Text Search
  • Indexing
  • Information Governance
  • Metadata Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Offline Access
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Records Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Shared Inboxes
  • Single Sign On
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Text Extraction
  • Third Party Integrations
  • To-Do List
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Version Control
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5
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Value for Money
4.2/5
Features
4.1/5
Ease of Use
4.1/5
Customer Support
4.2/5

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Evan
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

NetDocuments - Great Cloud based DMS

Reviewed on 20/07/2021

Almost always positive. The search, storage and applications work. When they don't the support...

Almost always positive. The search, storage and applications work. When they don't the support staff is usually friendly and knowledgeable

Pros

The whole package exists in the cloud. It just works. Indexing Works. Importing Works. User Management Works. Very little can go wrong as they handle the infrastructure.

Cons

When it does go wrong it can be time consuming to get it fixed. Often the issue requires a patch to their software which can take some time to get and implement from them

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Matti
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  • Industry: Law Practice
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Best document management system

Reviewed on 29/04/2021

Pros

NetDocuments is very intuitive for most employees. Has all of the core features of document management implemented very well. It is fully cloud based, so it takes off our mind all of the duties of archiving.

Cons

Some flexibility is missing. Several features are not completely implemented, so they sort of work but require workarounds. They could take a key from the competition on several UI design choices.

Kyle
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  • Industry: Law Practice
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Net Docs

Reviewed on 23/10/2022

The overall experience with Netdocs is fantastic except the increasing rates you're forced to pay...

The overall experience with Netdocs is fantastic except the increasing rates you're forced to pay from the Con section. The other alternative if you are looking for a similar DMS but are in a smaller budget, using Epona from MS and Imanage might be the best gateway before you come into the ND world.

Pros

Fantastic for the Legal Sector for DMS, HYPER secure and great customer service on issues. We've used them for 10+ years and haven't had many complaints with them at all. The best thing about it is they continually improve and produce better and better Intergrations with microsoft.

Cons

The biggest con is the price, you can easily burn a quarter Million on the data storage rates and such easily plus with user licensing, it's mostly due to them being bought by a hedge fund so they screw over everyone with the extreme licensing and piece mealing products that should have been including from the get-go.

Zach
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  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
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Could be great but falls short

Reviewed on 12/06/2018

Pros

The e-mail integration is awesome, when it works. We run into too many issues to where it loses a connection or fails to uploaded an e-mail.

Cons

Each update makes the system slower and slower. Every time they update their website, a feature breaks and they have to go back and fix it. Hold times for tech support and times can be a little ridiculous.

Sherry
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  • Industry: Law Practice
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Easy to save and locate documents

Reviewed on 06/09/2022

Each of our Cases has a workspace in NetDocuments, so I am able to look up my case and quickly...

Each of our Cases has a workspace in NetDocuments, so I am able to look up my case and quickly search through my documents by date, doc name, sender, document type, etc. There are many was to narrow the search. Also, because this program is integrated with our Case Management software, Zencase, I don't even have to open it separately. Documents are available at my fingertips.

Pros

It's great to be able to associate emails with attached documents directly into NetDocuments for all of my Cases. From NetDocuments, I can pull up any older emails without having to spend time searching through Outlook

Cons

For my purposes, the program works very well. But it would be nice to be able to drag and drop emails to NetDocuments, which would make association even quicker!

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NetDocuments has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

NetDocuments supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

NetDocuments supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

NetDocuments integrates with the following applications:

Actionstep, Bill4Time, Clio, CosmoLex, Duo Security, Litera Compare, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, OneLogin, Onit, Razor365 Contract Management, Redtail CRM, TimeSolv, WebMerge, Xakia, Zola Suite

NetDocuments offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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