compareDocs - Document Comparison with a Difference

Published on March 5, 2015 by kerryc
At the risk of stating the obvious, document comparison is all about change! Not just change in the actual documents but also change in the very technology that analyzes, marks up and outputs these changes. Consider how document comparison has evolved from the days when law firms physically marked up the differences between two documents with a red pen to specialized software that identifies the differences between two documents quickly and accurately.

Document Comparison with a Difference

compareDocs has taken document comparison another leap forward not only in terms of technology but also in philosophy. The compareDocs approach to document comparison and workflow is unique — provide organizations with a seamless, integrated comparison workflow that delivers unprecedented levels of accuracy and efficiency to meet today's complex comparison needs.

An Intuitive Document Comparison Interface

The compareDocs interface is modern, simple and intuitive.
Loading documents into the interface is made easy by multiple integration points. Add documents directly from MS Office, Outlook, leading Document Management Systems and Windows file systems, or simply drag and drop into compareDocs and compare — it’s that simple. [caption id="attachment_717" align="alignnone" width="300"]Compare 2 documents with compareDocs. Compare Word documents with compareDocs - the world fastest, most accurate document comparison software[/caption]

Extending the Document Comparison Workflow

The compareDocs comparison engine analyzes the document text layer only. It does not convert the document to another format as part of the comparison process. Nor does is pollute your comparison document with proprietary and problematic styles. Converting documents to another format means that document formatting will be lost. compareDocs by contrast maintains document integrity and fidelity at all times by working within the text layer only — not the presentation layer. Once the changes have been identified within the text layer, compareDocs outputs the detected changes directly into a new Word document. This new document becomes your next version of the compared documents — a live working Word document. This new approach results in a more efficient document review process. Consider... no more proprietary viewing technology; no more reformatting comparison documents; no more retraining staff; no more time wasted!

Compare Anything to Anything

compareDocs lets you compare Word to Word, PDF to PDF, Word to PDF, and scanned images to Word or PDF. Just drag the documents onto the interface, select your output settings and let compareDocs do the rest. A Comparison Report is generated showing the differences between the documents. Choose to display changes as a traditional redline or marked up with Track Changes in a PDF document or in a Word document.

Complex Document Comparison Workflows Reduced to a Single Click

compareDocs provides single-click workflows to reduce complexity and inefficiencies in performing a particular task or process. compareDocs, for example, provides users with an “email comparison report as Word or PDF with source documents attached” workflow. Or, you need to compare two PDFs. You load them into compareDocs. What you don’t know is that one of the PDFs is an image-based PDF. This will require the document to be OCR’ed before it can be compared. No need to worry, compareDocs automatically detects this and will OCR the PDF when you click the Compare button. Or, try this one — compare two image-based PDF documents, marked up as a Word redline report output to PDF. Yes, compareDocs can perform this complex task with a single click. Learn more about compareDocs for document comparison...

Case studies

Kaufman & Canoles ends document comparison frustrations by going with compareDocs from DocsCorp Top UK law firm, Lewis Silkin, turns to DocsCorp for DMS integration Workshare couldn’t provide