Who Uses CARA?
Enterprises looking to lower the cost of ownership & solution management, consolidate management of content and data to a platform, & provide their users with expert functionality.
What Is CARA?
Generis provides CARA, the leading content and information management platform for regulated industries. CARA is used by more than 400,000 users across industries including Life Sciences, Finance, Government, Engineering, and Utilities. Customers include 8 of the global top 10 Life Science companies. CARA is a cloud-first platform providing functionally-rich solutions for regulated business processes, including a comprehensive end-to-end platform for Life Sciences.
CARA Pricing Overview
CARA does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. See additional pricing details for CARA below.
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Reviewed on 19/09/2019
Easy to use - intuitive Administration\Control Panel
Comments: We have a legacy home grown application that is over 20 years old and on old technology (Mainframe\COBOL\CICS). It is tricky to integrate it with newer technology and one unexpected consequence of this is that it is difficult to retain younger workers with the older technology applications. Area by area we have been moving them off of the old and onto the new and the user experience is far superior. Greater search capabilities and options to integrate with modern applications.
Pros: I like how easy it is to get up and running. Within hours, we were able to install the product, connect to Documentum and have a basic working User Interface.
Cons: It's a testament to the product that have to nit-pick to find anything. Exporting and importing the overall configuration is all or nothing so there is no way to make minor development changes without exporting\importing everything. We have a few configuration settings that are customized by environment (i.e. test\model\prod) that I have to change manually each time I import changes from Test to Model and Model to Prod. I would prefer more granular export\import capabilities when developing to only export\import the object I am changing. For instance, Dashboards and Custom Actions allow exactly the kind of capabilities that I prefer. That and the "cleaner look" lead me to using Dashboards much more frequently - almost exclusively. There are a few features in the more traditional Explorer UI that it would be nice to have in the Dashboard\Portal UI like drag and drop, etc.
Reviewed on 16/09/2019
Great tool, great support!
Pros: The flexibility of CARA is astounding and we have had many successes in adapting the tool to our internal business processes and ensuring that it is meeting the needs of all stakeholders.
Cons: We are still on an older version but looking forward to upgrading soon and enjoying all the improvements in speed and functionality that have been made.
Reviewed on 20/09/2019
CARA is an amazing office tool!!
Comments: Getting out of the paper world, greater organization and tools that help us prioritize with ease. It was easy in the paper world to lose track of things on occasion but with CARA that's no longer an issue.
Pros: Its taken us from piles of paper on our desks to entirely electronic documents and provides a better, easily searchable file retention system. We can reference old documents as necessary with ease with its user friendly navigation. Its also great because we can partner with top notch CARA experts to customize options to help our specific office needs. They are always accommodating and ready to help.
Cons: Sometimes its slow when searching but honestly its nothing that's a show stopper and could be because we haven't upgraded as of yet.
Reviewed on 16/09/2019
Cara - a new way to work with your dara
Comments: I have never seen a large amount of user perception change when we move from firstdoc to Cara. Cara is fast, intuitive and easy administrative tool.
Very user friendly
Less experienced in regulatory area
Less documentation focussed
Less product testing
Reviewed on 11/09/2019
New to Content Management? CARA makes it easy for you!
I am a satisfied user of CARA
1.Easy to access via browser
2.Drag & Drop features
3.Easy movement of documents across folders
4.Highly configurable watermarks & overlays
5.Taxonomy, Category, Dashboard, Views & Capabilities - Very thoughtful features
As an End User - Easy of use
As an admin - Ease of configuration & customisation, Readily available upgrade packages
There are certain product issues at times which CARA support is unable to help in troubleshooting as they would ask for a replication scenario but that isn't available always!
Suggestion: Its an evolving product I understand & the venture with Box should be fruitful too. The suggestion that I have is, the partner companies should have easy access to rapid deploy packages. Quarterly meetings would also help build strong relationships with both clients & implementation partners.