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 Details

Generis

http://www.generiscorp.com

Founded 2002

CARA Pricing Overview

CARA does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. See additional pricing details for CARA below.

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Installed - Mac

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Installed - Windows

Mobile - iOS Native

Mobile - Android Native

Training

In Person

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

24/7 (Live Rep)

Business Hours

Online

CARA Features

Business Process Management Software
Access Controls/Permissions
Alerts/Notifications
Business Process Automation
Business Rules Management
Collaboration
Process Change Tracking
Process Mapping
Process Modeling & Designing
Visual Workflow Management
Archiving & Retention
Audit Management
Compliance Tracking
Controls Testing
Environmental Compliance
FDA Compliance
HIPAA Compliant
ISO Compliance
Incident Management
OSHA Compliance
Process/Workflow Automation
Risk Management
Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
Surveys & Feedback
Version Control
Audio Content
Customisable Templates
Document Indexing
E-forms
Full Text Search
Image Editor
SEO Management
Text Editor
Version Control
Video Content
Website Management
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Tracking
Document Archiving
Document Assembly
Document Indexing
Document Retention
Electronic Signature
File Recovery
File Type Conversion
Offline Access
Optical Character Recognition
Version Control
Archiving & Retention
Collaboration Tools
Content Lifecycle Management
Digital Asset Management
Document Management
Electronic Signature
Information Governance
Mobile Access
Search
Version Control
Workflow Management
Cataloguing/Categorisation
Collaboration
Content Management
Decision Tree
Discussion Boards
Full Text Search
Knowledge Base Management
Self Service Portal

CARA Reviews

Showing 5 of 10 reviews

Overall
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.8/5
Customer Service
4.6/5
Features
4.5/5
Value for Money
4.8/5
William M.
Software Developer
Insurance, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/09/2019
Tim P.
Associate Director
Pharmaceuticals, 5,001-10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 16/09/2019
Michelle D.
Manager, Retail Pricing
Retail, 5,001-10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/09/2019
Anees R.
Technical lead
Hospital & Health Care, 5,001-10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    3/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • 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.

Pros: Very user friendly
Highly intuitive
Highly configurable
Easy deployment
Easy integration
Good support

Cons: Less experienced in regulatory area
Less documentation focussed
Less product testing

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 16/09/2019
Anshika B.
Project Lead
Information Technology & Services, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 11/09/2019

"New to Content Management? CARA makes it easy for you!"

Comments: 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

Pros: As an End User - Easy of use
As an admin - Ease of configuration & customisation, Readily available upgrade packages

Cons: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 11/09/2019