eSCRIBE Features

eSCRIBE

Meeting management solution for the public sector

4.27/5 (15 reviews)

eSCRIBE Feature Summary

  • Agenda Management
  • Agenda Planning
  • Attendee Management
  • Board Meetings
  • Committee Meetings
  • Internal Meetings
  • Invitation Management
  • Legislative Meetings
  • Live Capture
  • Materials Management
  • Meeting Preparation Tools
  • Minutes Management
  • Post-Meeting Tools
  • Scheduling
  • Voting Management

Competitor Feature Comparison

Access Control
Action Item Tracking
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Approval Process Control
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Review
Commenting
Compliance Management
Configurable Workflow
Content Filter
Custom Fields
Customizable Reporting
Customizable Templates
Data Extraction
Data Import/Export
Digital Signature
Document Review
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
Electronic Signature Capture
Email Invitations & Reminders
Event Calendar
File Management
Forum / Discussion Board
Meeting Management
Mobile Integration
Multimedia Support
PDF Conversion
Permission Management
Reporting & Statistics
Requirements Review
Role Management
Rule Based Publishing
SSL Security
Search Functionality
Secure Data Storage
Self Service Portal
Task Management
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Version Control
Video Call Recording
Video Streaming
Voting
Workflow Management
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Access Control
Action Item Tracking
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Approval Process Control
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Review
Commenting
Compliance Management
Configurable Workflow
Content Filter
Custom Fields
Customizable Reporting
Customizable Templates
Data Extraction
Data Import/Export
Digital Signature
Document Review
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
Electronic Signature Capture
Email Invitations & Reminders
Event Calendar
File Management
Forum / Discussion Board
Meeting Management
Mobile Integration
Multimedia Support
PDF Conversion
Permission Management
Reporting & Statistics
Requirements Review
Role Management
Rule Based Publishing
SSL Security
Search Functionality
Secure Data Storage
Self Service Portal
Task Management
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Version Control
Video Call Recording
Video Streaming
Voting
Workflow Management
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Access Control
Action Item Tracking
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Approval Process Control
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Review
Commenting
Compliance Management
Configurable Workflow
Content Filter
Custom Fields
Customizable Reporting
Customizable Templates
Data Extraction
Data Import/Export
Digital Signature
Document Review
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
Electronic Signature Capture
Email Invitations & Reminders
Event Calendar
File Management
Forum / Discussion Board
Meeting Management
Mobile Integration
Multimedia Support
PDF Conversion
Permission Management
Reporting & Statistics
Requirements Review
Role Management
Rule Based Publishing
SSL Security
Search Functionality
Secure Data Storage
Self Service Portal
Task Management
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Version Control
Video Call Recording
Video Streaming
Voting
Workflow Management
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Mobile apps

iOS App


1 review

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

eSCRIBE Feature Reviews

12 reviewers had the following to say about eSCRIBE's features:

Angela Lund

eScribe review

2018-09-27

I look forward to using eScribe for report management.

Pros

There are many functions for minute taking. We are hoping to utilize the functions more than we have in the past.

Cons

I do not have issues with the interface but some of my co-workers are afraid to use it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Tamara Chipperfield

Credit Valley Conservation

2018-09-28

It was a painful start. It took us well over a year to resolve a number of issues we were experiencing. As a result staff got frustrated and lost trust in the software. As I have become more experienced with the software I have been able to resolve a number of issues on my own but, I continue to struggle to get staff to trust and use eScribe vs. coming to me to do everything for them.

Pros

Can go back and search for past reports

Cons

- Staff have also commented that they don't find the software overly intuitive as well and since they don't use the software on a daily/regular basis they get frustrated and then come to me to upload their reports that they composed outside of eScribe and start workflows for them.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Sheryl Exley

City of Fort Saskatchewan Review.

2018-09-27

Customer support is exceptional. We are also very pleased with the regular software updates and eSCRIBE’s positive communication to its clients.

Pros

- Ease of use / very user friendly. - Conducting a meeting / webstreaming is effortless. - Voting features through the eSCRIBE App works very well, especially when a member of Council is unable to attend a meeting. - Public being able to live stream a meeting through a tablet or smart phone. Demonstrates transparency.

Cons

The software works well for what we require from an electronic management system.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Judy Currins

We have had great success with the new version and the added features.

2017-06-23

Track tasks to ensure completion of directions.

Pros

Ease to create agendas and the task management allows us to keep track of outstanding issues from every meeting.

Cons

Formatting issues arise with the minutes due to the tables. Sometimes it is frustrating resolving these issues and it takes time when rushing to complete the minutes.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from eSCRIBE


Hi Judy - Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback! We understand how it can get frustrating. Our support team will be in touch to see how we can make your eSCRIBE experience better!

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Nishith Sheth

Its the best meeting management tool available. Its eases the work to organise the meeting.

2017-05-25

If you are looking for the paperless meeting solution than this one is definitely for you.

Pros

It handles every details about the meeting very efficiently and specially its voting management is the great feature to experience.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from eSCRIBE


Hi Nishith - Thank you for your support! We are very proud of our software and are happy to see the impact we've had on our customers. The voting feature is definitely one of the best sellers.

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Richard Evans

Been using eScribe now for about 3-4 years and it's been great!

2017-11-06

Pros

Workflows to approve reports, ability to do a lot of the technical stuff on my own without the assistance of an IT department.

Cons

I seem to get an issue with "incorrect file structure" in the PDFs whenever I try to do anything with the PDF afterwards

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from eSCRIBE


Hi Richard - Glad to hear we've been helpful. Sorry to hear about the hiccup with regards to PDFs. Our support team will be in touch and it should be resolved easily as it seems to be a setup issue. Thanks again, Richard, for your support!

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Connee Newberry

It has been an overall positive experience. Customer service is awesome!

2017-11-01

Peace of mind knowing that confidential documents are secure.

Pros

I like that everything is together in one document. The system is secure and confidential.

Cons

Changing spacing in documents is clunky and has to be done each time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from eSCRIBE


Hi Connee - Our Support team will be happy to hear your experience with them has been positive! We'll send them your way again to get those glitches fixed. Thanks Connee!

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Sandi Horning

City of Kelowna

2018-10-01

The benefit to the City is that Report approvers no longer had to physically be available to approve Reports, now they can approve them remotely.

Pros

It helped make the Council Agenda process more efficient.

Cons

It was new and there was huge learning curve.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Alison Collard

There were a lot of hitches, glitches to start with. There are still the occasional glitches.

2017-06-22

Time saving, elimination of paper. Easy for contributors.

Pros

It totally eliminates the need to print an agenda. Contributors upload easily and directly. More work prior to a meeting, but less work afterwards.

Cons

Trying to find a report in the "added" is a bit of a challenge, even with filters.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from eSCRIBE


Hi Alison - Thanks for your feedback! Glad to hear that we're saving you time and paper. Your account manager will be in touch to do an evaluation on the system. Thanks Alison!

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Roberta Brandon

eScribe has been an absolute benefit to Lambton Shores.

2017-06-27

Easy to use the report writing.

Pros

It has made an great difference on the delivery of our agendas to Council. Council members prefer to have the agenda right in front of them either on their computer or ipad rather than a paper copy.

Cons

The information provided for updating is a bit confusing. As I am not a techno wizard when the updates come I am never sure if they are to be forwarded on to all eScribe users or just ipad users. I am very technologically challenged.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from eSCRIBE


Hi Roberta - Thanks for your feedback! Apologies for any confusion. We'll be in touch with you and see what we can do to make things easier for you. Thanks for taking the time to review us!

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Becky Foster

In love with eSCRIBE!

2018-09-27

Our overall experience is excellent. We love the software and the service from support is outstanding. We have a phenomenal relationship with eSCRIBE staff.

Pros

I like the ease of use of the software. I like the added functions with the latest upgrade.

Cons

We lost some functionality after the last upgrade. eSCRIBE support took care of the issue we experienced right away.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Kim Kerr

I appreciate the paperless management of meetings.

2017-11-06

The ability to manage meetings without paper required.

Pros

the ability to publish to participants, the defer option to move an item to a future meeting, the ability to reorder the meeting items,

Cons

the way that the text doubles uncontrollably, the resolution shows on main page but in the edit button it disappears until entered into again, the inability to track resolutions (I am not sure how others manage their resolutions to ensure completion or to see what resolutions are still "on the books"), I would like to learn more about the software as I do not believe I am using it to it's full potential.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from eSCRIBE


Hi Kim - Thank you for your feedback! We'd love to set some time aside for training so you can take advantage of our software. Sorry to hear about the issues. The good news is that they seem to be associated with an older version, which our support team can easily fix. We'll be in touch! Thanks Kim!

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