PowerDMS Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

PowerDMS

Policy & procedure management solution

4.76/5 (286 reviews)

PowerDMS overview

What is PowerDMS?

PowerDMS is a one-stop shop for creating, sharing and attesting to critical information. Collaborate on a policy, digitally sign proofs of compliance, and report on your staff’s training progress from any desktop computer. PowerDMS gives staff access to the most current policies and training anywhere and at any time.
www.powerdms.com

Pricing

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United States

Supported languages

English
PowerDMS screenshot: PowerDMS stores policies and procedures in a searchable repositoryPowerDMS Policy Features OverviewPowerDMS screenshot: PowerDMS allows users to sign off to state that they have read and understood policiesPowerDMS screenshot: Users are automatically notified when there are policies they need to readPowerDMS screenshot: Policy revisions can be reviewed and trackedPowerDMS screenshot: Users can view their personal to do list through the mobile appPowerDMS screenshot: Users can view and sign off policies on their phonePowerDMS screenshot: Policies can be signed off through the app using fingerprints for identificationPowerDMS screenshot: Users can also choose to use their password for identification when signing off policiesPowerDMS screenshot: The mobile app allows users to bookmark and share policies

PowerDMS user reviews

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Michael H.

Amazing Customer Service and Support Groups!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-03-18
Review Source: Capterra

To be fair, the con I described only affects 1-2 people within our entire organization and shouldn't be counted as a true con as much as a pet peeve. All in all, PowerDMS is an amazing product. Our organization still hasn't used it to its fullest potential. Policy housing, Training, Archives, Public Facing Documents, etc... PowerDMS really can be used for multiple purposes!

Pros
There are many things about PowerDMS that make it a great product. It's simple and easy to use for the end users. Administrators have more of a learning curve; however, the support groups and Customer Service are fast to respond and AMAZING! PowerDMS allows users to easily search policies both on a desktop and the mobile app. It also allows administrators to quickly locate version histories and add documents/audio/video as proofs for accreditation purposes. In addition, the Training module works great in these pandemic times to allow for remote training.

Cons
Only one. The Session Timeout only allows for two options. 1) Timeout in twenty minutes of activity, or 2) Stay logged in if the window is open. There is no middle ground for PowerDMS Administrators. I can't tell you how many times my session wants to timeout as I am in the middle of loading a proof.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jason A.

Great system for policy management, workflows, and training documentation

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-04-07
Review Source: Capterra

We have been using the programs for quite some time. This is really been a game changer for our department and ensures that we get timely information to all of our employees.

Pros
Easy to use and manage. This is a much needed program to manage policies, reference manuals, and important documents.

Cons
Mobile version needs improvement. I also wish the program would speak with Google calendar so that sign ups would transfer over.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Marissa W.

Customer Centered Software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-05-31
Review Source: Capterra

The software is constantly developing and one of the best things about PowerDMS is they are ALWAYS looking for feedback. Often new features that they roll out start as an idea recommended by the customer. What it offers as a start up is great, but to see it constantly evolving is even better and ensures that the features will never become dated.

Pros
You can access it just about anywhere additionally as a master admin most problems reported by users can be fixed by a quick click of the button.

Cons
While overall the software is user friendly I do sometimes find some of the functions for the master admin are either missing or not as intuitive as it could be.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Tennie C.

I like the program

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-08-16
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The program is okay. I like that people can go in and see the documents that they have and sign for their stuff to show proof. They did look at a document.

Cons
When I go to signature and print off who sign their documents a lot of times it doesn't show that person sign for their stuff, but if I go in that person name it will show they have sign for their documents. It is weird at times

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Darlene D.

User friendly software to save oodles of paper and time!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-03-24
Review Source: Capterra

Our department is able to eliminate printing copies of every single proof for accreditation. With over 100 standards over a five year period, that's a lot of paper. We have also started using PowerDMS to house many of our training courses, and to track those courses and certificates that officers earn outside of our department, instead of printing everything for employee file folders. It is making it much easier to stay on top of things like CPR training, which expires every 2 years.

Pros
Our favorite uses for PowerDMS are as a document repository and to manage our police department accreditation. As a document repository, it has enabled us to stop printing a huge binder of polices for all new officers. They can read and acknowledge all documents within the system and are able to access them from anywhere via the web. It also streamlines the review process for any forms/general orders by allowing appropriate members of our team to review documents and pass them along within PowerDMS instead of through paper or email. For accreditation, PowerDMS obtains the full book of standards and integrates them into our system so we just have to upload proofs and connect them to each standard. There is even a way to highlight sections within each proof so the accrediting body has an easy time finding the important information in every upload. And the system works with Microsoft Word so if you want to edit a document it is a seamless operation that doesn't require you to download, update, and re-upload.

Cons
For our purposes, we really don't have many dislikes. About the only thing I can think of would be that there's no way to group proofs/attachments for a given standard within an assessment. So if your accreditation period is for five years and you need to submit multiple proofs for each standard for each year, the "attachments" section for a given standard can get pretty cluttered.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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PowerDMS pricing

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14-day free trial, no credit card required.
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PowerDMS features

Access Controls/Permissions
Alerts/Notifications
Audit Trail
Compliance Management
Document Management
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Search/Filter
Workflow Management

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Additional information for PowerDMS

Benefits

Employees are automatically notified when policies are revised, or when any policy requires a signature, which they can provide by entering their username and password after checking any additions, replacements, or omissions against the previous version.

PowerPoint presentations and video training can be delivered online, with users able to track employee completion of training.

Custom tests can be created and issued to employees to assess the knowledge they have retained, and users can create custom training certificates from templates to certify or reward staff for completing courses.

Public safety and health care standards are built into PowerDMS, to which users can attach training and policies, and users are automatically notified of any changes to standards.

The native mobile apps for Android and iOS allow users to view up-to-date procedures and policies, and sign off on policies using their fingerprint.