Part 1: Comparing Perceptive Content (ImageNow) and OnBase

Perceptive Content (formerly known as ImageNow) and OnBase by Hyland are both powerful and industry leading enterprise content management platforms. Though they share many similarities, there are some differences betweens terminology and features. In this webinar, we help translate the main terms and features between these two platforms to help clients that are considering a migration.


John Marney:
Hello and welcome once again to RPI Consultants Webinar Wednesday Series. My name is John Marney, and this is Sydney Isle. Today, our topic is comparing OnBase and Perceptive Content. This is part one of a two-part series, as we delved into the content for this presentation, we realized that there is just a lot of meat in here, so we decided to split it up into two parts. Part two will be next month in our Wednesday webinar series and we’ll be talking about at the end of this presentation a little bit about what will go into that.

First, before we get started, just a few housekeeping items. Anyone who’s joined us for these before, these will be very familiar. First, this webinar will be recorded and shared on our YouTube channel and on our blog here within a few days after we wrap up here. Of course, the slide deck will be sent out to all attendees, so don’t feel like you have to take any screenshots for the content of the presentation.

We, of course, have a person standing by to field any questions, so if you want to ask them throughout the presentation, feel free to use the little question box inside of the GoTo Webinar application to submit questions and they may ask them during the presentation or wait until the end. We also have a series of Lawson webinars going on this week, so if you would like to, getting information around Lawson, there’s a couple presentations around version 11. You can go to and see what they have for the rest of the week.

And finally, we’d like to put out a call for if there’s any topic or presentation that you’d like to see, any software or solution, please let us know, reach out to us and let us know something that you’d like to see more information on. We’re happy to put together a webinar just like this to present information to you and get it out there. Let’s get started. Our agenda today, first we’re going to tell you a little bit about us, about RPI Consultants, and then we’re going to jump into the meat.

Today’s topics for the comparing of terms, features, and functionality, we’re going to cover capture, indexing, the document viewer, and some of the Workflow capabilities for both systems. We’ll touch a little bit on some integration points and then at the end, we’ll cover a few considerations and then open it up for questions. Again, part two of this webinar is going to be in January, and then in February, we’re going to cover a topic of considerations for a migration from Perceptive to OnBase. That’s our upcoming schedule. Let’s get going.

Sydney Isle:
Okay. As John said, we’re going to start by telling you a little bit about RPI Consultants, who we are and what we do. For those of you who maybe haven’t heard about us before RPI’s been providing ERP and ECM solutions and support for over 18 years. We have about 80 full-time consultants, project managers, and technical architects, and we have offices in Baltimore, Tampa, and Kansas City. Some of the services we provide, technical installations, upgrades, support, solution and t