Each activator has his personal goals and priorities and therefore probably optimizes his procedures over time to his likings.
Personally, I like to spend most of the time in nature and try to minimize the effort with paperwork.
Therefore, as an 99% activator, for logging I use VK port-a-log on my smartphone, allowing me to upload the entered contacts quickly after the activation.
For later reference, both RX and TX signal reports, as well as the S2S information are automatically added to the comment field of VK port-a-log, so this information is kept in the SOTA database.
Before uploading, I check each entry, and maybe add a missing first name to the logging software (I collect and merge the names of all contacts for this and other logging software).
I don’t use another logging software but completely rely on the SOTA database.
From time to time, I back-up the VK port-a-log files, should I decide later to import the ADIF files to another logging software.
All other activation information that I think is worth to others (or even to me, when revisiting the summit) is added to SOTLAS. This is done either as a comment to an uploaded photo (e.g. space for wire antennas, mobile phone or APRS coverage, etc.) or as an article to SOTA Summits (e.g. parking possibilities, etc.).
So at the end, all information is available on SOTLAS, thanks to its clever way of aggregating all relevant data. This is also the reason, why SOTLAS is my primary planning tool.
All this you can easily check with SOTLAS as well, in one way or the other!