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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • ABBYY FineReader is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.8

ABBYY FineReader

98%
4 Ratings
7.0

PDFelement

70%
54 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

ABBYY FineReader

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

PDFelement

100%
1 Rating

Usability

ABBYY FineReader

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

PDFelement

86%
5 Ratings

Availability

ABBYY FineReader

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

PDFelement

100%
2 Ratings

Performance

ABBYY FineReader

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5

PDFelement

75%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

ABBYY FineReader

N/A
0 Ratings
6.2

PDFelement

62%
13 Ratings

Implementation Rating

ABBYY FineReader

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

PDFelement

100%
3 Ratings

Product Scalability

ABBYY FineReader

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

PDFelement

100%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

ABBYY FineReader

It works exceptionally well for digitizing paper and scanned documents for storage and simple retrieval mainly thanks to OCR technology, which greatly simplifies the process. If there is a need for protection and/or signing scanned documents than ABBYY FineReader has all the necessary features implemented. It may not be the best choice for individuals, where advanced functionalities are not really needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDFelement

It's a wonderful asset to have when you lose your original Word doc, etc. so you can still edit a document (and not have to start from ground zero). That feature alone is why I bought this product and why I will continue to recommend.
Abbie Duquette | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

ABBYY FineReader

  • Read and analyze complicated documents
  • Automatically recognize tables and charts
  • Convert any documents into various common formats
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDFelement

  • PDFelement provides the same powerful features as Adobe Acrobat, but the interface is easy to learn and use. The product is extremely intuitive, which saves our clients from becoming frustrated as they learn the product.
  • PDFelement Pro's ability to create fillable forms with the click of one button is one of our clients favorite features. I was impressed at how accurately PDFelement performed this task and the ease with which these fields can be edited, if needed.
  • Security is more important than ever these days and PDFelement provides the encryption and permissions to protect documents quickly and easily. I especially like the batch encrypt feature, this makes it easy to protect multiple files with the same password.
  • PDFelement makes it easy to extract the data from form fields. This is a huge plus for our clients.
Coleen Carswell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ABBYY FineReader

  • Conversion to MS Word (formatting accuracy issues occur)
  • Conversion to MS Excel (formatting accuracy issues occur)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDFelement

  • I wish there was a lighter program for just reviewing a document and then to transition seamlessly to an editing mode. It takes a few seconds longer to load than Preview on my Mac, and based on that frustration, I use Preview to view documents.
  • A lower price for upgrades.
Thomas Myers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ABBYY FineReader

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$19 per month per user

ABBYY FineReader Editions & Modules

Edition
FineReader PDF 15 Standard$191
FineReader PDF 15 Corporate$241
FineReader Pro for Mac$692
  1. per month per user
  2. per year per user
Additional Pricing Details

PDFelement

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$79

PDFelement Editions & Modules

Edition
PDFelement Pro$129
PDFelement$79
  1. none
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

ABBYY FineReader

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PDFelement

PDFelement 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Excellent, easy to use product
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ABBYY FineReader

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PDFelement

PDFelement 8.6
Based on 5 answers
I am a novice and I am using it like a pro because it is so easy to work with
Amy Carter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

ABBYY FineReader

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PDFelement

PDFelement 10.0
Based on 2 answers
No issues. Works perfect
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

ABBYY FineReader

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PDFelement

PDFelement 7.5
Based on 4 answers
There is a lot of learning. Although some of the functions you can probably pick up relatively quickly, some of them, including compressing the size or using a different language, remains a myth to me.
Eric Y | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ABBYY FineReader

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PDFelement

PDFelement 6.2
Based on 13 answers
PDFelement is always in contact with me, by email and by giving constant tips and recommendations. But what makes me give you a 10, was the outstanding support service received on July 9th by one of your support professionals Amanda, who helped me with a tariff issue, and makes me [rate] your product.
Juan Pablo Montes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ABBYY FineReader

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PDFelement

PDFelement 10.0
Based on 3 answers
Just pay, download, activate and start using it
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ABBYY FineReader

Although both have functionalities that they share, in ABBYY FineReader they are better implemented, they have a better performance, in addition to being a more intuitive and simple user that makes their learning curve relatively simple, it is as if the options I need are always available. the hand and not within complicated menus or overloaded interfaces
Moris Mendez | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDFelement

I didn't try or buy other programs, but did a good bit of research on them. I went with PDFelement because of the lower pricing, and because of the rich features I learned it had.I also appreciated the great customer service I received from reps in the community forums, which showed me they have an aim in keeping their customers happy - which is always good to have when using fairly complex technical apps.
Steve Rafalsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ABBYY FineReader

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PDFelement

PDFelement 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Super easy Word style layout and format.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ABBYY FineReader

  • Automated document conversion using Hot Folder heavily reduced workload [for] our IT Support department.
  • The amount of storage required for digitized paper documents has been reduced by 30%.
  • Ability to compare multilingual documents has increased productivity of our multinational departments.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDFelement

  • For me, it's been very important to me that my business as a pet sitter and dog walker not leave a negative footprint on the environment. To that end, it's been very important that i'm able to do as much paperwork as possible without using paper. PDFelement is wonderful at helping me meet those goals.
Lesley Maple | TrustRadius Reviewer

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