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Kofax Power PDF

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Attribute Ratings

  • ActiveDocs is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Ease of integration
  • Kofax Power PDF is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Performance, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

ActiveDocs

90%
4 Ratings
9.1

Kofax Power PDF

91%
444 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveDocs

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5

Kofax Power PDF

95%
101 Ratings

Usability

9.0

ActiveDocs

90%
1 Rating
8.1

Kofax Power PDF

81%
41 Ratings

Availability

ActiveDocs

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

Kofax Power PDF

86%
12 Ratings

Performance

8.0

ActiveDocs

80%
2 Ratings
8.1

Kofax Power PDF

81%
12 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

ActiveDocs

80%
2 Ratings
8.1

Kofax Power PDF

81%
360 Ratings

In-Person Training

ActiveDocs

N/A
0 Ratings
3.6

Kofax Power PDF

36%
1 Rating

Online Training

ActiveDocs

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Kofax Power PDF

82%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

ActiveDocs

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3

Kofax Power PDF

83%
32 Ratings

Configurability

ActiveDocs

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

Kofax Power PDF

60%
8 Ratings

Ease of integration

10.0

ActiveDocs

100%
1 Rating
6.9

Kofax Power PDF

69%
9 Ratings

Product Scalability

ActiveDocs

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Kofax Power PDF

73%
11 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

ActiveDocs

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6

Kofax Power PDF

56%
6 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

ActiveDocs

N/A
0 Ratings
6.2

Kofax Power PDF

62%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveDocs

There are not a lot of competitors to compare this product with, but ActiveDocs holds its own as a very useful software for the need. I recommend doing a demo to see how the process works, but it's rather streamlined and easy to create a template and produce a document from it.
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Kofax

Kofax is particularly well suited when the work needed requires compiling a multitude of documents. The ease of functionality for compiling many PDFs into one large final product is imperative in my line of work and it exceeds all of my expectations. It vastly outperforms the competitors in this regard. Others do not have the same clean, final product with bookmarks and ease of compiling that Kofax provides.
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Pros

ActiveDocs

  • The User Interface was pleasant to use.
  • it is a very intuitive software
  • the available templates help and facilitate the day-to-day work
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Kofax

  • Power PDF integrates well with the Microsoft 365 (formerly Microsoft Office ) modules. This makes it very convenient to create .pdf documents directly from Microsoft Word and Excel and automatically open the resulting .pdf document in Kofax Power PDF for any required post processing.
  • Power PDF allows easy "drag-and-drop" assembly of a .pdf document composed of pages from various other .pdf documents. This capability is crucial to generating a single cohesive .pdf document from a variety of source applications.
  • Power PDF's cropping function allows for easily picking out excerpts from a .pdf document for use in other .pdf documents or other applications. The ability to save these files in JPEG format also provides good flexibility for importing to other applications.
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Cons

ActiveDocs

  • Template could be better by adding features that make it easier for users.
  • Some features are missing like image editing, and SEO management.
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Kofax

  • Difficult to add stamps - wanted to add a "checkmark" stamp and had to first find an image then work hard to make it a stamp
  • Would be nice to have a better library of stamps for different use cases
  • Sometimes the "search and redact" feature misses things if they are not exactly right. For example, the same numbers with a hyphen are found but without a hyphen, they are not.
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Pricing Details

ActiveDocs

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

ActiveDocs editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Kofax Power PDF

    Starting Price

    $129 one-time fee per license

    Editions & Modules

    Kofax Power PDF editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Power PDF Advanced$1791
    Power PDF Standard$1292
    Power PDF Standard for Mac$1293
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    Footnotes

    1. one-time fee per license
    2. one-time fee per license
    3. one-time fee per license
    4. per year per seat

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Desktop licenses are buy once, own forever. No subscription fees! Enterprise server licenses are term-based with optional maintenance & support contract. Volume and upgrade discounts available. Visit any Power PDF page and ask for a human in the chat bot to learn more.

    Pricing Info

    Likelihood to Renew

    ActiveDocs

    No answers on this topic

    Kofax

    It is an awesome alternative to adobe. We like the 1 time fee over the monthly. We are typically offered discounts on updated products and services offered by kofax, and are overall very happy with the performance of the program. I can't see any reason to switch at this point
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    Usability

    ActiveDocs

    Very good usability overall. Any user can pick this up and run with it. HotDocs, the closest competitor, has similar end-user usability, but from a designer of templates perspective, ActiveDocs definitely has the edge in this regard. I would recommend this for any company that mass produces documents from templates as deliverables.
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    Kofax

    I have rarely, if ever, had to search the help file or read up on features to make them work. The features I use are fairly intuitive and quickly mastered. Kofax also provides a YouTube Channel with training videos that have been helpful on occasion. Mastery of frequently used features was simple
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    Reliability and Availability

    ActiveDocs

    No answers on this topic

    Kofax

    Other that a PDF partially disappearing if left up for a long period of time - no issues. (If you close it and reopen it, it is all there. We have some PDFs that are 400-600 pages long.)
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    Performance

    ActiveDocs

    The software overall is very excellent. It responds quickly and produces documents well. The integration with systems makes data input easy. Questions can be designed to allow further expansion of template creation/customization. The rules section is very useful for complicated If/Than/Else style templates. Although experience and training help, the software is very user-friendly out of the box.
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    Kofax

    Pages nearly always load at the expected rapid speed. Some documents that print quickly from Adobe Reader print much more slowly from Power PDF. I have never generated a report - that's a feature I didn't know existed until now and do not know what it's for
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    Support Rating

    ActiveDocs

    ActiveDocs can be a considerably complex product because your use cases can be potentially endless. In our experience, when we have come across a problem or issue with the product ActiveDoc's support has always responded to our queries within 24 hours. Support is only provided via email in 95% of cases. Each year your support and maintenance includes support hours. These are used when you contact support and your issue is not found to be a bug or problem with the product (completely fair and understandable). When we've identified or discovered bugs (mainly with the latest version of Word) it is patched by the next release. They typically release about 4-5 updates per year.
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    Kofax

    Again, Kofax/Nuance Power PDF does everything I need for a fraction of the cost of other/competitor software. The switch to Kofax/Nuance Power PDF was a breeze. The interface has some familiarity to it. We're able to create, collaborate, revise, track changes, password-protect, encrypt and share all types of PDFs - fillable, non-fillable, pre-populated, secure, etc.
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    In-Person Training

    ActiveDocs

    No answers on this topic

    Kofax

    I got an overview of the product from my predecessor who was about to retire from the job I now hold. He did not go into very many of the features and probably only knew about the ones he used most frequently.
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    Online Training

    ActiveDocs

    No answers on this topic

    Kofax

    We watched the training videos and tested out the features and functionality side by side. Some features are not used on a regular basis is it is convenient to go back and review training on that particular functionality when needed.
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    Implementation Rating

    ActiveDocs

    No answers on this topic

    Kofax

    Easy and quick, with no problems or support needed. Worked as intended right out of the box. E-signing was the only area that implementation was dificult and required support
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    Alternatives Considered

    ActiveDocs

    In relation to other software that have a functionality similar to ActiveDocs, they don't even compare in relation to the interface, I didn't use all the software available on the market, but the ones I used and I can compare, ActiveDocs is without a doubt the best among them. We really likes the interface.
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    Kofax

    Kofax Power PDF seems to be as good or better than any Adobe PDF product and is much more affordable for small businesses! Price and features were the main drivers for my choice, besides the fact that I was familiar with the product through Nuance. I've been very happy with the flexibility of Kofax Power PDF.
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    Scalability

    ActiveDocs

    No answers on this topic

    Kofax

    Not really familiar since I'm the only person who uses it. But in the past it has been my understanding that Power PDF was offered only on a single-license basis, so it's been expensive for me to use it at home and at work because I had to pay for it on my own. In my current position management supports it so I at least only have to pay for it once.
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    Return on Investment

    ActiveDocs

    • ActiveDocs allows us to create, edit and validate any type of content quickly and with no coding skills.
    • Easy and quick editing.
    • Really flexible and simple to set up
    • Helped us achieve a much higher level of efficiency in our daily operations.
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    Kofax

    • The ability to make images of text searchable enables me to do my job. Without this ability it was virtually impossible to find relevant information in these large documents.
    • The return on investment was huge. I can now take on much more work than before.
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