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Adobe Acrobat DC

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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Construction Project & Field Management

    Adobe Acrobat DC

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    Bluebeam Revu

    85%
    Bluebeam Revu ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Plan distribution & viewing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    47 Ratings

    Plan markups & sharing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    49 Ratings

    Issue tracking & punchlists

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    29 Ratings

    Photo documentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    32 Ratings

    Jobsite reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    27 Ratings

    Document sharing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    43 Ratings

    RFI tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    31 Ratings

    Collaboration & approvals

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    38 Ratings

    As-built drawings

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    41 Ratings

    Mobile app

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.3
    53%
    26 Ratings

    Submittal design and management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    17 Ratings

    Estimating

    Adobe Acrobat DC

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.8

    Bluebeam Revu

    88%
    Bluebeam Revu ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Takeoff tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    25 Ratings

    Job costing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    5 Ratings

    Cost databases

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Cost calculator

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    Bid creation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    6 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Adobe Acrobat DC is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating
    • Bluebeam Revu is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Adobe Acrobat DC and Bluebeam Revu are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Adobe Acrobat DC

    90%
    284 Ratings
    9.5

    Bluebeam Revu

    95%
    60 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Adobe Acrobat DC

    100%
    7 Ratings
    10.0

    Bluebeam Revu

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    8.7

    Adobe Acrobat DC

    87%
    196 Ratings
    8.0

    Bluebeam Revu

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Availability

    10.0

    Adobe Acrobat DC

    100%
    1 Rating

    Bluebeam Revu

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    9.0

    Adobe Acrobat DC

    90%
    11 Ratings

    Bluebeam Revu

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.7

    Adobe Acrobat DC

    87%
    87 Ratings
    8.5

    Bluebeam Revu

    85%
    20 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.2

    Adobe Acrobat DC

    82%
    3 Ratings

    Bluebeam Revu

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    8.0

    Adobe Acrobat DC

    80%
    1 Rating

    Bluebeam Revu

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Adobe Acrobat DC

    It totally deserves a full rating since it's a powerful PDF tool with a lot of features. The signing of the documents is now very easy. E-signatures can be requested from the client as well. Also, we can add comments, and annotations to the PDF. It also provides the features to recognize the text from the scanned pdf. Also, the scanned documents can be converted to multiple file formats.
    Mansi Talwar | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Bluebeam Revu

    The program is great for editing construction drawings, stamping/approving official documents and overlaying revised documents to see design changes. You can use it as an estimating takeoff tool, estimating database, document control, cloud document storage, the list goes on! Bluebeam poses many applications for the user to utilize for the desired needs. There may be some other software that has one specific function that can perform the specific task better, but Bluebeam is a holistic program with many tools for use.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Adobe Acrobat DC

    • OCR works really well to convert existing PDF files into editable documents in Word
    • Extract tables in PDF files so they can be imported to spreadsheets
    • Preserves the formatting of documents that you create and convert to PDF
    • Reduce the file size of documents that contain lots of graphics without reducing the quality of the images
    • Documents that are created in other files and converted to PDFs retain the original formatting better than any other PDF-creating program I've used
    • Easy access to your PDF files and executed agreements across all devices because they are stored in the cloud
    • It is well integrated with Google Workspace and Microsoft Office 365 for both document editing/production and storage. Don't know about Box and Dropbox because I don't use them for business
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Bluebeam Revu

    • Once you set Bluebeam Revu as your default PDF handler, it launches immediately when clicking a PDF to open. The speed with which it opens documents is impressive.
    • Creating PDF's out of other documents, such as Word, Excel, JPG's, etc. is simple.
    • Digitally signing documents is a simple, secure process. You can keep your signature password-protected, yet still access it quickly.
    • The Bluebeam Revu mobile application ( I use the iOS version on an iPad Pro), is awesome. Not only does it handle PDF's like you would expect it to, it allows for effortless digital signing of documents on the fly. Nice to be able to quickly sign a document and email right back out from the tablet no matter where I am.
    Tim Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Adobe Acrobat DC

    • Price point - everyone has access to free Acrobat Reader but therefore misses many of the functions only available on DC because it costs too much to invest in on a monthly basis.
    • User-friendliness in creating fillable forms. Strangely, this is a basic, yet underdeveloped DC function.
    • Ability to subscribe to Acrobat DC only (as in, not a part of the Creative Suite)
    Justin Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Bluebeam Revu

    • If you have several tabs open and you try to drag one out for a side by side view then you do not have all the modification options and you have to combine them back together.
    • There is a lag time when hitting the print option.
    • There is also a lag time when opening files, sometimes I think the window is frozen.
    • I wish the basic version also had basic file editing, as in editing a document as Adobe does.
    Heather MacLean | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Adobe Acrobat DC

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Optional

    Starting Price

    $12.99 per month

    Adobe Acrobat DC Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Acrobat Standard DC for Individuals12.991
    Acrobat Standard DC for teams14.992
    Acrobat Pro DC for Teams16.992
    Acrobat DC for EnterpriseContact sales team
    Acrobat Pro DC for Individuals14.994
    1. per month
    2. per month per user
    3. none
    4. per month
    Additional Pricing Details

    Bluebeam Revu

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $349 per seat

    Bluebeam Revu Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Revu Standard$3491
    Revu CAD$4491
    Revu eXtreme$5991
    1. per seat
    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Adobe Acrobat DC

    Adobe Acrobat DC 10.0
    Based on 7 answers
    This has been one of our of best software programs to use and as we come together across three far-flung campuses we will be using this even more. As we share documents across these campuses we will need to able to see the edits being suggested by our other team members.
    Tom McGuire | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Bluebeam Revu

    Bluebeam Revu 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Bluebeam is a powerful PDF viewer and mark-up tool. We are more familiar with it than Adobe Acrobat Pro or other viewers, and it has more features geared towards construction document managers than Acrobat Pro does.
    Michael Savala | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Adobe Acrobat DC

    Adobe Acrobat DC 8.7
    Based on 196 answers
    I would give a rating of 9 because it is easy to understand and navigate. I think the function of some settings could be enhanced but overall I love that anyone can use the software without any complex training. It encourages simplicity and efficiency because it can be used in various work settings.
    Natasha Ing | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Bluebeam Revu

    Bluebeam Revu 8.0
    Based on 2 answers
    I'm constantly finding that Bluebeam Revu does more than I knew it could. And when I find something that it can't do, I've found that Bluebeam truly listens to its user base and will work to incorporate any good suggestion when feasible.
    Ernest King | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Adobe Acrobat DC

    Adobe Acrobat DC 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Pretty much always there for my business and personal needs.
    Jamie Caroland | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Bluebeam Revu

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Performance

    Adobe Acrobat DC

    Adobe Acrobat DC 9.0
    Based on 11 answers
    One of the best features of Adobe Acrobat is its speed and stability. When dealing with massive multi-page files, having to reload a crashed program over and over again would slow down progress unnecessarily. And expanding on that, having the table of contents generated allows me to skip to different pages with ease, a necessary feature with exceptionally long files. word searches are even more helpful with text recognition.
    Daniel Epstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Bluebeam Revu

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Adobe Acrobat DC

    Adobe Acrobat DC 8.7
    Based on 87 answers
    I've never had to call in for support on this product... but on the occasion that I need a refresher on how to do something, I can very easily find a support article online through a quick search. In general, I find the program fairly straight forward to use. Usually, I am finding tutorials to pass along to other staff and there are plenty of videos or articles online that are helpful.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Bluebeam Revu

    Bluebeam Revu 8.5
    Based on 20 answers
    Its hard for me to give a rating on this one as we rarely have to use the support feature for Bluebeam. However, when we have used it, they have been ultra supportive in helping us get exactly what we needed. I know another engineer was trying to figure out a feature and the rep gave a detailed tutorial on how to complete the task
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Adobe Acrobat DC

    Adobe Acrobat DC 8.2
    Based on 3 answers
    Works well with JamF and SmartDeploy. These are our Enterprise imaging solutions for Mac's and PC's. The Enterprise installer is required when pushing out this app.
    Jerome Pierce | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Bluebeam Revu

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Adobe Acrobat DC

    Although Adobe Acrobat DC is not a lightweight application like some other competitors for just the ease of viewing PDFs, it makes up with all of the features available. It is universal across multiple platforms which was an important factor when we were making a decision for a PDF application.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Bluebeam Revu

    We feel there is not another program out there that would compare to Bluebeam at this current time. Some of the other programs out there do not include studio or the overlaying process which is one of our main uses. The ease of hyperlinking makes this product stand out the most.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Adobe Acrobat DC

    Adobe Acrobat DC 8.0
    Based on 1 answer
    I find that many users aren't aware of many features of the software they use, nor may they be comfortable with learning multiple-step processes. For the simplest of PDF purposes (scanning, downloading, exporting), it gets a thumbs-up. For anything involving electronic signatures, meh--causes eyes to glaze over, or forgetting what all is involved.
    Jamie Caroland | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Bluebeam Revu

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    Adobe Acrobat DC

    • Now that we can empower our users with Acrobat for form building the IT department can focus on more important tasks
    • Custom forms also allow us to cut back on the expected data vs received data, allowing quicker turn and communications
    • Using an external identity provider we can get more insight into how our staff are using the products and secure them efficiently
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Bluebeam Revu

    • A major positive aspect is being able to take your computer home without taking the entire set of paper drawings. They have made it so easy to navigate a set of drawings that I can work at home using only the digital drawings.
    • Collaboration with owners and architects has been a great feature. Setting up a Bluebeam studio and having everyone get in and mark things up, then having the architect be able to go in and see what markups have been added, has made the constructability review process much much better.
    • Even when not working on drawings, Bluebeam is a very good tool for working with standard PDF documents. The markup tools are very easy to use.
    • The negative aspect is the takeoff function because some people would like estimators to use the Bluebeam takeoff because it would make their job easier down the road; however, the actual act of doing a full scale takeoff in Bluebeam would require much more time.
    Charlie Jewkes | TrustRadius Reviewer

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