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Adobe Acrobat DC

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Acrobat DC

People who are editing documents frequently, especially PDF documents, will really benefit from Adobe Acrobat DC. Also, people are creating simple graphics for distribution to their consumers will benefit from using Adobe Acrobat DC. People who are not frequently editing PDFs, or who do not need to edit PDFs at all will do fine with the free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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PolicyManager

The part I like the most is our staff not having to log in to view policies. We have so many passwords to remember having this convenience is a big satisfier.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Governance, Risk & Compliance

Adobe Acrobat DC
PolicyManager
9.1
Common repository of GRC items
Adobe Acrobat DC
PolicyManager
9.1
GRC policy management
Adobe Acrobat DC
PolicyManager
9.1

Pros

  • I like the fill and sign feature.
  • Synching feature is very nice.
  • Simplicity for basic tasks with a PDF, although then the thing gets a bit complicated. It has quite a lot of options
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  • If I ever have any technical issues or questions the support team is great at getting back to me very quickly. I also like all the resources available to help as well.
  • Policy reports, there are so many to choose from. These reports help me track several different things in the system. Compliance, attestations, past due, and so much more.
  • Another plus for me is being able to add linkages to outside programs like TJC and Elsevier. Linking these to policies saves a lot of time.
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Cons

  • We have an on-going subscription to Adobe Acrobat DC, which isn't inexpensive. Not the most cost-effective of the PDF software available.
  • Software updates fairly regularly, which can be a little annoying. On the flip side, many times it's to stay up-to-date on security features.
  • Conversion to Microsoft Word back and forth is easy and almost error-free; however, we do spot small issues often. Therefore, we have to carefully comb through all docs that have been converted to make certain that they're error-free.
  • Adobe has some proprietary features so someone else using another PDF editing software periodically seems to have trouble with certain features embedded in an Adobe-created PDF. Obviously this exactly what the supposedly standardized PDF format is supposed to prevent...
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  • The program doesn't work well with Chrome, would like to see that fixed. We have several staff members that use Chrome.
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Usability

Adobe Acrobat DC8.0
Based on 1 answer
Overall, Adobe Acrobat DC provides an easy user interface. The program can take some time to get used to, just like most programming you use, but once the software is understood it is very easy for users to use. Compared to many programs this is very easy for people to use.
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PolicyManager9.1
Based on 1 answer
Overall this program is great. I am continuously in the program and find it very simple to use. I do have some staff that struggle, only because they are not in the program as often as I am
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Performance

Adobe Acrobat DC8.0
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Overall, Adobe Acrobat DC performs at an acceptable rate. The software takes some time to load, but nothing that is unreasonable when launching a document. The program responds at a reasonable speed and performs well when operating tasks. It takes time for it to evaluate a document when you request to edit the document, but that is understandable considering it is identifying words and such in the document.
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Alternatives Considered

I have tried using some online versions of .pdf readers and document extractors, but having the full desktop software is far less clunky and infinitely more secure.
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Return on Investment

  • It has given us the ability to create robust, sustainable documentation.
  • As a tool we now have the option to have PDF documentation as a standard as opposed to word processor based documents.
  • We have seen a marked difference in how we are able to engage our users.
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  • The program has kept us compliant on reviewing and updating all of our policies.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Acrobat DC

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

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