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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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SOHODOX

For a smaller to medium organization, SOHODOX is a great solution when the need is collaborative storage with advanced searching. The software does a great job of allowing organization via files / folders or tagging. The cost is not cheap, but affordable, and is quick to spin up and use as well as add users as you go.
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Pros

  • User-friendly interface doesn't necessitate a lot of staff training prior to using the software for the first time.
  • Easy to protect final documents from easily being changed/edited by third parties.
  • Especially useful for making fill-able forms and rearranging the order of document pages.
  • Works remarkably well with Microsoft Office. Conversions are easy and almost error-free.
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  • Supports all document types as well as versioning.
  • Integrated across all computer and mobile device operating systems for complete access to data.
  • Complex indexing that allows for advanced and fast searching.
  • Easy to use interface that is not challenging for the average user.
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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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  • Not a truly scalable software package, best fit for single or smaller organizations up to 15 users.
  • Does not force structure and is less document management and more document storage / organization.
  • Pricing is not cheap but is relative to what you receive, online document storage and advanced access across devices.
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Usability

Adobe Acrobat DC8.0
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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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Performance

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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

We actually had Nitro before Adobe. While it made claims to offer more features and be intuitive, most staffers felt the opposite. And some of the Nitro extra features were completely unnecessary and we never used them such as the ability to customize certain tabs or create large numbers of PDFs at one time. The Nitro floating toolbar was actually really difficult for us to use unless we were on a larger, external monitor. We found Adobe's compatibility with MS Word much better than Nitro's, fewer errors post-conversion. We use separate image editing software in conjunction with Adobe; Nitro seemed to try to offer more image editing options but they weren't robust enough anyway so we ended up using separate image editing software anyway. So, as I said before, Nitro was less expensive on the front end but ultimately wasn't cost effective once we started using it.
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NetDocuments is the most comparable, as the interfaces are very similar and features match up. Worldox on the other hand, can be much more complex and force much more structure. Worldox is a bigger investment, but scales to large organizations much better. SOHODOX is a superb product for small to medium businesses.
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Return on Investment

  • It's made it simpler to handle and merge multiple documents from colleagues and different sources
  • It's helped to translate our paper membership and donation forms to an online format
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  • Very scalable, but only to a certain level (1-15 users or so max).
  • Interface and usability are user-friendly, without sacrificing features and power.
  • Advanced tagging and searching allows users to save documents and organize them "their way" without forcing specific workflows.
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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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SOHODOX

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