Adobe Acrobat vs. Concord

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Adobe Acrobat
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Adobe Acrobat DC is the current version of the well-established document / PDF management solution, part of the Adobe Document Cloud (the other part being Adobe's eSign services based on technology acquired with EchoSign in 2011).
$12.99
per month
Concord
Score 6.7 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Concord is a way to create, collaborate on, sign, and store agreements; designed to be the only tool needed for contracts, so users can spend less time juggling between applications, editors, and e-signature tools. The vendor states over 500,000+ companies use Concord with their contracts. With Concord, users can: Draft, negotiate, sign, and manage every contract across an organization — all in one place Work on Concord, Word, or Google…
$17
per user / month
Pricing
Adobe AcrobatConcord
Editions & Modules
Acrobat Standard for Individuals
$12.99
per month
Acrobat Standard for teams
$14.99
per month per user
Acrobat Pro for Individuals
$19.99
per month
Acrobat Pro for Teams
$22.19
per month per user
Acrobat for Enterprise
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Standard
$17
per user / month
Pro
$34
per user / month
Free
Free
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Adobe AcrobatConcord
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAll inclusive pricing built for you. Concord pricing includes implementation, services, and unlimited support. All Concord plans include unlimited documents and unlimited e-signatures.
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Community Pulse
Adobe AcrobatConcord
Considered Both Products
Adobe Acrobat

No answer on this topic

Concord
Chose Concord
When I evaluated the various CMS's about 4+ years ago, I reviewed quite a few, had demos, etc. Concord seemed to be the right fit for us, and continues to be.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Adobe AcrobatConcord
Contract Authoring
Comparison of Contract Authoring features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Acrobat
-
Ratings
Concord
8.7
6 Ratings
5% above category average
Contract creation00 Ratings9.76 Ratings
Contract templates00 Ratings8.06 Ratings
Clause library/saved fields00 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Guided logic00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Contract Collaboration
Comparison of Contract Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Acrobat
-
Ratings
Concord
9.1
6 Ratings
9% above category average
Contract sharing00 Ratings9.46 Ratings
Contract editing00 Ratings8.46 Ratings
Collaborating on contracts00 Ratings8.76 Ratings
MS Word plug-in00 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Approval process00 Ratings9.75 Ratings
Interdepartmental workflows00 Ratings9.75 Ratings
Contract Monitoring
Comparison of Contract Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Acrobat
-
Ratings
Concord
9.0
6 Ratings
6% above category average
Contract database00 Ratings8.76 Ratings
Contract search00 Ratings7.76 Ratings
Contract milestone reminders & alerts00 Ratings9.54 Ratings
Custom contract reports00 Ratings9.54 Ratings
Tracking contract status00 Ratings9.55 Ratings
Compliance check00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
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User Ratings
Adobe AcrobatConcord
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(474 ratings)
9.3
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(11 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.6
(232 ratings)
9.7
(3 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.9
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(52 ratings)
7.4
(3 ratings)
Online Training
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.5
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
10.0
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.8
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Adobe AcrobatConcord
Likelihood to Recommend
Adobe
If your organization uses PDFs frequently, then Adobe Acrobat feels like must-have. I could not imagine our organization not using it. The ability to create, organize, and edit PDFs easily and intuitively are the main reasons my organization uses it. The other additional functions and features are "nice to haves", but ultimately, don't impact our day-to-day
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Concord
Concord is honestly suited for all types of organizations because the software is flexible in its application and very easy to implement. In addition, Concord offers exceptional customer service with professionals who will work with you to ensure success, whether it be through training, problem-solving, or even finding ways to engage employees to maximize the benefit of the software. Most appreciated about Concord is their willingness to listen to their users to constantly evolve with new features or added functionality based on customer feedback.
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Pros
Adobe
  • Easy to understand- the program has a very intuitive layout that is great for people who doesn't use the product very much
  • Includes all features you might need. There are many features I didn't even think we would need that they have included.
  • They have a very recognizable name so my clients feel they can trust what they are being asked to open/sign since the Adobe name is next to it.
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Concord
  • Templates are easy to create and utilize.
  • Concord has its internal e-signature tool.
  • Concord can group by template, active, in progress, etc. and color codes the same.
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Cons
Adobe
  • It would be good if Adobe Acrobat could utilize less system resources. I have had crashes due to memory and CPU load this week
  • Quicker load times from a cold launch
  • Easier collaborative commenting for offline documents - knowing where and who wrote what
  • Ensuring documents don't have issues where text cannot be copied before publishing
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Concord
  • Make it easier to find the templates from any page
  • Improve the search function--it's sometimes difficult to find specific documents when searching
  • Change back to "limited editor" and "no editing rights" when sharing documents; the new term of "viewer" makes it seem like nothing can be edited at all
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Likelihood to Renew
Adobe
I bought a perpetual license to Acrobat some time ago, but if the software ever stopped being supported in my version of windows or other solution that makes me need to buy another license I would not hesitate to do so since it saves me a lot of headaches. There are workarounds to merge files and edit pdfs with an online interface but I dont think those are a good usage of time when Acrobat exists.
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Concord
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Usability
Adobe
My overall experience with Adobe is great because because the it has almost all of the tools in one place and it can be used it for most of my work without going anywhere else. Because the tools are available right there in the main interface, it makes it very easy to use.
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Concord
Concord is extremely user friendly and saves me so much time! How else would I be able to manage all of the contracts for 9 different agencies all by myself?!?
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Reliability and Availability
Adobe
Pretty much always there for my business and personal needs.
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Concord
No answers on this topic
Performance
Adobe
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.
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Concord
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Adobe
Because I don't need it. Used it years ago for account management/billing issues but they have changed the user experience so more of that can be managed online. If I have a question the knowledge base or a video that Adobe has posted answers
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Concord
I gave it a five because it was the closest to a neutral response. I have not had issues with Concord and have not had a reason to contact support, so I don't have an accurate opinion here. From my conversations with our legal team, it seems they have been able to work with the support team at Concord to get any potential issues resolved in a timely manner.
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Online Training
Adobe
Answered basic questions.
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Concord
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Adobe
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.
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Concord
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Adobe
There really is no comparison. Although we use other PDF programs, we mainly utilize Adobe. Not only because we find it to be a better program but also because everyone is more familiar with it. However, the other products are implemented for various reasons, such as a feature or 2 that we find necessary to use at times.
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Concord
I would rather not compare apples and apples nor apples and oranges, and just share Concord has been an excellent Contract Management System for current organization.
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Scalability
Adobe
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.
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Concord
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Adobe
  • Adobe Acrobat has improved the security of our documents, resulting in less risk, as protecting documents is essential to ensure compliance with privacy laws.
  • It saves our company money, as the product makes it easier for our employees to complete their jobs.
  • The product assists our employees with providing quality work product.
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Concord
  • Since our implementation, I am saving a few hours a month in managing our IC contracts.
  • When people have questions about contracts, now it's clear "Hey, look in Concord" versus "Hey, does John or Sally have this contract?".
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ScreenShots

Adobe Acrobat Screenshots

Screenshot of Create, edit, convert, and share PDF files all from within Microsoft Teams – as part of Acrobat integrations with Microsoft 365 apps.Screenshot of With Liquid Mode in Adobe Acrobat Reader mobile app, users can read PDFs on phones and tablets without having to pinch and zoom. Navigate lengthy documents with intelligent outline and search tools, while maximizing readability and comfort with font size and line spacing that are adjustable.Screenshot of Fill and sign PDF forms from anywhere and on any device.  Collect signatures, digitally track progress, and automatically archive the signed document.Screenshot of With Adobe Scan mobile app, capture and convert documents into high-quality, interactive PDF documents that can be filled out, signed, and shared.  Eliminates the hassle of finding a printer, filling a form by hand, and scanning it again.

Concord Screenshots

Screenshot of Using approval workflows decreases contract cycle times while guaranteeing correct signatures are secured, further driving compliance and protecting against risks.Screenshot of Advanced reporting empowers greater insights into the data in your contracts.Screenshot of The Concord Inbox with a global search and advanced filtering makes organizing and finding documents easy, and streamlines completing contract-related tasks.Screenshot of Using approval workflows decreases contract cycle times while guaranteeing correct signatures are secured, further driving compliance and protecting against risks.Screenshot of Online editing and redlining and a summary sheet with a discussion panel keep all conversations and changes tracked. A Word integration allows offline edits to also be tracked.Screenshot of Enable fully executed contracts with legally admissible e-signatures — at no additional cost.