Adobe Acrobat vs. PolicyManager

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
PolicyManager
Score 6.7 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
PolicyManager is a web-based enterprise policy and procedure management platform designed for healthcare. The platform allows hospitals and integrated healthcare delivery networks to streamline, consolidate, standardize and centralize all policies in one electronic repository. According to the vendor, key features and business benefits include: Google-like advanced search Regulations & Standards Manager interface to cross walk policies to…N/A
Pricing
Adobe AcrobatPolicyManager
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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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Adobe AcrobatPolicyManager
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Adobe AcrobatPolicyManager
Governance, Risk & Compliance
Comparison of Governance, Risk & Compliance features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Acrobat
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Ratings
PolicyManager
9.1
1 Ratings
19% above category average
Common repository of GRC items00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
GRC policy management00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
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User Ratings
Adobe AcrobatPolicyManager
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(474 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(11 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.6
(232 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.9
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(52 ratings)
-
(0 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 AcrobatPolicyManager
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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PolicyMedical
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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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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PolicyMedical
  • 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
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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PolicyMedical
  • 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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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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PolicyMedical
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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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PolicyMedical
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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Reliability and Availability
Adobe
Pretty much always there for my business and personal needs.
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PolicyMedical
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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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PolicyMedical
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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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PolicyMedical
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Online Training
Adobe
Answered basic questions.
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PolicyMedical
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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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PolicyMedical
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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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PolicyMedical
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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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PolicyMedical
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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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PolicyMedical
  • The program has kept us compliant on reviewing and updating all of our policies.
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ScreenShots

Adobe Acrobat Screenshots

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