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Score 8.6 out of 100

Kofax Power PDF

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Likelihood to Recommend

DocuSign

DocuSign is great for so many use cases. I've closed on a home and signed my documents on my phone in the Phoenix airport, it was awesome. I think it's very appropriate for the low hanging use cases, no doubt about it. And now more than ever the use of DocuSign for onboarding is so valuable, we love it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kofax Power PDF

Kofax is particularly well suited when the work needed requires compiling a multitude of documents. The ease of functionality for compiling many PDFs into one large final product is imperative in my line of work and it exceeds all of my expectations. It vastly outperforms the competitors in this regard. Others do not have the same clean, final product with bookmarks and ease of compiling that Kofax provides.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

DocuSign

  • Ease of sending the same document out to multiple recipients, at multiple locations, for multiple signatures
  • Quick turnaround - once the recipient signs the document, we receive notification and the document back immediately
  • Can resend, alter, change, and/or add to the email and/or document that is sent out very easily
  • The recipient can save the document after signing, so they too have their own electronic copy for their records
Michele Roy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kofax Power PDF

  • Power PDF integrates well with the Microsoft 365 (formerly Microsoft Office ) modules. This makes it very convenient to create .pdf documents directly from Microsoft Word and Excel and automatically open the resulting .pdf document in Kofax Power PDF for any required post processing.
  • Power PDF allows easy "drag-and-drop" assembly of a .pdf document composed of pages from various other .pdf documents. This capability is crucial to generating a single cohesive .pdf document from a variety of source applications.
  • Power PDF's cropping function allows for easily picking out excerpts from a .pdf document for use in other .pdf documents or other applications. The ability to save these files in JPEG format also provides good flexibility for importing to other applications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

DocuSign

  • Tracking, particularly when collecting signatures through connected applications, such as an ATS, is not always clean or easily traceable.
  • Formatting documents to handle electronic signature types (signatures, initials, etc.) is not always easy, and highly dependent on the partner's technology.
  • It is not convenient to have to use DocuSign as a stand alone product if the signatures are required for 3rd party applications. It definitely excels on its own, but the scope of that usage, at least for us, is slim.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kofax Power PDF

  • Difficult to add stamps - wanted to add a "checkmark" stamp and had to first find an image then work hard to make it a stamp
  • Would be nice to have a better library of stamps for different use cases
  • Sometimes the "search and redact" feature misses things if they are not exactly right. For example, the same numbers with a hyphen are found but without a hyphen, they are not.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

DocuSign

DocuSign 7.2
Based on 12 answers
I can't imagine doing business without DocuSign now. I would never want to go back to the way we used to do things. The "new way" is "the way" is "the right way." We can honestly be proud of a "one right way" process and not have to suffer through "5 ways for 5 days."
Tony Woods, PHR, CIPD | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kofax Power PDF

Kofax Power PDF 9.4
Based on 100 answers
It is an awesome alternative to adobe. We like the 1 time fee over the monthly. We are typically offered discounts on updated products and services offered by kofax, and are overall very happy with the performance of the program. I can't see any reason to switch at this point
Ashley Vogler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

DocuSign

DocuSign 9.9
Based on 10 answers
The products is well built and it is easy to understand the high level features. However, when I created my 1st form with the product, the learning curve was pretty steep. It required quite a bit of trial and error. For instance, our form required a credit card number. We didn't want this data to be visible, but the workflow included an email confirmation with a PDF attached. It took me a while to figure out how to make sure that the credit card number was not sent in this confirmation email. It actually required me to call their customer service line.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kofax Power PDF

Kofax Power PDF 8.1
Based on 40 answers
I have rarely, if ever, had to search the help file or read up on features to make them work. The features I use are fairly intuitive and quickly mastered. Kofax also provides a YouTube Channel with training videos that have been helpful on occasion. Mastery of frequently used features was simple
Loren Piel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

DocuSign

DocuSign 10.0
Based on 5 answers
It does not go down. I have had zero issues with DocuSign, approaching 4 years.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kofax Power PDF

Kofax Power PDF 8.6
Based on 12 answers
Other that a PDF partially disappearing if left up for a long period of time - no issues. (If you close it and reopen it, it is all there. We have some PDFs that are 400-600 pages long.)
Jill Cundy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

DocuSign

DocuSign 10.0
Based on 3 answers
Everything loads quickly. Reports are generated in a reasonable time. No noticeable difference in integrated software processing speeds.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kofax Power PDF

Kofax Power PDF 8.1
Based on 12 answers
Pages nearly always load at the expected rapid speed. Some documents that print quickly from Adobe Reader print much more slowly from Power PDF. I have never generated a report - that's a feature I didn't know existed until now and do not know what it's for
Bonnie Greene | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

DocuSign

DocuSign 8.9
Based on 93 answers
I'd give them a 10, but there has been 1 or 2 small cases that seemed to fall to the wayside, but I was able to call them up and get them resolved. We were having a bad implementation night (after midnight) and we needed assistance from Docusign. They were able to get an engineer to help us in the early morning hours
Erik Sheafer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kofax Power PDF

Kofax Power PDF 8.3
Based on 350 answers
Again, Kofax/Nuance Power PDF does everything I need for a fraction of the cost of other/competitor software. The switch to Kofax/Nuance Power PDF was a breeze. The interface has some familiarity to it. We're able to create, collaborate, revise, track changes, password-protect, encrypt and share all types of PDFs - fillable, non-fillable, pre-populated, secure, etc.
Michael Monsour | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

DocuSign

No score
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Kofax Power PDF

Kofax Power PDF 3.6
Based on 1 answer
I got an overview of the product from my predecessor who was about to retire from the job I now hold. He did not go into very many of the features and probably only knew about the ones he used most frequently.
Bonnie Greene | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

DocuSign

DocuSign 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Docusign is super easy to use, and apart from a few administration details, there was really nothing to train on. Post implementation, there were issues with configuration of auto-filled documents with the integrating 3rd party. That training required some time, because the DocuSign expert took the time to walk me through the 3rd party's configuration (how often does that happen?) so I could see how DocuSign should be best used to overcome weaknesses in the 3rd party platform. 10/10 expert care.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kofax Power PDF

Kofax Power PDF 8.2
Based on 1 answer
We watched the training videos and tested out the features and functionality side by side. Some features are not used on a regular basis is it is convenient to go back and review training on that particular functionality when needed.
John Walters | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

DocuSign

DocuSign 10.0
Based on 13 answers
Until you get the hang of it, I recommend doing several internal tests before sending a document to a client. As I mentioned earlier, you have to go through a bit of trial and error at first to verify that the workflow works as expected.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kofax Power PDF

Kofax Power PDF 8.2
Based on 31 answers
Easy and quick, with no problems or support needed. Worked as intended right out of the box. E-signing was the only area that implementation was dificult and required support
Scott Lawson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

DocuSign

I would say that DocuSign's biggest competitor and a most similar product is Adobe Sign. They both offer almost identical features with Adobe offering a slightly better interface. Adobe Sign is also less costly than DocuSign while offering templates that can be useful for various activities. If you are looking for more branding options then Adobe offers a slight advantage but for corporate control, I would say DocuSign offers more security.
Matthew McGinnis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kofax Power PDF

The former go to program for dealing with everything PDF is more expensive and much less easy to work with. It was at least about 10 years ago when I made the decision to go with Kofax (Nuance). I have not regretted it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

DocuSign

DocuSign 10.0
Based on 1 answer
In my years of using DocuSign, I have never had an outage. I haven't even encountered a bug.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kofax Power PDF

Kofax Power PDF 7.2
Based on 11 answers
Not really familiar since I'm the only person who uses it.But in the past it has been my understanding that Power PDF was offered only on a single-license basis, so it's been expensive for me to use it at home and at work because I had to pay for it on my own. In my current position management supports it so I at least only have to pay for it once.
Jayne Hardwick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

DocuSign

  • DocuSign has made fax machines obsolete for receiving, signing, and returning documents to multiple parties.
  • DocuSign is a secure method of signing documents and that is a positive. Fax machines are generally not very secure.
  • DocuSign stores your documents in an encrypted form which protects your privacy and the privacy of all parties named in a document.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kofax Power PDF

  • The ability to make images of text searchable enables me to do my job. Without this ability it was virtually impossible to find relevant information in these large documents.
  • The return on investment was huge. I can now take on much more work than before.
Dean Sittig | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

DocuSign

General

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

Starting Price

$0

DocuSign Editions & Modules

Edition
Personal$151
Standard$401
Business Pro$601
Advanced SolutionsCustom Pricing
Real Starter$153
DocuSign for Realtors$353
  1. per month
  2. none
  3. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Kofax Power PDF

General

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

Starting Price

$0 per seat

Kofax Power PDF Editions & Modules

Edition
Power PDF Advanced$179.001
Power PDF Standard$129.001
Power PDF Standard for Mac$129.001
Power PDF EnterpriseGet a Quote2
  1. per perpetual license
  2. per seat
Additional Pricing Details
Get a free quote for Power PDF Enterprise for more than 5 users with server install: https://www.kofax.com/Products/power-pdf/advanced-request-a-quote

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