Hubdoc vs. PDFelement

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Hubdoc
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Hubdoc, a Xero company since the 2018 acquisition, is a bill management software solution, allowing users to capture and sync bills, receipts, bank statements and related documents to the user's preferred accounting software (e.g. Quickbooks, Xero, etc.).
$12
per month
PDFelement
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
PDFelement is a document management solution from Wondershare Software headquartered in China.
$79
Pricing
HubdocPDFelement
Editions & Modules
Starting Price
$12.00
per month
PDFelement
$79
PDFelement Pro
$129
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HubdocPDFelement
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
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Community Pulse
HubdocPDFelement
Top Pros
Top Cons
User Ratings
HubdocPDFelement
Likelihood to Recommend
7.4
(12 ratings)
8.7
(53 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(5 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
4.1
(5 ratings)
6.2
(13 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
HubdocPDFelement
Likelihood to Recommend
Xero
If you're looking to automate categorization of expenses and help avoid human error, this is a good option. It takes a bit of dialing in at the onset but afterwards can be set to work very well on its own. Splitting invoices and other customizations was helpful in cases of large complicated invoices.
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Wondershare Technology
It's a wonderful asset to have when you lose your original Word doc, etc. so you can still edit a document (and not have to start from ground zero). That feature alone is why I bought this product and why I will continue to recommend.
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Pros
Xero
  • Extracts data from documents both from a feed and a scan really quick.
  • Availability of automated feeds directly from the supplier.
  • Integration with accounting software e.g. Xero (now owned by them) and QBO.
  • Ability to auto-archive to many different cloud storage locations such as Google Drive and ShareFile.
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Wondershare Technology
  • PDFelement provides the same powerful features as Adobe Acrobat, but the interface is easy to learn and use. The product is extremely intuitive, which saves our clients from becoming frustrated as they learn the product.
  • PDFelement Pro's ability to create fillable forms with the click of one button is one of our clients favorite features. I was impressed at how accurately PDFelement performed this task and the ease with which these fields can be edited, if needed.
  • Security is more important than ever these days and PDFelement provides the encryption and permissions to protect documents quickly and easily. I especially like the batch encrypt feature, this makes it easy to protect multiple files with the same password.
  • PDFelement makes it easy to extract the data from form fields. This is a huge plus for our clients.
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Cons
Xero
  • Although it is great that they can automatically get bank statements and transactions once linked, these links have been very unreliable historically.
  • Figuring out how to set up the automatic feed is cumbersome. You can land up being inundated with useless transaction data.
  • you have to upload each document separately. The program cannot differentiate/split PDFs.
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Wondershare Technology
  • I wish there was a lighter program for just reviewing a document and then to transition seamlessly to an editing mode. It takes a few seconds longer to load than Preview on my Mac, and based on that frustration, I use Preview to view documents.
  • A lower price for upgrades.
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Likelihood to Renew
Xero
No answers on this topic
Wondershare Technology
Excellent, easy to use product
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Usability
Xero
No answers on this topic
Wondershare Technology
I am a novice and I am using it like a pro because it is so easy to work with
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Reliability and Availability
Xero
No answers on this topic
Wondershare Technology
No issues. Works perfect
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Performance
Xero
No answers on this topic
Wondershare Technology
There is a lot of learning. Although some of the functions you can probably pick up relatively quickly, some of them, including compressing the size or using a different language, remains a myth to me.
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Support Rating
Xero
At the time we implemented Hubdoc (more than 2 years ago) it was quite cutting edge and did have strong advances from the competition plus its pricing was definitely more competitive (flat rate vs price per data extraction model). However, currently the competition has caught up and now many of Hubdoc's core features are being built into online accounting software natively.
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Wondershare Technology
PDFelement is always in contact with me, by email and by giving constant tips and recommendations. But what makes me give you a 10, was the outstanding support service received on July 9th by one of your support professionals Amanda, who helped me with a tariff issue, and makes me [rate] your product.
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Implementation Rating
Xero
No answers on this topic
Wondershare Technology
Just pay, download, activate and start using it
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Alternatives Considered
Xero
I don't have hands-on experience with any of the other software I mentioned. I have done a good deal of research with them, but did not find any particularly compelling reasons why they were better. The real reason I selected Hubdoc was because they offered a free, no-strings-attached lifetime account for QuickBooks ProAdvisors. Had they not offered that, I would not have tried it or been writing this review. Great job on the partner program, Hubdoc!
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Wondershare Technology
I didn't try or buy other programs, but did a good bit of research on them. I went with PDFelement because of the lower pricing, and because of the rich features I learned it had. I also appreciated the great customer service I received from reps in the community forums, which showed me they have an aim in keeping their customers happy - which is always good to have when using fairly complex technical apps.
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Scalability
Xero
No answers on this topic
Wondershare Technology
Super easy Word style layout and format.
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Return on Investment
Xero
  • It made our scheduling more reliable because we have the documents we need more quickly
  • We have less annoying client contacts where we were traditionally constantly bugging them to send us documents
  • It has made the bill input process much more efficient, saving us time
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Wondershare Technology
  • For me, it's been very important to me that my business as a pet sitter and dog walker not leave a negative footprint on the environment. To that end, it's been very important that i'm able to do as much paperwork as possible without using paper. PDFelement is wonderful at helping me meet those goals.
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