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Score 8.3 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Kofax Power PDF (formerly Nuance) is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Performance
  • Nitro Productivity Suite is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Kofax Power PDF

90%
440 Ratings
7.4

Nitro Productivity Suite

74%
13 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.5

Kofax Power PDF

95%
101 Ratings

Nitro Productivity Suite

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.2

Kofax Power PDF

82%
41 Ratings
8.0

Nitro Productivity Suite

80%
1 Rating

Availability

8.6

Kofax Power PDF

86%
12 Ratings

Nitro Productivity Suite

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.1

Kofax Power PDF

81%
12 Ratings
8.0

Nitro Productivity Suite

80%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.3

Kofax Power PDF

83%
355 Ratings
9.4

Nitro Productivity Suite

94%
5 Ratings

In-Person Training

3.6

Kofax Power PDF

36%
1 Rating

Nitro Productivity Suite

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

8.2

Kofax Power PDF

82%
1 Rating

Nitro Productivity Suite

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.3

Kofax Power PDF

83%
32 Ratings

Nitro Productivity Suite

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

7.2

Kofax Power PDF

72%
11 Ratings

Nitro Productivity Suite

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Nitro Productivity Suite

Nitro is well suited for the common tasks we use like include viewing and editing. The redaction tool is very useful when sharing documents with sensitive information. The downfall is we still must use Adobe Acrobat on occasion. Some PDFs will not open, view, or print properly in Nitro.
Jason Glazer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

Nitro Productivity Suite

  • Ability to combine files SEAMLESSLY and order them around as necessary (so underrated)
  • Signing not only for yourself but for others. Helpful for those who have been granted the authority to sign for VPs and directors
  • Much easier to use than some other PDF viewing services
Ariel Dunay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Nitro Productivity Suite

  • The font choices could be better and more robust.
  • Sometimes converting PDF documents to MS Word has formatting problems, like with some tables.
  • Converting MS Word to PDF can be slow sometimes, meaning it is faster to save the MS Word document as a PDF than selecting the file for conversion using the Nitro PDF convert option.
Austin Lin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

$135 one-time fee per license

Kofax Power PDF Editions & Modules

Edition
Power PDF Advanced$1881
Power PDF Standard$1351
Power PDF Standard for Mac$1351
Power PDF EnterpriseGet a Quote2
  1. one-time fee per license
  2. per year per seat
Additional Pricing Details
Desktop licenses are buy once, own forever. No subscription fees! Enterprise server licenses are term-based with optional maintenance & support contract. Volume and upgrade discounts available. Visit any Power PDF page and ask for a human in the chat bot to learn more.

Nitro Productivity Suite

General

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

Starting Price

Nitro Productivity Suite Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Kofax Power PDF

Kofax Power PDF 9.5
Based on 101 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

Nitro Productivity Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Kofax Power PDF

Kofax Power PDF 8.2
Based on 41 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

Nitro Productivity Suite

Nitro Productivity Suite 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It's quick and easy to use for all users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

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

Nitro Productivity Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

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

Nitro Productivity Suite

Nitro Productivity Suite 8.0
Based on 2 answers
It works as advertised.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Kofax Power PDF

Kofax Power PDF 8.3
Based on 355 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

Nitro Productivity Suite

Nitro Productivity Suite 9.4
Based on 5 answers
Nitro checks all the boxes for what we need. It is fairly priced, it allows us to read and edit PDF documents, convert PDF to MS Word and convert MS Word to PDF. It allows us to combine multiple files and do all the post processing like adding page numbers and adding headers and footers
Austin Lin | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

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

Nitro Productivity Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

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

Nitro Productivity Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Kofax Power PDF

Kofax Power PDF 8.3
Based on 32 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

Nitro Productivity Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Kofax Power PDF

Kofax Power PDF seems to be as good or better than any Adobe PDF product and is much more affordable for small businesses! Price and features were the main drivers for my choice, besides the fact that I was familiar with the product through Nuance. I've been very happy with the flexibility of Kofax Power PDF.
Sue Savoie | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nitro Productivity Suite

Nitro Productivity Suite allows a user to accomplish all of the things you would want to do to a document that Adobe does not. Much easier to find the operation you are looking for in Nitro Productivity Suite compared to Adobe
Matthew McGinnis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

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

Nitro Productivity Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

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

Nitro Productivity Suite

  • ROI was very quick as the license costs were so low. We purchased 8 licenses versus the initial 2 we were planning on for Adobe.
  • More people were able to use the product than we initially thought due to low purchase costs.
  • We haven't had any further costs to own the product after the initial purchase. We would need to purchase new licenses if we wanted to upgrade.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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