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Score 8.9 out of 100

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

PDF Xchange Viewer and Editor

If you'd like to switch from Adobe to a less expensive and more robust solution, you can choose PDF X Change.It does everything other expensive solutions do. We are using it to add some additional information on scanned PDF files and Sign them and it does it in a simple and easy way. You can use to combine multiple files into one, creating PDF from different resources.
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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

PDF Xchange Viewer and Editor

  • Easy to edit PDFs.
  • Easy to add headers and text boxes.
  • Fast, no lags.
Anonymous | 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

PDF Xchange Viewer and Editor

  • Improve a bit the interface
  • Add a first usage tour
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

PDF Xchange Viewer and Editor

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Usability

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

PDF Xchange Viewer and Editor

PDF Xchange Viewer and Editor 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's easy to use, making it very efficient for us as we do not have to train additional people on how to use this software. It opens up documents quickly and saves quickly as well. Overall the usability is not an issue for us at all. It is also extremely easy to integrate it with other PDF programs.
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

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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

PDF Xchange Viewer and Editor

PDF Xchange Viewer and Editor 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Performance wise, PDF Xchange Viewer and Editor is flawless. It runs fast, and I haven't experienced any immediately crashing. The reports save quickly, and the document size is never an issue. It saves into a regular PDF, and we're able to open it on any other program or computer. All text boxes, features, and headers show up flawlessly on other programs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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

PDF Xchange Viewer and Editor

PDF Xchange Viewer and Editor 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The application had no issues (we did not contact support) and that's why I give a 10.
Anonymous | 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

PDF Xchange Viewer and Editor

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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

PDF Xchange Viewer and Editor

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Implementation Rating

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

PDF Xchange Viewer and Editor

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Alternatives Considered

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

PDF Xchange Viewer and Editor

Better price for single licenses and user packs.
Anonymous | 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

PDF Xchange Viewer and Editor

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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

PDF Xchange Viewer and Editor

  • Positive: Efficient because it's easy to learn, saving training time.
  • Positive: Adding comments and editing is a breeze, saving peer review hours.
  • Negative: We still have to rely on Acrobat DC to export individual pages into separate PDFs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

PDF Xchange Viewer and Editor

General

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

Starting Price

PDF Xchange Viewer and Editor Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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