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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

PDFelement

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.
Abbie Duquette | 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

PDFelement

  • 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.
Coleen Carswell | 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

PDFelement

  • 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.
Thomas Myers | 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

PDFelement

PDFelement 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Excellent, easy to use product
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

PDFelement

PDFelement 8.6
Based on 5 answers
I am a novice and I am using it like a pro because it is so easy to work with
Amy Carter | 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

PDFelement

PDFelement 10.0
Based on 2 answers
No issues. Works perfect
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

PDFelement

PDFelement 7.5
Based on 4 answers
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.
Eric Y | 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

PDFelement

PDFelement 6.3
Based on 13 answers
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.
Juan Pablo Montes | 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

PDFelement

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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

PDFelement

No score
No answers yet
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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

PDFelement

PDFelement 10.0
Based on 3 answers
Just pay, download, activate and start using it
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

PDFelement

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.
Steve Rafalsky | 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

PDFelement

PDFelement 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Super easy Word style layout and format.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

PDFelement

  • 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.
Lesley Maple | 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

PDFelement

General

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

Starting Price

$79

PDFelement Editions & Modules

Edition
PDFelement Pro$129
PDFelement$79
  1. none
Additional Pricing Details

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