Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Kofax Power PDF
Score 9.1 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Kofax Power PDF is a solution to manage PDFs for businesses and individuals available with a one-time purchase with no subscription fees. It has a built-in eSignature integration with Kofax SignDoc for a complete end-to-end document lifecycle…
$129
one-time fee per license
PDFelement
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
PDFelement is a document management solution from Wondershare Software headquartered in China.
$79
Pricing
Kofax Power PDFPDFelement
Editions & Modules
Power PDF Standard
$129
one-time fee per license
Power PDF Standard for Mac
$129
one-time fee per license
Power PDF Advanced
$179
one-time fee per license
Power PDF Enterprise
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per year per seat
PDFelement
$79
PDFelement Pro
$129
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Kofax Power PDFPDFelement
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsDesktop 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 on kofax.com and ask for a human in the chat bot to learn more.
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Community Pulse
Kofax Power PDFPDFelement
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Kofax Power PDF
Chose Kofax Power PDF
Most of them require subscriptions that annually cost about the same as a single license of Power PDF. One of them had also had a major data breach recently I believe.
Chose Kofax Power PDF
Simply put, Kofax Power PDF has greater technical function than the other vendors we tested, and we liked the pricing structure compared to others (one-time license fee v. ongoing subscription).
PDFelement

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User Ratings
Kofax Power PDFPDFelement
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(444 ratings)
8.8
(53 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.5
(101 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.1
(41 ratings)
8.6
(5 ratings)
Availability
8.5
(12 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
8.1
(12 ratings)
7.5
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(359 ratings)
6.2
(13 ratings)
In-Person Training
3.6
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.3
(32 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Configurability
5.9
(8 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.0
(9 ratings)
7.5
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.3
(11 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
5.8
(6 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
6.3
(6 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Kofax Power PDFPDFelement
Likelihood to Recommend
Kofax
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.
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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
Kofax
  • 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.
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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
Kofax
  • 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.
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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
Kofax
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
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Wondershare Technology
Excellent, easy to use product
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Usability
Kofax
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
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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
Kofax
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.)
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Wondershare Technology
No issues. Works perfect
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Performance
Kofax
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
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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
Kofax
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.
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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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In-Person Training
Kofax
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.
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Wondershare Technology
No answers on this topic
Online Training
Kofax
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.
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Wondershare Technology
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Kofax
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
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Wondershare Technology
Just pay, download, activate and start using it
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Alternatives Considered
Kofax
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.
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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
Kofax
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.
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Wondershare Technology
Super easy Word style layout and format.
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Return on Investment
Kofax
  • 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.
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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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ScreenShots

Kofax Power PDF Screenshots

Screenshot of The PDF Create Assistant can be used to create multiple PDFs at the same time from a variety of source formats. Create individual PDFs, or combine into one PDF package.Screenshot of PDF Profiles can be created to apply commonly desired settings to new PDF documents that you create in Power PDF.Screenshot of Users may choose to change the application's color to purple, blue, light gray or dark gray.Screenshot of Some lightweight document automation can also be achieved with the Watched Folder and Sequence features.Screenshot of Sign packages with pre built templates using Kofax Sign Doc or other integrating e-signersScreenshot of Quickly navigate a PDF with thumbnail view

PDFelement Screenshots

Screenshot of Get the flexibility to provision, track, and manage licensing across groups and teams.Screenshot of Review and mark up PDFs using a complete set of commenting tools. View comments or access markup for review within a single, unified pane.Screenshot of Screenshot of Turn flat or any non-fillable form made in Word, Excel, or any other application into a fillable and editable PDF form with just one click.Screenshot of Full-featured word processor for editing PDF files.Screenshot of