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Likelihood to Recommend

Kofax Power PDF

1) Attorneys' pages handling, where there are hundreds of existing litigations documents and we need to select some pages and create new ones.2) Filtering out sections of very long documents and create new ones only with the selected ones.3) Apply images to documents even signatures and logos.4) Office automation, especially manual forms evolving to electronic PDF forms.5) Consolidation of several document types such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel and many other non-MS Office into one single document.
Ricardo G Lopes | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartSearch

Not really. This is a smart product built by a bunch of former Xerox Docushare and Westbrook Fortis developers and sales directors who got tired of doing it wrong at their old employment.
Terrence Abrams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Kofax Power PDF

  • It is very easy to use and straightforward for figuring out the basic and intermediate level usages. I was able to switch from Adobe almost seamlessly.
  • They keep the cost to a minimum compared to other options. As a smaller company, this allowed us to purchase the product for each of our employees and the cost has easily been paid off in paper usage savings as well as productivity.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartSearch

  • Sends email notifications to appropriate individuals when expiration or renewal notice dates are approaching.
  • Offers an easy and fast way to search for specific documents.
  • It allows managers to simply drop documents into the inboxes for Legal to permanently archive.
  • Allows documents to be easily emailed. No more sorting through various files on the desktop to try to find the correct document.
  • Is set up in an organized manner that is appropriate for the documents that are contained in the archives.
Megan Cobleigh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Kofax Power PDF

  • When saving as PDF using the Microsoft Office add-in, there needs to be a confirmation box asking if the user is happy to continue with the current settings or whether they need to be modified. There are too many times where I have forgotten to configure the settings beforehand and then realised only after the document has been converted. This is particularly painful when working with large documents as they take time to convert.
Bhavik Samani | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartSearch

  • I use Firefox on a Mac Mini and often times my documents will not display in the preview so I will need to email them to myself first to preview prior to sending them to a client or candidate. (The Adobe image preview does not work either)
  • Sometimes it can hang up when saving files with a large amount of graphics.
R.J. Kahn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Kofax Power PDF

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SmartSearch

SmartSearch 8.6
Based on 3 answers
Too easy to use, low enough TCO to continue on with for a long, long time.
Terrence Abrams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Kofax Power PDF

Kofax Power PDF 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Most tasks are intuitive, but the ones, I have cited already. To get a 10, the Help file should be rewritten. It is not thorough, confused, and sometimes inconsistent.Menus are well structured, although the Page Rotated section of the ribbon looks a bit out of place.Recent files are well located front and center.
Ricardo G Lopes | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartSearch

SmartSearch 7.5
Based on 2 answers
Need to fix the preview utility.
R.J. Kahn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Kofax Power PDF

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SmartSearch

SmartSearch 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Square-9 can get this product out to you in almost the same hour your order it. We got ours very fast.
Terrence Abrams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Kofax Power PDF

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SmartSearch

SmartSearch 8.2
Based on 1 answer
With the PDF projected viewer, the document retrieval-to-display can drag for a second more than some systems, and the capture workflow if you overload a server array can also drag, but those are the only two issues we've ever seen with this product, and they are not serious issues at all.
Terrence Abrams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Kofax Power PDF

Kofax Power PDF 7.6
Based on 14 answers
I don't think I am able to provide a rating for the support team as I have never had to contact them. However that on its own could be considered a great rating as I believe the best support system is one that isn't needed because the program works so well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartSearch

SmartSearch 6.4
Based on 2 answers
I have never really needed support for this feature.
R.J. Kahn | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Kofax Power PDF

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SmartSearch

SmartSearch 7.3
Based on 1 answer
It would have been higher, but the training is a bit muted for the lesser qualified office equipment vendors who signed up as partners to sell and support it. The more experienced ECM vendors and customer end-users will find the training very good, but a bit slow.
Terrence Abrams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Kofax Power PDF

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SmartSearch

SmartSearch 8.1
Based on 2 answers
Just let it happen. It's very quick and smooth.
Terrence Abrams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Kofax Power PDF

I stopped using Adobe products primarily because I was CONSTANTLY being marketed to, both via email and through the products I already paid for. They were always trying to upsell me and get me to subscribe to more monthly/annual payment plans. I am sick and tired of ridiculous software subscriptions and would much rather make a one-time payment for "native" software that is not running in the cloud.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartSearch

A similar product I have used was Time Matters. For a Law Firm, I think Time Matters is more useful as it keeps track of everything for a client, including billing. However, since I now work for a legal department of a corporation, SmartSearch is definitley more useful. It is not possible to seperate the documents we have internally in neat client files. We have various miscellaneous documents for many different services and customers or vendors. SmartSearch allows us to organize in broad categories that make sense to internal employees using it and to make sure security is set on specific documents. Time Matters would not have been sufficient for our managers to have access to, since it uploads all documents to the file - some of which are confidential.
Megan Cobleigh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Kofax Power PDF

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SmartSearch

SmartSearch 7.3
Based on 1 answer
The scale-ability is quite good actually, but you need competent sales/support folks providing it to you, so the scale is set right for the demands of your system use. Some resellers are not good at doing this, some are fantastic. If you are scaled correctly at first implementation, you'll be very happy with this system.
Terrence Abrams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Kofax Power PDF

  • Power PDF has increased my ability to provide quality documents to my clients without working what software they use (Office, QuickBooks, etc.).
  • The learning curve for Power PDF was very short, which enabled me to get up and running quickly.
  • Power PDF is a lot less expensive than most alternatives.
Tom Lutman | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartSearch

  • Increased efficiency in time management
  • Assists the company in not missing termination dates of vendors we do not wish to continue business.
  • Allows an easy analysis of all active vendors and customers.
Megan Cobleigh | 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

Kofax Power PDF Editions & Modules

Edition
Power PDF Advanced$1791
Power PDF Standard$1291
Power PDF Standard for Mac$1291
Power PDF Advanced Volume LicenseGet a Quote2
  1. per perpetual license
  2. Per seat
Additional Pricing Details
Get a free quote for Power PDF Advanced Volume Licensing for 5 or more users: https://www.kofax.com/Products/power-pdf/advanced-request-a-quote

SmartSearch

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

SmartSearch Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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