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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

Workshare Compare

Workshare Compare is well suited for professionals who review multiple versions of a document multiple times per day (or even per week). I would suggest that this is most lawyers. It is maybe less well suited if you only need to run comparisons once in a while. Word has a comparison feature built in which is so-so. I just find the Word comparisons harder to read. But if I was only running comparisons once a week on short documents then the Word version is probably fine, and Word is software that most people have anyways.
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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

Workshare Compare

  • Workshare 9 is easy to set up program that removes metadata from all word documents and all emails sent via Outlook It is a simple Add-in that is linked to one's Microsoft Outlook Program. Provides excellent security that all Metadata is removed and never available to the recipient.
  • Workshare 9's document comparison program is world class in terms of speed and accuracy, creating an easily red comparison documenmt that highlights deletions from, additions to and items relocated within the document.
  • It is easy to adjust the level of security that you want in your documents and in your email program
  • It allows you to directly place a document in a new email.
  • It allows you to convert a Word document to a PDF document (creating an Adobe PDF or if you elect a Workshare PDF
Robert Roseman | 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

Workshare Compare

  • While Workshare Compare does let you compare PDFs and does feature some optical character recognition software, this feature only works with relatively straightforward PDFs (that are either already text readable or are very short). For longer scans, you need to first use Adobe Pro to convert those scans to Word documents, and then compare the converted Word documents. It would be nice if Workshare had a more powerful engine for comparing PDFs that allowed you to skip this intermediate step.
Anonymous | 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

Workshare Compare

Workshare Compare 10.0
Based on 1 answer
They have done a good job of now overloading Workshare Compare with extra features it doesn't need. This does a couple of things:
  1. It means the interface doesn't have too many menus or too many buttons to click. Everything is straightforward and easy to use.
  2. It keeps the software fast.
  3. It makes it easy on the user to decide when you do and do not need to use this software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Kofax Power PDF

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Workshare Compare

Workshare Compare 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I gave Workshare Compare such a high rating because I don't think I could do my job without it. It has just become so integral to my workflow, that if I were to ever change jobs I think I would have to insist my new employer to me a license. It is fast and just works 99% of the time. It is very rare that it gives me errors, and when it does it's likely because the underlying document is corrupted, not because of any issues with Workshare Compare.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Kofax Power PDF

Kofax Power PDF 7.5
Based on 13 answers
I have had to contact PowerPDF support on two occasions that I readily recall. In both instances, I worked with very high level technicians that truly understood the capabilities, features and use of their product. In both case, the resolution required several interactions with support and a lot of trial and error. The technicians worked with me every step of the way to get the bottom of the issue and determine the best way to move forward.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workshare Compare

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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

Workshare Compare

Workshare's predecessor program only handled document comparisons and did not remove meta data from documents. Workshare 9has take comparisons to the next level and its meta data removal provides a very necessary level of security that is a must in the legal industry.
Robert Roseman | 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

Workshare Compare

  • Document Security is of paramount concern and Workshare 9 is a workhorse.
  • Accuracy of Document Comparison is also a a critically important task and it is done to perfection.
Robert Roseman | 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

Workshare Compare

General

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

Workshare Compare Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Workshare Compare$1751
  1. per user per year
SaaS Edition
Workshare Compare$1751
  1. per user per year
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