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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

NetDocuments

It is ideal where security is your number one concern or where there is a need to share securely across different physical locations. Speed is less than ideal in certain usage scenarios. It is limited by the speed of the internet and it can be difficult to pull large quantities of documents when researching or answering discovery requests, although, that being said, it can be addressed by maintaining your own secure server to contain a mirror of your online documents. But then the security for a mirror falls back on the organization.
Rick Hahn | 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

NetDocuments

  • Searching: NetDocuments' searching capabilities put it on par with other legal search engines used for research and knowledge management purposes.
  • Scalability: Despite the ever-increasing number of items stored in the repository, time searching is unaffected.
  • Innovation: NetDocuments continuously looks for new solutions and updates their product regularly.
  • Ease of Update: Because it is Web-based, updates to the software do not require local installation.
Sam Catanzaro | 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

NetDocuments

  • Delay. At times, there is a delay between saving a document into Netdocuments and actually seeing them in the appropriate workspace. Such a delay is caused by the system indexing the newly added file.
  • Netdocuments' servers slow down at times causing users to receive error messages. This can be quickly remedied, but can become a nuisance.
Aleksandra Kagan-Alameda | 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

NetDocuments

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PDFelement

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

Usability

NetDocuments

NetDocuments 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The product is simple to learn and adheres to well-known web user protocols. The NetDocuments team spends a lot of time talking to customers regarding how to improve their interface, and are pretty quick about implementing good ideas. The system is reliable and repeatable, and similar functions are laid out consistently and in formats that users are used to.
Anonymous | 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

NetDocuments

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PDFelement

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

Performance

NetDocuments

NetDocuments 10.0
Based on 1 answer
NetDocuments is a performant web app. It is reliable and provides all the functionality of a sophisticated document management system. It also can serve, through its APIs, as a base system for other applications, which enhances its value. Other vendors find the company easy to work with, and it consistently seems to be the first to offer new features and technologies to its customers.
Anonymous | 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

NetDocuments

NetDocuments 7.0
Based on 1 answer
I've never had to contact support, but I won't give it a ten. We've had a few hiccups along the way, but nothing that couldn't be fixed within 24 hours.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDFelement

PDFelement 7.3
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

Implementation Rating

NetDocuments

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PDFelement

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

Alternatives Considered

NetDocuments

NetDocuments offers better data security and is more reliable than premise-based document management software. Dropbox Business is designed for sharing files, syncing them and collaborating with colleagues. NetDocuments is designed for document security, encryption and compliance and offers world-class datacenters with retention policies that allow for effective management of the entire document lifecycle
Michael Rastall, MBA | 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

NetDocuments

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PDFelement

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

Return on Investment

NetDocuments

  • NetDocuments has really saved us from hiring more people. The document management system is a core technology to any law firm. Our last DMS was an in-house system. It easily required the attention of half a FTE and offered a fraction of the functionality.
  • NetDocuments has also been relatively easy for our employees to use. We have a high adoption rate and it allows for our employees (and third parties) to collaborate pretty well.
  • NetDocuments offers any number of certifications -- e.g. ISO 27001, business associate agreements for HIPAA -- certifications that are required by some clients, that we could not possibly attain with an in-house system.
Mark Manoukian | 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

NetDocuments

General

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

NetDocuments Editions & Modules

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PDFelement

General

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

PDFelement Editions & Modules

Edition
PDFelement Pro$129
PDFelement$79
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