Couldn't do my work without it!
Updated July 09, 2021

Couldn't do my work without it!

Jayne Hardwick | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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Software Version

Power PDF Standard

Overall Satisfaction with Kofax Power PDF (formerly Nuance)

In my organization, I am the only user of Kofax Power PDF.
  • Can create a PDF from Word, jpg, Excel, any type of document.
  • Can create Word, jpg, Excel from a PDF.
  • Can re-assemble pages of a document easily.
  • Can easily create a multi-page document from several smaller documents.
  • Creates editable PDF documents.
  • I have wished the stamp-creation tool was more flexible/versatile.
  • Unfortunately, my business as a whole doesn't notice, because I'm the only user. But I'm certainly a happier employee because I'm allowed to have this software.
It is incredibly easy to use! When I first received it I didn't have anyone to show me how. And each time I've purchased an upgrade it hasn't taken even a minute to adjust.
There's no comparison of Power PDF with any other.
I've rarely required support. However, the in-software documentation is good and the online support has never let me down.

Do you think Kofax Power PDF (formerly Nuance) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Kofax Power PDF (formerly Nuance)'s feature set?

Yes

Did Kofax Power PDF (formerly Nuance) live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Kofax Power PDF (formerly Nuance) go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Kofax Power PDF (formerly Nuance) again?

Yes

Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365), DocuSign
  1. I scan documents in to Power PDF every day.
  2. I compile a single report daily from many separate reports.
  3. Power PDF has probably been the single most useful tool in allowing me to make all my documents digital, eliminating 99% of paper in my work.
I have used Power PDF for at least the last 10 years (certainly more than that) and have found it indispensable in my work. My co-workers use Adobe but just the reader, and I can always tell when I receive a PDF document by email that hasn't been created with Power PDF. I honestly could not do my work without it. It allows me to be much more creative with the documents I generate and I feel proud of the quality of my work because of the versatility of this software.

Using Kofax Power PDF (formerly Nuance)

1 - Data/Information management
1 - I'm the only person who uses it or knows anything about it
  • Forms creation
  • Document generation and management
  • Page manipulation within documents
  • Making document text changes
  • Saving word or Excel documents as PDF
  • Conversion of PDF documents to other formats
  • Creation of maps of our work site
  • Conversion of all our paper documents to PDF for digital filing
I couldn't do my work without it

Evaluating Kofax Power PDF and Competitors

Yes - Renewed Nuance PDF. When I entered my current position, I had worked with Nuance Power PDF at work and at home for many years. I can't imagine using anything else. Having a program that will only read PDFs is useless.
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Prior Experience with the Product
Oh I wouldn't.
Nuace Power PDF was recommended to me by a friend who is a software developer. I can't imagine using anything else.

Kofax Power PDF Implementation

No problems at all
Yes - Well, the only issue was that I am not able to download software at work on my own, so our IT guys had to do that part. But I use Power PDF at home and implemented it on my own. It's a cinch!
Change management was minimal - Since I'm the only person who uses it, I had to make a small case for it on the front end, but my Team Director had no problem with it and that made it really seamless.
  • Just waiting for IT to download it

Kofax Power PDF Training

Makes me feel like a genius, but I think it's easy to use.

Configuring Kofax Power PDF

I think it's just right. It's basically very easy to use.
I don't think there are any tricks needed.
No - there is no facility to customize the interface
No - we have not done any custom code

Kofax Power PDF Support

I have never needed any technical support for this product in 10+ years
Again, I've never needed any technical support for this product.

Using Kofax Power PDF

ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
None
  • Assembly of many documents in to a single document
  • Manipulation of pages when they are out of order
  • Adding objects such as clip art is difficult for me
Can't do my work without it!

Kofax Power PDF Reliability

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.
Always available. I've never had any issues.
Never had a problem

Integrating Kofax Power PDF

  • I can't say that I have done this
  • File import/export
Just basic file import/export because I deal with many other facilities that also use PDF documents but do not use Power PDF
I can't imagine it ever being cumbersome or complicated

Relationship with Kofax

I've never worked with a vendor. I have downloaded the software online, installed it, and used it.
Again, I've never worked with a vendor.
Never had to negotiate terms.
I do remember many years ago asking if I could use a single license for myself at home and at work and was told that the license isn't set up that way. So I've just worked with it.
Working with any vendor of any kind?
Keep your sense of humor in tact. And know as much about the product as you can on the front end.

Upgrading Kofax Power PDF

  • I'm the only person who uses the product in my workplace
  • I will always expect it to perform perfectly, as it always has
Yes - I did change from free to paid a very long time ago. And I have used the Professional versus the basic. For my use, I didn't notice a huge difference but it could have been the way I use the product isn't as sophisticated as it would need to be for a major upgrade.