Intuitive product with short learning curve
Updated January 04, 2022

Intuitive product with short learning curve

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Software Version

Power PDF Advanced

Overall Satisfaction with Kofax Power PDF (formerly Nuance)

It is used exclusively for any application needing to use pdf files (in other words, defaults that previously were set to Adobe have been changed to Kofax). It thereby addresses any and all requirements for pdfs.
  • It seems fast.
  • It integrates with DocuSign.
  • It supports digital signatures.
  • Working in Document Assembly it does not appear possible to drag and drop (if it is, it is non-intuitive as to how to enable it).
  • Time savings - like many, I have not spent as much time as no doubt one should learning every feature, but the fact that features I want have been easily discoverable and reasonably intuitive to use means that it has been an excellent tool.
Exactly this: I haven't bothered with a tutorial, but have discovered the features I need quickly, and as mentioned before, they are reasonably intuitive to use meaning that the learning curve has been quick.
Kofax definitely has a shorter learning curve which is greatly appreciated. I have little interest in spending hours on getting an important tool (the ability to edit and manipulate PDF files) operational.
I have not had to use support.

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Manipulating large files and reorganizing them is generally easy, although as mentioned previously, it would be useful to be able to drag and drop in Document Assembly (if this feature exists, it is not obvious how to enable it).
Being able to protect content when emailing it is also a great feature which means one knows the recipient will receive what is sent and will not be able to alter it.
I don't know if Kofax is necessarily the best PDF handler although it is, from personal experience, easier to use than either Adobe or ABBYY - the generally intuitive interface and security features are sufficient to deserve a recommendation although since I have not tested every PDF program I can only recommend reasonably highly. It has the advantage that it has a reasonable cost.

Using Kofax Power PDF (formerly Nuance)

1 - Owner/consultant. Consequently the usage is by a jack of all trades by default
1 - As an owner/consultant and consequent jack of all trades, I am the in-house support as well as the user!
  • As an adjunct to Kofax's Paperport which is used to organize and store paperwork that can then be shredded. The power PDF is a significantly more powerful and dare I say nuanced piece of software than the default PDF viewer/editor native to Paperport.
  • As an editor of PDFs which are frequently originally created in Microsoft Word but then moved from word into pdf format. These can then be emailed without needing to consider what software the end recipients use as the pdf format is so ubiquitous.
  • The security features of Power PDF enable one to secure the pdf from alteration and in combination with a digital signature guarantee that the pdf comes from my consultancy.
  • I would reiterate the ability to combine digital signatures with Power PDF provide an unprecedented level of security and trust. Both sender and recipient can be assured that the pdf is unaltered and what was intended to be sent.
  • At present, I am at a loss for additional usages!
Extremely likely to renew - although I suppose that it might conceivably be possible for something to be better, whatever that was would have a very steep hill to climb and would need to improve on the already excellent integration of Power PDF and Paperport. Frankly, the most likely improvement would be from Kofax itself with any added features (although right now I am not sure what those added features might be as the product is excellent in its current form).