Makes Acrobat Obsolete
Updated January 04, 2022

Makes Acrobat Obsolete

John Wheeling | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Power PDF Advanced

Overall Satisfaction with Kofax Power PDF (formerly Nuance)

Power PDF was chosen as our replacement for Acrobat. It is used for document production and discovery. The Bates Stamp feature and the redaction feature are far superior to Acrobat's, in both ease of use and performance. The greater efficiency in Power PDF means that the enormous documents that we are working with can be handled with more alacrity.
  • Document production for large matters.
  • File Redaction for privileged documents.
  • Bates Stamping for case organization.
  • Forms editing.
  • Print routines could be handled better.
  • Signatures and file stamps could be more intuitive.
  • Cost savings over our previous product.
  • Greater flexibility over Acrobat's subscription based application.
  • Cleaner interface than Acrobat.
Most of our users are lacking in technical experience and Power PDF is, for the most part, significantly more intuitive and easier to use than Acrobat. Users are able to move through complex exhibits and Discoveries with ease and without the difficulty and performance issues that we were previously experiencing.
Power PDF is designed for creation and editing of documents and is much more intuitive and cost effective than our prior products.
I have not yet needed to contact technical support. I have been able to resolve any functionality issues using the Power PDF interfaces and help pages.

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Microsoft Office 2016 (discontinued), Worldox GX4
Bates Stamping, Redaction functions, Forms.
Any circumstance that requires Acrobat would be as well served by Power PDF.

Using Kofax Power PDF (formerly Nuance)

35 - 
Every employee uses this in preference to Acrobat Reader.
It is utilized by Attorneys, Legal Assistants, and Litigation support for trial prep and client communications
It is utilized by our accounting team for billing and other support personnel for various purposes.
We use the software in our in house usage as well as our remote users.
2 - 
Most of the support provided is quick instruction on procedures by our litigation support person on advanced features of Power PDF.
In depth usage of previous versions are useful in supporting P PDF v 4
  • Document Discovery
  • Client Communication
  • In house Training
  • Document retention
  • Utilizing the software to create and modify exhibits for trial
  • We are working on more advanced training for the litigation support users to better highlight information and improve Bates Stamping and Redaction procedures
It is a far easier program to use than Acrobat or Acrobat Reader and the business model is more client friendly

Evaluating Kofax Power PDF and Competitors

Yes - 
Adobe Acrobat Pro.
Adobe had gone to a subscription model, similar to Office 365 and that didn't fit our needs.
  • Price
  • Product Usability
That we were able to purchase the license instead of purchasing a subscription
The selection process provided the answer that we were looking for. The only thing that we might look for is more information on any education programs available for the software.

Kofax Power PDF Implementation

Kofax Power PDF Support

Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Immediate help available
Support cares about my success
Need to explain problems multiple times
Slow Initial Response
Our latest purchase included premium support because we are working with the Enterprise version which is to be installed under Citrix.
I was impressed with the effort spent to help me purchase the enterprise version for use in our remote environment.

Using Kofax Power PDF

Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • File conversions from Office products like Word
  • Addition of Form Fields, very impressed with the heuristics in place to determine the type of field
  • Conversion to searchable PDF. The OCR is solid
  • File Combination is not intuitive for most users
  • Document manipulation is not intuitive
It's easy to use without a lot of training required.