Much better than Acrobat.
November 05, 2021

Much better than Acrobat.

William Thorpe | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Power PDF Standard

Overall Satisfaction with Kofax Power PDF (formerly Nuance)

We utilize Kofax Power PDF across the entire organization. We use both Power PDF Standard and Power PDF Advance versions depending on the users' requirements. We have been using the software for almost ten years, initially at the corporate level but for a few years, we have used it in all of our divisions and work locations.
  • Conversion of PDF documents to other formats (Word, Excel, etc.). This is extremely helpful as we need to edit existing documents that we may not have access to the original file.
  • Merging of PDF documents from multiple sources into one document. This utility is used often at our company, especially in our Business Development department when compiling bid documents. In many cases, we have documents that are produced by various users using different file formats and these documents need to be merged into one document per the specifications of the bid.
  • Redacting important documents. Our company has many government contracts including federal, state, and local agencies, which includes government buildings and courthouses, military installations, law enforcement locales, transportation systems, etc. In many cases, we need to produce reports that require some of the data to be redacted.
  • We would like a better tutorial on the features, sometimes we need to click around to find what we are looking for.
  • In the corporate office, I believe we have minimum (20) twenty users currently using Power PDF (Standard or Advanced), and with a savings of $370 per license compared to Acrobat, that is a savings of $7,400. The savings are actually more across the entire company where Power PDF is utilized.
  • We currently have a lot of Power PDF users that have become experts at using the software and share this information with other users this ultimately saves time when completing tasks.
The designers of Power PDF did just that, created a PDF editor that, in our opinion, is extremely easy to navigate and use compared to similar software titles. It is so simple in its design and easy to use "out-of-the-box", our IT department does not have to waste time and resources training new users.
Kofax Power PDF compare to Adobe Acrobat:
  • Easier to use and navigate.
  • Completes conversion quicker and more accurately.
  • Interface design is user-friendly.
  • Price point is lower and provides savings.
We do not receive any complaints from our users regarding the software which rarely happens. The Power PDF performs as it is supposed to and exceeds expectations. When a software program provides a better experience than a more well-known product and does this much more inexpensively, it should get a very high rating.

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  • Creating fillable documents for employees and customers.
  • Collaborating on documents.
  • Redacting documents as required.
  • Editing formats to meet government standards when required.
Our company initially looked into using Nuance Power PDF as a less expensive alternative to Adobe Acrobat, and was only installed for users who did not have an overwhelming need for a PDF editor. However, after being told on more than one occasion, that Power PDF was much more user-friendly than Adobe Acrobat. We also learned that users preferred the layout of the Power PDF as well as the functionality of the software. For these reasons, the Power PDF from Kofax is the only PDF editor that we purchase and install on our machines.