Kofax Power PDF is Great Alternative to Subscription Software
Updated January 07, 2022

Kofax Power PDF is Great Alternative to Subscription Software

RICHARD BEHLMANN | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Power PDF Advanced

Overall Satisfaction with Kofax Power PDF (formerly Nuance)

Each of our employee workstations has a copy and is a user. We used to use Adobe Acrobat but did not like their subscription model since we have a number of light users so we were looking for an alternative that everyone could have access to. I have not found anything it will not do that we could do using Acrobat, before implementing the Kofax software. Like any software there is a learning curve figuring out how you do things but I have not found anything that it cannot do that I used to rely on in these types of programs.
  • Prints PDF format documents
  • Combine's pdfs into single documents
  • Opens existing pdf files
  • Creates searchable files
  • Allows editing and comments on existing pdf documents
  • Could be some basic training videos
  • There may be some but I haven't seen a full list of its functionality
  • Increase the ability to reduce files.
  • Fill-in Form creation
  • Fair cost of acquisition and implementation
  • easy to learn software, intuitive.
  • we scan everything into Kofax for permanent storage so it saves us storage cots.
It is very easy to use, intuitive controls
Other than Nuance and Kofax, the only other was a predecessor program PaperPort. I considered all of those adequate substitutes for Adobe.

I don't think you can beat it for price and functionality.
I have not really had a strong need for support. We had an installation issue on one machine which was resolved quickly with one phone call. They seemed very responsive. When they first changed their name I had trouble figuring out where to go because I wasn't aware that nuance had split off the PDF programs from the voice programs. That was the biggest support issue was figuring out the Koufax power had taken over nuances power PDF programs.

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Nuance Dragon Speech Recognition, Microsoft Office 2016 (discontinued)
We use it for printing, filing and editing PDF documents is our go to software. We do a lot of e-filing of documents and it is the format that we send most things in. We also convert most of our word and other files to PDF to save space and create a permanent archive. We also use it to create a number of forms which are clients fill in an email to us.

We use it anywhere that we deal with PDF files. If we are printing into the PDF format, opening existing files or editing PDF files it does all those things great.
I think the latest versions are pretty much good at anything where PDF files are normally used.
I do not use it for full on word processing, other than that it is my go to program.

Using Kofax Power PDF (formerly Nuance)

5 - Administration, legal and accounting.
We do not have any actual support people and have never needed it. Once someone gets familiar with the controls it does all the same things as other programs we used to use.
  • client documents
  • document storage and indexing
  • converson of non-pdf to pdf
  • conversion of pdf to non-pdf.
  • Indexing and searching pdf documents
  • collaboration
  • better security on client and work from home situations
  • still discovering new uses
Good pricing, well functioning program that covers a functionality that we need without a monthly subscription