Excellent product. Especially for the price. User-friendly format and layout. Excellent functionality.
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September 27, 2018

Excellent product. Especially for the price. User-friendly format and layout. Excellent functionality.

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with PDFelement

I handle legal for a private investment company, that invest in non-performing mortgages. We have a lot of foreclosure, bankruptcy and loss mitigation; and therefore have to draft and create a lot of documents. I've used a few Acrobat alternatives in my career. This is by the far the best for the money, and maybe the best all around; next to maybe Nuance, which is WAY more expensive. It does everything you could need it to, from; watermarks to OCR (even on a copy of a copy of a copy of a 1980s fax). You can add text boxes, convert to OCR and find and replace words in documents, about anything you can think of and all for a super cheap price.

I highly recommend it to anyone, on any level. It's SUPER easy to use and has a format and look, similar to Microsoft Word...which you can also convert PDF into Word and Excel.

Great tool to have if you are drafting documents or just need to edit one.
  • OCR on a document that is a copy, of a copy, of a copy of a 1980s fax copy...
  • Convert to Word or Excel and it's fully editable. It's literally, a PDF playground.
  • The ability to find and replace words in a document.
  • Ability to scan a document, turn it into Word, edit and convert back and it is SO CLEAN.
  • Easily combine PDFs; you can have two PDFS open, open the page panel on the left, grab one page and drag it to the other PDF, and put in the exact spot you want it in.
  • Delete and extract pages
  • You can even add images and text boxes to an already existing PDF.
  • Bates stamping, watermarks, add headers and footers
  • I honestly can't think of anything off the top of my head.
  • Efficiency. Time is money.
  • This will save me thousands of man hours, from having to chop things up and sew them back together.
  • Less stressful work environment. Seriously...this makes things SOOOO easy and efficient.
Just as good, and just as clean; but easier to use. Just as many options and an easy to use format and layout.
  • When you convert a document to PDF from Word, and forget to save the Word copy and have to edit the document.
  • Bates stamping.
  • Editing/adding text, watermarks, notes, typewriter function, converting to PDF, converting from PDF to Word, Excel, PowerPoint or any of the other 7 options!

Using PDFelement

1 - Document production and drafting.
1 - Entry level. Super user friendly.
  • Editing
  • Drafting
  • Combining
  • OCR on documents that are copies of copies from the 80s.
  • Add Images and Text to existing documents
  • Convert from pdf to excell, ppt, etc...
  • Editing
  • Converting
  • Combining large files
Excellent, easy to use product.

Evaluating PDFelement and Competitors

Yes - PDF Plus
Lack of function. Hard to use.
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Analyst Reports
  • Third-party Reviews
By far the best bang for the buck, but it's functionality, format and layout are so familiar and easy to use since it basically shadows "Word", which everyone knows a little.
No need to. Nailed it.

PDFelement Implementation

Just pay, download, activate and start using it.
Change management was minimal - Again, just so easy.
  • None
  • Nada
  • Super Easy

PDFelement Training

Configuring PDFelement

No. Super easy Word style layout and format.
No - we have not done any customization to the interface
No - we have not done any custom code

PDFelement Support

Format, layout, user friendly and best for the price.
ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
None
No - Pretty tech savvy and have onsite IT.
I would love to, but I've never needed it. It's super easy to use and has always worked fine.

Using PDFelement

It's just so easy. Familiar Microsoft Word type of format and layout, makes it super easy to use.
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
  • OCR
  • Converting to any of 10 different formats; word, excel, powerpoint, image, text, html, etc..
  • Combining, extracting and deleting files and pages.
  • Nothing
  • Nada
  • Super easy
Yes - Not sure, haven't used it, but if it's anything like the PC version, it's gotta be great.

PDFelement Reliability

Super easy Word style layout and format.
No issues. Works perfect.
Super clean, quick and easy to use.

Integrating PDFelement

Took about 5 minutes and I was editing and converting docs.
  • None
Set up of the program, was super easy.
  • File import/export
Office
Pay, download, activate and start working.

Relationship with PDFelement

Never had to speak to anyone. Downloaded, paid online, activated and started using.
Haven't had to. Everything has been perfect.
You get a slight discount for multi users, but not much.

Upgrading PDFelement

Yes - Excellent, and more functions at no extra cost.
  • Efficiency
  • Ease of use
  • Added functions
  • Nothing, everything was fine before, but now there's more.
Yes - From Trial to Professional. I didn't even need all 30 days. Pulled the trigger after the first two documents I edited.