CVISION Technologies

PdfCompressor


5 / 5
26 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Businesses focused on improving efficiency through digital transformation. We have served SMBs and enterprises in every industry including banking/finance, insurance, healthcare, government, and legal


Average Ratings

26 Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $250.00/one-time/user
  • Pricing Details
    Volume-based pricing on one server/machine, unlimited cores
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • CVISION Technologies
  • www.cvisiontech.com/
  • Founded 1998
  • United States

About PdfCompressor

PdfCompressor is designed to optimize PDF documents, making them smaller, faster, more accessible and easier to process. With best in class OCR & dramatic file compression, PdfCompressor not only integrates with existing workflows, but also improves them by producing significantly more manageable files. This allows organizations to spend less time managing their digital files and more time on value-producing tasks.


PdfCompressor Features

  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Document Archiving
  • Document Assembly
  • Document Indexing
  • Document Retention
  • Electronic Signature
  • File Recovery
  • File Type Conversion
  • Offline Access
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • Version Control

PdfCompressor Reviews Recently Reviewed!


I've been a user for 5 years creating documents for a history-based website.

Mar 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Pdf Compressor has the best combination of readability, size reduction and good OCR of any of the products on the market. I have tried everything available, and no other one offers the deep ability to create custom configurations for different kinds of source documents, ranging from reprocessing of very large PDFs to assembling jpg or tiff raw scans.

My final PDFs go on a website that documents the history of the radio and broadcasting industry, and users like the smaller downloads and never have complained about being able to open and view the PdfCompressor files, no matter what viewer they use.

Cons: The file selection and output menus default to options I never want. While I easily get around that, the software should enabled custom defaults such as "combine documents" and "don't send failed pages to another directory".

The file selection menu should also have a configurable setup, such as a standard "open from" location. And the file display should obey Windows standards, such as CTL-Click to select multiple files or folders.

Overall: It's simply far better than anything on the market. I have tried everything from Acrobat Professional and Luratech's products to separate OCR apps like Abbyy, and nothing gets the results that PdfCompressor does.

Vendor Response

by CVISION Technologies on March 27, 2018

Hi David,

We couldn't be happier to hear one of our longer-standing clients so satisfied with PdfCompressor. I've submitted your feedback regarding custom defaults to our product management team. Thanks for your support!

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It's an invaluable tool that enables us to reduce the size of our PDF's and OCR with high accuracy

Dec 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is fast, accurate and does exactly what we need - reduce our PDF's to the smallest possible size while retaining quality.

Cons: The licensing is royal pain - i would assume the majority of end users are business and corporate. We are not trying to violate terms and conditions, but we upgrade our computers, we move computers around - having to jump through hoops to do that is unproductive and wastes time.

Overall: High quality, accurate OCR at the smallest possible file size.

Vendor Response

by CVISION Technologies on December 28, 2017

Hi Matt,

Thanks for your feedback on the quality of the compression and OCR you're able to achieve with PdfCompressor. Regarding the licensing, we do need to have some security measures in place to prevent license abuse. We greatly appreciate your business and want to ensure your experience remains a great success. Please contact us directly if you need further assistance!

Involved with prototyping and purchasing of the software

Jan 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy of use.

Ability to convert different kinds of documents to PDF.

Batch processing. Speed.

Definitely an advantage with different OCR combinations.

Significant reduction in the file size.

Cons: Need to have ability to convert documents into different file types.

Can improve on ways to incorporate paper documents and convert them into electronic format

Overall: Colored documents were made available black and white and file size was reduced to a significant amount.

Vendor Response

by CVISION Technologies on April 05, 2018

Hi Sonali,

Happy you're seeing results with CVISION's OCR speed, document compression ratios, and ease of use. As stated with other reviewers above, we can provide expanded file conversion to PDF options including Word to PDF, Excel, and generally MS Office, in addition to other file formats. Please let us know what your specific needs are and we can get this addressed!

A workhorse of a product never any issues with the software

Mar 29, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use. We have trained multiple staff members and they all have no issues with the product. It works will with our business hub machine.

Cons: License volume not scalable during contract period. Our scanning needs differ from January through December so it would be nice to not overpay some months

Overall: Eliminated need to store medical records. Allowed ease of use for our work from home coders and allows scans to be archived so not continually taking up bits.

Vendor Response

by CVISION Technologies on April 02, 2018

Hi Sharon,

Glad the software functionality is working so well for you. Regarding licensing, we do have some options to help with your concerns, including annual licensing and/or using volume packs to handle peak processing periods. Please reach out to us if you'd like to discuss more. Thanks for your feedback!

We originally purchased PdfCompressor licenses to process scans of our local newspaper (1922-1970).

Mar 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Our use is now intermittent, as we scan a variety of historical documents for our museum collection, but the software ease-of-use always allows us to become productive immediately. Scanning may "preserve" the documents, but it's the OCR that makes them accessible to our patrons. The quality of the OCR has been absolutely outstanding! Having electronically-searchable archives is a great contribution!

Cons: We would like to share our OCR licenses between two machines, but have not figured out how that might be done. It's a "background" task for us right now, and when it becomes a priority, I'm sure the folks in CVISION will provide us with the right insight.

Overall: We get electronically-searchable museum archives - our patrons get access to thousands of pages of historical documents that they would otherwise be unable to search.

Vendor Response

by CVISION Technologies on March 28, 2018

Hi Fred,

We greatly appreciate when our long-term customers speak so kindly of us, and we're happy you're so thrilled with the OCR quality. As always, please get in touch to discuss your needs. Thank you!

A Solid PDF Utility Application

Mar 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It runs reliably without issues. It allows users to dump multiple files into the input directory for processing. Batch processing is quite convenient. There are so many adjustments, you can fine tune your output files to your exact specifications.

Cons: The fine tuning process can be a bit of a trial and error process. Processing of large CAD files can be slow.

Overall: Much simpler to generate OCR'd PDFs that using the multi-function printer.

Vendor Response

by CVISION Technologies on March 28, 2018

Blake,

Thanks for your feedback. I've forwarded your comments to our product management team regarding the CAD files. Happy to hear batch processing is a simple + convenient operation for you!

CVision distributor

Mar 22, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Reliability, capacity to handle high volumes, precision in usage patterns, good support and reaction time from the company.

Cons: Evolution of the solution with regards to new technological standards is not so evident, there should be more possibilities to use it with ECM new standards.

Vendor Response

by CVISION Technologies on April 05, 2018

Hi Alain,

Thanks for your feedback on the reliability of the current features you're using in the product. Regarding your comments on evolution, we actually do have some newer features we can discuss with you, including MS Office to PDF conversion and more. Please reach out to us sales@cvisiontech.com to talk further!

Works perfect

Dec 23, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: easy implementation and easy to use. We have not really found any disadvantages or flows for the software.

Cons: the way the licensing is setup is a little complicated. We rather have a license with unlimited usage

Overall: We had to import in a short time a lot of documents into our document management system and CVISION helped us doing that without breaking our heads over it how to get this done in a timely matter

Vendor Response

by CVISION Technologies on December 28, 2017

Hi Ad,

Thanks for your feedback, glad the solution is working perfectly in line with your expectations. If you require more volume please reach out, we'll work with you to determine the best choice for your needs!

Once setup runs well. Easy to maintain

Mar 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Doesn't crash.

Auto Renewable battery.

Set and forget.

Watched folders.

Easy to change settings and customize.

Can edit the XML file without the UI.

Cons: Understanding all the features.

Doesn't convert Word or images to PDF

Getting new Spare Battery from customer service to work correctly.

Overall: See previous comments

Vendor Response

by CVISION Technologies on April 05, 2018

Hi Alaina,

CVISION actually does have options available for MS Office to PDF Conversion (Including Word to PDF). I will have someone reach out to you to discuss, or you can message info@cvisiontech.com with specific questions. Thanks!

We have been using a long time and are happy with the product

Mar 26, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We are very happy with the compression ratios that we get with the product and we have tested many others with for the cost this is the best.

Cons: There are not very many things that we are not happy with in the product. There could be better upgrade options to make it easier.

Vendor Response

by CVISION Technologies on March 28, 2018

Hi Ken,

I'm submitting all the feedback here to our product team for review, thank you! "Very happy with the compression ratios" at the best cost - That's great to hear! Glad your implementation of PdfCompressor is going so well.

Saves gigabytes of space on our network storage

Mar 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The compression works great and doesn't lose too much qulity. The OCR functionality allows us to search scanned documents, which we didn't have before PdfCompressor.

We set up two watch directories, one that's used twice a week and one that's use at the end of each month. The one at the end of the month gets older files, before 2010, pulled in that need to be compressed and OCR'd. This uses up our monthly allowance of pages.

Cons: Setting up the watch directories took a little bit to get right but that could be our fault for not reading enough documentation.

Vendor Response

by CVISION Technologies on March 29, 2018

Hi Scott,

Sounds like your implementation is continuing to run efficiently. If you ever need more monthly volume or a pack that doesn't expire to fall back on, we can help you there. Otherwise thanks for taking the time to review, much appreciated!

We've been working using PDFCompressor since 2015 and it's a wonderful experience

Mar 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Output quality, hot folder, features. Overall the application works charming even for months without monitoring.

Cons: as for our current daily use, there's nothing that we don't like. Even the system runs well without any monitoring for months. But maybe you could enhance the output process speed

Vendor Response

by CVISION Technologies on April 02, 2018

Thanks for the review Ronald! Happy to see another strong recommendation of CVISION's PDF Compressor solution

One thing every graphic designer needs is a good PDF compressor. And this is the one to get!!!!!

Dec 15, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love having a compressor at my fingertips. When using many large format PDFs it is important to have a good compressor to be able to email without using a link.

Cons: One con I have is the speed of the compressor. It would be nice to be instant, wouldn't it? It is still a great software though!

Vendor Response

by CVISION Technologies on December 28, 2017

Thanks for the kind words Jessica, glad you're finding it easier to email your documents with our solution. While we won't claim "instant" processing, our compressor is capable of processing multiple pages per second, and the software comes equipped with multi-threading technology. This enables you to process multiple documents simultaneously for faster processing. Hope that can help you reach the speed you're looking for!

I find this program to be invaluable. Fantastic tool. I'd recommend it to anyone

Mar 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: How simple it is to use. This program has never failed me. I am still amazed at how well it works.

Cons: Nothing really but this survey is making me type something in this field so I am doing just that.

Vendor Response

by CVISION Technologies on March 28, 2018

Hi Derek,

We think it's just great that you only had to type into the cons box just to fill space. Thanks for taking the time to review!

First off, customer service is superb! Questions are always answered with a quick turnaround.

Dec 18, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease of use is the best feature. It is easy to learn and does the job that it says it will do. Support is always available if a problem arises.

Cons: Every once in a while, when I have multiple large files, it will take longer than I anticipate for the job to be finished.

Overall: I am able to gather all of my critical documents into one place and convert them into searchable files. It has saved hundreds of hours of going through individual documents looking for one or two things because using this program allows me to locate it more expeditiously.

Vendor Response

by CVISION Technologies on December 27, 2017

Glad you're getting so much value out of our solution. We appreciate the positive feedback especially from a long term client. Thank you!

Use the Kofax plugin

Dec 22, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: No issues or problems. Easy to configure & use. We use the Kofax plug-in for converting our documents to PDF. Never had any problem with processing large batches.

Vendor Response

by CVISION Technologies on December 27, 2017

Hi Mike,

Glad to hear everything has been going well for you. Thanks for reviewing

We use this program to compile pdfs for scanned historic theses, books, journals, newspapers

Mar 22, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use. Fast processing. There are many options to select from to optimize the appearance, OCR and compression of the text/pictures.

Cons: Can be difficult to get optimum output because there are so many options and combinations of options to select

Overall: Better quality of OCR and appearance of text pages. Can set it to run overnight and still turn off the computer. Ability to try different settings to get optimal visual appearance.

Vendor Response

by CVISION Technologies on March 27, 2018

Hi Linda,

Glad the OCR quality and PDF optimization settings are working out well at K-State! If there's anything we can do to explain any specific options, please contact us. We appreciate your long-standing relationship with us and hope to continue to make your PDF processing a success!

A few years ago I heavily relied upon PDFCompressor for both compression and OCR.

Mar 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Acrobat improved OCR in native application, provided some compression ability, provide batch mode, and cost of storage went down making compression far less necessary.

Cons: It is now too expensive. Plus it does not have the autocorrection capability of native Acrobat. I started using back in 2004-5.

Overall: Not using now.

Vendor Response

by CVISION Technologies on April 05, 2018

Hi Alan,

Thanks for your feedback. While we don't use Acrobat's auto-correction, since you last used the product we've incorporated the ability for PDF Compressor to use dictionaries to improve accuracy, essentially the same net benefit to the user. In addition, CVISION leverages its expertise in image processing to maximize OCR accuracy in ways that Acrobat does not.

Purchased to help process, store and review medical records for litigation.

Dec 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The OCR recognition of medical records resulted in the lowest error rate compared to several other OCR recognition programs I tried. The compression rate was the best of all of the programs.

Cons: The interface initially was somewhat difficult for me to follow; regular use, and the assistance of Tech Support, greatly assisted in this regard.

Overall: A robust compression and OCR program capable of handling industrial volumes of records.

Vendor Response

by CVISION Technologies on December 28, 2017

Hi Jerome,

Thanks for your feedback. CVISION is proud that we're able to provide you with high accuracy OCR and leading document compression rates, especially at the higher volume tiers you work with. We greatly appreciate your business!

Easy to set up PDF engine which does its work with no surprises

Dec 13, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software can be easily configured to suit our needs, and once it is set up, it just runs without creating troubles or issues. we have not experienced any so far, in the couple of years we have been using it.

Vendor Response

by CVISION Technologies on December 28, 2017

Very happy to hear our PdfCompressor solution has been easy to set up and utilize in the way that you were looking for. We greatly appreciate your business!

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Ease of Use

Mar 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to work with Saves me lots of time Great value I use several time a week I bought the one monthly user for 500 then had to expand to 1000

Cons: Don't really have anything Price is not bad but could be better I wish I had more to say but I do not Sorry

Overall: I no longer have to fax docs

Vendor Response

by CVISION Technologies on April 02, 2018

Thanks John!

PDF Compressor has been a huge space saver!

Mar 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The product is easy to use and once configured is seamless. The output PDF quality, although relative to the input quality is quite high! Often times my compressed PDF's look identical to the input but half the size.

Cons: Occasionally take a while to process extremely large PDFs (+100BG), but could be related to hardware performance not software.

Overall: More efficient storage, access and transmission of compressed PDFs.

Vendor Response

by CVISION Technologies on March 27, 2018

Hi Cliff,

We're very happy to see PdfCompressor is meeting your needs! Relative speed should not be an issue at higher file sizes, but if you have any questions please get in touch with our support team and we will do what we can to help. Thanks!

We can compress all of our pdf files easily with its help

Jun 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Pdf compress by CVision is a useful tool when its comes to pdf compression. We don't have to download any software for compressing our pdf files. We just have to uplpad the files online and have to compress onlime with their powerful tool and can download the same from their.

Cons: Their free version is quite good but we have to compromise with the compression quality and its size. I think free tools does not compress as full version. I have used the free version of it.

great tool

Mar 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: available anywhere and everywhere and have the capability to make our job easier and much more efficient.

Cons: sometimes it takes time to finish a job so sometimes we load a file and run it but it takes longer than normal so we have to refresh the page. this does not happen a lot

Vendor Response

by CVISION Technologies on April 05, 2018

Hi Charbel,

Efficiency and ease of use is what we strive for. Let us know if you need help identifying the occasional slow down issue you mentioned. Thank you!

Making life easier

Nov 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I have been uding this software since past 6 months. My work includes a lot of files sharing aspects, most of the files out of which are heavy files with lots and lots of data. I have always used this pdf compressor for this putpose. Easy and quick compression, high quality results

Cons: Nothing so far. I use it for vety basic purposes.

Vendor Response

by CVISION Technologies on November 26, 2018

Thanks Mehwish! Glad the software is making life easier for you.

Works great

Mar 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Strong compression of files reducing them to a better size for lower storage or making them easy to send.

Vendor Response

by CVISION Technologies on March 28, 2018

Happy our document compression rates are helping you achieve your goals. Thanks for reviewing!