SoftwareONE organized an inspiration sessions to determine which of the leading PDF-solutions had the best match with Damen's requirements. This included the license model, features, integrations with other applications, support, expected investments and training options.
After this thorough evaluation, Damen selected Kofax Power PDF as its new enterprise-wide solution. “We wanted a solution that offers a comprehensive range of functionality, including the ability to create, convert, share and electronically sign PDFs,” recalls Annemiek Verhagen. “Kofax Power PDF met all of our requirements - and we were particularly impressed by how easy the solution is to use.”
The business case and savings were clear, but knowing the workload for the IT-department, Damen had doubts about the planning.
However, since SoftwareONE mapped out the migration carefully, it turned out to be a viable option to reduced the amount of work for the IT department and so the project got a go. After a successful large-scale test deployment of Kofax Power PDF lasting more than six months, Damen’s internal IT experts worked with teams from Kofax and SoftwareONE to roll out the solution to all 850 PDF users.
“Kofax Power PDF offers us all of the same capabilities that we had in our three separate PDF tools, with the additional benefit of being significantly faster and easier to use,” explains Annemiek Verhagen.
“Kofax ran a series of six workshops for our users, which helped us move to the new solution seamlessly and with no impact on our employees’ productivity. Throughout the deployment process, we knew that we could always pick up the phone and speak to the Kofax team whenever we needed it - and we were very pleased with how smoothly the implementation went.”
“We have reduced our operational spend and cut the time required to create and edit PDF documents. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Kofax Power PDF to other organizations.” Annemiek Verhagen, Vendor, Contract & License Engineer, Group IT&IM, Damen Shipyards Group