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BLI Selects Nuance Solution as Winter 2011 Pick Award Winner for PDF Creation

Winter 2011

Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI), the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging products and solutions, announced its Winter 2011 “Pick” winners honoring outstanding document imaging software solutions. BLI’s prestigious “Pick” awards acknowledge the top-performing solutions evaluated in BLI's lab during the previous six months. Nuance PDF Converter Enterprise 7 has been selected as Outstanding PDF Creation Solution by the editors at BLI.

“Almost every business and organization has the need to create and edit PDF documents, but with so many solutions out there, picking one with the right mix of features, ease of use and affordability can be a challenge,” said BLI Managing Editor Daria Hoffman. “With PDF Converter Enterprise 7, companies can be sure they are getting robust, approachable PDF-creation software without breaking the bank.”

All the High-end Features without the High-end Price
Nuance PDF Converter Enterprise 7 lets users create, convert, edit, assemble and share PDF files. PDF Converter Enterprise files are industry-standard PDFs compatible with other viewers such as Adobe Reader, as well as with office, document management and other applications that accept PDFs. With the package, users can create image PDFs, archive-ready PDF/A files and searchable PDFs, as well as convert existing PDF files to editable XPS, WordPerfect and Microsoft Office documents.

“The first thing we noticed about Nuance PDF Converter Enterprise 7 was the price. The solution costs about half the price of the best-known PDF creation package,” said BLI Associate Editor Jennifer Simoni. “The next thing we noticed was the wealth of features available. PDF Converter Enterprise 7 is not a ‘stripped-down’ solution, but rather delivers all the functionality most business users will need, including intelligent ‘looks-like’ search, advanced redaction options, seamless Microsoft Office integration and connection to Microsoft SharePoint.”

“We are dedicated to delivering the best and most innovative PDF products for business users at groundbreaking prices,” said Chris Strammiello, vice president, marketing & product strategy at Nuance. “Earning the ‘Pick’ Award for Outstanding PDF Creation Solution reinforces that we’re delivering the quality and value that enterprises demand.”

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About Buyers Laboratory
Since 1961, Buyers Lab has been the leading independent office-equipment testing lab and business consumer advocate. In addition to publishing the industry’s most comprehensive and accurate test reports on office document imaging solutions ( and devices (, the company has been the leading source for extensive databases of specifications and pricing on solutions, copiers, printers, fax machines and multifunctional products. The company’s databases cover over 13,000 products and have a long-standing reputation for being the industry’s most trustworthy and complete source for global competitive intelligence. They are available to BLI subscribers online via the company's bliQ and bliQ Solutions Center competitive information services. These encyclopedic resources also provide quick and easy access to BLI's First Look Reports, Field Test Reports, Lab Test Reports, Solutions Reports, and BLI-produced articles.

Twice a year with its “Pick” awards, BLI gives special recognition to the hardware and software products that provided the most outstanding performances in BLI’s unique evaluations. Software solutions undergo an in-depth hands-on review that focuses on key attributes for a solution’s target market and compares how well the product stacks up against leading competitors. Pick winners rise above the competition in key areas such as value, feature set, ease of use, ease of administration, hardware compatibility, software integration, security and support. Software solutions earn an overall rating based on a five-star scale, and “Pick” contenders are culled from those that earn the highest ratings. Consequently, a BLI “Pick” is a hard-earned award that buyers and IT directors can trust to better guide them in their acquisition decisions. For MFPs, printers, scanners, wide-format devices and digital duplicators, BLI’s awards stand alone in that they are based on a rigorous battery of lab tests that includes an extensive durability test, which uniquely qualifies BLI to assess reliability, which is a critical factor for buyers and IT directors.
In addition to the testing of office equipment for its subscribers, Buyers Lab provides consulting services to buyers and a vast array of confidential for-hire private testing services that include document imaging device beta and pre-launch testing, performance certification testing, consumables testing (such as toner, ink and photoconductors), software and solutions and print media testing (including virgin and recycled papers).

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