What users are saying about

Adobe Acrobat DC

627 Ratings
Score 8.4 out of 101

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

20 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Acrobat DC

What I liked the most was how nice the PDFs look and all the options Adobe gives you. Capturing parts of the PDF is very useful for making reports. The conception of the image as a vector object is a right choice, since you can zoom without losing quality.Adobe Acrobat products need a simplification, Acrobat comes with Acrobat Reader, but you have to pay monthly. DC comes without Scan, but the MAX comes with the Scan, but without the cloud, and the cloud comes without the MAX but with the Adobe Acrobat DC, it is a tremendous mess to know what tools you need apart from the Adobe Acrobat DC to have everything centralized in the same suite. That and the price you have per month if you only select Acrobat DC
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Adobe LiveCycle ES4

We use PDF forms for our submissions to the USPTO as well as for obtaining signature documents. With LiveCycle, I can update forms, save them, load them into my docketing database, and have them pre-populated with data. This process ensures continuity, less chance for error, and the ability to save the paralegals time when it comes to preparing filings.
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Pros

  • I like the fill and sign feature.
  • Synching feature is very nice.
  • Simplicity for basic tasks with a PDF, although then the thing gets a bit complicated. It has quite a lot of options
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  • It enables me to quickly update and distribute forms that have been changed.
  • The layout features help ensure that the forms look professional.
  • The ability to preview what the final form will look like and how it will work, while still editing, is extremely helpful.
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Cons

  • Sometimes it is a bit difficult to work with text in PDF files because it is perceived as images, but otherwise it seems an excellent tool
  • Now with Adobe Acrobat there is the integration of Dropbox in the Home view and allows easily perform standard operations in files within Acrobat such as open, save create PDF, export PDF and attach to em
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  • There are so many bells and whistles it can be intimidating.
  • It is not a product you just pick up and use, there is some training needed.
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Acrobat DC provides much greater functionality and features than these other programs. Splitpdf and Combinepdf are only free sources that split or combine pdfs, but they are not necessarily secure, and they only do one function. They also require internet to operate. Adobe Acrobat Reader is what everyone uses, and allows viewing of pdfs, but it does not enable splitting, merging, or marking up pdfs.
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Because LiveCycle comes with the Adobe Suite, I've never really looked outside of it because it was something I already had access to.
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Return on Investment

  • Significantly reduced the amount of time taken from creating documents to being able to share them with clients.
  • Using the comment functionality allows on site editing of plans which can almost immediately be picked up in the office and actioned.
  • Although we are only just trialling this - we envisage that using Acrobat DC to allow customers to re-book with us on site will drastically increase the efficiency of our sales processes.
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  • Having LiveCycle enables me to offer more products in my lineup, so that is always a good thing. Most clients like the idea of being able to purchase a template and then making changes themselves, so I've had quite a few sales here. However it's not really something that will make me rich overnight or anything. It's just a tool that enables me to have different products.
  • If they could figure out a way to improve the limitations in terms of design capability in the form creation process, I could probably leverage this software a lot better since I would use it more.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Acrobat DC

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Adobe LiveCycle ES4

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details