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Adobe Flash

Flash/Animate is great for the creation of web-based motion graphics, such as web banners, advertisements, or interactive web elements. It can also be used for creating frame-by-frame animated videos for video production.
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Stackify Retrace

If I need to change a logo design on the invoice, the new logo is slightly larger or smaller so the type below the logo is in a different area than before. In this case, you would need to load the new version of the document into APM Plus and redo the mapping of the field areas to properly grab the information needed to process the document. Without doing this, the document could fail or go to the wrong archive based on the fields.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

Adobe Flash
Stackify Retrace
6.4
Application monitoring
Adobe Flash
Stackify Retrace
7.0
Database monitoring
Adobe Flash
Stackify Retrace
6.0
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Adobe Flash
Stackify Retrace
6.0
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Adobe Flash
Stackify Retrace
7.0
Server availability and performance monitoring
Adobe Flash
Stackify Retrace
6.0

Pros

  • Responsive and intuitive interface.
  • Integration with other Adobe software.
  • Multi-faceted.
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  • APM Plus has a searchable archive that makes it easy to find a previously sent document.
  • APM plus can automatically decide if the email address isn't present on a document, send it by fax. If no fax number exists the document is sent back to sender for evaluation.
  • Sending to APM Plus is as simple as sending a document to a Printer! APM Plus does the rest!
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Cons

  • Option to purchase versions outright (no subscription option).
  • Easier to access educational materials.
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  • To set up the fields that APM Plus monitors, you need to map each field area on each document.
  • APM Plus could use a way to link the documents back into the finance or business software so you can find the document under the PO, Sales Order, Invoice, etc.
  • APM Plus setup is only for the professionals. There are many areas that need tweaking on setup, having a better default setup would lessen the learning curve to set it up for use.
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Alternatives Considered

We previously used Audacity for sound editing but have found Adobe's Soundbooth functioning to be easier to use. That being said, Soundbooth is being phased out and we are looking for alternatives.
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APM Plus does a better job of archiving documents than DocSend and makes it easier to find the documents when you need them. DocSend seemed to be more of a marketing tool than a business tool. APM Plus is all business and consistently does what you need on a daily basis. We selected APM Plus because of the great support on setup and after implementation. They are always ready to help.
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Return on Investment

  • Absolutely a positive return on investment - our marketing always does better with animated features.
  • It gives our entire firm a meaningful reputation as being open to new and advancing technology and not shying away from it as things advance.
  • Allows us to pull content creators from our internal staff that are not particularly skilled in coding but can use the easy-to-use Adobe platform.
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  • APM Plus has freed up users from having to manually attach documents to each place they are sending it. APM Plus will do it automatically.
  • APM Plus provides a searchable archive to re-visit sent documents with customers and vendors. Having to reprint a document you risk the potential that something has changed since it was last printed.
  • APM Plus does need IT staff for adjustments and to review sending problems. Not for an average user.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Flash

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Adobe Flash Editions & Modules
Adobe Flash
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Stackify Retrace

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Stackify Retrace Editions & Modules
Stackify Retrace
Edition
APM
$401
Basic server and app monitoring
$151
1. per server/month
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