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Adobe Flash

77 Ratings

Adobe Flash

77 Ratings
Score 6.9 out of 101

Stackify Retrace

3 Ratings
Score 7.1 out of 101

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Adobe Flash

Adobe flash is best to use for developing applications specifically for desktop and laptop PC websites. We use it a lot with clients who send us content from other countries to stream and/or view video, audio and multimedia. Since there is no mobile browser or device support, it can not be used for any app related projects.
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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

  • Adobe Flash is used more in the advertising industry today which is good for me due to I am in the marketing department at my job. It shows graphics and texts with animations. The app also permits streaming of both video and audio clips.
  • Adobe Flash and its latest program is designed to deliver engaging video and audio playbacks, universal reach and the very best user experience, this helps Adobe Flash with its consistent and loyal user base.
  • Adobe Flash is compatible with many different browsers, which is overall a great tool for multiple companies running with different browsers.
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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

  • Bugs and crashes - like most software, sometimes websites run too slow and Flash would crash while loading certain graphics and animations on websites (or stop playing media).
  • Consistent security patches - very critical for Flash, but if you do not have the latest version, vulnerability is likely to happen.
  • Not suitable for mobile websites - you cannot download or use Flash on smartphones, such as iPhones or Android devices.
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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

Adobe Illustrator has a lot more drawing capabilities and features than Flash, but for most tasks, I prefer to use Flash.For cross-platform development, Xamarin offers a true full, native development environment, but Flash is good for prototyping. The big diadvantage here is the Flash does require the Adobe AIR platform be installed on the end mobile device. (And yes, you can run Flash/AIR apps on an iPhone or iPad and can distribute them through the Apple Store.)
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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

  • It's good, mostly just use it because it's included in the Adobe Creative Suite but generally not the reason for buying the program. AfterEffects and Photoshop are the main contenders.
  • It was very useful when I first graduated from college in the early 2010s, now most studios moved on to Harmony.
  • Got my first job from Flash, so I am thankful for it.
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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
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Edition
APM
$401
Basic server and app monitoring
$151
1. per server/month
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