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Likelihood to Recommend

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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Bonita BPM

As indicated in previous answers: less suitable for 'automated' processes
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Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Bonita BPM
8.5
Dashboards
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Bonita BPM
8.9
Standard reports
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Bonita BPM
8.8
Custom reports
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Bonita BPM
7.9

Process Engine

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Bonita BPM
8.6
Process designer
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Bonita BPM
8.9
Process simulation
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Bonita BPM
6.9
Business rules engine
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Bonita BPM
7.8
SOA support
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Bonita BPM
9.6
Process player
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Bonita BPM
6.7
Support for modeling languages
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Bonita BPM
9.6
Form builder
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Bonita BPM
9.7
Model execution
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Bonita BPM
9.7

Collaboration

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Bonita BPM
9.8
Social collaboration tools
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Bonita BPM
9.8

Content Management Capabilties

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Bonita BPM
7.0
Content management
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Bonita BPM
7.0

Pros

  • 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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  • It is a very low cost platform. You can start with open-source edition which is free and with the application number growth upgrade to subscription editions for more features and support. Subscription editions are still not expensive compared to bigger players platforms.
  • It offers a great UI designer tool for rapid building process forms and web applications.
  • It gives a lot of flexibility and extensibility. It comes with features like built-in connectors, convenient API, and a web portal. You can add your own connectors, extend the API and customize the portal for your own needs.
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Cons

  • 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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  • There is only one business data model. Even if deploying new processes does not require stopping the platform, the BDM update requires it.
  • During the platform evolution often new bugs were introduced so it was risky to deploy the platform in the low minor version. For example, there were memory leaks from 7.2.0 to 7.2.3.
  • The administrator portal could be improved. It is hard to look at subprocess data, for example and it is sometimes better to investigate with SQL queries. I don't like new (7.3) task list either.
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Performance

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No answers yet
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Bonita BPM8.0
Based on 2 answers
Engine itself is efficient enough for most cases I dealt with. It can also be extended by clustering. I have done performance tests with JMeter and only managed to induce the crash of... JMeter. If there are efficiency issues they usually concern bad design/implementation of created apps or bottlenecks in integrated systems. Although I have met two cases with efficiency loss.
1. Java 7 related PermGen saturation caused by big number of installed apps (there is no jar dependency reusal between apps option).
2. Big number of waiting event handlers in processes stresses the database.
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Bonita BPM6.0
Based on 1 answer
Resolution time is sometimes slow
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Implementation

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Bonita BPM7.3
Based on 4 answers
It is better implemented with in-house expertise.
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Alternatives Considered

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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It's well designed and faster to create projects in a short time frame.
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Scalability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Bonita BPM7.5
Based on 10 answers
Because the business is still unhappy about Bonita, it's a great tool but today workflow applications are not well understood by the public.They are not ready for this... Workflow application, for Bonita, need to improve his reporting features. It's really limited today and we have to plug some BI software to retrieve and build the data
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • It has reduced processing time for travel request and vendor payment by about 70%
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Pricing Details

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

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

Bonita BPM

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