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Adobe LiveCycle ES4

20 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

eFileCabinet

8 Ratings
Score 8.8 out of 101

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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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eFileCabinet

Great if your field requires copious amounts of paperwork, and you want to get rid of the clutter and stress of dealing with physical paperwork. With the size of our organization (about 8 people), we were borderline on whether the cost would be worthwhile, but even for our group we've found the enhanced workflow and eSignature function to be very valuable. I would think for groups smaller than ours the cost would likely not be worth it.
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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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  • eSignature integration has been a game changer four our organization. The simplification of obtaining client signature on necessary documents through this system has virtually eliminated our need for physically mailing documents to clients.
  • With our documents hosted by eFileCabinet, our team has increased capability to work from home/while on the road without needing to take along physically paperwork.
  • The search function that allows for on-page searching has been extremely useful when we're looking for older documents that we can't quite recall the title of.
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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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  • The automatic filing structure has been helpful, but has taken a bit of our time to straighten out. Scanned in docs don't always end up where we want them to.
  • Pricing has increased over time, and we would love to see it return to the original level.
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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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We have not utilized any eFileCabinet competitiors, and we selected eFileCabinet as it was a preferred product of our broker dealer
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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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  • ROI has been generally positive. The software is costly, but the ability to remove several file cabinets from our office, as well as the workflow increase and simplification for our employees has made it worthwhile.
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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
Adobe LiveCycle ES4 Editions & Modules
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
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eFileCabinet

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$50*
1.  per user
eFileCabinet Editions & Modules
eFileCabinet
On-premise Edition
eFileCabinet On-Premise Performance Package
$501
eFileCabinet On-Premise Professional Package
$651
eFileCabinet On-Premise Enterprise Package
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1. per user
SaaS Edition
eFileCabinet Online Professional Package
$651
eFileCabinet Online Performance Package
$501
eFileCabinet Online Enterprise Package
Call for pricing1
1. per user
Additional Pricing Details
One time implementation fee starts at $500 up to 3 users, $100 each additional user