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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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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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  • Cloud-based for access anywhere needed, including off-site and remote offices
  • Allows staff from various areas to access documentation
  • Allows various types of documents to be saved in one place
  • Means I don't need to save documentation in multiple locations and anyone can access as needed
  • Allows me to find historical information easily to resolve questions on billing and projects
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Cons

  • Biggest issue is the user friendliness for the designer. It is hard to get elements to do what you want if you are adding any sort of design to your form. In my case I make flyers which require not only the form fills, but also other elements like pictures and background design elements.
  • The import from PSD or AI function does not work properly most of the time. If you create a document with lots of visual elements, your best bet is to convert as much of that as possible to a rasterized image and then popping that in as the background rather than trying to import elements. They come out very wonky, colors are lost in conversion, and the layout doesn't come over.
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  • It's only as good as your system for filing. We file by job number and client, without that it would be unusable, figure that out when you implement.
  • Sometimes it's slow to load.
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Alternatives Considered

I have only ever used LiveCycle for our PDF form creation. I am not sure what other options there are, but we have never needed to look into anything else as LiveCycle works for us.
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I was not part of the process to select, but my understanding is we selected this instead of paper files. I don't know which other products were options.
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Return on Investment

  • LiveCycle has ensured that we are able to get a lot done, with little manpower.
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  • eFileCabinet is an integral part of our system, it's return on investment is intangible.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

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