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Adobe LiveCycle ES4

20 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

eSign Genie

3 Ratings
Score 9.6 out of 101

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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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eSign Genie

They let you do one-off signings if you want to test it, but I've used all the signing services and this is by far my favorite. I think it's great for all size companies looking to streamline the contract process and a huge time saver. I'd highly recommend to friends and colleagues
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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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  • The ability to drag and drop boxes on the document and then select who needs to sign them is very easy.
  • Automatic follow-ups and reminders to send documents
  • Easy to download documents and upload/delete them
  • Super simple to use and learn
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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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  • I don't think it has mobile signing functions like some of their competitors do, but I could be wrong
  • They could update the look of the portal
  • They could update the speed of the site, it does seem consistently a bit slower than other sites
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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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They all basically do the same thing. In terms of small business needs, I like eSign Genie the best, but I can't speak to their mobile capabilities. I do know HelloSign is great for mobile signing. I really like simplicity and the ability to automate processes, and this can be easily achieved with eSign Genie.
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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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  • Saved me money on printer ink, paper and printer maintenance costs
  • Saved me time because I no longer have to print, sign and scan again
  • I can sign documents on the go
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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
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eSign Genie

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