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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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iManage Work

iManage Work is a great solution for a smaller business. It provides a quick, easy way to store and share documents. It works with Outlook, which almost everyone utilizes, so it's a good way to get into document management. iManage Work is capable of scaling, but it is not necessarily the best solution for it. There are many other solutions that scale very nicely for enterprise size.
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Pros

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

  • Ease of use for end users - the forms made from LiveCycle work flawlessly
  • Adding sections dedicated to pictures or other elements - there is some room for design here
  • Variety of choices for types of input to be added to each form and many options for configuring each of them
  • Works REALLY well for forms that just require text information to be filled in
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iManage Work

  • Very reliable, once setup it is usually pretty flawless outside of Outlook-related issues.
  • Simple and easy to use organization of files and groups.
  • Customizable for different departments or sections to divide up access and partition document system.
  • Allows collaboration with outside parties and makes sharing documents quick and easy.
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Cons

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

  • 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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iManage Work

  • Complicated setup. On initial installation it is cumbersome to configure on each workstation just to connect to service.
  • Does not enforce structure. Once setting up structure, users can save outside of iManage Work and make their own files and folders under pre-configured system.
  • Outlook is a finicky software, access to iManage Work depends on Outlook, nothing against iManage Work, but it sometimes has issues caused by the application it relies on.
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

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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iManage Work

Worldox and Worldox Enterprise do a superb job for document management. iManage Work has the edge in that it's cloud hosted, but so is Worldox Enterprise. Worldox forces assimilation by integrating with Office applications and controlling where items are saved to. iManage Work does not enforce this habit or policy. NetDocuments is very similar to iManage Work but relies much more heavily on browser based access. This may be preferable to iManage Work as one can simply use a browser to access data versus a complicated Outlook configuration.
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Return on Investment

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

  • 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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iManage Work

  • From a price standpoint, iManage Work is very reasonably and competitively priced product.
  • You get what you work for out of it. If you setup iManage Work properly and enforce structure, it is a great solution.
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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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iManage Work

General

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

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