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Adobe LiveCycle ES4

20 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

LawLogix Guardian

5 Ratings
Score 8 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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LawLogix Guardian

Guardian makes completing meaningful reviews very easy. As long as you set up boxes in a given field that need meaningful review it will be there every time you need to do one. If four officers had to use force on a resisting subject, all of the meaningful review entries are done on one entry form. If you find that one officer needs to be retrained in an area you can simply create a new entry and associate the meaningful review as needed
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Pros

  • 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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  • Immediate access to employee performance
  • Allows only members who are affected and their superiors access to employee performance
  • Keep administration aware of entries with immediate email reminders that an entry has been made on an employee.
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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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  • There should be a means to edit the entry after you have saved it. Sometimes the writer will make an error in spelling and it's permanently saved to the record. Minor issue.
  • Easier way to save entries to your desktop (for proofs).
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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 haven't had the experience of using other products similar to Guardian. I have heard of other Early Warning software from other agencies, but they don't seem to do as much as Guardian does for us. With Guardian we are able to acknowledge good performance, track poor and note areas where training is needed department wide.
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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 gave our department an Early Warning System where none existed.
  • It made it easier to recognize commendable performance
  • It made it easier to track and remedy unsatisfactory performance.
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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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LawLogix Guardian

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